Social Programme - Monday 25th June

Opening Ceremony, CEO Forum and ComSoc Awards Ceremony
Venue: Clyde Auditorium
Time: 9.30 – 12.30hrs

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The Opening Ceremony and CEO Forum will be held in the elegant Clyde Hall of the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC).

Opening Ceremony
The Conference will be opened by a Welcome Address to be given by a senior dignitary from the Scottish government, followed by an Opening Presentation by Arun Sarin, CEO of the Vodafone Group, who is the General Chair for ICC 2007.

CEO Forum
Chaired by Arun Sarin (CEO of Vodafone), the ICC2007 CEO Forum brings together under one roof, a panel of senior and respected executives from all parts of the Telecommunications and Networks domain to share their wisdom and experience, and their visions of the future with presentations and discussions addressing the key topic: ‘The future of Convergence in the Communications Industry’ Those Participating in the ICC2007 CEO Forum are:

Ms Pat Russo - CEO Alcatel Bell Labs
Mr Ben Verwaayen - Chief Executive BT
Mr Nikesh Ahuja - President Google (EMEA)
Mr Sanjiv Ahuja - CEO Orange
Mr Steve Ballmer - CEO Microsoft

The ICC2007 CEO Forum represents an exciting and unique opportunity to hear the views of and interact with the key players who both individually and on behalf of their organizations shape and drive forward our industry.

IEEE/ComSoc Awards Ceremony
At ICC each year, the IEEE Communications Society conducts an award ceremony to honour the recipients of IEEE ComSoc Paper Awards. ICC2007 has the pleasure and the privilege of holding the IEEE/ComSoc Awards Ceremony as part of the plenary programme in Clyde Auditorium. Before an audience of peers and invited guests, the achievements of the individual recipients who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of communications systems and technologies, and who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of their subjects will be acknowledged.

OT-04: Loch Ness and The Highlands
Time: 08.00 – 20.00hrs Cost: £60.00 per person

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This tour will take you along the banks of Loch Lomond and over bleak and desolate Rannoch Moor. The tour will continue to Fort William, in the Shadow of Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK), then through the Great Glen to Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness. You will then head along the shores of Loch Ness (keeping a watchful eye out for the Loch Ness Monster) until we reach Urquhart Castle. It is from this ancient ruin that the majority of the sightings of Nessie have been made. After time to explore the castle the tour will retrace the route back, enjoying some more of Scotland’s spectacular scenery.

EX-02: Dinner Cruise Down Loch Lomond With Jazz
Time: 18.30 – 23.00hrs Cost: £70.00 per person - SOLD OUT

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Coaches will depart from the SECC at 18.30hrs and take you to Loch Lomond where you will board the Lomond Prince and the Lomond Laird. Loch Lomond must be the worlds’ most famous Loch and has been much written about, both in song and verse. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity and offers picture postcard views around every corner. Dinner will be provided and you will be entertained by a Jazz Band as you cruise down the Loch.

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