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TM Forum Regional Spotlight in Cairo, Egypt to Explore Business Transformation in Emerging Markets

Telecom Egypt Chairman Akil Beshir Will Join C-Level Executive Roundtable Focused on the Evolving Communications Landscape in the Middle East and Africa

MORRISTOWN, NJ—September 21, 2009—TM Forum, the world's premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors, today announced that it will help senior executives capitalize on opportunities presented by the rapidly-evolving telecommunications landscape in the Middle East and Africa, in an exclusive, C-level roundtable on October 12, 2009 at the TM Forum Regional Spotlight in Cairo, Egypt.

The workshop session will discuss business transformation in emerging markets.  Drawing on observations and lessons learned from TM Forum’s members, executives will debate service management and operational strategies affecting profitability in emerging markets and key investment priorities for driving business success.

Key Facts:
• TM Forum is the world’s premier industry group focused on business effectiveness for the communications and media sectors.

• Current TM Forum members from the Middle East and Africa include STC, Etisalat, Zain, Qtel, Batelco, Omantel, MTN, Telekom SA and LPTIC. 

• More than 20 C-level industry leaders, including Akil Beshir, chairman of Telecom Egypt, will participate in the first TM Forum Regional Spotlight in Cairo. 

• Led by TM Forum chairman and CEO Keith Willetts, the executive roundtable workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is by invitation only.  The Regional Spotlight will then start at 1:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m., and is free of charge and open to the public.

• TM Forum’s Regional Spotlights are mini-conferences that offer communications service providers and suppliers a unique opportunity to come together to discuss key business issues affecting digital media and communication services in the region.
• The Cairo executive roundtable workshop will run from 8am to12-30pm and is by invitation only. The Regional Spotlight starts at 1.00pm to 5-30pm and is free of charge and open to anyone


“The Regional Spotlight in Cairo follows the successful launch of the series earlier this year.  These highly-focused events are proving to be very popular and are an opportunity for us to put TM Forum’s solutions in the context of the needs of specific markets,” said Keith Willetts, chairman and CEO, TM Forum.  “The Cairo program will bring together leaders from across the region to discuss common issues, make new contacts and understand the importance of industry collaboration.  We are delighted about the quality and quantity of responses around the executive roundtable so far.”


• The Regional Spotlight in Cairo agenda and speaker details are available at http://www.tmforum.org/Conferences/CairoEgypt/7523/Home.html.
• Press and analysts are invited to attend the Regional Spotlight.  Please contact Geoff Devlin for more information.

• Find out more about TM Forum's other events and conferences.

• Subscribe to TM Forum’s press release RSS feed and newsletters.

About TM Forum
TM Forum is an industry association dedicated to helping companies in the information, communications and entertainment industries reduce the costs and risks associated with creating and delivering profitable services. The Forum’s initiatives focus on providing industry research, publications, technology roadmaps, best practices, software standards, certified training courses and conferences to its more than 700 member companies in 75 countries. Membership includes the world’s largest service providers, cable and network operators, software suppliers, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

Press Contacts
TM Forum
Geoff Devlin
[email protected]
+44 7894 300 280

March Communications
Nate Hubbell
[email protected]
+1 617 960 9875

Membership Services Contact – Middle East Africa & Asia Pacific
TM Forum
Nasser Ballout
[email protected]
+971 50 55 10 458
Location:  Dubai, UAE


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