Meetup Asia 2018 Roundtables

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.

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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

Financial roundtables

  • 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