Event Date/Time: May 29, 2003 End Date/Time: May 30, 2003
Registration Date: May 25, 2003
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2003
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Global Wireless Leaders Address Industry Challenges and Opportunities at Wireless Connections 2003

Wireless comes to Calgary, the centre for wireless, with industry players from Asia, Europe and North America

Leading wireless companies from around the world will gather in Alberta, Canada later this year to examine opportunities for industry growth and innovation that will drive business and deliver tangible results to both consumers and the enterprise. Wireless Connections 2003, proudly sponsored by KPMG LLP and Macleod Dixon LLP, will examine the successes of the industry to date as well as discuss trends, innovations and future opportunities in mobile technology.

The two-day conference promises to be even more successful than the sold-out inaugural event, Alberta-Finland Wireless Symposium 2001, and will take place May 29 and 30 at the University of Calgary.

Discussions will focus on local and global wireless markets, technology trends and opportunities, and how companies can expect to capture revenue from existing next generation wireless networks and services. Wireless Connections 2003 has secured an impressive lineup of speakers, including a keynote from Kari-Pekka Wilska, president of Nokia Americas and presentations from executives at Japan's DoCoMo, Finnish wireless operator Oy Radiolinja Ab, Yankee Group, Fujitsu, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, and CIBC World Markets.

A series of panel discussions will examine many of the "hot issues" in the mobile industry today, including Wi-Fi and 3G rollout, where venture capitalists are focusing their interest in wireless technologies, and what applications are successfully generating revenue for content providers and wireless carriers.

"This event is an opportunity for players from across the wireless community to examine the current state of the industry," said Barb Richardson, chair of Wireless Connections 2003. "International delegates will bring excellent perspectives on what's working in other nations, and what we can expect to see in Canada. In addition, regional wireless leaders will have an opportunity to showcase their products and services, and demonstrate Alberta's leadership in wireless development and commercialization to a global audience."

"The Canadian wireless industry is at the forefront of leadership and innovation, and KPMG is proud to be a sponsor and part of the second annual conference which brings these global and local leaders together," said Gregory Brennan, technology partner at KPMG. "We are excited to contribute our knowledge in the wireless sector to help foster wireless growth and innovation in Alberta, and look forward to meeting and connecting with global and local leaders in the wireless industry."

"The combination of companies involved - from emerging players, to established Canadian companies, to international leaders - will bring a dynamic mix to the discussions and provide a balanced insight into the state of the wireless industry," said Harry Ludwig, Macleod Dixon. "Macleod Dixon supports innovation, knowledge, quality, and international connections through all of our business opportunities and relationships. We are thrilled to be involved with Wireless Connections 2003 which shares these objectives."

Additional speakers for the Wireless Connections 2003 conference will be announced in coming months. Early-bird registration is now taking place at www.wirelessconnections2003.com.

Wireless Connections 2003 would like to extend a special thank you to our official event sponsors KPMG LLP and Macleod Dixon LLP; and to our other partners and sponsors including Industry Canada, Haskayne School of Business, Fujitsu Consulting, SpringBank TechVentures, and High Road Communications.

About Wireless Connections 2003
Wireless Connections 2003 is a two-day gathering of key representatives from the global wireless industry. Taking place in Calgary, Alberta - itself a hub of industry activity - in May 2003, Wireless Connections 2003 follows a successful premier event in 2001 to provide a forum for discussion of wireless trends and issues.

With keynotes and presentations from global leaders including Nokia, Oy Radiolinja Ab, and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), Wireless Connections 2003 is a compelling mix of the practical and the visionary. Attendees will examine the industry's potential from an investment perspective; the ingredients required to foster wireless innovation; real-life scenarios of implementations that have demonstrated significant ROI; new and next-generation technologies; future opportunities within the industry; and more.

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