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Invitation to the GTWN/GSMA Power Breakfast

GTWN/GSMA Power Breakfast with Mme. Brigitte Bourgoin, EVP, Head of Personal Line of Business, Orange FT Group, and Ms. Adele Beachley, Regional Director for Asia Pacific, Research in Motion, 19 November, 7:00 a.m. – 9 a.m., Cafe Deco Macao, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, sponsored by Research in Motion: “Managing the Challenges Ahead” 

It is with great pleasure that you are cordially invited to participate in the annual GTWN Power Breakfast taking place during the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau.

Time and Date:
7:00 – 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Cafe Deco Macao,The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel,
Estrada Da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, S/N,Taipa, Macao
+853 2882 3326
+853 2882 8336


Agenda: 7:00 – Registration
7:15 – Breakfast
7:25 – Introduction of First Keynote Speaker by GTWN Founding President, Candace Johnson
7:30 – Keynote Speech by Mme. Brigitte Bourgoin, EVP, Head of Personal Line of Business, Orange FT Group (Bio Below * )
7:50 – Introduction of Second Keynote Speaker by GTWN Asia President, Myla Villanueva
7:55 – Keynote Speech by Ms. Adele Beachley, Director for Asia Pacific, Research in Motion (Bio Below*)
8:15 – General Discussion by Forum on “Managing the Challenges Ahead”
8:30 – Networking

We are particularly pleased to welcome Mme. Brigitte Bourgoin, Executive Vice President and Head of Personal Line Business from Orange FT Group as one of the Keynote Speakers.  She will be speaking about her views on the mobile industry and how Orange deals in “Managing the Challenges Ahead.”

The sponsor or our GTWN Power Breakfast, Research in Motion’s Adele Beachley, Director for Asia Pacific is another Keynote Speaker who will share her perspectives on how Research in Motion cope in “Managing the Challenges Ahead.”

The Global Telecom Women’s Network is in its 15th 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 ***

Please send RSVP to invitations@gtwn.orgWe look forward to welcoming you!


Madam Brigitte Bourgoin is the Executive Vice President and Head of Personal Line of Business from Orange FT Group since September 2007. Personal Line of Business sets the strategic direction for mobile activities and directs works with Orange operations to maximise customer experience and value creation. Brigitte Bourgoin is the chairperson of Orange Slovensko, Orange Global Ltd and FTMI, she is also a board member of Mobistar and Orange Romania. Since she joined the mobile business in 1990, Brigitte has developed a strong profile in international business development and management in competitive environment. She created and managed the FT Group subsidiary which acquired and developped 15 mobile licences worldwide and has since been appointed in different positions with mobile international operations and P&L responsibility.

**Ms. Adele Beachley, In the capacity of Regional Director, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion (RIM), is responsible for RIM’s independent carrier partners in the region. A key focus in this role is to drive RIM’s world-class customer and partner focused initiatives to increase penetration of BlackBerry® in the region. Since joining RIM in 2002, Adele has led RIM’s carrier partner footprint expansion across Asia Pacific and EMEA. Now based in Sydney, Australia, Adele will concentrate her extensive experience on the APAC region solely, with a particular focus on Australia. Prior to joining RIM Adele undertook a number of senior positions based in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific with British Telecom, such as Business Development Director for British Telecom Singapore, and Head of Mobile Connect, Aeronautical and Maritime Satellite Services for British Telecom London. Adele is fluent in five languages and holds a strong interest in diversity and cross cultural relations. Her professional career has focused on breaking new ground such as developing and implementing the market entry strategy for RIM across all carriers in India, South Korea and Taiwan, plus forging strong and lasting partnerships with carriers across Africa and Middle East. Adele holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Salford.

*** 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 – October 2008

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