07 August 2013
Myanmar’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is to co-host Capacity’s inaugural Myanmar Connect 2013 event in Nay Pyi Taw.
The partnership will see Myat
Hein, union minister at the MCIT, open and close the event; the
first executive summit uniting Myanmar with the international
"This newest addition to the Capacity Conference
portfolio is an opportunity to provide an exciting window into
a market that has been closed to the world for a long time,"
said Ros Irving, CEO at Capacity Media.
"We are very excited to be here at the beginning of what
promises to be a wonderful development story. We are especially
happy to be working with the Ministry of Communications and
Information Technology and so many Myanmar businesses to make
the event an effective forum for discussion."
Other speakers at the event include Petter Furberg,
recently appointed CEO of Telenor Myanmar, and Jeremy Sell,
group chief strategy officer at Ooredoo; both of which were
successful in the country’s spectrum auction
earlier this year.
Alexandre Pébereau, EVP of international carriers at
Orange – which has
reiterated its commitment to the country, despite losing out on
a licence win – will also be speaking at the
conference and expects the partnership with MCIT to have a
positive impact on the country’s
"We truly believe that Myanmar will become a strategic growth
market for the entire communications ecosystem and we hope to
meet new partners [at the conference]," he said.
Myanmar Connect 2013,
Nay Pyi Taw,
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
It is indeed a delight to professional like us to see quality events in emerging market like Myanmar.Wish grand success with further cellular penetration in Myanmar.All the very best.
Aug 09, 2013