NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
What: A breakfast session consisting of key influencers from London to discuss how the city is best positioned to drive and leverage digital/social media technologies and what that means for U.S. companies who are interested in expanding overseas. When: Monday, September 14, 2009 from 8:15 - 9:30 AM ET Media check-in begins at 7:45 AM ET Where: NASDAQ Market Site 4 Times Square New York, NY Who: Special guest presenters include: * Boris Johnson, Mayor of London * NASDAQ OMX EVP, Hans-Ole Jochumsen * Michael Charlton, Chief Executive, Think London * Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Sports Interactive * Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Cisco Contact: Media interested in attending this session, please contact Liam Rose, Sterling Communications at email@example.com or 415-992-3213
Think London (www.thinklondon.com), the foreign direct investment agency for London, in partnership with NASDAQ OMX, are set to host a business breakfast session September 14th in New York to promote London as a hub for digital/social media opportunities. As a strong supporter of Think London's business efforts, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London will also join the breakfast session to acknowledge the key role of the U.S. as London's primary source of foreign direct investment and will discuss available opportunities for interested companies. The breakfast briefing will also feature speeches from the BBC Sports Interactive and Cisco. Overall discussions are intended to promote the acceleration and adoption of digital/social media technologies amongst the business community and explain why London is the premier destination for investment and expansion during today's economic downturn.
Executives from Think London and UK Trade & Investment will also be hosting events in New York and Boston throughout the week as a part of the 'Route to 2012' North America business roadshow. More information on these events can be found at http://www.thinklondon.com/routeto2012.
About Think London
Think London is the foreign direct investment agency for London. They connect international businesses to London, helping them set up, succeed and grow. Think London is a not-for-profit, private-public partnership delivering expertise and advice to international businesses. The service is completely free, comprehensive and confidential and their experts work with government and the business community to help companies access the best people, places and opportunities in the city.
Think London's principal funding partners are the London Development Agency and a network of Commercial Partners. Other key partners are the City of London Corporation, which also provides funding, UK Trade & Investment and the business community through London First.
For more information, please visit the website at http://www.thinklondon.com
About City of London
Mayor of London
Created in 2000, the role of the Mayor of London is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and the improvement of the environment, in the UK's capital city. The Mayor chairs several boards that deliver services for London including the transport and police authorities and sets out plans and policies covering: transport, planning and development, housing, economic development, regeneration culture, health and the environment. http://www.london.gov.uk.
About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.
NASDAQ OMX has various strategic business lines based in London with 10 listed companies from the UK.
Also, NASDAQ OMX's multilateral trading facility, NASDAQ OMX Europe is based in London.
NASDAQ OMX Europe, is the first platform to connect European liquidity pools with Pan-European routing. NASDAQ OMX Europe currently trades approximately 900 securities including constituents of the main European indices, ETFs and other highly liquid securities. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Europe, visit www.nasdaqomxeurope.com.
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