"The Future of the Irish Telecommunications – Breaking the Logjam"

A conference presented by First Tuesday / Investnet.

Venue: The Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, off Grafton St., Dublin 2

Registration: 6.00pm at the venue, the event will be followed by networking and refreshments. The event will commence promptly at 6.30 and finish at 8pm.

Admission: Euro15

Suggested programme:
*Introduction of panelists
*After government backed investments during the 80s and early 90s in our telecoms infrastructure, have we now fallen behind?
*How can the government prevent "winback" by the the incumbent?
*What are the long term effects of an underdeveloped broadband infrastructure on the country’s cost base?
*Is the rollout of DSL to homes the final piece of the broadband puzzle?
*Looking overseas to international benchmarks – What’s being done and what lessons can be learned?
*What impact, if any, is the Governments intervention going to have on the Irish market?

John Doherty, Chairperson of the commission (ComReg)
Paul Slattery, Country Manager Ireland (Tiscali)
Donal Hanrahan, General Manager (Aurora Telecom)
Oisin Fanning, Managing Director (Smart Telecom)
Sean McVeigh, Managing Director (Ryanair Telecom)

Martin Creaner, Vice President Technical Programs (TeleManagement Forum)

If you would like to sponsor this or future events please contact David Neville