Bill Clinton will be the final keynote speaker at CTIA's May conference in New Orleans.
The trade association announced yesterday that the former president will close out the show with an address on "preparing leaders to meet the challenges of global interdependence and implementing innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues."
"The president has been a long-standing believer in the power of mobile communication, and played a leading role in forming policy during his terms in office that created an environment in which a young wireless industry flourished and provided immense benefits to Americans that have substantially increased over time," CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent said in a statement.
Clinton's May 10 appearance will be his second at a CTIA event. He shared a stage in 2007 with his White House predecessor, George H. W. Bush. During Clinton's time in office, Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the FCC auctioned off PCS spectrum.
The International CTIA Wireless 2012 conference runs from May 8-10 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.