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Andrew Pinder, e-Envoy to Tony Blair to open Networks telecom 2001.

London, 04 June 2001 - Andrew Pinder, Government e-Envoy will open Networks telecom 2001, the UK's largest and most comprehensive event for the IT, Telecoms and Internet industry (26th-28th June 2001, NEC, Birmingham). Pinder will deliver his opening presentation in the Solutions Centre, Hall 17 on Tuesday 26 June at 10:30.

Other top industry leaders will deliver presentations on the key issues surrounding today's communications technology. Gururaj Deshpande, founder and chairman of Sycamore networks will present as a keynote speaker at the Solutions Centre on Tuesday 26th June at 10:50am. Gururaj will focus on the challenges of "Laying the foundation for tomorrow's network". Kamran Elahian, a principal US venture capitalist, will also present as a keynote speaker in the Solutions Centre on Wednesday 27th June at 11:15am.

Speakers presenting at Networks telecom 2001 Conference include:

Robert Horne, Senior Consultant at Topcall UK presenting "Look ma- no PABX" Unified messaging and VOIP at the RSPCA.

Dr Simon Moores, Chairman of the Research Group presenting "ASP - the truth behind the hype".
Neil Griffiths from Fenestrae will present "Beyond the wireless hype: How wireless application middleware will revolutionise the way you work".

Maren Bennette, IP Channel Development Manager of UK & Ireland Cisco Systems Ltd will present "CISCO IP Telephony & Convergence".

Andy Knight, Managing Director of Precise Software Solutions will present the ASP workshop.
Todd Krautkremer, Vice President of World Wide Marketing Packeteer presents "E-Business Infrastructure".

Lawrie Haynes, Chief Executive of 186K will present "Next Generation Networks"

Andy Smith, General Manager UK & Scandinavia of abaXX Technology UK presenting "M-Commerce - enabling multi-channel integration".

Simon Bunegar, Strategic Message Director EMEA at Avaya presents "CRM Technologies"
…and many more…

At the end of each conference session there will be an opportunity for delegates to cross-examine and pose questions to the speakers. Questions can also be posed in advance by registered delegates by visiting http://www.networks-telecom.com.

Jane Murphy, Portfolio Director, Networks telecom 2001 commented, "We are delighted with the many high calibre, industry-lead speakers connected with the event this year. Their thought-provoking sessions will bring to light the many burning issues of the IT, telecoms and Internet industries we see today, ensuring that Networks telecom 2001 remains at the forefront of discovery and the perfect forum for networking solutions."

For further information about Networks telecom 2001 or for online bookings for the conference, please visit www.networks-telecom.com or ring the hotline +44 (0) 870 429 4306.



Notes to Editors:

(1) Pricing Structure for the Conference:

No of sessions TIA/ASPIC Discount Early Booking Discount Normal Fee
1 x half day £351.62 £398.50 £468.83
2 x half day/1 full day £527.87 £598.25 £703.83
Silver Pass (3-4 x half days/2 full days) £704.12 £798.00 £938.83
Gold Pass (5-6 x half days/3 full days) £880.37 £997.05 £1,173.80

A 25% discount applies to TIA members A 25% discount applies to ASPIC members.

(2) For the Press: entry into the conference is free, providing the session is not already fully booked. To secure your free entry at Networks telecom 2001 Conference please call Toni Cullen on 020 8987 7617 and specify the session you wish to attend.


About CMP Europe Ltd

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