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Invitation to the GTWN/GSMA Power Breakfast 

GTWN/Mobile World Congress Power Breakfast with Mr. Ben Verwaayen, CEO Alcatel-Lucent.

“Using Converging Communications Technologies to Stimulate Innovation and Economic Recovery.”


Time and Date:

7:00 – 9:00 a.m., Tuesday,17 February 2009


Palace Baro de Quadras/Casa Asia, Avenue Diagonal No. 373 08008 Barcelona

04 93 23 8 73 37

Dear GTWN Networker, Friend, and Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that you are cordially invited to participate in the annual GTWN Power Breakfast taking place during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.   We are particularly pleased to announce that Alcatel-Lucent is our sponsor this year and that Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent will be our Keynote Speaker.

The theme of the GTWN Barcelona Power Breakfast is “Using Converging Communications Technologies to Stimulate Innovation and Economic Recovery.” This theme provides an ideal forum for our keynote speaker, Ben Verwaayen, to share his thoughts on talent management and leadership as he speaks on the “Future of the Converging Telecommunications Industry.”

As always, we will have a lively discussion following the Keynote Speech during which we hope to examine strategies for driving innovation through the deployment of new fixed and mobile broadband solutions’ based business model as well as to discuss the pivotal role that ICT can play in increasing efficiency, reducing cists, expediting the time to market and generally assisting both companies and individuals in facing the many economic and social challenges of our time.

This discussion will be facilitated by GTWN International Steering Committee member and co-founder, Janice Hughes, Spectrum Value Partners co-founder and partner.

7:00 – Breakfast and Networking
7:15 –

GTWN Introduction and Welcome by Bridget Cosgrave, GTWN Global President

7:20 – Keynote Speech by Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent
7:50 – General Discussion by Forum led by Janice Hughes, GTWN
Co-Founder, International Steering Committee Member and Founding Partner, Spectrum Value Partners
8:15 – Networking
8:45 – Courtesy Bus departs Palace Baro de Quadras/Casa Asia for The Mobile World Congress at the Fira – The Networking continues on the bus !

The Global Telecom Women’s Network is in its 17th year of existence.  It brings together the top ICT women executives around the world to discuss the most important issues facing our industry today. Please come prepared to contribute and to make a statement. Please come prepared to innovate and to debate.  Please come prepared to know and to get to know.

This invitation is a personal invitation and is good for you and, if you desire, your mentoree ****


Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent.  Mr Verwaayen is one of the highest profile senior executives in the ICT sector today.  Between February 2002 and June 2008, he was CEO of British Telecom, prior to this he held a number of senior positions at Lucent Technologies, including Vice Chairman of the Management Board. Prior to that, he worked for the Dutch incumbent operator KPN, as the President and Managing Director of its PTT Telecom subsidiary.

** Palace Baro de Quadras/Casa Asia: is one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona today.  It was designed by Gaudi contemporary, Puig I Cadafalch.  It is about 15 minutes away from the Fira and is located in the center of the city at No. 3373 Avinguda Diaonal , Barcelona.  We will have a courtesy bus departing at 8:45 for the World Mobile Congress.

*** A courtesy bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the Palace Baro de Quadras/Casa Asia to the Fira for all GTWN Power Breakfast attendees.

**** 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 Power Breakfast so that she can learn, network, and contribute to the Next Generation!

Newsletter – February 2009

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