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For Immediate Release

Title: Countdown Begins To CTO Annual Forum



The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s (CTO) forthcoming 5 th Annual Forum 2007 is to be held between the 24 th & 26 th September at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Resort, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The event promises to be the most multinational ICT event ever to be held in the Caribbean , with 30 speakers from 18 nations represented.   Therefore, it presents you with the opportunity to learn and interact with the leading decision makers and thought leaders from around the Commonwealth. The event is being hosted by the Office of Utilities Regulation, Jamaica , and the Director General and Chairman of the OUR, Mr J.P Morgan, gave this comment:
“”Convergence and the development of NGNs mark the single biggest change in national telecommunications sectors since liberalisation and brings with it the potential to significantly impact the development of even the smallest economies.
This sets the stage for what we anticipate will be the most informative CTO Forum and best attended event in the 100 year history of the CTO.   I look forward to seeing you this September in the wonderful setting of the Ritz Carlton, in idyllic Montego Bay , Jamaica .”"
The CTO are delighted to announce that 6 ICT Ministers from BERMUDA , JAMAICA , ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, RWANDA , MAURITIUS and MALAWI have all confirmed their participation at the Forum. Also in attendance will be 8 Heads of Commonwealth Regulatory Authorities and 8 CEO’s of ICT companies, other senior level participants include:
Mr Ransford Smith, Deputy Secretary General, Commonwealth
Ms Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General, CTU
Mr Noor-ud-Din Baqai, Member (Telecom), IT & Telecom Division, Ministry of IT, Government of Pakistan
Mr R. N. Jha, Deputy Director General, International Relations, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India
Dr Mohd. Padzil Hashim, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications, Malaysia
Mr Philip Cross, Area Representative for the Caribbean , ITU
Mr Kwaku Ofosu-Adarkwa, Chief Director, Ministry of Communications, The Republic of Ghana
The Forum is the CTO flagship conference, as it precedes the CTO Council Meeting, so a large senior level delegation is guaranteed, especially as it is being backed by the CTU, OOCUR and CANTO.   One of the past attendees, Martin Springer, Business Analyst from BT Global Services had this to say:
“” In an industry as complex as ours, it is important to communicate. Shared learning is invaluable and allows us to understand industry and country/regional constraints, challenges and successes. This forum was an excellent format for that”"  
 
By booking onto the event you will gain valuable information from:
 
30 confirmed speakers from around the world.
6 hours of scheduled interactive discussion to enhance your conference experience
13 hours of informal networking for you to develop your knowledge and contact base
18 country perspectives providing you with a huge variety of best practices and insights
12 private sector presentations, including from global leaders such as:   BT, Nortel, Nokia, Digicel and Cable & Wireless.
For more information please contact: Marco de Kock ; Tel