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Joint Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO breaks news ground.

NTCA AND OPASTCO, THE LEADING ASSOCIATIONS IN THE RURAL TELECOM INDUSTRY, have collaborated to produce a historical industry event. The upcoming 2013 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO will bring the entire rural telecommunications industry together to discuss current challenges, evaluate strategies for the future and explore opportunities for critical partnerships that will shape the way telcos do business.

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This meeting offers something for everyone, with dynamic sessions that assess the impact of today's important industry issues as well as global changes that will impact rural telecom's future.

GENERAL SESSIONS

* Former Yahoo! executive and bestselling author Tim Sanders will speak about how to instill a solutions-oriented, promise-keeping culture of highly confident and innovative people.

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* Advocacy leaders will share the innovative ways they are pressing for sufficient and predictable cost-recovery mechanisms following the adoption of the complex FCC national broadband plan order.

* Speaker Sally Hogshead will share her proprietary research into the science of fascination and how it relates to capturing your customers.

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EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

* Two tracks comprise the meeting's educational sessions--one designed specifically for the needs of telco executives and one for those of telco directors.

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* "Leveraging Our Strengths for Success," a mega session for managers, will outline principles designed to foster an environment of leadership, flexibility and a balanced life.

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* Complimentary learning forums will include engaging discussions about hot topics such as aging in place, turning threats into opportunities and broadband adoption strategies for success.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

* Join the NTCA and OPASTCO foundations for "Dinner, Dancing and Fun at Disney's Fantasia Gardens." Enjoy dinner and cocktails in open-air pavilions and dance the night away!

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* For a theatrical show of scienc creativity and comedy, spend an evening with TECO/RTAF and the Blue Man Group. Attendees will experience an. indescribable celebration of art, technology and music.

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* The Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO will close with a banquet, awards and entertainment. Following an elegant sit-down dinner, cast of acrobatic performers' take the audience on an inspiring journey that is sure be remembered.

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EXPO

* The EXPO is the industry's premier national vice showcase devoted I manufacturing and service rural telcos. The EXPO will be open from 4-6 p.m. Monday and again on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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* On Tuesday February 5, selected exhibitors will present their specific products and services. A list of company participants will be on the meeting's mobile app.

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* EXPO attendees can use the "Treasure Hunt" feature on the meeting's mobile app for a chance to win several prizes.

Attendees at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO will create partnerships, strategies and plans that will help shape the future of the industry. Don't miss this opportunity to be involved! join us February 3-6, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Author:House, Danielle
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Date:Nov 1, 2012
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