TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2020 agenda and speakers

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Confirmed speakers (as of 20 February 2020) include:

Francisco Basoalto, Gerente de Planificación y Proyectos, Entel, Entel Chile


Gonzalo Arauz, Lead Investment Officer, IDB Invest, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)


Edgar L. Cabanas, Investment Officer, IDB Invest, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)


Carol Echeverría, COO, Centro América, Continental Towers


Jorge A. Gaitan, CEO, Centro América, Continental Towers


Mauricio Giusti, CEO, Phoenix Tower do Brasil


Luis Humberto Diaz Jouanen, Director de Operaciones, Telesites


Dagan T. Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Tower International


Shylesh Moras, Senior Vice President of Operations, Phoenix Tower International


Erica Noda, Global TMT Group – Lead Latin America & the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Alex Ramírez, Managing Director, Global TMT Group, Citi


Maria A. Scotti, CEO, Torrecom


Alejandro Vargas, Director of Corporate Development, Phoenix Tower International


Don Van Splunteren, Global Vice President of Sales, Phoenix Tower International


Hannia Vega, Superintendente, Supeintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel, Costa Rica)


Israel Vega Venegas, Gerente de Construcción e Infraestructura de Red, Entel Peru


Senior representative, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC, Colombia)


…More speakers to be confirmed soon


Agenda highlights 

Strategic overview: a high-level discussion on the dynamics of the regional infrastructure industry with the best in class in CALA, including perspectives from Phoenix Tower International, SBA Communications,Torrecom and more.

Regulatory focus: An exclusive discussion on the critical role that regulators need to play in the development of CALA’s infrastructure sector. With expert insights from Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC, Colombia), the International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA) and Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel, Costa Rica).

Technology innovation panel: a topical discussion at a time of crucial changes across CALA touching upon towercos going beyond steel and grass; the convergence of “all things infrastructure”, 5G and new site typologies as well as potential synergies between infracos, MNOs and utility companies. 

35+ roundtable discussions: unveiling the hottest topics keeping CALA executives up at night, including debates on the dynamics of each CALA market, how to evaluate CALA towers, greener energy solutions and the entrance of towercos in the renewable game, operational challenges at times of rural densification projects and more. 

Closed-door sessions: once again, leading towercos and MNOs will be sharing their challenges and requirements. Participants will be announced soon


 

Check out the 2020 agenda below:

Day one | Tuesday 23 June

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  • Registration and welcome coffee

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  • Presentation: TowerXchange analysis of the CALA telecom infrastructure industry

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  • CXO towerco panel

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  • Networking coffee break

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  • Roundtable session I & Closed-door session

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  • Networking lunch

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  • MNOs panel discussion

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  • Innovation in CALA

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  • Networking coffee break

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  • Roundtable session II & Closed-door session

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  • Close of day one followed by networking drinks reception

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  • TowerXchange’s networking dinner (separate booking required)

Day two | Wednesday 24 June

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  • Morning coffee

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  • Investment panel discussion

    Closed-door technology
    working group

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  • Roundtable session III & Closed-door session

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  • Networking coffee break

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  • Regulatory panel

    Operational best practices panel

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  • Live poll

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  • Roundtable session IV & Closed-door session

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  • Coffee break and end of Meetup

  • *Full agenda will be announce shortly