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5th Data Centres Europe Attracting Bumper Audience


London, 21 April 2009 – The organisers of the 5th Data Centres Europe Conference and Awards have said that despite the downturn, attendance figures have been sustained from last year with more than 300 executives – some 25% of which are at CXO level – converging on the two-day event which begins tomorrow in London. (

5th Data Centre 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.

“Once again we are delighted that our flagship event has sustained its lead in providing content, value and networking opportunities which this year will be unparalleled given the high percentage of CXOs attending,” said Nicola Hayes, vice president at BroadGroup. “In addition to the conference and exhibition, this year’s awards ceremony will be held in Trinity House, an historic but relaxed backdrop to network effectively at the supper and party complemented by a jazz quartet and the awards ceremony.”

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  Akamia, 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, eCooling Solutions, 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.