Linklaters to chair Future of TMT and Telecoms M&A Panels at Hong Kong conference

Leading global law firm Linklaters has been announced as the host of two key panel sessions on innovation and mergers and acquisitions at Asia’s leading regional conference for telecom and media executives in Hong Kong on January 16.

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Hong Kong (PRWEB UK) 9 January 2014

Leading global law firm Linklaters has been announced as the host of two key panel sessions on innovation and mergers and acquisitions at Asia’s leading regional conference for telecom and media executives in Hong Kong on January 16.

TMT Finance & Investment Asia Conference and Awards 2014 (http://www.tmtfinance.com/asia/), now in its fifth year, brings together leading CEOs, CFOs and Heads of M&A, investment bankers, investors and expert advisers and features 8 key panel sessions and over 45 speakers.

In the Future of TMT Panel – Innovation and Investing in Adjacent Markets, Samantha Thompson, Global TMT Leader, Linklaters, will be moderating the discussion featuring industry experts Alex Connors, Head of International Product Management, Vodafone; Olivier Carnohan, Intrapreneur - Emerging Businesses, SingTel Group; and Dr Colin Light, Partner, China Consulting Digital Leader, PwC.

“Innovation, not just in technology, but also in business models, security, pricing and customer service, will become increasingly important for companies in the TMT space as they seek new pathways to growth offered by emerging economies,” Thompson said. The panel will tackle topics such as how large corporates and start-ups can work together, as well as new opportunities in M2M, MVNOs, Cloud, Mobile Money and Mobile Health.

With deal-making predicted to increase in key markets across Asia in 2014, all eyes will also be on the widely anticipated M&A Panel, chaired by Linklaters and featuring M&A leaders from Ooredoo Myanmar, Barclays Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi, who will be discussing how mergers and acquisitions will impact the telecoms and media sector across Asia over the next 12 months.

Other companies represented by speakers include: Aircel, American Tower, Axiata Group, BT Global Services, Asia Broadcast Satellite, Hong Kong Broadband Network, PLDT and Smart Comms, Dimension Data Asia Pacific, GDS, 21Vianet, Protelindo, Tata Communications, Frontier Tower Solution, Pacnet, IFC, ANZ, Barclays Capital, Moody’s, ING, Coleago Consulting, News Corp, Huawei, Saavis, SBI Caps India, BNP Paribas, Brandscreen, GSMA, Hardiman Telecommunications, Herbert Smith Freehills, Asia Cloud Computing Association, Webb Henderson, Mobitv and Cypress River Advisors.

TMT Finance and Investment Asia 2014, takes place at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, on January 16, 2014.

To see the full list of speakers or the programme guide please go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/asia/

To register for the conference and receive special online rates, go to: http://www.tmtfinance.com/asia/register/


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