TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2017 Agenda

Confirmed panellists and roundtable leaders (March 2017)

Sachit Ahuja, VP Business Development, Tillman Global Holdings

Ahmad Al-Sati, Managing Director, Albright Capital Management

Juan Arguello, VP – Strategy and Operations, Latin America, American Tower

Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

George Atuan Gheim, Gerente Planificación y Nuevos Negocios, Gerencia de Estrategia e Innovación, Entel Chile

Manuel Aviles, President and CEO, Innovattel/Torresec

Berge Ayvazian, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Wireless 20/20

Kurt Bagwell, President – International, SBA Communications

Ariana Batori, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Peter Bendall, Senior Vice President, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Santiago Castro, GM – Colombia and Peru, Andean Tower Partners

Eduardo Concha R., Gerente Departamento de Gestión Inmobiliaria Integral Sitios Técnicos, Gerencia Divisional Construcción Infraestructura, Entel Chile

Marco Cordoni, Senior Partner, Analysys Mason

Gonzalo Cornejo, CFO, Mexico Tower Partners

Juan Cueria, VP and COO, Innovattel/Torresec

Nick Del Deo, Analyst, MoffettNathanson

Jim Eisenstein, Chairman and CEO, Grupo TorreSur

René Espinosa, Vice President – Sales and Business Development, Mexico Tower Partners

Marc Ganzi, CEO, Digital Bridge Holdings

Fernando García Alvarez, Gerente de Construcción e Infraestructura de Red, Entel Peru

Edgar Geidans, Group CTO, Trilogy International Partners

Alex Gellman, CEO, Vertical Bridge Holdings

Mauricio Giusti, CEO, Phoenix Tower do Brasil

Dagan Kasavana, CEO, Phoenix Tower International

Gabriel S. Leyba, Team Leader, Media, Telecom, Real Estate & Private Equity Funds, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Argentina)

Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director – Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Ross Manire, CEO, ExteNet Systems

Alejandro Messmacher, CFO – Latin America, American Tower

Beth Michelson, Senior Managing Director, Cartesian Capital

Olivier Puech, CEO LatAm, American Tower

Maria Scotti, CEO, Torrecom

Daniel Seiner, CEO, Torres Unidas

Alex Sepehri-Nik, Founder and President, Plata Tower Company

José Sola, CEO, Mexico Tower Partners

Aniko Szigetvari, Global Head of TMT Group – TMT, PE and Venture Investing, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Estrella Zaharia, CEO, Andean Tower Partners

Dr Chahram Zolfaghari, CEO, Brazil Tower Company

Senior representative, Telesites


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TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2017 – Programme

Day One | Wednesday 7 June

  • 8:00
  • Welcome coffee and registration

  • 8:50
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the past 12 months in the CALA industry:
    - Arianna Neri, MD - Americas and Asia, TowerXchange
    - Kieron Osmotherly, Founder and CEO, TowerXchange

  • 09:40
  • Keynote speech: The evolving role of towercos in the converged 5G world
    - Marc Ganzi, CEO, Digital Bridge Holdings

  • 10:10
  • Executive panel: What we’ve learned by doing business in the U.S. and CALA
    - Kurt Bagwell, President – International, SBA Communications
    - Jim Eisenstein, Chairman and CEO, Grupo TorreSur
    - Olivier Puech, CEO LatAm, American Tower

  • 10:50
  • Networking coffee break

  • 11:20
  • Roundtable session I

  • 12:20
  • Lunch sponsored by SBA Communications

  • 13:50
  • Executive panel: Today’s financial challenges under a lens:
    - Moderator: Marco Cordoni, Senior Partner, Analysys Mason
    - Sachit Ahuja, VP Business Development, Tillman Global Holdings
    - Peter Bendall, Senior Vice President, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
    - Nick Del Deo, Analyst, MoffettNathanson
    - Beth Michelson, Senior Managing Director, Cartesian Capital

  • 14:40
  • Roundtable session II

  • 15:40
  • Coffee break sponsored by Innovattel

  • 16:10
  • Strategic partners panel

  • 16:30
  • TowerXchange’s update on the Argentinian market

  • 16:50
  • Executive panel: The opening of the Argentinian telecom tower market:
    - Moderator: Arianna Neri, MD - Americas and Asia, TowerXchange
    - Ahmad Al-Sati, Managing Director, Albright Capital Management
    - Manuel Aviles, President and CEO, Innovattel/Torresec
    - Alex Sepehri-Nik, Founder and President, Plata Tower Company
    - Gabriel S. Leyba, Team Leader, Media, Telecom, Real Estate & Private Equity Funds, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Argentina)

  • 17:40
  • Close of day one and drinks reception

  • 19:30
  • TowerXchange’s networking dinner (optional)

Day Two | Thursday 8 June

  • 8:30
  • Morning coffee

  • 9:00
  • Start of day two and forewords from TowerXchange

  • 9:15
  • Keynote speech: ITU & TowerXchange: Potential partners for a connected future
    - Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director – Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • 09:40
  • Roundtable session III

  • 10:40
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Torrecom

  • 11:10
  • Strategic partners panel

  • 11:30
  • Executive panel: Finding value in the CALA Build-to-Suit market:
    - Fernando García Álvarez, Gerente de Construcción e Infraestructura de Red, Entel Perú
    - Mariano Gomez, Executive Vice President, BTS Towers
    - Maria Scotti, CEO, Torrecom
    - José Sola, CEO, Mexico Tower Partners

  • 12:30
  • Lunch

  • 14:00
  • Executive panel: Spotlight on inorganic growth - what’s left to buy in CALA?
    - Dagan Kasavana, CEO, Phoenix Tower International
    - Senior representative, SBA Communications
    - Senior representative, American Tower

  • 15:00
  • Networking coffee break

  • 15:30
  • Executive panel: Redefining the towerco business model - can towercos embrace new technologies and products?
    - Moderator: Berge Ayvazian, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Wireless 20/20
    - Edgar Geidans, Group CTO, Trilogy International Partners
    - Ross Manire, CEO, ExteNet Systems
    - Estrella Zaharia, CEO, Andean Tower Partners

  • 16:15
  • Roundtable session IV

  • 17:30
  • End of Meetup