Belgacom Executive Vice President Scott Alcott Chairs IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 in Brussels

The International Engineering Consortium's (IEC) Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 takes place next month at the Brussels Expo with Belgacom as the Official Host Sponsor

Chicago, IL, (PresseBox) - World leaders from the telecommunications industry are to gather in Brussels next month, when the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) brings its Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 conference and exhibition to the city. Backed by official host sponsor Belgacom, the four day flagship event - running from 29 September to 2 October will focus on how developments in telecoms technology are being combined to produce new innovations for business.

"In collaboration with the co-located ICT Symposium, this year's event will combine telecommunications solutions with innovations for enterprise," commented IEC President John Janowiak. "The exhibition and workshops will cover technology, business, strategic and operational issues on topics such as mobility, collaboration, security, and risk management, and address the most promising alternatives for moving forward in the ICT industry."

Themed "Delivering the Promise," the Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 will present key industry leaders at the event including World Forum Chair Scott Alcott, executive vice president of the service delivery engine at Belgacom; and Keynoters Didier Bellens, chief executive officer of Belgacom; Pat Russo, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent; John McMahon, president and managing director of the European department at Sony Pictures Television International; Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and chief executive officer of Ericsson; and Julio Linares Lopez, chief operating officer of Telefonica de España.

The event provides "a great opportunity to see what is happening, what is on the future time path, and great interaction with all of the professionals around the world," declared World Forum Chair Scott Alcott.

Continuing the tradition, this year's InfoVision Awards will honor the most unique and beneficial technologies, applications, products, advances and services in the industry.

Sponsors for the Broadband World Forum Europe 2008 include Official Host Sponsor Belgacom, as well as Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Thomson, ZTE, Italtel ADVA, Allied Telesis, Astra, AVM, Actelis, ADC, Soapstone Networks, and Cisco.

The IEC welcomes all industry professionals to attend. Register for Conference badges as well as complimentary Exhibits PLUS Passes at www.iec.org/events/2008/bbwf/register/.

All accredited members of the media are entitled to full and complimentary access to the entire four-day event.

For complete information, visit www.iec.org/events/2008/bbwf/ .

International Engineering Consortium

A nonprofit organization, the IEC is dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.

In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free, on-line educational program. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.

More than 70 leading high-technology universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. Please visit www.iec.org.

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