Hong Kong – CASBAA will host India’s two most senior officials governing broadcasting and telecommunications policy at the CASBAA Convention 2008 in Hong Kong, October 28 – 30. The participation in the Convention 2008 of Sushma Singh, India’s secretary for the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) and Nripendra Misra, the chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), marks the latest additions to the international conference line-up. The two Indian officials will separately discuss the development of India’s booming broadcasting and telecoms sectors during intimate ‘one-to-one’ conversations during CASBAA’s ‘Subscribe to the Future – All eyes are on Asia’ conference on October 29 and 30.The Association also announced the addition of Norm Johnston, CEO EMEA of Mindshare Interaction as a keynote speaker for the Convention 2008. CASBAA says the series of ‘In conversation’ and ‘one-on-one’ segments with Barry Diller of InterActiveCorp, Sushma Singa of MIB, Dr. Abe Peled of NDS, Nriprendra Misra of TRAI and Phil Lines of EPL, will add spice to the formal presentations from Ben Pyne of Disney Media Networks, Darren Childs of BBC Worldwide Channels and Norm Johnston of Mindshare Interaction. Other highlighted speakers include Roma Khanna of NBC Universal, Peter Iacono of ITV Global Entertainment Ltd and John Tsang, the financial secretary of the Hong Kong Government, reinforced by the presence of Gyu Seok Oh, CEO of C&M, Korea’s largest cable TV operator. Also fresh to the roster for CASBAA Convention 2008 is a newly designated digital cable segment featuring all of Taiwan’s leading MSOs, plus a hand-picked team drawn from battle-hardened emerging markets such as Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
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