Briefings and focus groups

Information regarding 2019’s VIP sessions will be made available in Q2 2019

2018 buyer briefings
Tuesday 9 October 2018 | Multiple sessions
(by invitation only)

Closed door, invitation only sessions for buyers to explain their technology and service requirements and upcoming procurement plans and discuss innovations with key suppliers.


10.35 – 11.15 IHS Towers
Bachir Estephan (NOC Director & Head, Innovation Centre) and Riad Boulos (Director, PMO)

11.45 – 12.45 Helios Towers
Alex Leigh (CCO), Roy Cursley (Group Director of PMO) and Mark Kemple (Group Supply Chain Manager)

14.15 – 14.45 Pan African Towers
Wole Abu (CEO)

14.45 – 15.15 Econet Wireless/ Distributed Power Africa
Taona Jakashira (Head of Power Operations) and Kanono Leronti Ramashamole (Country Head, Tower Division)

15.45 – 16.30 MTN
Jerome Curtis (Senior Manager, Infrastructure) and Phile Sibaya (Manager, Site Infrastructure)

16.30 – 17.00 Atlas Tower
Helmundt Strumpher (Regional GM) and Paul Jansen Van Rensburg (Regional GM)

17.00 – 17.30 Camusat/ Aktivco
Sebastian Martin (Group Chief Commercial and Business Development Officer)



2018 energy focus group: A roadmap for the evolution of cell site power systems
Wednesday 10 October 2018 | 11.45 – 12.45
(by invitation only)

With particular emphasis on in the field results and TCO forecasts for different products and systems, this session brings together users of energy equipment and those at the bleeding edge of innovations to examine where tangible advancements are being made and how these are futureproofed for tomorrow’s infrastructure


– The current energy configuration of attendee tower portfolios and their upgrade plans
– Graduation from pilot to procurement: technologies on the cusp of wider scale deployment and concerns still to be answered over integration, servicing and longevity
– Bleeding edge innovation: what new technologies is the industry excited to hear more about?
– Tomorrow’s power requirements: who will manage power? What will be the demand of new base stations? Low cost solutions for rural sites?

Attending MNOs and towercos: Helios Towers, MTN, IHS Towers, Vodacom, Atlas Tower, Moov, Econet Wireless, Pan African Towers

Attending ESCOs: Energy Vision, Voltalia, Aktivco (Camusat), IPT PowerTech, Distributed Power Africa

Qualified vendors: Ausonia, Apollo Solar, Bladon Micro Turbine, Eltek, Enatel Energy, EnerSys, Ericsson, Flexenclosure, Galooli Power, GRIDSERVE, GS Yuasa, Greenpole, HIMOINSA, Huawei, ieng Group, Infozech, Microtex Energy, Northstar Battery, Polar Power, PRAMAC, SEDEMAC, SerEnergy, TECNOELETTRA, TSS, WARDPOWER

To enquire about eligibility to get involved please contact Rebecca Symonds:

Read the report from the 2017 working group


International Digital Infrastructure Alliance meeting
Wednesday 10 October 2018 | 14:00 – 15:00
(by invitation only)

With the formal launch of the International Digital Infrastructure Alliance at the 2018 Meetup Africa, please join the kick off meeting.

Session hosts:
Aniko Szigetvari, Global Head – TMT Group, IFC
Charles (Chuck) Green, Director and Advisor
Richard Kennedy, Chief Operations Officer, Small Cell Forum

Further information available shortly.

To enquire about eligibility to join, please contact Laura Graves:



Access to briefings and focus groups is by invitation only. To apply to join or enquire about eligibility, please contact Rebecca Symonds:

Download TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2018 prospectus

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