25th to 26th June 1996
Second International Conference and Exhibition
Telecommunications Development in Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Tatarstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Polat Renaissance Hotel, Instanbul
18.00 Opening Reception, Polat Renaissance Hotel
08.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 Official Opening
Key-Note Speech: Oner Barutcu, Minister of Telecommunications, Turkey*
09.15 Chairman's Introduction.
09.20 Session A. Integrating the Central Asian Republics into the global telecommunications network: Regulatory and Investment Issues.
The role of international regulatory bodies in assisting the Central Asian Republics with the development of a modern national infrastructure: technical support and training programmes.
Fintan Supple, Project Manager, Irish Telecom Investment International
Nikolai Malishev, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
Yuli Wexler, Regional Director C&EE and CIS, Intelsat
Kathleen Collins, Director Central Europe and NIS, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission*
Investment strategies: What progress has been registered since last year? - Which are the main areas of investment? - Raising finance on an international basis: the role of credit agencies in supporting infrastructure development; increasing the level of participation of commercial banks and investment funds; encouraging partial ownership of local enterprises by western telecoms companies - Finding local funding solutions: adopting higher business tariffs, issuing national voucher schemes, privatising the local telecom operator.
Clell Harral, Director, Telecommunications Sector, EBRD*
Hugh Lantzke, Regional Telecommunications Manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank
Cengiz Bulut, Director General, Turkish Telecom
11.00 Coffee and Refreshments
11.30 Session B. Creating and Developing A Modern Telecommunications Infrastructure.
An update on the most recent changes in the national telecommunications laws - is privatisation increasingly seen as the solution for updating an obsolete telecommunications network? - What does a foreign investor need to know when entering a licensing agreement in this area?
W E Butler, Partner, White & Case
Erjan Sagyndykov, President, Kazakh Telecom*
Tanju Argun, Managing Director, Netas
12.30 Official Luncheon
14.00 Session C. Technical Cooperation Programmes and Development Opportunities.
Developing profitable telecommunications systems in the republics according to their specific needs - Which are the technological solutions most suited to each area? ~Are mobile systems gaining in popularity? - Who are the key players in the market?
Lutfi Yenel, General Manager, Alcatel Teletas
Yuri Sneshkov, General Director, Uzdunrobita
Dr Arnold Hornfield, Managing Director, Simko
Mariana Groseva, Regional Sales Manager, E Europe & Central Asia, Nera
John Brewer, General Director, Buzton
Peter Tamm, Mobile Systems Marketing, Ericsson*
Kwang Hun Suh, General Manager, Overseas Business Department 1, Hanwa*
15.30 Coffee and Refreshments
16.00Session C. (continuation)
John Malcolm, General Manager Indo-China and CIS, Telstra Corporation
James Welch, Vice President, Sprint Networks
Pulat Umarov, Managing Director, Kamalak Paging
Levi Zelkind, Managing Director, Central and E Europe and CIS, ECI
17.30 Close of Day 1
18.30 official Cocktail Reception
08.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 Chairman's Introduction.
09.10 Session D. National governments' efforts to create and develop modem telecommunications infrastructures in the region.
Is breaking the PTT's monopoly a good solution at this stage of development? - Future strategies and privatisation plans - What has been achieved so far and what new policies have been adopted? - Privatisation vs. State Ownership - How to attract more western investment?
Siruz Abasbeyli, Minister of Telecommunications, Azerbaijan
Sapargali Shaimuhanov, Director, Telecommunications Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Kazakhstan
Abdujapar Tagaev, Minister of Telecommunications, Kyrgystan
Nuridtin Muhidinov, Minister of Telecommunications, Tajikistan
Rinat Zalialov, Minister of Telecommunications, Republic of Tatarstan
Asharberdy Cherkezov, Minister of Telecommunications, Turkmenistan
Tafir Rakhimov, Minister of Telecommunications, Uzbekistan
10.30Coffee and Refreshments
11.00 Session E. Practical experiences of local operators, companies and joint ventures in setting up and running a local telecommunications practice.
Which factors affect the choice of partners in local joint ventures and joint stock companies?- Which are the preferred areas of cooperation and why? - Providing high-level services to public and corporate users, a prerequisite of a modern communications network.
Erjan Sagyndykov, President, KazakhTelecom*
Saolbor Alymkurov, Director General, Kyrgyz Telecom
Iman Hummedov, Director General, Turkmen Telecom*
Pahir Bikmetov, Director General, Uzbek Telecom
Rasik Aliev, Director General, Az Telecom
Yan Dribinski, Co-President, and Patrick Dunne, Co-President, Becet
Lenard Shaidulin, Director General, Tatincom
12.30 Official Luncheon
14.00 Session E Business users of private telecommunications networks: Practical experiences and requirements.
What types of telecommunications services are more suitable from the user's point of view? - How does one choose an adequate service provider ? - What are the user's technical requirements?
15.30 Closing Cocktail.
*=Awaiting final confirmation. Other speakers to be determined from names shown
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