Feature Unit 2

Official Announcement


I would like to draw your attention to an announcement from the Government of Bahrain postponing the Cisco Live! 2011 Bahrain event planned for 10-13th April.

http://www.ega.gov.bh/downloads/news/240211E.pdf

Cisco Live! 2011 Bahrain to be postponed

Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain: 

H.E. Shaikh Ahmed Bin Atteyatallah Al Khalifa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Telecommunications Sector announced today that Cisco Live! 2011 Bahrain, which was under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, has been postponed. The event was scheduled to take place in the Kingdom Of Bahrain from the 10th to 13th April, 2011, for the second time in Bahrain, at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

Cisco Live! 2011 Bahrain is a collaboration between Cisco and the government of Bahrain, and the Kingdom was chosen as one of the most favorable locations to organize this regional conference, that runs annually in a number of worldwide capitals in the field of ICT. Last year’s event attracted around 4,000 participants, onsite and online, ranging from executives to industry specialists associated with the ICT community.

In this context, H.E. Shaikh Ahmed Bin Atteyatallah Al Khalifa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Telecommunications Sector stated: Given the prevailing circumstances, and in order to identify a suitable date that meets the requirements to  make the event a successful experience, as well as the need to accommodate visitors and guests who travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain to attend the event,  the government of Bahrain and Cisco have mutually agreed to postpone the event and the new dates will  be defined at a later stage.

Cisco Live! 2011 Bahrain is a collaboration between Cisco and the Government of Bahrain, and we understand and support this mutual decision.  We regret any inconvenience to you personally and look forward to inviting you to a rescheduled Cisco Live event at a later stage.

We will be issuing a full refund of any registration fees paid.  We also have the full Cisco Live team standing by in case you have any questions. They can be reached via our UK Call Centre, +44 (0)207 022 8993, support@ciscoliveemergingmarkets.com

Cisco remains committed to our customers and partners in Bahrain and across the region.  We look forward to continuing our conversations soon.

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Mitchell
SVP, Emerging Markets, East
Executive Sponsor, Cisco Live! 2011 Bahrain

Question & Answer

Q: When was the Cisco Live event going to be held?
A: The event was originally scheduled for 10-13th April 2011.

Q: Why was the event postponed?
A: Given the prevailing circumstances, the postponement of Cisco Live was a mutual decision between the Government of Bahrain and Cisco.

Q: When will the next Cisco Live event be held?
A: It is too early to say, but we look forward to inviting our customers, partners and friends to a rescheduled Cisco Live event at a later stage.

Q: What is the process for receiving a refund/credit?
A: In the coming days the Cisco Live team will be reviewing and canceling all hotel reservations made through the Cisco Live registration website, and issuing a full refund of any registration fees paid.  This will occur at no cost and will require no action from you.

Q: Can I roll my registration over to the next event?
A: As announcements about the rescheduled Cisco Live event will be made at a later stage, our preference is to return your registration fee.

Q: Will there still be an online or virtual event?
A: No – the virtual Cisco Live event leverages much of the live content including keynotes and other presentations.  Details of the virtual event will be available alongside the rescheduled Cisco Live event at a later stage.

Q: What if I have questions about this decision or my refund?
A: We have the full Cisco Live team standing by to answer any of your questions - contact us at support@ciscoliveemergingmarkets.com