Last year’s TowerXchange Meetup Africa Agenda

TowerXchange Meetup Africa was a success. Thank you to our speakers, delegates and sponsors for taking part. If you are interested in getting involved in the 2020 speaking faculty, please contact Matthew Edwards, Head of Research, EMEA

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2019’s agenda:

Day One, Tuesday 8 October

  • From 8:00
  • Breakfast sponsored by Huawei

  • 09:00
  • The state of the African tower market presented by TowerXchange

    - Matthew Edwards, Head of Research, EMEA, TowerXchange
    - Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange

  • 09:45
  • Keynote panel discussion: The future for the continent’s towercos

    - Moderator: Chuck Green, CEO, IDIA
    - Terry Rhodes, CEO, Eaton Towers
    - Steve Howden, Senior Vice President, Group Head of M&A, IHS Towers
    - Nate Foster, CEO, Atlas Tower Group

  • 10:45
  • Keynote panel discussion: What comes next for Africa’s mobile networks?

    - Moderator: Caroline Gabriel, Senior Contributing Analyst, Telecoms, Analysys Mason
    - Razvan Ungureanu, CTO, Airtel Africa
    - Navi Naidoo, Group Executive, Network Design & Planning, MTN Group
    - Ian Paterson, Chief Investment Officer, Africell Group

  • 11:30
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by ZTE

  • 12:00
  • Roundtable session I
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    Ethiopia Working Group
    (SUPPLIER ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TO SPONSORS and by invitation only)

  • 13:00
  • Networking lunch break

  • 14:30
  • Roundtable session II
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    Fibre Working Group
    (SUPPLIER ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TO SPONSORS and by invitation only)

  • 15:30
  • Networking refreshment break sponsored by Delmec

  • 16:00
  • Panel discussion: Planning and partnerships for 4G/5G networks in Africa

    - Moderator: Lars Stuber, Founder, Smallcell
    - Vinay Chaudhry, CEO, Tangerine
    - Lawrence Boya, Project Director, City of Johannesburg
    - Nic Naidu, Managing Executive: Technology and Innovation, Vodacom
    - Marco Xu, VP of Small Cell Business Domain, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

  • 16:40
  • Keynote: Infrastructure innovation accelerating 5G development

    - Jarnail Gill, VP of EMEA Regional Energy Business Development, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

  • 17:00
  • Panel discussion: Will towercos and fibrecos converge, compete or cooperate?

    - Moderator: Bora Varilyagci, CEO, Digital Things
    - Suveer Ramdhani, CDO, SEACOM
    - Vino Govender, Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa
    - Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC

  • 17:40
  • Chair’s closing remarks

  • 17:45
  • Networking drinks reception hosted by TowerXchange

  • 19:30 - late
  • Networking dinner hosted by TowerXchange

    (separate booking required)

Day Two, Wednesday 9 October

  • From 8:30
  • Breakfast

  • 09:20
  • Panel discussion: Technology innovation, energy excellence and reducing emissions

    - Moderator: Darragh Stokes, Partner, Hardiman Telecommunication
    - Wole Abu, CEO, Pan African Towers
    - Marcos Chaves, Director General, ANTOSC
    - Yuanhua Huang, Solution Manager of Energy Product, ZTE Corporation

  • 10:10
  • Panel discussion: What is the next stage of the spread and growth of ESCOs across Africa?

    - Moderator: Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange
    - Jocelyn Karakula, Deputy CTIO, Orange
    - Alisa Amupolo, CEO, PowerCom
    - Khaled Habbal, VP & COO, IPT PowerTech
    - Kadri Hakim, Co-CEO, ieng Group
    - Thibaut de Rodellec, Deputy CEO, CAMUSAT

  • 11:00
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Ramboll

  • 11:30
  • Roundtable session III
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    Energy Working Group
    (SUPPLIER ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TO SPONSORS and by invitation only)

  • 12:30
  • Networking lunch break

  • 14:00
  • Roundtable Session IV
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    Data Collection and Utilisation Working Group
    (SUPPLIER ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TO SPONSORS and by invitation only)

  • 15:00
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Tarantula

  • 15:30
  • Panel discussion: How can infrastructure sharing help bring the next billion online?

    - Moderator: Matthew Edwards, Head of Research, EMEA, TowerXchange
    - Neil Bartlett, Access Network Program Manager, Facebook
    - Dion Jerling, Co-Founder, Connect Earth
    - Albert Gardiner, CEO, Fairwaves

  • 16:00
  • Chair’s closing remarks

  • 17:00
  • End of Meetup