The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has announced plans to host Nigeria’s Telecoms Executives and Regulator Forum 2012. The event slated for December 12, 2012 will hold at the Golden Gate Paradise, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), will present a keynote address which will cover, amongst other things, Quality of Service issue; Number Portability; Open Access to Broadband Infrastructure; Provision of Frequency Spectrum for Service delivery as well as Mainstreaming Local Content in the Nigerian Telecoms development. The President of ATCON, Engr Lanre Ajayi, will set the stage for the day’s discussion through a welcome address.
The forum which is open to all operators in the telecoms sector in Nigeria, is designed to create an opportunity for key industry players to interact with the regulator, with the aim of building a continual good working relationship. It is also aimed at creating a platform for the regulator to update the industry on the regulator’s directions and plans for the industry in the coming years.
Furthermore, the forum is designed as a veritable avenue for the regulator to receive feedback from the industry with a view to understanding the challenges and prospects industry players have to grapple with and explore to ensure sustained growth of the industry. Also, participants are expected to brainstorm on measures that would accelerate the expansion of telecommunications services across the federation in the years ahead.
The forum is includes a panel discussion sessions to allow elaborate and judicious deliberations on the various sub-themes. Some of the confirmed panelists include The CEO of key Telecoms companies in Nigeria.
Participation in this forum is restricted to top executives of telecom operating companies. As the name of the event implies, participation is strictly for high level management personnel of operating companies. Therefore, delegates to the forum must consist of decision makers in the participating organizations. This is to ensure that issues are discussed with seriousness of purpose.
ATCON has also indicated that there are a few sponsorship opportunities for companies wishing to take advantage of the highly executive networking platform to gain heighten public relations mileage for their organizations. Some of the benefits of sponsoring the event include opportunity to make commercial presentations, products exhibitions, profile listing and advert placement in event brochure as well as advert placement on ATCON website for a whole 90 days.
ATCON is the umbrella organisation of all telecommunications companies operating in Nigeria. It is the apex telecom industry association providing a central voice for the telecommunications sector in Nigeria. Since its official inauguration in December 1993, ATCON has been in the forefront of advocacies for the rapid development and accelerated expansion of telecommunications in Nigeria. Through its exhibitions, seminars and conferences, ATCON has positively influenced and stimulated the growth of the telecommunications industry in Nigeria over the past couple of years. The Association has always collaborated with and supports the Nigerian Communications Commission in efforts at ensuring policy consistency and stable regulatory regime.
The Telecom Executives and Regulator Forum 2012 is one in the series of information-sharing activities ATCON has planned for the overall benefit of the telecom industry.