Invitation to the GTWN Welcome Cocktail

MWC/GTWN Welcome Cocktail in association with the GSMA Connected Women and WiTT Women in Telecoms and Technology sponsored by Telefonica.


GTWN International Board and Anne Bouverot, Director General and Board Member, GSMA

Keynote Speech

Meg Whitman

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Closing Remarks

Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete
Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica, S.A.



Time & Date:

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Monday,
02 March 2015 on the occasion of the Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona, Spain.
Forum Discussion at 6:00 p.m


The Mobile World Capital Center, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya, Carrer de Fontanella, 2

Business Suit/Cocktail Dress


Dear GTWN Networker, Friend, and Colleague,

It is with great joy that we would like to invite you to our third annual GTWN Welcome Cocktail taking place on the evening of Monday 02 March 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in association with the GSMA Connected Women and WiTT Women in Telecoms and Technology.

The GTWN International Board and Ms. Anne Bouverot, GSMA Director General and Board Member will open the Discussion Forum at 6 p.m.and Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete, the COO of Telefonica SA will give the Closing Remarks at 6:40 p.m.

Ms. Meg Whitman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard will give the Keynote Speech at 6:15 p.m.

During the last 23 years, GTWN events have brought together senior executives to identify future trends and the most challenging issues of our industry and to find solutions for them. These fora have consistently been at the forefront of not only the wireless world but the social, economic, and geo-political factors affecting the world's citizens.

In keeping with GTWN's tradition of thought leadership and the slogan of this year's Mobile World Congress, "The Edge of Innovation", this year's Welcome Cocktail will take place right at the intersection of innovation with the global society and economy at the Mobile World Capital Center in the center of Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya. An exclusive preview of the Center's "Internet of Things" exhibition opening that very day will be made available for all our guests following the Forum Discussion.

On this occasion we will also unveil the third edition of The Mobile Century: Life and Work in the Digital Era webzine which was launched last year at the MWC/GTWN Welcome Cocktail following the publication of our seminal GTWN 20th Anniversary book, "The Changing Culture of Communications: From Generation to Generation"

*** This invitation is a personal invitation and is not transferable. It is also good, if you desire, for one mentoree. Thank you for replying by Wednesday 18 February 2015 and using the RSVP form at the bottom of this email.. ***

We very much look forward to seeing you and to having as always a provocative and productive discussion and debate about the issues, challenges, and solutions facing our world and planet today.

The GTWN International Board

Bridget Cosgrave
SES, Steria, Every European Digital
(Global President GTWN)
Myla Villanueva
CEO, Novare Technologies
(Regional President, Asia-Pacific)
Ingrid Silver
Partner, SNR Denton
(Regional President - Europe)

Kate McKenzie
Chief Operations Officer
(GTWN President Australia)

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

Vicki MacLeod
Special Advisor, Innovation Culture, Telstra Corporation
(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
Laureen Cook
Principal TMT Global Advisor
World Bank/IFC
Anne Glover
CEO and Founder
Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd
Victoria Hernandez
General Manager
Steria Spain
Marie-Monique Steckel
President, Alliance Francaise,
United States
Janet Yale
President & CEO
The Arthritis Society
Cathy Dobson
President and Founder
Red Door Consulting GmbH
Laina Raveendran Greene
CEO and Lead Consultant
Walda Roseman
Chief Operating Officer
Internet Society

Elke Geising
Executive Director
Nala Partners, South Africa

Janice Hughes
GTWN Founding Member
Red Shift Strategy
Founder, Spectrum Strategy Consultants
Heather Hudson
Professor and Director,
Institute of Social and
Economic Research (ISER)
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Amb. Diana Lady Dougan
GTWN Founding Member
International Communications Center for
Strategic & International Studies
Elisabeth Slapio
Managing Director
IHK Cologne Chamber of Commerce, Germany
Cristina Ruiz De Velasco
Vice President
Nextel, Mexico
Ann Mei Chang
Executive Director
Global Development Lab
Dr. Susanne Paech
Founder and CEO
Susan Dark
Board Director
Sallye Clark
Mintz Levin
Dr. Jessie McLeman
Head of Wholesale Revenue Management
Scottish Water
Dr. Mina-Jaqueline Schachter-Radig
German Telecoms Pioneer
Gema Esteban Garrido
Global VP of Knowledge Network
Lucy Lombardi
Senior Vice President
Telecom Italia
GSMA Executive Management Committee Member
Mosiri Cabezas Ceballos
Global VP of Digital Transformation and Business Acceleration
Carla Cico
Telemig Celular Participações S.A
Board Member EPTA
Allegion, World Duty Free
Susan Major
Managing Partner
DavenPortMajor Executive Search
Gisa Fuatai Purcell
Head, LSE Division


RSVP FORM - MWC/GTWN Welcome Cocktail, Monday 02 March 2015 5:30 p.m., Mobile World Capital Center" Plaza Catalunya, Carrer de Fontanella, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Espagne

Please send RSVP to invitations@gtwn.org giving the following details:

We look forward to welcoming you!


Yes, I will attend the GTWN Welcome Cocktail at 5:30 p.m. Monday 02 March 2015 "Mobile World Capital Center" Plaza Catalunya, Carrer de Fontanella, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Espagne


I will bring a mentoree* whose name is:

Name: __________________________________


No, I will not be able to attend.


Please keep me informed of future events.



Title and Company:




E-mail address:


* Mentorees are a GTWN tradition started by one of our founding members, Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan. Bring the most promising up and coming young woman executive you know to our GTWN Welcome Cocktail so that she can learn, network, and contribute to the Next Generation!


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