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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
July 30, 2008
(202) 289-8928
Intl. Dignitaries Discuss Telecom at Aspen Summit
NTIA's Meredith Baker to Present Special Remarks at Opening Reception

WASHINGTON D.C. - This year's Aspen Summit, organized by The Progress & Freedom Foundation, will feature a special luncheon discussion with a group of leading international dignitaries. "Innovation in Telecommunications: Future International Challenges," is scheduled for Tuesday August 19th, the last full day of the Summit. The guests will discuss some of the major issues affecting telecommunications markets and regulatory regimes across the globe. Topics will include the impact of wireless technology on countries as well as the continuing significance of standards to telecommunications markets.

Participants scheduled to appear are:

  • Senator Helio Costa, Minister for Communications, Brazil
  • Matthias Kurth, President, BNetzA, Germany
  • Nripendra Misra, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (invited)
  • The Honorable Francisco Ros Perán, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society of Spain
  • Dr. Rafael del Villar Alrich, Under Secretary of Communications of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Mexico

The discussion will be moderated by Ambassador David A. Gross, United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.

Also confirmed, Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at NTIA, will deliver special remarks at the Summit's opening reception. More information about all speakers and presenters at this year's Aspen Summit can be found on the PFF website.

The 2008 PFF Aspen Summit will be held August 17th - 19th at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Registration can be performed online. Questions should be directed to Allison Bringardner at or (202)289-8928. Members of the media are always welcome to attend and should contact Amy Smorodin at or (202)289-8928.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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