London, June 7, 2011 - Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the Chairman EMEA of FTI Consulting Inc. (NYSE: FCN) and former UK Government Minister and UN Deputy Secretary -General , will officially open the leading conference on financing and investment in African telecoms in London on June 17 (www.tmtfinance.com/africa).
The 2nd annual TMT Finance and Investment Africa conference brings together leadership from telecoms, finance, government, investment and the advisory community to debate the latest opportunities and strategies. This year’s event takes place amidst a surge in financing and investment activity across Africa as telecom operators restructure their businesses to pursue new growth opportunities across the continent.
Lord Malloch-Brown, formerly Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations, was recently appointed Chairman EMEA of FTI Consulting, the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value.
“We are delighted and honoured that Lord Malloch-Brown will be opening the conference which reflects the significance of the event and the themes under discussion this year,” said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director of BroadGroup TMT Ventures, the event producer. “Bankers are reporting an explosion of deals across Africa as all the major telecom operators look to release value in infrastructure through towers sale and leaseback deals.”
More than 30 speakers from the telecom, finance and advisory community, including CEOs, CFOs and global heads of telecom, media and technology will be represented at the conference in what will be a powerful mix of presentations and interactive debate. Key sessions include: the Telecom Strategy and Leadership Round Table; The M&A Advisers Panel; Africa Towers – Strategies for Sale and Leaseback; Infrastructure Investment and Raising Finance for African Telecoms.
Companies speaking at the conference include American Tower Corporation, Citigroup, Cell C, Clifford Chance, Eaton Telecom, East Africa Capital Partners, Emerging Capital Partners, Greenhill, Helios Towers Africa, ING Commercial Banking, Investec, JP Morgan Liquid Telecom, Moelis & Company, Mi-Fone, Nedbank Capital, Nigerian Communications Commission, Orascom, Rand Merchant Bank, SNR Denton, Satya Capital, Standard Bank, Tata Communications and the World Bank Group.
TMT Finance and Investment Africa takes place on June 17 at America Square in the City of London and will feature presentations from industry leaders on the latest investment opportunities and strategies, topical debate and high end networking for deal focused professionals.
For programme details visit http://www.tmtfinance.com/africa/programme/
To register go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/africa/register/
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