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MEDIA ADVISORY — MEDIA ADVISORY — MEDIA ADVISORY

ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008

VIP and Press Day events

Cairo, 9 May 2008

What: ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 VIP and Press Day
Where: Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Centre (CICC), Cairo, Egypt
When: Sunday, 11 May 2008
10:00 − 11:00 Press Conference, Press Centre, CICC

Speakers:

Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General

Mr Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt

Mr Naguib Sawiris, CEO, Orascom Telecom

Mr Reza Jafari, Chairman, ITU Telecom Board of Directors

Mr Fernando Lagraña, Executive Manager, ITU Telecom

Mr Sami Al Basheer, Director, ITU BDT will preside over launch of
"At a Crossroads: African Telecommunication/ICT Indicators 2008 report"


11:30 − 13:00 Official VIP Tour with Prime Minister of Egypt Dr Ahmed Nazif

13:30 − 14:30 Opening Ceremony, Cheops Auditorium

Opening remarks:
Dr Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt

Industry representative: Mr Naguib Sawiris, CEO, Orascom


Keynote speakers:
Dr Ahmed Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt
Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General

14:30 − 16:00 Press Lunch (Nefertiti Hall)

20:00   Welcome dinner (Mohammed Ali Palace, Cairo)

   

Media accreditation

Accreditation for media and industry analysts for ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 is available here. All journalists and industry analysts who wish to gain full access to information and benefit from media services for this event need to be accredited.

Accreditation to ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 will also provide access to the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day celebrations and award ceremony at the Cheops Auditorium on 15 May at 13:00.

For more information, please see here or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations and Public Information

ITU
Tel: (Geneva): +41 22 730 5046
IN CAIRO for ITU TELECOM
Mobile: +20 100 683 866
Office: +202 2405 6926

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Fernando Lagraña
Executive Manager
ITU TELECOM
Tel: +41 22 730 5094

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