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Top Class Line-Up of Finance, Risk and Legal Visionaries

London, November 13 2007: With emerging market operators commanding record valuations, the 2nd Emerging Markets Summit at Telecom Finance 2008 ( which is taking place in London on January 23-25 2008, will include keynotes who have played an important role in the development of finance in emerging markets, and continue to pave the way for future innovation.

Boasting a top-class line up of CEOs, private equity investors, investment bankers, political risk experts and other specialists, the Emerging Markets Summit, the opening day of Telecom Finance 2008, will debunk the hype and explore key strategic and financial trends affecting high growth markets, such as regional valuation differentials, new licence prospects, regulatory developments as well as operator financing strategies.

Speakers on the Emerging Market Summit include: Nils Melngailis, CEO, Lattelekom, Gavin Owston, Head of Telecoms, ABN AMRO, Jay Rocio, Head of Telecoms Americas, Standard Bank New York, Vsevolod Rozanov, CFO, MTS, Teijo Pankko, CFO, Altimo, Robert Samuelson, Executive Director Telecom & Media, Virgin Group, Rick Seney, COO, Wataniya International, Philip Shepherd, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baba Soyoye, Managing Director, Helios Investments and Darragh Stokes, Managing Director, Hardiman Telecommunications.

“With regulation actually becoming more opaque in certain markets, and investor resistance in others matched by an influx of consolidators from the Middle East and Asia, the risk/reward equation in emerging markets investment remains as complex as ever,” said Oliver Cann, Managing Editor, TelecomFinance.

“While M&A in Emerging Markets will remain strong in 2008, we are also likely to see an increase in project financing of greenfield projects and renewed vendor involvement in financing the roll out of next generation networks,” Cann Continued.

The event also features the annual Telecom Finance Awards Gala Dinner on January 24, which brings recognition to banks and operators responsible for 2007’s stand-out M&A, equity and debt deals. Last year’s successful evening was hosted by TV broadcaster and journalist Ian Hislop, with categories including Deal of the Year, Bank of the Year, Emerging Markets Deal of the Year and M&A Bank of the Year. For the first time, the awards ceremony will be expanded to include Media Deal of the Year and Media Bank of the Year.

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Journalists who wish to cover this event, are asked to submit their accreditation request online at and reserve well in advance.

Journalists can also contact Rebecca Jones / Julia Vockrodt at VP Communications on +44 208 964 0260 / to be registered or to arrange interviews with the speakers and organisers

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