TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2019 – Interactive roundtable sessions

The 2020 interactive roundtable sessions will be available shortly. For more information or to take part, please contact Pablo Crespo at

Country focus

Day 1 – Tuesday, 3 December 2019

11:40 Interactive roundtable session I & closed-door sessions

1A. Closed-door session: Indus Towers briefing on deployment plans, products and services requirements and other vendor opportunities

Anil Gupta, Chief of Supply Chain, Indus Towers

1B. Indonesia’s changing landscape: prospects of foreign investment, private equity exits and MNO sales

Kingston Pang, Managing Director, Redpeak Advisers

1C. Entering the Philippines: the main hurdles and operational difficulties for emerging towercos

Rajiv Jaitly, CEO, iSON Tower

1D. How to successfully structure and maximise value in MLAs?

Natalie Lamb, Senior Professional Support Attorney, Vinson & Elkins RLLP

1E. Energize the Chain: saving lives through sustainable telecom infrastructure

Harvey Rubin, Founder & Executive Director, Energize the Chain

1F. Optimising land contracts: how do you accelerate the permitting process and optimize your land lease agreements

Anita Anwar, Vice President, Property Management, Protelindo

1G. Cutting down cost and driving efficiencies: optimisation and technological innovation

Azizee Abdul Aziz, Director of Operations, edotco Group

1H. Driving innovation in software systems to maximize ROI

Adhiraj Singh Bisht, Regional Director, Accounts & Sales, Tarantula

1J. Growth beyond traditional macro towers: the investor’s take

Gulfraz Qayyum, Managing Director, Citigroup

16:30 Interactive roundtable session II and closed-door sessions

2A. Closed-door session: Indosat Ooredoo’s rollout strategy, operational challenges and opportunities

Tomy Sudiwiyono, Head of Tower Operation, Indosat Ooredoo

Fahmi Pahlevi, Head of Technology PMO, Indosat Ooredoo

2B. Cambodia: the irruption of Chinese investors and future growth drivers Phillip Wong, Chief Regional Officer, ASEAN North, edotco Group

2C. Are data centres the next venture for Asian towercos?

Federico Bazzoni, Managing Director, M&A International Coverage, CLSA

2D. Beyond macro-towers: the evolution of digital connectivity towards 5G

Devid Gubiani, President, PhilTower

2E. IBS: best practices in deploying indoor solutions across Asia

Megat Zulkarlai, Director of Business Acceleration, edotco Group

2F. Crucial times for smart tower operations: how to increase the life of your portfolio and lower your TCO

Mohan Villavarayan, Regional Business Manager – Asia, Delmec

2G. India: is the market finally moving towards its final shape?

Jon Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

2H. Bangladesh’s complex operational reality: lessons learnt

Md. Monowar Sikder, Director of Operations, edotco Bangladesh

2J. Securing your sites: main issues, solutions and cooperation opportunities

V Bhaskar Babu, Vice President Sales, Acsys International Ltd

Day 2 – Wednesday, 4 December 2019

10:10 Interactive roundtable session III and closed-door sessions

3A. Closed-door working group: How to identify opportunities and build a business in indoor, public and enterprise wireless

Philip Cooper, Independent Consultant, formerly Managing Director EMEA Digital Bridge & COO Digital Colony UK; CFO, Apollo Towers Myanmar; Group Commercial Manager, Eaton Towers

Ankit Goel, Founder and Managing Director, Space World

Radhey Raman Sharma, Co-Founder and Director, Space World

3B. The shift from towerco to infraco: succeeding at deploying fibre, small cells and beyond

Jacopo Rigamonti, Head of Marketing, Sales & Leasing, Protelindo

3C. Exploring Myanmar’s operational hurdles: poor grid connectivity, the fixed energy model and other maintenance bottlenecks

Aashish Khadsare, Commercial Manager, Apollo Towers

3D. Energy management and operational best practices: how to create win-win partnerships between towercos and MNOs

Dr Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure

3E. Overlays or new architectures: How are towercos and MNOs upgrading their network in preparation for 5G?

Ir Kumari Nalini, Director of Engineering, edotco Group

3F. Convergence and integration: how are data centres and fibre impacting towercos’ valuation and business model?

Amit Sinha, Managing Director, Global Head of TMT, Corporate & Investment Banking, DBS Bank

3G. Regulatory conditions that stimulate investment in towers

Chuck Green, CEO, International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA)

3H. Challenges and growth opportunities for towercos in Indonesia: fibre, 4G, consolidation and FDI restrictions

Akshay Grover, Chief Investment Officer, iSON Group

3J. Evolution of network site ecosystem and towerco deal design in a 5G world

David McKean, CEO and Founder, oneCONTINUUM

15:00 Interactive roundtable session IV and closed-door working group

4A. Closed-door working group: Data collection and utilisation

Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst, Wireless, Analysys Mason

4B. Bangladesh: the complexities of setting up a towerco regime: an update

Salman Karim, CEO, Kirtonkhola Tower Bangladesh

4C. Green initiatives across Asia: success stories and innovation examples

Ir Kumari Nalini, Director of Engineering, edotco Group

4D. Raising capital and making a business case for 5G rollout

Andy Sutrisno, Vice President, Investment Banking Asia-TMT, SMBC

4E. Integrating 5G: How can towercos adapt their offer to address MNOs needs and challenges

Sander Van Litsenburg, VP Engineering & QHSE, Protelindo

4F. How to build a tower business within the Common Tower Policy in the Philippines

Chuck Green, CEO, International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA)

4G. Exploring Asia untapped markets: regulatory barriers, risks and opportunities

Kealan Delaney, Founder & CEO, Delmec

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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