2017 Agenda

“The meet up provided an excellent knowledge sharing opportunity and learning experience. Having MNOs and towercos present in a single platform helps to establish an understanding of mutual challenges and how to collectively address these challenges to develop a win-win situation for the entire industry”
– Manager Network Sharing, Telenor Pakistan


Unlike other events, TowerXchange Meetups create a tailor made agenda for each participant; combining a mix of market forecasts, roundtable sessions, keynote panels, working groups and networking events to connect you directly with the people and information you need to find.

1. 60+ roundtable discussions tailor the agenda to your needs

From improving energy efficiency to maximising tower valuations, roundtables assemble a group of 15-20 key actors to exchange ideas, share best practice and answer questions in a unique peer-led environment.

View the list of roundtable topics.

2. Technology working groups build on 2016 recommendations

Invitation only focussed groups of buyers and sellers assembled to examine technology limitations, innovations and buyer appetite.

View working groups

3. Q&A with CEOs and top executives

The biggest names in African and Middle Eastern towers grilled on key issues. How will the shape of infrastructure evolve? What are their business plans for the next five years? How can operational challenges be addressed? Don’t miss the keynote panel debates

4. Key statistics and forecasts to shape your business plan

What transactions are on the cards, what new build potential exists, what are procurement priorities across the region and what are the latest developments country by country? TowerXchange’s market forecast gives you all the figures you need.

5. Networking drinks and dinner

Build new relationships and strengthen existing ones with the who’s who in MEA telecoms infrastructure; be sure to select the dinner option when registering


Preparations for the 2017 agenda are underway.
To discuss joining a panel or hosting a roundtable, please contact Laura Graves, Managing Director of EMEA.


2017 Meetup schedule

Day One, Wednesday 3 October

  • 8:00
  • Registration and coffee

  • 9:00
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the African &
    Middle Eastern tower industry

  • 10:00
  • Visionary keynote panel: What will be the future shape of MEA's infrastructure
    and who will own it?

  • 11:00
  • Networking break

  • 11:30
  • Roundtable session I & working groups

  • 12:30
  • Networking lunch

  • 14:00
  • Roundtable session II & working groups

  • 15:00
  • Networking refreshment break

  • 15:30
  • Financing options for investment in passive infrastructure

  • 16:15
  • Capex spend priorities for MEA towers and networks

  • 17:00
  • Recognising excellence in CSR

  • 17:30
  • Drinks reception

  • 19:30
  • Networking dinner

Day Two, Thursday 4 October

  • 8:30
  • Coffee and registration

  • 09:00
  • Controlling operational expenditure whilst improving network quality

  • 10:00
  • Strategic partner panel

  • 10:30
  • Networking break

  • 11:00
  • Roundtable session III & working groups

  • 12:00
  • Networking lunch

  • 13:30
  • Roundtable session IV

  • 14:30
  • Networking break

  • 15:00
  • Bringing down the cost of power and improving site uptime

  • 16:30
  • Closing remarks and close of event