The Next Business Models Opportunities & Disruptions IDATE's 29th Annual International Conference



    14 & 15 November 2007 - Le Corum, Montpellier (France)

    India, Guest Country

    MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, September 13 /CNW/ - Over the past 29 years, IDATE's
International Conference has earned its reputation as a cornerstone event for
taking stock of the changes at work in the Broadband, Mobile and Media
industries. A veritable international platform for debate and discussion,
following through on the success of its 2006 edition this year's DigiWorld
Summit will once again provide an opportunity to examine those events that
marked the year gone by, and those which will constitute the key challenges
for the years ahead.

    As it is every year, these plenary sessions and executive seminars will
be structured around a programme including prominent keynote speakers, and a
series of presentations and round table discussions.

    14 & 15 November 2007

    This year's plenary sessions will extend over a day and a half, and focus
on the theme: "The next business models: opportunities & disruptions!"

    By way of an introduction to the plenary sessions, IDATE's experts will
offer the DigiWorld's top players an opportunity to debate the current state
of the markets, to then pinpoint the questions that are key to understanding
the future.

    Speakers confirmed:

    --  Benjamin BEJBAUM, CEO & Co-founder, Dailymotion

    --  Pierre BELLANGER, President, SkyRock

    --  Paul CHAMPSAUR, Chairman, ARCEP

    --  Michel COMBES, President, TDF

    --  Virginie CALMELS, CEO, Endemol France

    --  Carlo D'ASARO BIONDO, CEO International, Lagardere Active Media

    --  Olivier FLEUROT, Executive President, Publicis WorldWide

    --  Emmanuel FOREST, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Bouygues Telecom

    --  Steve GARNETT, President & Co-President EMEA, Salesforce.com

    --  Frederic GASTALDO, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Swisscom

    --  Phil HARRISON, President Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe

    --  Jean-Bernard LEVY, CEO, Vivendi Universal

    --  Didier LOMBARD, President & CEO, France Telecom

    --  Herve NOVELLI, Minister of State for Businesses and Foreign Trade,
France

    --  Patricia RUSSO, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent

    14 November 2007

    IDATE and its partners are organising half a day devoted to Executive
Seminars, including:

    --  6th Video Game Seminar: How convergence affects business models?

    --  5th Broadband Seminar: Who should pay for FTTx?

    --  3rd Mobile Services Seminar: Redefining mobile business models

    --  3rd Media Seminar: New ad-ventures for TV, web and mobile operators

    --  3rd Transatlantic Telecom Forum: Net Neutrality vs. Separation

    Key data on DigiWorld Summit

    --  Over 1,200 delegates

    --  30 countries represented

    --  More than 120 top-flight speakers (plenary sessions & executive
seminars)

    --  An audience of decision-makers (CEOs, Presidents, Directors of
strategic policy...): Telcos, service companies and media groups, hardware
manufacturers, European, national and local authorities, academics and
financial analysts.

    --  Coverage by the general interest and trade press (written, online and
TV)

    About IDATE

    Founded in 1977, IDATE is one of Europe's foremost market analysis and
consulting firms, whose mission is to provide assistance in strategic
decision-making for its clients in the Telecom, Internet and Media industries.

    Consulting - IDATE has established its credibility and independence in
conducting consultancy and study assignments on behalf of its clients:

    --  Benchmarking: evaluation, modelling and forecasts, sector-specific
analyses, surveys

    --  International benchmarking: positioning studies, strategic and
competition analyses

    --  Public policies: public policy definition and assessment, project
management, regulatory benchmarking

    Research - IDATE'S clients benefit from the knowledge and expertise of
its teams of specialists, and from its ongoing investment in its Digiworld
information and strategic monitoring system - a veritable digital world
observatory - along with access to a singular array of market reports, data,
analyses and support services.

    Forum - IDATE has also been instrumental in providing a forum for debate
amongst the markets' key players, notably thanks to the IDATE Foundation, the
DigiWorld Summit and the Communications & Strategies Review.

    More information on www.digiworldsummit.com




For further information:

For further information: Presse & Technologies for IDATE Tel +33 (0)1 56
56 64 64 Philippe Grand pgrand@pressetech.fr or Emmanuelle Renauld
erenauld@pressetech.fr or IDATE Mathieu Massot, +33 (0)4 67 14 44 41
m.massot@idate.org

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