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Ambassador David Gross to Moderate Global Forum 2010 Keynote Session

September 14, 2010

Wiley Rein partner Ambassador David Gross has been selected to co-moderate the opening keynote session of Global Forum 2010, a major international conference focusing on the policy and practical issues surrounding "ICT for an Empowered Society—a Smart and Innovative World."

On Monday November 8, Amb. Gross, co-chair of Wiley Rein's International Telecommunications group, will co-moderate the two-day conference's opening 100-minute panel, "ICT: A Vision for the Next Generation," beginning at 9:15 am in The Marvin Center at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Scheduled to appear with Amb. Gross at the annual conference that is now in its 19th year are Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez. They will be joined by top officials from the European Commission as well as leading telecommunications, information technology and Internet companies to discuss topical economic, political and social policy issues associated with information and communications technologies.

Amb. Gross is one of the world's foremost experts on international telecommunications, having addressed the United Nations General Assembly and led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone in modern history. Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience as a global policy maker and corporate executive, Amb. Gross assists U.S. companies seeking to enter or expand international businesses, as well as non-U.S. companies and organizations seeking to invest in, monitor and understand the U.S. market. Amb. Gross advises large, established organizations, as well as new entrants and governments on global technology opportunities, and is actively involved with major international organizations such as the Federal Communications Commission, USTR, the Departments of State and Commerce and other federal agencies, as well as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) and many other regulatory and policy-making bodies.