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French Minister of Industry Announced to Open 6th Data Centres Europe Event.

PARIS & LONDON -- The producers of the forthcoming 6th annual Data Centres Europe conference taking place in Sophia Antipolis, near Nice are delighted to announce that the Minister for Industry in France, M Christian Estrosi, will officially open the event on the morning of 22nd April 2010. The high level content and debate will set the agenda on exploiting Green technologies over the coming year (

M Estrosi who was previously the Secretary of State for Overseas, was also Mayor of Nice and President of the general council for the Alpes-Maritimes department. He will deliver an address to the delegates at the opening of the event.

"We are delighted that M Estrosi will open this important European data centre debate," commented Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup, the event researchers and producers, "This demonstrates the importance attached to the data centre sector in France and across the region."

A high calibre line up of top speakers and experts includes data centre gurus, Christian Belady, Principal Infrastructure Architect Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Corporation, Michael Manos, Vice President, Service Operations, Nokia, Roy Zeighami, UCS Power and Cooling TME, Cisco and Laurent Vernerey, President & CEO IT Business, Schneider Electric; Europe's data centre leaders, Anthony Foy, Managing Director, Interxion, Michael Tobin, CEO, TelecityGroup, Eric Schwartz, President, Equinix Europe, Bernard Geoghegan, Senior Vice President of International Operations, Digital Realty Trust and Guy Willner, Chairman, Data Gardens Russia.

Special presentations will be made by Paul-Fran[?]ois Cattier, Vice President France, Benelux & French speaking Africa, APC by Schneider Electric, on the results of a new study by the Data Centre Group assessing the comparative advantages for the sector in France, and Marion Howard Healy, Associate Consultant, BroadGroup on a new study of Private Cloud.

The 2-day international meeting includes the content-led conference, annual prestigious Awards dinner which this year includes the European Green Initiative Awards which has been endorsed and will be presented by the Green Grid, an industry exhibition, and special workshops.

Sponsors and Partners include APC by Schneider Electric, Interxion, TelecityGroup, XKL, H2O Networks, Euclyde, Digital Realty Trust, eBRC, Migration Solutions, BL International Consultants, Equinix, Cadwin FM, Lamda Hellix Data Centers, ARUP, Scottish Development International, APL, Surf Telecoms, Stulz, Conteg, Dataplex Ltd, Control Circle, Microsoft, CBRE, Noodlesoft Technologies, The Colocation Exchange, Gimelec, Data Centres News Search, IX Consulting, IT One, Econference and Global Security Magazine.
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Date:Mar 17, 2010
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