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Doha and London, 07 November 2008 – The organisers of TMT Finance and Investment Middle East 2009 are delighted to announce the launch of TMT Finance and Investment Middle East 2009 Conference and Awards Ceremony. Communications leader Qtel is to be the Patron of the forthcoming event taking place at the prestigious Sharq Village Hotel Doha, March 18-19 2009.

Designed as a unique networking hub, the event facilitates personal interaction and access for senior executives in telecom operator, service provider and supplier organisations, private equity and investor firms, investment banks, legal advisers, and other financiers and professional intermediaries focused on the TMT sector.

The event includes the first ever Awards Ceremony recognising leadership in the deal making in the TMT sector, and includes the first award for Best Islamic Bank of the Year for TMT Finance. The Awards will alos be given to Best TMT Law firm of the Year, Best Wireless Carrier, Best Operator of the Year, all in the Middle East. A special award will also be announced for Outstanding TMT Leader of the Year (CEO Award).

BroadGroup announces the event as it launches a new series of symposia and conferences that follow on from its previous partnered events in the sector and its own Finance and Investment Fora, in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which, in 2009, will focus on opportunities in high growth and emerging markets.

“The programme focus will include many compelling topics including the role of Sovereign Wealth Funds in supporting future investment in the sector,” commented Dominic Lowndes, director of the TMT Group at BroadGroup. “The 2009 meeting takes place at an auspicious time and we are anticipating senior level participation across all the segments the event addresses.”

The organisers, BroadGroup, has also announced key sponsor partners for the event. Booz and Co will be Conference Partner and Orient Consulting, PR Partner.

Reflecting the investment drive by major telecommunication operators in the region, this special conference for professional TMT practitioners in finance and law firms, and the financial and strategic leadership in operating companies, will focus on investment opportunities, where they exist or are emerging and capable of providing sustained growth.

“We are delighted and honoured to have QTel as our Patron for this year’s event,” said Nicola Hayes, Vice President of BroadGroup. “With its extensive experience and relationships in markets globally established through its consulting business, TMT Finance and Investment is a standout brand that will continue to build on the reputation of BroadGroup for high quality content and networking rich events.”

Dominic Lowndes

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