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TL/Ideas1 : Thought Leadership/Leading Ideas: "Benefits of Mobile Broadband for the Economy and Society" (sponsored by GSMA)
Tuesday, 06 October 2009, 15:00 - 16:30, VIP Zone, Hall 1

How has the mobile industry been responding in the face of the crisis and how does this compare with other industries? GSMA, the association that represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, will discuss and evaluate the contribution that the mobile industry has made to society and the global economy, and to consider the likely shape of its future contribution as innovative new mobile technologies are adopted around the world.

Welcome Address
* Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

* Mr Tom Phillips, Chief Government & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Public Policy, GSM Association, United Kingdom

* Mr Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group, Norway
* Mr Christian Salbaing, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, European Communications, Hutchison Europe Telecommunications S.a.r.l., United Kingdom
* Mr Robert G. Conway, CEO & Member of the Board, GSMA, United Kingdom
* Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises, India
* Mr Naguib Sawiris, Chairman and CEO, Orascom Telecom Holding, Egypt