Invitation to the GTWN Welcome Reception at Mobile World Congress 2018
Monday 26 February, 18:45 Hall of Mirrors, Opera Liceu, Barcelona



Time & Date:

Monday, 26 February 2018, 6:45 p.m. on the occasion of the Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona, Spain


The heritage-listed Opera Barcelona, The Gran Teatro del Liceu. La Rambla, 51-59. 08002
Barcelona, Spain

Business Suit/Cocktail Dress

Dear GTWN Networker, Friend, and Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to our traditional Global Telecom Women's Network (GTWN) Welcome Reception during Mobile World Congress on Monday 26 February 19:00, Hall of Mirrors, Opera Liceu, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain.

We are very pleased to announce our Platinum Sponsor for this event, Ciena, who, like the GTWN, celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2017. We are thrilled to be partnering with Women@Ciena, who are empowering the talents and voices of women in the Ciena workforce and beyond.

It is also our pleasure to announce our Gold Sponsors, SES Imagotag and Northstar who we would like to thank very much for their support.

Cocktails and networking will start at 6:45 p.m. in the entrance hall of the Gran Teatro Opera Liceu, with welcoming addresses and keynote speeches commencing at 7:30 pm. The theme for the evening will be Solutions for a complex world, where each of the expert speakers will present their proposals for how to use digital and mobile technology and related applications to address some of the major challenges facing mankind.

The presentations will be followed by a tapas style buffet dinner served in the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, where networking and collaboration amongst our members and special guests will continue until event closure at 9:30 pm.

In addition, following the GTWN's role in supporting the GSMA mWomen and Connected Women programs, we are delighted to once again support and participate in the GSMA's Women4Tech program.

The Welcome Reception will also be the occasion of the launch of the latest edition of the GTWN's magazine, The Mobile Century (TMC). This publication will feature articles on or by the women and men who are experts in their particular field of technology and its applications, under the theme of “Solutions for a complex world”.

We look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your reply by 17 January 2018.

**This invitation is a personal invitation to you, as our special colleague and friend. As is the GTWN tradition, we would also ask you to please let us know if you will be bringing one mentoree with you - your best and brightest young woman executive – to help make the 2018 GTWN Welcome Reception a great success.

Thank you for using the RSVP form below.

We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona.

With special thanks to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors

The GTWN-Global Telecom Women's Network International Board

Bridget Cosgrave
GTWN Global President

Myla Villanueva
CEO, Novare Technologies
(Regional President, Asia-Pacific)
Ingrid Silver
Partner, Reed Smith
(Regional President - Europe)

Kate McKenzie
CEO Chorus
(President GTWN  
Australia and New Zealand)

Michele Merrell
President, Merrell Consulting Group
(GTWN President USA)

Vicki MacLeod
Member of the Board, OWNSAT
(GTWN Secretary General)

Marilyn Esposito
MCC Worldwide President
(President Emeritus- GTWN USA)

Julie Meyer
Chair, CEO and Founder, Ariadne Capital and Ariadne Capital Funds
(Immediate Past President)

Candace Johnson
SES, Loral-Teleport Europe,
Europe Online, Success Europe
Founding President

Anne Glover
CEO and Founder
Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Carla Cico
Telemig Celular Participações S.A
Board Member EPTA
Allegion, World Duty Free

Cristina Ruiz De Velasco
Executive Director

Amb. Diana Lady Dougan
GTWN Founding Member
International Communications Center for
Strategic & International Studies

Elisabeth Slapio
Managing Director
IHK Cologne Chamber of Commerce, Germany


Elke Geising
Executive Director
Nala Partners, South Africa

Gema Esteban Garrido
Global VP of Knowledge Network

Gisa Fuatai Purcell
Head, LSE Division

Heather Hudson
Professor and Director,
Institute of Social and
Economic Research (ISER)
University of Alaska, Anchorage

Janice Hughes
GTWN Founding Member
Red Shift Strategy
Founder, Spectrum Strategy Consultants

Janet Yale
President & CEO
The Arthritis Society

Dr. Jessie McLeman
Board Director

Laina Raveendran Greene
CEO and Lead Consultant

Laureen Cook
Executive TMT Adviser
Extelcon Consulting

Lucy Lombardi
Senior Vice President
Telecom Italia
GSMA Executive Management Committe Member

Marie-Monique Steckel
President, Alliance Francaise,
United States

Dr. Mina-Jaqueline Schachter-Radig
German Telecoms Pioneer

Mosiri Cabezas Ceballos
Chief Digital Officer
IKEA Iberica

Sallye Clark
Mintz Levin

Susan Dark
Board Director
Dr. Susanne Paech
Founder and CEO
Susan Major
Managing Director
Major Executive Search
Victoria Hernandez
Walda Roseman
Compass Rose International
Chair, Arthur Clarke Foundation





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