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Telecom Executives And Dealmakers Gather In Singapore To Assess Investment Growth And Opportunities


Singapore and London, 10th September, 2009 – Telecom executives, investment bankers, law firms and professional intermediaries are gathering in Singapore on November 5-6 at TMT Finance and Investment Asia (, the global content and networking rich forum.

The forum features the Telecom Leadership Round Table chaired by Booz & Co with CEOs and CFOs from the leading international telecom operators; M&A Advisers Panel with Clifford Chance LLP, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and HSBC and National Broadband Networks, hosted by KPMG. Topics also cover Raising Finance, Wireless Technology Asia, Investing in Emerging Markets, Mobilising Content, High Speed Networks, Mobile Payments and Banking and Cloud Computing.

“The event is highly opportune as acquisitive Asian telcos lead the surge in telecom dealflow following the US$23bn Bharti MTN merger and US$13bn investment in Zain,” said Dominic Lowndes, managing director of the TMT Group at BroadGroup and editor of Telecom Deal Alert. “The pace is gathering speed to seize market share and expansion opportunities globally.”

Confirmed speakers include: Dato’ Yusof Annuar Yaacob, Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer, Axiata Group Bhd; Jastiro Abi, Director of Finance, Bakrie Telecom; Germon Knoop, CFO APAC, BT Group; Bien Nguyen, Director of International Relations, Saigon Postel Corp (SPT); Boudewijn Pesch, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Acision; Zarif Imam, Global Financing Director, ZTE Corporation; Arjun Soota, Managing Director, Telecoms Group, Standard Chartered; Joachim Fleury, Partner and Head of Global Communications, Media and Technology Group, Clifford Chance LLP; Satyanarayan Ramamurthy, Executive Director, Head of Corporate Finance, KPMG; Torsten Thiele, Head of Telecoms, Project & Infrastructure Finance, Investec; Peter Lovelock , Director, Telecommunications Research Project, University of Hong Kong; Tom Fuller, Head of Telecom and Media, Asia Pacific, Standard Merchant Bank; Karim Sabbagh, Partner, Global Communications Booz & Company; Tri; Pham, Director, Telecoms, Media and Technology, Global Banking Advisory, HSBC; Stephen Ho, Head of TMT Asia, Development Bank of Singapore; Barrie D. Sheers, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific Operations, Sybase; Claude Achcar, Managing Director, Actel ; David Nataf, Head of M&A Advisory, MENA, Barclays Capital; and Peter Chu, TMT Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs.

For more information contact Dominic Lowndes:  + 44 (0) 20 8425 1336 /