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World’s top mobile money transfer operators honoured in Dubai

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The most innovative and forward-thinking mobile money transfer (MMT) companies and progammes will be recognized during the first Mobile Money Awards at the industry’s leading, annual event in Dubai from 24 to 27 October. Etisalat, Safaricom, Vodafone, Orange-France Telecom, G-Xchange and Smart Communications are just some of the leading mobile operators who will share their success stories.

MMT Awards

Mobile money is still in its relative infancy but the industry is evolving rapidly, both in terms of the technology being developed and the breadth of services on offer. The impact that mobile money is having on the lives of end users around the world is quite incredible”, says Steven Clarke, MMT Global director. “Until now there has not been any formal industry standard that recognises the consummate MMT entrepreneur and service provider and we hope that the MMT Awards will do exactly that!”

During the annual MMT Global conference and expo, the MMT Awards will be given to the industry’s top operators in the following categories:

  • Best MMT launch of the year
  • Achievement in financial inclusion
  • Best bank led MMT programme
  • Best operator led MMT programme
  • Most inventive marketing campaign
  • Best IMT programme

There will also be a special award acknowledging outstanding individual contribution to mobile money development.

Highlights in the MMT Global Conference programme include:

  • MMT and the global economic downturn. Remittance reduction and the impact on MMT services. Is there light at the end of the tunnel with economic recovery in sight?

Emiko Todoroki, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

  • Safaricom – leading the way in combating mobile money fraud on M-PESA

Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom

  • Addressing Etisalat’s mobile money offering and bank partnership model

Rashed Majed Alabbar, Director, Mobile Commerce, Etisalat

  • Multi channel/multi segment mobile banking in Qatar

Julian Phillips, General Manager mCommerce, Commercial Bank of Qatar
Eckhard Ortwein, Area VP mCommerce, Sybase 365

  • Understanding the differences of launching mobile money in a competitive market compared with markets where you have first mover advantage

Nicholas Levi, Orange Money Director, Orange-France Telecom

  • Building a dynamic gateway for mobile money remittances by initiating partnerships and business opportunities across the ecosystem

Morten Hofstad, Regional Director Middle East and Northern Africa, Luup International Ltd

Event website: www.mobile-money-transfer.com/global

Event dates and location: 24-27 Otober 2010, Intercontinental, Festival City, Dubai, UAE

For more information please contact:
Steven Clarke, Event Director
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7067 1832
Email: steven.clarke@clarionevents.com

For media enquiries, accreditation and speaker interviews contact:
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Phone: +27 (0) 21 700-3500 EXT: 3558
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 562 7844
Email: annemarie.roodbol@clarionevents.com

Regional Economic Recovery Open UP More Investment Opportunities in Information Technology Sector

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Opening Ceremony, IT Show 2010

Kuala Lumpur, May 18, 2010 “ The information technology sector never knew the meaning of fatigue. And today, they are caught in dilemma with the question “Save or Spend” in shaping the framework of 2010 – 2011 budget.

All these will be sorted out in the IT Showcase Asia 2010 opens today to Wednesday at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. The 2nd annual conference powered by JFPS Group Malaysia managed to draw a total number of 120 attendees from public and corporate sectors throughout the region.

Ms. Lee

Wong Mee lee, Project Manager

Project Manager, Wong Mee Lee insisted, “The theme of this conference is very timely and in motion. It is important to explain to players the current situation of information technology sector and what should and can be done to ensure efficiency of information technology systems of their companies“.

We are confident that our list of speakers and panelists able to resolve questions garbled in the minds of delegates,” said Wong.

The conference highlights some leading speakers from the industry, including Eric Lauzon, Chief Information Officer of the International

Baccalaureate (IB) who is widely lauded as an industry visionary for his thought leadership and speaks frequently and passionately at key international events, especially about empowering young people and alleviating poverty through strategic use of technology, as well as greening of IT.

The presence of Eric and other regional information technology experts would keep the conference lively. Among other speakers including Rajesh Saini (Chief Information Officer, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd), Thillai Raj T. Ramanathan (Chief Technology Officer, MIMOS Bhd), Dr. S Dharmavasan (Managing Director, Kingslake), Zeck Lim (Head of Services Division (SEA), Akamai Technologies), Dato’ Razali bin Awang (Chief Information Officer (ICT), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)), Jimmy Yeoh (Chief Information Officer, MAA), Andy Khoo (Product Manager, EMC Corporation), Andy Tan Eng Teik (Chief Information Officer, Employee Provident Fund (EPF)), James Loo (Chief Information Officer, YCH Group), Thong Chee Wai (Head of Operational Support Services (OSS), TIME dotcom Bhd), Andrew Friar (former Head of Technology, Westpac Banking Corporation), Arun Gupta (Group Chief Technology Officer, Shoppers Stop), Shamsul Baharin Deraman (CISSP, CISA Head, IT Security Dept., IT Division, RHB Banking Group), Haji Daud Collet Abdullah (Asst. Vice President – Information Technology, KIC Oil & Gas), and Assoc Prof Dr. Suhaimi Napis (CTO and Director, InfoComm Development Centre (iDEC), UPM).

They will be speaking on topics to include data protection, cloud computing, virtualization, mobile applications, portfolio management, IT governance, risk and compliance, and many others.

Wong added, “We know the event is the right platform for them to exchange ideas and network. As a flagship event for JFPS Group Malaysia, you can look forward to the 3rd annual IT Showcase Asia coming to you real soon“.

Keynote address for IT Showcase Asia 2010 delivered by Y. Bhg. Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohd Yusoff, Deputy Secretary General (Science), who also officiating the event on behalf of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI).

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About JFPS Group Malaysia

JFPS Group Malaysia is the leading business performance enhancement company with affiliated partners across the globe. As a world-class business intelligence provider, JFPS Group Malaysia provides business executives with knowledge and skills through conferences, professional training, in-house training and consulting.

Every year JFPS Group Malaysia organizes a series of functional and industrial events and works with thousands of senior executives from leading companies to improve their strategic decision-making process.

18th Convergence India 2010 Opens Today

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

New Delhi, 23rd March 2010: The nation’s capital is the centre of ICT innovation as the 18th Convergence India 2010 opens today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Hailed as South Asia’s largest event on information and communications technology, the Convergence India series is organized by the Exhibitions India Group.

 

Over 450 participants representing the Telecom, IT, Broadcast, Media & Entertainment, Green IT, Security & Surveillance, Cable, Satellite, IP Surveillance and Information Security sectors of 20 countries have gathered on this international platform to showcase cutting edge technologies, products & services.

 

The event is supported by the union ministries of Communications & IT and Information & Broadcasting along with a host of other national and international associations ensuring a continuous flow of high-profile visitors at the event.

 

The Indian telecom industry has achieved tremendous growth consolidating a subscriber base of 560 million by end 2009 By end 2010 we are hopeful of crossing our 11th Five Year Plan target of 600 million connections – two years ahead of schedule, declared Shri Gurudas Kamat, Honorable Minister of State for Communications & IT, presiding over the event’s Opening Ceremony as Chief Guest. “Telecommunications have emerged as a springboard of ICT applications with economy-wide impact. A whole range of information based industry applications have come up creating new sources of employment and earning he added.

 

Endorsing these views, Shri R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, said “There has been a huge surge of innovation in services riding on the wave of convergence and the mobile revolution.� Shri Chandrashekhar was present as Guest of Honor at the event.

 

Indeed, the ICT industry has been moving towards a whole new phase of growth with the focus on customized Value Added Services to serve the 1 billion plus Indian population. It is the acceleration of providing services like e-health, mobile commerce, mobile gaming, e-education etc. to the country’s rural hinterland that is telecom’s next big challenge.

 

Positive trends are being noticed in this direction. Handsets are becoming more affordable, there are different capabilities and services bundled at every price point. Shri Kamat emphasized the need of the hour as enabling the mobile device to empower the masses through customized value added services for rural applications.

 

Positing ICT as a tool to bridge the urban rural divide and create the spread of equitable economic development was the inaugural conference session – a round table discussion based on the theme ‘Digital Convergence.. Empowering a billion lives’. Communications companies are exploring the rural markets like never before in a bid to access 2/3rdof the country’s population and maximize on the opportunities in this underpenetrated market.

 

Animated panel discussions deliberated the issues of tariff wars and declining ARPUs in a multi operator environment and the timing for the emergence of a National Media Policy. Other conference sessions of the day focused on the future of the wireless business for GSM and CDMA operators and the digitization of broadcast technologies in India.

 

Leading companies such as Ericsson, NDS India, Advance Digital Broadcast participated in an animated panel discussion exploring the emerging issues in a multi-operator environment such as the consequent tariff wars and declining ARPU in the competitive scenario. A successive conference session on “GSM & CDMA “The future of wireless business brings spokespersons from Bharti Airtel, Telcordia Technologies, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-Dot) and the Cellular Operators” Association of India together to discuss issues of network transformation and emerging applications against the spread of wireless networks.

 

Fulfilling its long-standing mandate as a premier knowledge sharing forum, the 18thConvergence India 2010 was also a launching pad for the event’s Knowledge Partner OVUM to release an industry white paper entitled Telecoms 2020.

 

The Exhibitions India Group, established in 1987, is a trade promotion group focused on organizing international exhibitions and seminars and attracting investments in India, as well as, promoting participation of Indian companies at leading tradeshows worldwide.

 

Exhibitions India is the only trade fair and conference organizer in India with ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:2004 Certification. The Group is a member of UFI (The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry); IAEE-USA (International Association of Exhibitions and Events) and IEIA (Indian Exhibition Industry Association). The expos organized by the Group conform to the Trade Fair Certification Program of the International Administration of the US commercial Service.

 

With its headquarters in New Delhi, the Group has branches in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and, Mumbai and an international office in California, USA

 

For more information, please contact Corporate Communications Department :

Ms. Hena Ahmad

T: 91 11 42795168

M: +91 9999 600622

Email: henaa@eigroup.in

 

Mr. Sachin Nagpal

T: 91 11 42795071

M: + 91 99108 59933

Email:sachinn@eigroup.in

 


Leaders in Luxury Marketing Convene In London To Discuss Digital Strategies To Capitalise On The Luxury Consumer

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Worldwide Business Research today unveiled the confirmed speakers for its 2nd annual luxury global summit to be held next March in London, UK. Luxury Interactive Global brings together luxury executives to network and discuss the strategies needed to advance the customer experience online. With luxury spending declining in most established luxury markets and consumers embracing modern communication technologies luxury brands are attending this event to understand how their customers behave on- and offline and engage with affluent consumers through their preferred communication channels.

Matt Marcus, Worldwide Director eBusiness, Gucci, comments: ‘I’ve been waiting 5 years for an event that focuses on the interactive space for luxury brands I felt like I was in the company of “la crème de la crème” of marketing executives in the luxury industry- Kim Moeller, Global Brand Manager at Bang & Olufsen.

This year’s luxury summit will leverage WBR’s leading ecommerce research and offer compelling insights and case studies from 30 of the top global luxury leaders including:

Natacha Dzikowski, Advertising and Marketing Director, Christian Dior Couture
Dennis Valle, VP of Group Digital Marketing & Communication, Dolce & Gabbana
Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods
Julie Thompson, Head of Interactive Marketing, Lanc´me (FR)
Julia Gajcak, VP Marketing/Communications, The Ritz-Carlton
Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti, CEO, Vivre
Kristin Knapp, Director, Innovative Distribution, Bulgari
Mark Everest, Head of Digital, Mercedes-Benz UK Limited
Darren Floyd, VP/GM Vera Wang Online, Vera Wang Bridal House Ltd.
Carmine Rotondaro, Worldwide Real Estate Director, Gucci Group

The direction of the conference this year will be segmented into the following 5 areas:
How to drive integrated luxury marketing for greater results in the high net worth market
Affluent demographic & behavioral insights to create relevant customer communications
Expanding international horizons to diversify your customer base and grow your market share
Identifying the ROI of luxury online brand activities, ensuring you best invest your limited budget
Improving the online user experience to drive customer engagement, keeping your brand top of mind

For registration and Summit information, visit: www.luxury-global.com or call +44(0)20 7368 9465

About Worldwide Business Research

WBR is the world’s biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world’s leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors.

Every year over 10,000 senior executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend over 60 annual conferences a true who’s who of today’s corporate world. From Automotive events in Bucharest to Logistics conferences in Arizona and Finance summits in Hong Kong, WBR is dedicated to exceeding the needs of its customers around the world.

People are WBR’s most important asset, our competitive advantage is based on our ability to hire the best people, develop them in the right way and offer them the most exciting opportunities.

WBR US
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The Power Team for Workhorse IT Converges at Business Technology Summit 2008

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Saltmarch’s Summit on SOA/Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, Virtualisation & ECM. Early Bird Discounts Close August 22.

Bangalore, India August 2008 - The power team for Workhorse IT SOA & Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, Virtualisation and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) will be center stage at Saltmarch Media’s Business Technology Summit. The premier annual gathering for business technology stakeholders from across the world, the 2008 edition of Business Technology Summit will be held September 22-26 in Bangalore and Mumbai. Expected to attend the four day conference and expo will be nearly 800 decision makers, analysts, product managers, architects, engineers, project managers, designers, developers, programmers, entrepreneurs, VC, marketers and business strategists who are embracing the opportunities created by these mature and workhorse enterprise technologies. The attendee spectrum will also encompass the IT Channel Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Value Added Resellers (VARs), System Integrators (SIs), and Distributors. Early bird discounts close August 22; register for the 2-day main conference and 1-full day workshop for $333.

As traditional views of IT get supplanted by an overarching business technology trend, companies are investing in gaining the benefits of the next generation of computing, where resources are maximized, integrated and used to deliver business results. Saltmarch Media’s Business Technology (BT) Summit features a convergence of intelligence on the hottest technologies on India’s business technology radar — the ones that are not only exhibiting attributes such as cost savings, flexibility, application re-use, and faster response times, but also the ones that are charting pronounced inflection points in their evolution.

TECHNOLOGIES THAT MEAN BUSINESS

Centered around the theme of “Riding the Workhorse IT Hockey Stick”, BT Summit features four co-located tracks — SOA & Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, that offer complimentary synergistic for a robust IT infrastructure that no IT decision-maker, manager, architect or professional can afford to ignore in their quest for business technology success. Attendees to the summit will be able to attend talks from all four tracks.

The Summit chair is putting together a program that offers attendees a unique opportunity to learn and assimilate technology know-how, augment executive decision-making, understand best practices, and absorb the innovation excellence of experts, in focused settings, said Shri. M. N. Vidyashankar, Former Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Karnataka, India. So while the Big Tent Technology Edition will be held in India’s tech capital Bangalore (Sep 22-24 2008) the Executive Edition will be in India’s financial capital Mumbai (Sep 26 2008). “At the Executive edition, some of India’s topmost CIO’s will hold forth on the business technologies and solutions they are deploying and implementing to craft the success of their enterprises, besides elaborating on what they did right to keep their business on top consistently,” said Dilip Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Saltmarch Media.

SPEAKERS
Speakers, handpicked by the BT Summit chair, include:

o Alan Pelz-Sharpe – ECM Analyst: Author of ECM Suites and E-Mail Archiving and Management reports. Former ECM Consulting Director, Wipro and VP North America, Ovum. 19 year veteran of the document technology industry. Frequent expert guest on the BBC, CNN and ABC television.
o Chris Harding – SOA Visionary: Forum Director for SOA and Semantic Interoperability, The Open Group. Works on semantic interoperability and SOA. Certified TOGAF practitioner
o Peter Coffee – SaaS/PaaS Expert: Director of Platform Intelligence at salesforce.com. Formerly Technology Editor at eWEEK. Appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, and PBS newscasts addressing Internet security, the Microsoft antitrust case, wireless telecom policies, and other business issues. 23 years’ experience in advancing and evaluating information technologies and practices. Author of Ziff Davis Press tutorial “How to Program Java” in 1996 and “Peter Coffee Teaches PCs”.
o Ismael Ghalimi – BPM Pioneer: Technology visionary and strategic industry leader. CEO of Intalio, the Open Source BPMS Company. Created the first standards-based business process management system (BPMS). Founder of the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI.org). Coined the term Office 2.0.
o Robert Marcus – Grid Visionary: Leader for SOA and Distributed Virtualization standards at NCOIC.org. Senior Research Engineer at SRI International. Former Director of Technology Transformation and Deployment at General Motors, CTO of Rogue Wave Software, VP of Technical Strategy at the MCC Research Consortium, Director of Object Technology at American Management Systems, Coordinator of Object Technology at Boeing, and Knowledge Systems Engineer at HP.
o Matjaz B. Juric – BPEL Mentor: Specialist in projects on SOA Maturity Model, SOA in Telco, performance analysis and optimisation of RMI-IIOPMember of BPEL Advisory Board.
o Ravi Gururaj – Founder, VMLogix: Over 17 years of product development, management and marketing experience. Formerly with Trilogy, UberWorks and Dialogic, and founder of two software start-ups.
o Morris Panner – SaaS Workflow Expert: CEO of OpenAir, named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in New England in both 2006 and 2007, a Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 Company, a Finalist in the 2005 Software and Information Industry Association CODiE award competition and a Top 25 Global Service Provider by ASP News. Co-Chairman of the Board of the Software Division of the Software and Information Industry Association. Featured in the Boss column of the The New York Times, Forbes and Fast Company.
o Sasa Ana – SOA Researcher: Career dedicated exclusively to the field of SOA and implementation of SOA solutions. Specialized knowledge and experience in the technical, business and organizational aspects of SOA.
o Nitin Borwankar – Father of Data 2.0: Industry veteran of 20+ years with assignments at Ingres, Sybase and Ironport and consulting for Sun, Sybase, NetObjects, Mayfield Fund, Preview Travel (Travelocity), Synarc, Greenplum and OnMobile. Technical Architect, Business Strategy Consultant, Coined the term Data 2.0 in 2005.
o Hans de Groot – Web Globalization Expert: Expert in creating effective globalization strategies to meet localization requirements. VP APAC and member of Management Team of SDL Tridion. Responsible for building up strong alliances including IBM, BEA & Software AG.

In addition to keynotes, power panels, focused sessions, and hands-on workshops over four days, one of the best reasons to attend BT Summit is the vibrant exhibition, which features leading business technology companies and their projects and services. Intalio, SDL Tridion, Progress Software and OpenAir among others are participating in the summit. Business Technology Summit sponsorship information is available from www.btsummit.com/sponsorsPartners.html. Attendee registration is open from here: www.btsummit.com/registration.html.

About Saltmarch Media
Saltmarch Media is a revolutionary new media company that provides industry-leading Web Sites, Conferences, and new media platforms focusing on diverse sectors such as IT, Energy, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Retail, Biotechnology, and BFSI. Saltmarch’s media properties aim to inform, network, and serve professionals and executives in these diverse sectors with information, opportunities, evaluation and guidance they need to excel in their jobs from keeping pace with emerging trends and technologies, to evaluating products and solutions, to developing strategies, to making cost-effective purchase decisions and effectively managing and leading their organizations’ projects. More information: http://www.saltmarchmedia.com/


For further information, please contact:
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Deena Ebbert, Fish Philosopher Keynotes the 9th Annual Call Center Week

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Deena Ebbert, Fish Philosopher reveals the power of the Fish Philosophy at the 9th Annual Call Center Week taking place June 22-26, 2008 at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. The Fish Philosophy has been honored as the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller and as the Best Selling Business Video ever.

The four practices of The FISH! Philosophy – Be There, Play, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude – are simple, practical tools for bringing more energy, fun, respect, support and trust to work. The Fish presentation will show you how the four practices are relevant to such critical issues as customer service, teamwork, employee retention and trust.

A natural leader, Deena spent 15 years sought after by heads of industry during times of turbulence and change. From innovative high-technology start-ups to Fortune 500 powerhouses, Deena built a reputation by creating winning environments where top-performing teams flourish. Her positive impact on employee churn and productivity earned her 14 prestigious leadership awards, and she has a witty, wry and realistic perspective on ways to empower and motivate teams through compassion and trust.

Additional Call Center Week featured speakers include:

Roy Barnes, Senior Vice President, Marriott Vacation Club International
Julie Marks Miller, Vice President, ADP Training and Leadership Development
Rosemarie Donzanti, Vice President of Customer Care Services, CVS/Caremark
Darrell N. Robertson, Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company’s
Robert Camacho, Director, Operations and Planning, Cross Country Automotive
Pati Crowley, Director of Customer Experience, Bath & Body Works
Todd Parsons, General Manager for Microsoft, Customer Service Global Management, Microsoft
Theresa Hull-Clarke, Associate Director, Call Center Technology and Customer Experience, Bell Canada
Ravish Swarup, Senior Vice President, Oberoi Contact Centre, The Oberoi Group,Oberoi Hotels & Resorts India

The 9th Annual Call Center Week is the most anticipated Call Center conference this year. The event includes 5 unique tracks catering to different levels of advancement/maturity, BtoB and BtoC, service, and both inbound and outbound call centers. Call Center Week features 9 award winning keynotes, 40+ new speakers, 35 track sessions; 4 Blue Sky Sessions, 12 workshops, 2 master classes, 3 site tours and the Call Center Excellence Awards. In addition, Call Center Week features an expansive exhibition hall and over a dozen hours of networking opportunities.

For more information about Call Center Week please call 1-800-882-8684 or visit the website at: www.callcenterweek.com

International Quality and Productivity Center (www.iqpc.com) provides millions of business executives with tailored practical conferences, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape.


Media Contact
Erica Crowder
646 502 3260
Erica.crowder@iqpc.com

Speakers Announced for Telepresence World 2008 London: March 18th-19th, ExCel London

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Martyn Lewis, CBE (Chairman of Teliris and former TV presenter and news anchor), Charles Stucki (Manager of Cisco Telepresence Systems Business Unit), Jonathan Shopley (Executive Director of The CarbonNeutral Company), and Marc Trachtenberg (CEO of Teliris) are featured speakers among notables to address delegates

London, UK: Tuesday 22nd January, 2008 – Hemisphere Expo Services, producers of the Telepresence World Conference Series (www.telepresenceworld.com), announced today the featured speakers and panellists who will address attendees of Telepresence World 2008 London, which will take place on 18th – 19th March at ExCel London, the internationally acclaimed exhibition and conference centre located in the UK’s capital city.

The conference, which will showcase the latest state-of-the-art systems designed to enable and enhance collaboration and reduce the need for in-person meetings, will focus on real-world applications of telepresence and will feature case studies, roundtables, and business analyses led by industry leaders. Speakers will explore a wide variety of topics ranging from management of the global enterprise via telepresence to ways that the technology can reduce the corporate carbon footprint and contribute to the development of sustainable business models.

Marc Trachtenberg, who is a Co-Founder of Teliris as well as its CEO, will lead off the Conference on March 18 with a powerful and highly interactive look at the multi-faceted ways that telepresence will continue to change business practises around the world.

According to Mr. Trachtenberg, “It is hard to believe that it was slightly less than a decade ago that Teliris introduced the first telepresence system. In that short time, companies of all sizes, all over the world have realized the tremendous value of this unique technology and its implications for managing rising costs, fostering deeper, more effective communication and decision making and even addressing corporate environmental responsibility. And this is just the beginning — telepresence will eventually become an irreplaceable asset within each and every organization that needs to meet in a natural, immersive way across distance.

According to Ken Crangle, vice president, Diamond Sponsor HP Halo Telepresence Solutions, “As global enterprise becomes more distributed and complex, more effective ways to collaborate and communicate are key to increasing business productivity, furthering collaboration and reducing corporate travel expenses. HP Halo Telepresence Solutions are already used by some of the world’s leading companies such as ABN Amro, AMD, BHP Billiton, DreamWorks Animation and PepsiCo to foster more personal connections while reducing the burden of travel and to make business decisions faster and with greater control. We are looking forward to showcasing the benefits of this powerful technology at Telepresence World 2008.”

Featured Presenters at the conference will include:

Martyn Lewis, CBE, Chairman & Co-Founder Teliris
Marc Trachtenberg, CEO & Co-Founder – Teliris
Charles Stucki, VP & General Manager – Cisco Telepresence Systems Business Unit
Jonathan Shopley, Executive Director – The CarbonNeutral Company
Aaron McCormack, CEO – BT Conferencing
Peter Lloyd, Editor-in-Chief – AV Magazine

Jonathan Shopley, Executive Director of The CarbonNeutral Company, said: Technological solutions are vital for a low carbon future. Our experience shows us that business travel accounts for around 20% – 30% of our service-based clients overall emissions. Where possible, using virtual options like telepresence is a real opportunity for businesses to cut emissions at the source whilst increasing cost and staff efficiency.

Martyn Lewis, CBE, Chairman of Teliris and lauded TV presenter and news anchor, also presenting at the Conference, stated: This is such an exciting time for the telepresence industry as more and more companies around the world begin to understand how drastically its deployment can redefine business as they know it.

Attendees of Telepresence World 2008 London will have a unique opportunity to experience telepresence offerings from a number of vendors first-hand via demonstrations and exhibitions. The venue for the conference, the ExCel London Exhibition and Conference Centre, is conveniently located near the London City Airport and Canary Wharf. The stunning waterfront setting includes a variety of hotels, restaurants, and pubs and is adjacent to the Royal Victoria Dock, originally established by Prince Albert in 1855.

World renowned analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has partnered with Telepresence World to provide market leadership, perspective, and insight. Diamond Sponsors of Telepresence World 2008 London include Teliris, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard. BT has joined as a Gold Sponsor and Network Sponsorship will be provided by Masergy Communications. Organisational supporters include the Interactive Media & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), the International Society of Presence Research (ISPR), Digital Content Forum (DCF), the Communications Management Association (CMA), and the British Computer Society (BCS). Audio Visual (AV) Magazine, AV News, Connect World, CXO, Education Business, European CEO, Government Technology, Health Business, New Media Age, Report Buyer, Total Telecom, and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter are among a growing listing of media sponsors who have signed on to promote the event. Telepresence World 2008 London is a CarbonNeutral event.

Additional major sponsor announcements will be released in the next few weeks; however partner and exhibitor opportunities are still available; please email info@hemisphereinc.com for details. The meeting and adjacent Exhibitor Pavilion will be covered by an invited core of journalists but additional press inquiries are welcome.

For more information on Telepresence World events, see: www.telepresenceworld.com. To view Telepresence in Action, please visit www.telepresenceworld.tv . To find out more about telepresence, read the latest news, and participate in the global dialogue surrounding this fantastic technology, please join us at www.telepresenceworld.net.

About Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.

Established in 1990, The Hemisphere Group has produced events throughout Asia, India, and the Americas. Their events portfolio includes conferences, seminars, and tradeshows on topics ranging from aerospace to finance. Known today as Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc., they provide expertise in the production and management of events relating to high-technology advancements. (www.HemisphereInc.com).

EVENT CONTACT: Mark Barounos
President
Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
BY EMAIL: barounos@hemisphereinc.com
BY PHONE: + 1 (970) 879-8140
BY FAX: + 1 (781) 394-7982

New Venue and Dates Announced for Telepresence World 2008 London

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Teliris, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard join as Diamond Sponsors with many more to follow

Steamboat Springs, CO (November 26, 2007) Telepresence World Conference Organizer Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc, has announced plans for the next Telepresence World Conference event that will showcase the latest high-tech alternatives to traveling for face-to-face meetings. Telepresence World 2008 London (http://www.telepresenceworld.com) will take place March 18 -19, 2008, at the internationally acclaimed ExCel London Exhibition and Conference Centre in the UK’s capital city.

“You have to experience it to believe it is often heard when describing telepresence. Telepresence meetings make remote participants life-size, with fluid motion, accurate flesh-tones, eye-to-eye contact, and flawless audio. The experience feels remarkably natural and comfortable for almost any size meeting from two people to large classrooms.

According to Mark Barounos, President of Hemisphere Expo Services, the use of telepresence technology for business applications “has increased dramatically� since the inaugural Telepresence World Conference was held in San Diego, CA, in June of 2007.
“Telepresence vendors such as Cisco and Teliris are reporting mounting numbers of customers world-wide. John Chambers recently said that installations of Cisco’s virtual meeting solution grew by over 400% in the last business quarter alone. This overwhelming acceptance of telepresence as a practical option to in-person conferencing has definitely pushed the technology from emerging to mainstream.

Due to the increasing recognition that telepresence can enable collaboration while reducing the carbon footprint and costs associated with corporate travel, Barounos expects turnout for the London event to be in excess of over 700 delegates. To allow greater participation in UK, the venue for Telepresence World 2008 London was recently moved to the spectacular ExCel London Exhibition and Conference Centre located near the London City Airport and Canary Wharf. The stunning waterfront setting includes a variety of hotels, restaurants, and pubs and is adjacent to the Royal Victoria Dock, which was originally established by Prince Albert in 1855. Since opening in 2000, ExCeL London has hosted more than 1,700 events. Notes Barounos, “the expanded facilities and centralized location of the ExCel will greatly enhance the conference experience for attendees, speakers, and exhibitors alike, and it will allow us to present some very exciting sessions involving high-profile participants.

Telepresence World 2008 London will encompass two days of plenary sessions, panel discussions, case studies, roundtables, exhibits, and telepresence demonstrations focusing on real-world applications of telepresence. Frost & Sullivan, a world renowned corporate analyst firm, has partnered with Telepresence World to provide market leadership, perspective, and insight. The Organizers are also collaborating with the UK-based Carbon Neutral Company (TCNC) to make the conference a carbon-neutral event–carbon emissions created locally by the meeting will be measured and offset, resulting in a net zero carbon footprint. Delegates traveling to the conference by air will be encouraged to offset the carbon emissions generated from their journey via participation in a variety of international carbon mitigation programs.

Global Telecom leaders Teliris–recent winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2007 Market Leadership Award in the Telepresence Industry; Cisco—the premiere provider of cutting edge technologies designed to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate; and Hewlett-Packardwho recently teamed up with TANDBERG to provide a solution that links their Halo Collaboration Studio to other standards-based videoconferencing systems have signed on as Diamond Sponsors for the conference. As such, they will play integral roles in supporting the event and shaping the future role of telepresence in business, academic, and research endeavors.

Network sponsorship for Telepresence World 2008 London will be provided by Masergy Communications. Organizational supporters include the Interactive Media & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA) and the International Society of Presence Research (ISPR). Audio Visual Magazine, AV News, Business Trends Quarterly, Connect World, Education Business, European CEO, Future Healthcare, Future Pharmaceuticals, Government Technology, Health Business, New Media Age, and Total Telecom are among a growing listing of media sponsors who have signed on to promote the event.

Additional major sponsor announcements will be released in the next few weeks; however partner and exhibitor opportunities are still available; please email info@hemisphereinc.com for details. For more information on Telepresence World events, see: http://www.telepresenceworld.com. To view “Telepresence in Action,� please visit http://www.telepresenceworld.tv . To find out more about telepresence, read the latest news, and participate in the global dialogue surrounding this fantastic technology, please join us at http://www.telepresenceworld.net.

About Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Established in 1990, The Hemisphere Group has produced events throughout Asia, India, and the Americas. Their events portfolio includes conferences, seminars, and tradeshows on topics ranging from aerospace to finance. Known today as Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc., they provide expertise in the production and management of events relating to high-technology advancements. (http://www.HemisphereInc.com).

CONTACT: Mark Barounos
President
Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
BY EMAIL: barounos@hemisphereinc.com
BY PHONE: + 1 (970) 879-8140
BY FAX: + 1 (781) 394-7982

E.N.G.’s 4th annual senior executive summit Maximising Website and Online Communications 30 & 31 January 2008, Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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* Hear international web communications experts discuss trends and strategies
* Investigate the future of online communications and its impact on corporate reputation
* Discover international perspectives on the role of the online in corporate communications
* Understand the external factors influencing web design and user experiences
* Join key debates and workshops addressing today’s website communication challenges such as Web 2.0 and its influence on the enterprise

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