The programme includes an array of outstanding deal makers and financial decision makers in telecoms, particularly CEOs and CFOs of growing international telcos, private equity investors, investment bankers, legal advisers and other professional intermediaries. The latest deal opportunities will be revealed at the conference, with an emphaisis on European and emerging market M&A opportunities, and debt and equity financing strategies for growth minded businesses. An insight will also be provided into the very latest expansion strategies and opportunities for wireless, fixed line and alternative communication technologies.
Speakers confirmed so far include
Peter Gardner, Global Sector Head (Communications) 3i,
Tom Willett, co-Head of M&A investment banking, ABN AMRO;
John Owers, Investment Principle, Actis Private Equity;
Francesco Caio, CEO, Cable & Wireless plc;
Martin Pieters, CEO, Celtel;
Ken Goldsbrough, Managing Director Global Media and Communications, GE Commercial Finance;
Sean Carney, Global Head and Managing Director, Telecoms, HSBC;
Charles Harman, Managing Director, JP Morgan Cazenove:
Richard Alden, CEO, ONO;
Oisin Fanning, CEO, Smart Telecom;
Rainer Beaujean, CEO, T Online;
Peter Gutman, CFO, Video Networks;
Nicholas Topham, COO, Vistula Networks;
Andrew Wallace, London Stock Exchange
TelecomFinance 2006 will host a unique awards ceremony honouring the best deal and dealmakers of 2005.
“2005 is turning out to be a pivotal year for the telecommunications industry, with an upturn in investment in the sector reflecting a newfound confidence amongst investors and industry,” comented Dominic Lowndes, editor of TelecomFinance. “We are proud to host Telecom Finance 2006, together with our partners BroadGroup, to highlight these achievements and the new strategic challenges and opportunities facing our industry.”
“We are delighted to be co-producing this event with TelecomFinance” said Nicola Hayes, vice president of BroadGroup. “It will be a truly unique opportunity for the many businesses within this sector from finance, law and telecoms firms themselves to meet, network and provide industry recognition to the leaders who are making M&A happen”.