Meetup Americas 2018 roundtables

Confirmed roundtable discussions include:

Roundtables listed in light blue will be conducted in Spanish

Country and regional focus:

1. Mexico: is the tower sector (finally) at a turning point? Gonzalo Cornejo, Chief Financial Officer, Mexico Tower Partners 

2. Brazil, its recovery process and the impact on BTS, deals and overall performances – Domingos Almeida, Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Tower do Brasil

3. Country focus: Argentina – Eduardo Wiñazky, Jefe de Gestión Municipal e Infraestructura, Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anónima (ARSAT) 

4. Country focus: Peru – Fernando García Alvarez, Gerente de Construcción e Infraestructura de Red, Vicepresidencia de Redes, Entel Peru 

5. New routes for CALA towercos: Paraguay, Panama and beyond – Juan Cueria, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Innovattel/Torresec 

Operational and strategic focus:

6. How towercos can optimise cost by investing in efficient technology and products – Shylesh Moras, Vice President – Operations, Phoenix Tower International

7. MNO forum – TowerXchange representative

8. Understanding and getting involved the complex regulatory / permitting environments in CALA – Rodrigo Jiménez Castellanos, Vice President – Public Affairs LatAm, American Tower

9. Women in towers forum – Maria Scotti, CEO, Torrecom

10. Why should towercos go public? Alejandro Ochoa, CEO, Tower One

11. How to operate a solid BTS firm (with an exit in mind) – Eric Ensor, President, Quiet Water Associates 

12. ¿Que necesitan construir los operadores en CALA? El cambio de paradigma de macro-torres a soluciones alternativas – Eduardo Concha, Gerente Departamento de Gestión Inmobiliaria Integral Sitios Técnicos, Gerencia Divisional Construcción Infraestructura, Entel Chile 

13. Outsourcing vs in-house: the carrier’s choice between DIY and utilising third-party players – George Atuan Ghneim, Gerente Planificación y Nuevos Negocios, Gerencia de Estrategia e Innovación, Entel Chile 

14. What’s next in LatAm towers: an overview of new trends, laws, countries affecting the tower sector – Jose Varela, COO, Grupo TorreSur

15. Que significa “eficiencia”: la perspectiva de un operador – Jesus Eduardo Diez, Experto Eficiencias, Gerencia de Planificación y Eficiencias CAM, Telefónica Centroamérica 

16. The pros and cons of outsourcing non-core functions to shared services – Cecilia Fantinelli, CFO Brazil, American Tower

17. Los retos de desarrollar redes en Centroamérica hoyen día: las dinámicas locales, nuevas normativas y prioridades – Carlos Santiago Rodriguez Medina, Subdirector Planificación y Control de Gestión Económica, Eficiencias CAM, Telefónica Centroamérica 

18. The need for rural coverage and new business models for towercos: examples from across the region – Gonzalo Arauz, Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 

Beyond towers: small cells, DAS, IoT and fibre:

19. A towerco perspective on IBS, small cells and DAS – Juan Rosas, New Technologies & Business Development Manager, Torrecom

20. El camino divergente de la infraestructura hacia 5G – Eduardo Wiñazky, Jefe de Gestión Municipal e Infraestructura, Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anónima (ARSAT)

21. Towers and fibre: an essential combination for tomorrow’s networks – Carlos Tilac, COO, Torrecom

22. IoT: Oportunidades para empresas de torres y operadores – Eduardo Wiñazky, Jefe de Gestión Municipal e Infraestructura, Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anónima (ARSAT) and Gonzalo Arauz, Lead Investment Officer, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)


Further roundtable moderators include (topics TBA):

– Chris Carraway, Director of Sales and Leasing – LatAm, Phoenix Tower International 

– Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC

– Mariano Gomez, Vice President – Business Development, BTS Towers 

– Ricardo Ruiz, Vice President – International Operations, SBA Communications 

– Senior representative, V&E

The final list of roundtables will be announced shortly


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