London, 6th July 2006 - Following its inaugural forum this year, leaders in the TMT finance sector have already lined up to sponsor Telecom Finance 2007 (www.tmtfinance.com) taking place in London January 24-26. 2007.
Researched and developed by the news provider Telecom Finance in conjunction with the consultancy, BroadGroup, the annual event for decision makers and professional service companies in TMT finance is on course to produce another content rich, and target rich forum. 40% of attendees in 2006 were CEOs/CFOs.
Telecom Finance uniquely brings together TMT financiers with TMT practices in law firms, and telecommunication, satellite and media service provider organisations.
With sponsors already including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard and Poor's, Linklaters, Allen & Overy and Milbank, Telecom Finance 2007 will focus on consolidation and growth in TMT markets globally. Financing for mergers and acquisitions, debt funding, leveraged buyouts, IPOs and other private and public financing initiatives will be put under the spotlight and debated by leading players. Technological developments will be analysed including the convergence of fixed and mobile services, integration of TMT suppliers, and regulatory and legal issues that underpin sector deals.
A number of factors will continue to differentiate the event including the annual Telecom Finance Awards Ceremony and Dinner - with 8 award categories up for nomination. The event will also include for the first time, the Emerging Markets Summit.
Telecom Finance 2007 provides access to an influential audience of decision makers in TMT finance with international representation from EMEA, Asia and the Americas; participation in the event will be highly sought after.
“Dialogue with a wide range of companies in the past year reveal that the event is uniquely positioned and highly regarded”, commented Dominic Lowndes, editor of Telecom Finance. “Clients are excited about the prospects for the annual Awards which are supported by research we conduct for our Annual League Table Report”.
Feedback has also reflected the need to debate issues of crucial importance for telecoms in developing countries.
“We felt it imperative to extend the event perspective and include the Emerging Markets Summit,” said Nicola Hayes, vice president of BroadGroup, “where there remain significant growth prospects in the years ahead.”
The event will be held at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, a premier 5-star hotel located in central London.