TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2018 Agenda

The TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2017 was a great success and we’d like to thank our panellists, moderators and roundtable leaders for sharing their insights and know-how!

If you are interested in getting involved in the TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2018, please contact Arianna Neri, MD – Americas and Asia, at [email protected] or check the 2017 agenda below to get an idea of the topics and issues discussed at our Meetups!

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

  • 09:30
  • 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
    - Moderator: Enda Hardiman, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
    - Kurt Bagwell, President – International, SBA
    Communications
    - Jim Eisenstein, Chairman and CEO, Grupo TorreSur
    - Olivier Puech, CEO LatAm, American Tower

  • 11:00
  • Networking coffee break

  • 11:30
  • Roundtable session I

  • 12:30
  • 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
    - Ariana Batori, Investment Officer, IFC
    - 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/Torresec

  • 16:10
  • Strategic partners panel: Do you know
    how to (really) protect your sites?
    - Jason Day, Vice President - Product, Siterra, An
    Accruent Product
    - Michael Sothan, Americas Vice President Sales,
    Acsys Technologies Ltd
    - Alejandro Valderrama, Gerente General, Abloy

  • 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
    - Clarisa Estol, Secretaría de Promoción de
    Inversiones en Ministerio de Comunicaciones -
    Ministerio de Comunicaciones de Argentina
    - Gabriel Leyba, Head TMT, ICBC Argentina
    - Alex Sepehri-Nik, Founder and President, Plata Tower Company

  • 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

  • 10:30
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Torrecom

  • 11:00
  • TowerXchange's update on the BTS market in CALA

  • 11:20
  • Executive panel: Finding value in the CALA Build-to-Suit market:
    -Moderator: Arianna Neri, MD - Americas and Asia, TowerXchange
    - 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

  • 12:20
  • Lunch

  • 13:40
  • Executive panel: Spotlight on inorganic growth - what’s left to buy in CALA?
    Moderator: Jon Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    Dagan Kasavana, CEO, Phoenix Tower
    International
    Diego Mahecha, CFO, Andean Tower Partners
    David Porte, Vice President -
    International, SBA
    Communications

  • 14:30
  • Networking coffee break

  • 15:00
  • 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
    - Nick Johnson, CTO, ip.access
    - Estrella Zaharia, CEO, Andean Tower Partners

  • 15:45
  • Roundtable session IV

  • 17:00
  • End of Meetup