SOURCE: Arkadin


January 08, 2013 09:00 ET

Arkadin to Host TeleSpan's Annual Teleconferencing Industry Predictions

Prior Predictions Accuracy of 75% for Seventeen Years Running

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 8, 2013) - Arkadin, the fastest growing global provider of collaboration services and TeleSpan Publishing Corporation -- -- today announced that Arkadin will host the TeleSpan Publishing Corporation web conference on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST to deliver TeleSpan's 2013 predictions for the conferencing industry.

The web conference event will occur prior to their release in the annual Predictions Edition of Electronic TeleSpan, the industry's foremost newsletter. Predictions will be made by Elliot M. Gold, President of TeleSpan, and will cover trends in voice, video, and web conferencing, as well as TeleSpan's pick of companies that will "hit the wall" or be picked up in consolidations in the next 24-36 months.

Gold has had unparalleled accuracy in making predictions. Since 1996, Gold has made 170 predictions (10 each year) with a running accuracy score of 75% (127 accurate predictions out of 170). This achievement gives him perhaps the highest batting average in the industry (other analyst groups and Wall Street firms typically have accuracies well below 50%). As a result, many analysts on Wall Street have considered TeleSpan "the authoritative source in teleconferencing" for more than 30 years.

Gold will also review his predictions from 2012 giving them a thumbs-up or down. Attendees to the web conference will be invited to raise questions about TeleSpan's forecasts as well as other questions they have about the conferencing market overall.

Attendees can register for the live event using Arkadin at

Attendance to the event will be limited, but an archived version will be available after January 18, 2013.

For further information, please contact Shirley Gold, Vice President of Production, TeleSpan Publishing Corporation, +1 626 797 5482,, or Gregory Batchelor, Marketing Director, Arkadin,

About TeleSpan
TeleSpan was founded in 1981 as an industry analysis firm covering the field of teleconferencing. TeleSpan publishes annual reports covering trends in the industry and a 40-times-yearly newsletter called Electronic TeleSpan. TeleSpan is the most widely quoted source in the field of teleconferencing, famous for its accuracy and for its "Here's what I think" commentaries.

About Arkadin

Founded in 2001, Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing collaboration service providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in a cloud model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 51 operating centers in 30 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 26,000 customers. To find out more about Arkadin please visit