Archive for December, 2008
December 8th, 2008
in Telecoms & Technology |
Capitalize on the Rapidly Growing Market Opportunities to Achieve
Seamless Mobility at the Only LTE Congress for the Americas
PLUS Don’t miss the Pre-Conference Workshop: LTE versus WiMax
Are these Technologies Purely Competitive or Potentially Complimentary?
December 8, 2008
LTE is emerging as the predominant solution for migrating to next-generation mobile broadband networks. With announcements from leading network operators – both CDMA and GSM – that LTE is their technology of choice for evolving their networks towards 4G, the demand for LTE is rife.
LTE presents a host of opportunities for stakeholders throughout the telecom value chain. LTE networks not only provide the capacity to support the ever-increasing demand for ubiquitous wireless connectivity, but will also enable network operators to offer more advanced mobile applications. Are you preparing for the impact of LTE on today’s
mobile eco-system? Have you integrated LTE into your future market strategies? If not, it’s a must – the future of your competitive advantage depends on it. Capture your share of the emerging revenue opportunities at the only LTE Congress for the Americas. Use this event to clarify the commercial viability of LTE, and fully understand the network
Join leading network operators and solution providers as they share invaluable insights into the technical and strategic challenges around LTE – and its impact on future mobile devices, applications and services.
Key themes explored at the LTE Americas Congress include:
• The benefits and impacts of migrating to an LTE network
• The future of the wireless landscape with LTE versus WiMAX
• The possibilities for delivering unicast, multicast and broadcast media
• The impact of LTE on mobile devices and consumer electronics
This is the ONLY event featuring multiple perspectives from technical specialists within 9 telecom powerhouses such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Vodafone, Viva, Bell Mobility, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, TELUS and Telecom Italia. Solidify your market strategy and capitalize on the growing opportunities associated with next generation mobile
broadband networks at the LTE Americas Congress!
December 8th, 2008
in Energy & Resources |
Capitalizing on the Resurgence of Nuclear Energy
A Unique Opportunity for Industry Leaders to Explore New Solutions for the Financing,
Construction and Deployment of Nuclear Power Plants
Agenda Highlights Include:
• A comprehensive review of the nature and status of new nuclear
• Best practices for qualifying for Federal financial incentives
and securing project financing
• Negotiating optimum EPC terms that align stakeholder interests
and mitigate risk
• Evaluating innovative financing mechanisms for the construction
of new nuclear plants
• Leveraging new capital finance and investment opportunities
• Innovative methodologies for controlling nuclear construction costs
• Real solutions for overcoming supply chain bottlenecks and the
availability of key components
• Industry strategies for developing the next generation of nuclear
engineers in the face of a growing workforce deficit
• The latest developments and R&D efforts for achieving sustainable
nuclear waste disposal
The impending resurgence in nuclear energy is indisputable. Utilities, faced with the rising costs of fossil fuels and the threat of mandated carbon emission caps, are re-visiting the viability of nuclear power to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy.
This renewed demand for nuclear power represents significant business opportunities – for utilities, engineering companies and equipment manufacturers, investors, and legal advisors. But for an industry that has been dormant in the development of nuclear plants for the last two to three decades, there are significant challenges to be overcome before the so-called “nuclear renaissance” can be realized. Daunting economics, a lengthy and complex COL application process, a critical shortage of qualified labor, supply chain bottlenecks, the issue of the long-term disposal of nuclear waste, and the negative public perception of nuclear power are just some. Despite these hurdles, the number of applications received and expected by the NRC, to both extend existing nuclear operation licenses and to build new reactors and plants, surmount anything that has been seen since the 1970s/1980s.
But success will not be achieved in a vacuum. American Conference Institute (ACI), a leader in providing business information in a global content, presents a new forum for nuclear industry stakeholders to gather and explore a new generation of business solutions for the financing, construction and deployment of nuclear power plants. ACI’s Nuclear Power Congress will bring together executive-level decision makers from across the value
chain, from the leading industry regulatory bodies and associations, utilities, engineering companies, equipment manufacturers and contractors, lenders, investors and industry advisors in a unique forum that delivers in-depth information, compelling discussions and invaluable networking opportunities.
Key areas of discussion include:
• Stimulating Infrastructure Investment
• Controlling Construction Costs
• Overcoming Supply Chain Bottlenecks
• Planning and Execution Strategies for
New Nuclear Build
• New Nuclear Plant Deployment Challenges
and Mitigation Strategies
• Tackling Talent Competition
• Achieving Sustainable Waste Disposal
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore ways in which you can capitalize on the resurgence of nuclear energy.
December 3rd, 2008
in Insurance & Reinsurance |
Records Management, Retention and Destruction Strategies
for the Insurance Industry
Leading executives, senior regulators, and private practice
attorneys specializing in information management will share
legal, tactical and operational strategies on how to:
• Assess your company’s records management requirements in order
to develop an effective records management program
• Integrate retention requirements for departments with competing
policies and priorities
• Implement safeguards designed to ensure privacy and security of
personally identifiable information throughout your program
• Overcome employee resistance through training and monitoring
to ensure compliance on email and other retention policies
As a target for a significant amount of litigation and the owner of a voluminous amount of paper and electronic information, insurance companies face five times the number of lawsuits and have more personal information than any other industry.
As regulatory requirements and litigation pressures continue to mount, insurance companies are under enormous pressure to develop and maintain an effective records management program. Violations can result in significant fines, decreased market value and harm to your company’s reputation. However, statistics show that a majority of insurers are significantly deficient in their records keeping practices especially in relation to electronically stored information such as email and instant messages.
Can you afford to have an ineffective records management
program in place?
At American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on Insurance Enterprise Content Management, you will gain proactive strategies to tackle the overwhelming task of implementing a successful records management program. Our exceptional faculty of
experienced in-house professionals and private practice attorneys specializing in information management will share their expertise and unique perspectives on:
• Establishing and empowering an appropriate records management team to get the job done
• Ensuring compliance with various regulations affecting records retention and disposal requirements
• Categorizing and classifying your records to ensure consistency
• Applying an effective records retention schedule to electronic records
• Creating a culture of responsible records management throughout your organization
Maintaining Transparency, Ensuring Compliance and Monitoring Scientifi c Communications
Senior-level medical affairs executives, compliance officers, in-house
counsel, and experienced attorneys will share insights on:
• Managing risk and avoiding liability exposure through off-label communication
based on scientific communications, publications and promotions
• What Medical Affairs needs to be aware of when crossing borders to conduct
clinical trials – privacy requirements, data protection, and FCPA
• Maintaining transparency and preventing commercial influence in the grant
and CME process
• Delineating and maintaining clear boundaries between Medical Affairs
and Sales and Marketing
• Re-evaluating physician relationships and their use as consultants in order
to prevent potential conflicts of interest
• Ensuring your internal auditing procedures are compliant, comprehensive,
and effective in light of recent industry and regulatory initiatives
The revised PhRMA Code and a heightened focus on ethics…renewed FDA interest
in dissemination of articles on off-label information and reprint practices…new
requirements under FDAAA for trial registries…expanded FDA authority over post-market
safety…continued legislative interest in CME and industry-physician relationships.
As the internal gatekeeper of scientifi c and medical information, more and more, Medical Affairs is being utilized as the external face of the company, responsible for the promotional scientific interface with both customers and healthcare professionals alike. Yet, with an evolving regulatory landscape and increased pressure on drug and device manufacturers to maintain transparency in business operations, the role of Medical Affairs departments has become increasingly important, particularly with respect to interactions with Sales and Marketing.
With so many responsibilities covering various areas including clinical research, publications, CME and education grants, medical and scientific promotional information, Medical Affairs departments must constantly revisit their practices to ensure that all activities and information being disseminated is in compliance with current industry standards and regulatory guidelines.
To aid you in revising and updating your department’s procedures, ACI brings you its seventh national installment of Managing Legal Risks and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Medical Affairs. Providing you with benchmarking tips, best practices, and firsthand insights from senior-level medical executives, compliance offi cers, and legal counsel, Medical Affairs will explore with you what your department should be doing now in order to remain compliant in the future.
Completely restructured to hone in on the issues that are most troublesome to Medical Affairs, this year’s conference will be divided into three sections:
• Medical Affairs 101 Boot Camp – a comprehensive drilldown into the Medical Affairs function, this session will provide attendees with an intensive, three-hour examination into what the necessary s teps are for properly establishing, maintaining, and monitoring your department – ideal for medical and scientific executives and attorneys new to Medical Affairs
• Main Conference – with a focus only on the hottest issues affecting Medical Affairs including, off label communication, CME, education grants, physician-industry relationships, clinical trial registries, international clinical trials, and compliance metrics for auditing, the main conference is a perfect compliment to the pre-conference boot camp primer
• Advanced Interactive Focus Session on Balancing the Interface Between Medical Affairs and Sales and Marketing – an interactive, counseling seminar, this session provides an opportunity for prolonged discussion in a roundtable format on how to delineate appropriate inter-departmental practices and procedures to address publications, promotions, authorship, phase IV studies, and the use of consultants – for those who are looking for next-step, benchmarking strategies