TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2019 Agenda and Speakers

The 2019 event is now closed. Please find the 2019 agenda and speaker list below. We will be updating the 2020 agenda and speaker list in early January 2020


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Confirmed speakers (as of 3 July 2019) include:

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


Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets


Manuel Aviles, President & CEO, Innovattel/Torresec


Kurt Bagwell, President – International, SBA Communications


Alejandro Berenyi, Gerente, Gestión del Despliegue Móvil, Construcción de Redes Móviles, Telecom Argentina


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


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


Gonzalo Cornejo, CFO, Mexico Tower Partners


Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Thibaut De Rodellec, Chief Investment Officer, Camusat and CEO, Aktivco


Jesus Eduardo Diez, Efficiency Leader CAM, Telefónica


Carol Echeverría, COO, Centro América, Continental Towers


Jim Eisenstein, Chairman and CEO, Grupo TorreSur


Michel Faivre, Key Accounts Director, Voltalia


Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst, Research, Analysys Mason


Mauricio Giusti, CEO, Phoenix Tower do Brasil


Mariano Gomez, Vice President, Business Development, BTS Towers


Charles “Chuck” Green, CEO, International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA)


Daniel Guilarte, VP – Business Development – Americas, Acsys


Alexander Hadden, Director, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)


Steven Haymore, Director, M&A and Managing Counsel, Latin America, American Tower


Nicolas Hidalgo, Gerente de Búsqueda de Sitios, Gestión del Despliegue Móvil, Construcción de Redes Móviles


Luis Humberto Diaz, Director de Operaciones, Telesites


Susanne Kandel, VP and General Counsel HispAm, American Tower


Dagan Kasavana, CEO, Phoenix Tower International


Josh Koenig, Vice President & Associate General Counsel – International, SBA Communications


Scott McBride, Vice President, Digital Bridge


Beth Michelson, Senior Managing Director, Cartesian Capital Group


Shylesh Moras, SVP of Operations, Phoenix Tower International


Katherine Motlagh, CFO EMEA and LatAm, American Tower


Maria Elena Motta, Technology Opex Team Leader CAM, Telefónica


Charles Murray, Partner, Consulting, Analysys Mason


José V. Ordóñez, Co-Founder, HYBRICO Energy Technologies


Mariano J. Peralta, Gerente Operaciones, Broadband, DIRECTV


David Porte, SVP International, Strategy and Business Development, SBA Communications


Daniel Quiñones, Gerente Legal, Entel Perú


Alex Ramirez, Managing Director, Global TMT Group, Citi


Alexandra Rasch, CEO & Founder, Caban Systems


Juan Rosas, Business Development Director, Torrecom


Renan Ruiz, CTO, Internet Para Todos


Ricardo Ruiz, Vice President, International Operations, SBA Communications


Maria Scotti, CEO, Torrecom


Nilmar Seccomandi, Head of Network & Systems Infrastructure, Telefónica


Eric De Sedas, COO, Torrecom


Isfandiyar Shaheen, CEO, NetEquity Networks


Leandro Simões, CEO, K2-Tower


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


Israel Vega, Gerente de Construcción e Infraestructura de Red, Entel Perú


 

Highlights from the 2019 agenda:

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

Regulatory focus: what has been done and what could further improve the permitting process across CALA countries and examples from across the globe. With expert insights from International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA), SBA Communications, the Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional and American Tower.

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. With contributions from Phoenix Tower International, NetEquity, Mexico Tower Partners, Tower One and BTS Towers. 

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: exclusive insights from Telefónica, Telecom Argentina, Internet Para Todos, Entel Chile and Entel Peru on their plans, operations and requirements. Contact us to check if you qualify.


 

Check the updated TowerXchange Meetup Americas agenda below:

Day One | Tuesday 9 July

  • 08:00
  • Registration and welcome coffee

  • 09:00
  • Presentation: TowerXchange analysis of the CALA telecom infrastructure industry

    - The ruling dynamics of the key tower markets in CALA
    - Strategic overview of M&As and MNOs consolidation
    - Towercos and MNOs up their operational efficiency efforts

    - Arianna Neri, Managing Director, Americas & Asia, TowerXchange
    - Pablo Crespo, Head of Research, Americas & Asia, TowerXchange

  • 09:45
  • CXO towerco panel: Exploring the dynamic Latin American tower landscape

    - Regional outlook: what’s the appetite for towers and where is the new demand coming from?
    - Where do markets leaders foresee growth and new ventures?
    - What new solutions and business models are towercos exploring?
    - How are leading towercos enabling positive changes in the permitting process?

    - Moderator: Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    - Jim Eisenstein, Chairman and CEO, Grupo TorreSur
    - Dagan Kasavana, CEO, Phoenix Tower International
    - Katherine Motlagh, CFO EMEA and LatAm, American Tower
    - David Porte, SVP International, Strategy and Business Development, SBA Communications
    - Maria Scotti, CEO, Torrecom

  • 10:45
  • Networking coffee break and business card exchange session sponsored by BALESIA TOWERS

  • 11:15
  • - Roundtable session I
    - Closed-door session: Telecom Argentina’s strategy (in Spanish – sim-trans provided)

  • 12:30
  • Networking lunch sponsored by SBA Communications

  • 13:45
  • MNO focus: Understanding operational challenges and potential partnerships

    - What are the main barriers and requirements for MNOs across CALA?
    - Capex reduction and optimisation strategies: how can towercos support operators?
    - Facing permitting limitations across CALA: how MNOs deal with the issue
    - Security, monitoring and energy efficiency: how are operators reacting to those challenges and what’s the potential for synergies across the value chain?

    - Moderator: Gonzalo Arauz, Lead Investment Officer, IDB Invest
    - Alejandro Berenyi, Gerente, Gestión del Despliegue Móvil, Construcción de Redes Móviles, Telecom Argentina
    - Eduardo Concha, Gerente Departamento de Gestión Inmobiliaria Integral Sitios Técnicos, Gerencia Divisional Construcción Infraestructura, Entel Chile
    - Nilmar Seccomandi, Head of Network & Systems Infrastructure, Telefonica

  • 14:45
  • Energy innovation in CALA: Enabling operational efficiency and opex reduction

    - How big of an opportunity are CALA towers for ESCOs?
    - What do MNOs and towercos need in terms of energy solutions?
    - What will be the role of renewables in powering Latin American telecoms infrastructure?

    Moderator: Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange
    - Thibaut De Rodellec, Chief Investment Officer, Camusat and CEO, Aktivco
    - Michel Faivre, Key Accounts Director, Voltalia 
    - Luis Del Cid, Co-Founder, HYBRICO Energy Technologies

  • 15:30
  • Live poll

  • 15:45
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Accruent

  • 16:15
  • - Roundtable session II
    -Closed-door session: Telefónica’s regional strategy (in Spanish – sim-trans provided)

  • 17:30
  • Close of day one followed by networking drinks reception

  • 19:30
  • TowerXchange’s networking dinner (separate booking required)

Day Two | Wednesday 10 July

  • 8:30
  • Morning coffee

  • 9:00
  • Investment panel discussion: New capital, trends and financing models

    - M&A outlook: latest deals and upcoming opportunities
    - Who is investing in CALA and what are their requirements?
    - Exploring convergence, new financial structures and MLAs
    - Managing volatility, currency exposure and socioeconomic risks

    Moderator: Kurt Bagwell, President - International, SBA Communications
    - Gonzalo Arauz, Lead Investment Officer, IDB Invest, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
    - Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    - Alexander Hadden, Director, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
    - Scott McBride, Vice President, Digital Bridge
    - Beth Michelson, Senior Managing Director, Cartesian Capital Group
    - Alex Ramirez, Managing Director, Global TMT Group, Citi

  • 10:00
  • - Roundtable session III

    - Closed-door presentation: Internet Para Todos(in Spanish – sim-trans provided)
    Moderator: Renan Ruiz, CTO, Internet Para Todos (in Spanish)

    - Closed door session on lease valuations
    Moderator: David Porte, SVP International, Strategy and Business Development, SBA Communications

  • 11:15
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Torrecom

  • 11:45
  • Regulatory panel: How to ease permitting and deployment regimes across CALA

    - Successful examples from the region and globally: how the interaction between industry players and regulatory bodies can improve and speed up infrastructure rollout
    - Can towercos help to educate regional regulators and municipalities (and how?)
    - A look at the future: the mid-term regulatory agenda for towercos and the industry at large

    Moderator: Charles “Chuck” Green, CEO, International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA)
    - Carol Echeverría, COO, Centro América, Continental Towers
    - Susanne Kandel, VP and General Counsel HispAm, American Tower
    - Josh Koenig, Vice President & Associate General Counsel - International, SBA Communications

  • 12:45
  • Networking lunch sponsored by Continental Towers Corp.

  • 14:00
  • Executive panel: New business models, innovation and technology requirements

    - New markets’ outlook: balancing new ventures and scale
    - Fibre integration, data centres and the convergence of all things infrastructure
    - What are the benefits of going beyond steel and grass?
    - Should towercos explore opportunities in active sharing?
    - 5G, new site typologies and the advent of smart cities in CALA

    - Moderator: Isfandiyar Shaheen, CEO, NetEquity Networks
    - Gonzalo Cornejo, CFO, Mexico Tower Partners
    - Mariano Gomez, Vice President, Business Development, BTS Towers
    - Steven Haymore, Director, M&A and Managing Counsel, Latin America, American Tower
    - Don Van Splunteren, Global Vice President of Sales, Phoenix Tower International

  • 14:45
  • Live poll

  • 15:20
  • - Roundtable session IV
    -Closed-door session: Entel Chile and Peru strategy (in Spanish – Consecutive translation provided)

  • 16:40
  • Coffee break and end of Meetup