CROSS border deals AND emerging markets

1 Day Meeting

2008 Deal Making in the Telecom Sector Forum:

New York, NY - Feb 21, 2008

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum is pleased to present its 2008 Deal Making in the Telecom Sector Forum. The forum, to take place in Manhattan, will bring together 130–150 CEOs & Board members of public and private large cap and mid cap telecom corporations, complementary areas of executive leadership (CFOs, COOs, etc.), investment officers from the endowment, foundation, and family office community, select advisory firms, and select founders/senior managing partners of investment firms. Please note that seating for members of the advisory community is offered first to those that are supporting the event as sponsors.

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8:00 - 9:00am
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:10am
Opening Remarks
9:10 - 9:15am
Introducing Dan Schulman:
Steven Shaw President & CEO Volt Information Sciences
9:15 - 9:45am
Dan Schulman
CEOVirgin Mobile USASession Description:Dan Schulman joined Virgin Mobile as chief executive officer in October 2001, bringing almost two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has led the company from its national launch in 2002 to its current position. Virgin Mobile USA provides wireless communications services, offering prepaid services to the youth market in the United States. Topics of his talk may include but are not limited to
  • The implications of emerging trends in the market
  • What they mean in terms of consolidation.
9:50 - 9:55am
Introducing Keynote Roundtable:
Rich BerlinerCEOBerliner Communications, Inc.
9:55 - 10:35am
Keynote Roundtable
Moderator:Steve LipinSenior PartnerBrunswick GroupKeynotes:Michael J. PriceSenior Managing DirectorEvercore PartnersJoshua SteinerManaging PrincipalQuandrangle GroupSession Description:Josh Steiner, Founder and Managing Partner, Quadrangle and Michael Price, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners will join each other for a “crossfire discussion.” Quadrangle Group is a private investment firm with over $6 billion in assets under management. Quadrangle Group is organized into three separately managed investment areas: private equity, public equity and distressed debt. Evercore Partners is a leading investment banking boutique providing advisory services to prominent multinational corporations on significant mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and other strategic corporate transactions. The topic of their talk may include but is not limited to
  • What’s hot right now in the telecom sector.
10:35 - 11:05am
Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:45am
Panel Discussion
Presented by BCS Global"The New Paradigm of IP Communications"Moderator:Stuart GoldVP Global MarketingBCS GlobalPanelists:Graeme BoothPartner, Technology Advisory Services KPMGPeter HaseVice President, Business DevelopmentTelstra EuropeLaurence LissChief Technology OfficerBlank Rome LLPDan TanelChief Technology OfficerBCS GlobalSession Description:This panel will discuss the New Paradigm of IP-based communications, which is driven by the underlying importance of Global Connectivity, Mobility, Always-On Access, High Quality, Content and supporting an environmentally "Green" approach to business. The panel will also illustrate and discuss how this new paradigm of IP-connectivity is a critical, "enabling" element for businesses who want to continue to compete in the global marketplace. The panel will most likely delve into the concepts of Services Over IP (SOIP), the importance of a Global Communications Exchange, the value of industry specific Applications, the value of Managed Services, as well as the role of IP Video Communications as a premium medium that enables businesses by delivering services, applications and content that can help grow their companies today... and ultimately drive them to greater success tomorrow.
11:50am - 12:20pm
Julie Richardson
Managing DirectorProvidence Equity Partners, Inc.Interviewed by:Alexis Glick Anchor and Vice President of Business News FOX Business NetworkSession Description:Julie Richardson is a Managing Director of Providence and leads their New York office. Providence is the world's leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments. Julie will be sitting down for a fireside chat and the topics of her talk may include but are not limited to
  • A general Private Equity perspective on the telecom market
  • What Julie’s long and short on
  • What to expect from the upcoming year.
12:25 - 1:05pm
Panel Discussion
Presented by Bingham McCutchen"Overview of Telecom Regulations"Moderator:Andy LipmanPartnerBingham McCutchenPanelists:Richard P. Nespola Chairman & CEO TMNG GlobalJames PrenettaExecutive Vice President and General CounselOne Communications Corp.John RyanAssistant Chief Legal OfficerLevel 3 Communications, LLCSession Description:The Panel will discuss the complex and evolving inter-relationship of legal, policy and regulatory issues impacting telecom deal making before multiple antitrust and regulatory decision makers. The panelists will consider the various factors influencing telecom mergers and deal making in the Bush Administration, including before the FCC, DOJ, the states and Congress. In addition, the panelists will discuss how those factors and the overall merger decision process may change under a new Administration, either Republican or Democratic. Among other issues, the panel will discuss whether recent telecom deals, including Verizon-MCI, SBC-AT&T and AT&T-Bell South have been subject to insufficient or unenforceable standards and whether regulatory ambiguity has actually served as an impediment to both entering into and succeeding in telecom deals The Panel will also discuss key telecom policies before the FCC, including the impact of long pending items such as intercarrier compensation and USF, on the health of the telecom sector and, what many consider, the move to increasing regulation of the sector.
1:05 - 2:05pm
Lunch
Sponsored by Hogan & Hartson LLP
2:05 - 2:45pm
Panel Discussion
Presented by Paul Hastings“Structuring Investments in Telecom”Moderator:Tara Giunta Partner Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLPPanelists:Andreas GeorghiouCEOSpacenetJohn ScanlonCEOYipes Enterprise Services, Inc.F. Davis Terry, Jr.Managing Director, Global Co-Chairman of TelecomUBS Investment Bank
2:50 - 3:20pm
John Baker
ChairmanBaker Capital Corp.Session Description:Baker Capital is a private equity firm formed to capitalize on the dynamic opportunity in the communications industry created by deregulation, new technology, and growth of the internet. The firm has approximately $1.5B in total funds under management. John Baker founded Baker Capital in 1995 and has more than 30 years of experience in the private equity industry, leading investments in the technology, telecom and financial service industries. Topics of his talk may include but are not limited to
  • An overview of the investment strategy and philosophy of Baker Capital
  • Commentary on “lessons learned” from the telecom debacle of 2006
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3:20 - 3:50pm
Coffee Break
3:50 - 4:20pm
Sean Dalton
Managing General PartnerHighland Capital PartnersSession Description:Sean Dalton is a Managing General Partner investing in communications infrastructure and semiconductors. Highland Capital Partners takes a sector focused and stage diversified approach to investing in companies. They invest in seed, early and growth stage companies in the communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and information technology markets. The topic of his talk may include but is not limited to
  • Mobile Wireless Data, talking about the convergence of the three screens: the TV screen, the computer screen and the screen from your mobile phone.
4:25 - 4:55pm
James Atwood
Managing DirectorThe Carlyle GroupInterviewed by:Dennis K. BermanGlobal Deals EditorWall Street Journal
4:55 - 5:05pm
Closing Remarks
5:05 - 6:05pm
Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by BCS Global

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