October 29, 2008 at 11.00 am (EET)
FIRST ELCOTEQ FORUM A SUCCESS
The first-ever Elcoteq Forum was held on October 28, 2008 in the
Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. Hosted by Elcoteq's
Communications Networks Business Area, numerous Swiss and European
technology industry leaders took part. The majestic Hotel and its
beautiful surroundings provided participants with abundant
benchmarking and networking opportunities.
The event began with a highly informative presentation about trends
in globalization and the changes and challenges facing European
industry in 2009. The keynote speech was given by Professor Dr. Paul
SchÃ¶nsleben, well known for his work at Zurich's ETH University. Mr.
Bruno Cathomen, Vice President, Sales and Business Development,
Communications Networks Business Area, Elcoteq, then presented the
host's perspective on globalization and the realities of
communications technology manufacturing in Europe. An open and
fruitful discussion followed.
"Globalization still offers strong growth potential for the
communication technology industry and other industries in Europe and
Asia," Mr. Cathomen said at the event.
"Globalization shows risks but also opportunities for key industries.
Focusing on engineering competence and education still are keys for
European and Swiss industrial companies", said Dr. SchÃ¶nsleben.
The Elcoteq Forum is a platform for decision makers in related
industries that offers information about current topics in the
communications technology industry. The target is to view and analyze
trends, opportunities and challenges in global markets from a variety
To learn more about the latest developments and key drivers in the
EMS and communications technology industries, log on to the Elcoteq
blog at www.elcoteq-blog.com
Director, Marketing and Communications
Elcoteq SE is a leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS)
company in the communications technology field. Elcoteq's global
service offering covers the entire lifecycle of products, from
product development to after market services. By further combining
mechanics expertise into its service offering, Elcoteq's vision is to
be a leading integrated electronics manufacturing services (IEMS)
Elcoteq provides global end-to-end solutions consisting of product
development services, supply chain management, NPI, manufacturing,
and after market services for the whole lifecycle of its customers'
products. These products include Personal Communications products
such as mobile phones and their parts, Home Communications products
such as set-top boxes and electronics for flat panel TVs as well as
Communications Networks products such as base-stations, tower-top
amplifiers, and microwave systems.
Elcoteq operates in 15 countries on four continents and employs some
21,000 people. The Group's consolidated net sales for 2007 totaled
4.0 billion euros. Elcoteq SE is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki
Ltd. For more information visit the Elcoteq website at
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