35+ interactive roundtables connect you with experts, potential partners and your most important peers
Hosted by a moderator, roundtable discussion groups bring together a cross section of the tower industry supply chain to share ideas, expertise, and challenges around specified topics or markets. Each roundtable will assemble up to 20 executives and will last an hour. With two roundtable sessions scheduled on each day, participants will have the opportunity to join four roundtables during the course of the event.
To suggest a topic for discussion or enquire about hosting a session, please contact Arianna Neri, Managing Director, Americas and Asia.
Latest list of confirmed roundtables as of September 19
Country focused roundtables
Country focus: Myanmar
Henrik Kamstrup, President, KPR
Country focus: Pakistan
Moqeem ul Hague, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
Country focus: Bangladesh
Mohammed Mainur Rahman Bhutan, Director and Head of Infrastructure Business, Grameenphone
Latest from down-under: Australia & New Zealand
Tom Andrews, Managing Director, Aird Towers
Beyond towers roundtables
Beyond macro-towers: what do MNOs need to build in Asia (and how can towercos help)
Gary Harnett, Tower Sharing Manager, MPT Joint Operation
Fiberising India: RoW and other challenges in the path towards Smart Cities
Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, TAIPA
Best practices in fiberising networks towards LTE (and 5G)
Syed Buland Iqbal, Project Manager – Fibre Deployment, Jazz
Fiberising Indonesia: towercos’ strategy and the growing role of fibre in the country
Steve Weiss, CFO, Protelindo
How can towercos finance small cells deployment (if they are receiving the same revenue stream from MNOs)?
Gayan Koralage, Director – Strategy and Commercial, edotco
Is IoT a real opportunity for towercos and MNOs? Senior representative, Client
Successful examples of towerco business model diversification into fibre, IoT, small cells and more - Dr Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, Study Groups Department, Standarization Bureay, International Telecommunication Union
Why towercos need to integrate fibre in Myanmar? (and everywhere else) - Paul G. Crilley, Director & Founding Partner, 6i Pte Ltd
Equity markets: how do investors evaluate MNOs, towercos and their strategies
Gulfraz Qayyum, Managing Director, Citigroup
Identifying and attracting investors in Asia: What are their needs and expectations?
Carlos Katsura, Chief Investment Officer & Head TMT Asia & EMENA, IFC
What are the benefits and risks of going public and who would be next in Asia?
Kingston Pang, Managing Director, Redpeak Advisers
Financing small cell deployment and other diversification channels - Than Su Ee, Managing Director, China-ASEAN Capital Advisory Company Limited
How to successfully structure and price long term contracts - Piyush Choudhary, Telecoms Analyst, South East Asia, HSBC
Operational and strategic roundtables
Optimisation and efficiency: how can towercos reduce cost through technology and lean management?
Sander van Litsenburg, Vice President, Engineering & QHSE, Protelindo
What to expect from the newly launched Bangladeshi tower regime?
Marc Perusal, Managing Partner, TASC Towers
Energy efficiency: what role for renewables in today’s tower industry
Kumari Nalini Subramaniam, Regional Director of Engineering, edotco Group
Is your maintenance model the best one for your portfolio? Tomy Sudiwiyono, Head of Tower Planning & Engineering, Indosat Ooredoo
Overcoming poor grid connectivity: what are the best solutions for towercos in off-grid areas? - Yves Monnier, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Apollo Towers
A towerco perspective on sustainable green initiatives in Asia -Tushar Kapadia, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure
Dealing with land contracts: how do you accelerate the permitting process and optimise your agreements - Anita Anwar, Vice President, Property Management, Protelindo
Additional roundtables – moderators to be confirmed shortly
Understanding 5G requirements: which spectrum will be utilised and equipment deployed?
Regulatory working group
Opportunities and business case for small data centres in Asia— are they a natural evolution for towercos?
The potential irruption of a third operator in Philippines: what is the regulation and market requirements for the tower industry to develop?
Accurate portfolio valuation: what is the real value of your assets and how do you successfully structure a sale?
Exploring Asian frontier markets: regulation barriers, risk and rewards
How to refinance a maturing tower company
A new paradigm for Indian towercos between MNO consolidation and towercos M&A
Potential synergies and collaboration between towercos, operators and fibre providers
Understanding the impact of a new operator irruption for the tower market
5G deployment: new site typologies and network architecture
Overcoming poor grid connectivity: what are the best solutions for towercos in off-grid areas?
Country focus: Vietnam