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this year’s event will be the best yet and will offer an interesting insight into this growing market

London, 16 April 2009 – The organisers of the 5th Data Centres Europe Conference and Awards have announced that Schneider Electric, one of the world's leading suppliers of electrical distribution and automation control products and services will be the Global Platinum Sponsor.

5th Data Centres Europe is the leading regional forum for data centre, managed services, outsourcing and cloud computing businesses. The conference brings together Data centre operators, service providers, telcos, network infrastructure providers, managed services specialists, systems integrators, enterprise and government IT directors, property and investment firms, law firms, professional intermediaries, consulting firms, regulatory bodies, and supplier organizations to inform and update, provide critical insight and offer top level networking opportunities.

Peter Selway, marketing manager at Schneider Electric said: “We are honoured to be the Global Platinum sponsors of Data Centres Europe 2009. We are committed to helping the industry meet the challenges it faces in the current economic climate and the increasing need to become more environmentally responsible, which is why we are supporting this event. I am sure this year’s event will be the best yet and will offer an interesting insight into this growing market.”

“We are delighted that Schneider Electric, as one of the leading global players engaged in the data centre sector is participating in this event,” commented Nicola Hayes, vice president of BroadGroup. “DCE will offer an exceptional European networking opportunity, including the highest number of CEOs ever, and who now make up more than 25% of the total audience. This really is the decision makers’ conference.”

This year the fifth annual forum is dedicated to the Enterprise and to discuss their key concerns. The conference will be hearing from some of the leading information officers across the European region, drawing lessons from the North America experience, and creating frameworks for enterprises to rationalise their most critical decisions in the year ahead.

Speakers include the CEOs of Digital Realty Trust, Equinix Europe, Interxion, TelecityGroup, with experts and speakers including Akamai, ARUP, BroadGroup Consulting, BNB Developments Ltd, BSRIA, Cisco, Cloud Data, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, e-Shelter, EBRD, eircom, Financial Times Recruitment Solutions, FVC, the Green Grid, IBM, Lamda Hellix, Macfarlanes LLP, Michael Page International, Migration Solutions, Prism Power Ltd, RabbitMQ, Reed Managed Services, Sungard Availability Services, Tech Mahindra ,VocaLink, Wipro Technologies.

The conference will be followed by the Awards Reception and Party which takes place on the evening of 22nd April, and will be held at the prestigious Trinity House, at Tower Hill in London.

Sponsors include APC by Schneider Electric, Global Insulation, TelecityGroup, Sungard Availability Services, e-Shelter, Interxion, Equinix, IVI, eBRC, P&T Luxembourg, Globeron, Migration Solutions, Lamda Hellix Data Centers, ARUP, CBRE, the Colocation Exchange, Rackwise, TDB Networks, DentonWildeSapte LLP, Sentrum, Uptime Institute, BSRIA, BCS, BIFM, WebHosting Info, DCS, IXNewsSearch, SE10, Datacenter Journal, and Data Centre News.

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