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Milan Welcomes GDS International’s Seventh Next Generation Utilities Summit in April

February 13, 2013

MILAN, Italy, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

On the 23rd to the 25th of April 2013, thirty of Europe’s leading utilities executives
will convene at the Melia Milano hotel for two-and-a-half days of focused workshops, peer
led panel discussions and working lunches at GDS International’s
[http://www.gdsinternational.com ] seventh NG Utilities Europe [http://www.ngueurope.com ]

Rapidly evolving technological, social, political and regulatory changes related to
smart grid are now an immediate and important on-going challenge. Do you have the tools to
make optimal decisions related to network demand, reliability, efficiency, safety,
regulations, and asset utilisation? Are you able to prioritise actions and automate
processes taking all of these factors into consideration? Can you base your decisions on
information that is presented in real-time with awareness of your entire distribution

With these questions in mind, the upcoming Next Generation Utilities summit will be
based around an on-trend programme that has been put together by GDS International’s very
own advisory board. Some of the topics that will be mentioned this year include: smart
grid strategies, advanced metering infrastructure, customer outage communications, big
data analytics and next generation billing and payment. Delegates will also be discussing
broader issues, such as web self-service and mobile strategies, and distribution networks,
to name a few.

This year’s summit differs from previous ones as it will follow GDS International
[http://www.gdsinternational.com ] NG30 format. This format is aimed at creating focused
conversation between thought leaders, and consists of four main components to ensure
maximum productivity: roundtables, workshops and panels, networking and one to one
meetings. Focusing on real-time user generated content surrounding today’s most pressing
challenges, attendees with be given the unique opportunity to learn from the industry’s
leading companies and leverage their value proposition with unprecedented insight from the
most senior executives.

Combining an intensely-researched, content-rich programme with an invitation-only
delegation, the NG30 hones in on the most pressing end-user challenges, providing that
quality, high-level insight that is so critical to your business.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ngueurope.com

Press partnerships information: Please contact Charlie Bestall, Summit Marketing
Manager charlie.bestall@gdsinternational.com, +44-117-9212-754

About GDS International

GDS International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ] is a global leader in the B2B
events and media arena. Founded in 1993, GDS produces around 75 summits per year for
senior executives and a host of leading conferences – spanning 16 industries and five
continents – as well as conducting interviews with the business arena’s most successful
thought-leaders for its internet television channel, MeetTheBoss TV.

For more information about GDS International or its many products, please visit


Contact: Kimberley Hogarth, Corporate Brand Manager
kimberley.hogarth@gdsinternational.com, +44-1179-261-420

SOURCE GDS International

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