TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2019 – Interactive roundtable sessions

Country focus

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

Kingston Pang, Managing Director, Redpeak Advisers

Australia: 5G transition and market overview  

Gregg Rowley, Commercial & Strategy Director, Broadcast Australia

Cambodia: the irruption of Chinese investors and future growth drivers  

Phillip Wong, Chief Regional Officer, ASEAN North, edotco Group

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

Jon Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Bangladesh: the complexities of setting up a towerco regime – an update  

Salman Karim, CEO, Kirtonkhola Tower Bangladesh

Vietnam: exploring the impact of MNO privatisation and potential carve outs 

Moderator TBA

Entering the Philippines: What will be the main hurdles and operational difficulties for emerging towercos? 

Moderator TBA

Myanmar: juggling BTS growth and market opportunities 

Moderator TBA

Finance/strategic focus

Growth beyond traditional macro towers: the investor’s take  

Gulfraz Qayyum, Managing Director, Citigroup

Growth vs. returns: what model is more attractive to investors?  

Tucker Grinnan, Executive Director, Asian TMT Research, JP Morgan

M&A outlook: what are the latest deals and where are the most attractive opportunities?

Carlos Katsuya, Chief Investment Officer & Head TMT Asia, Europe and MENA, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Who are the new funds and investors bringing money to Asia and what are they looking for?

Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Exploring 5G impact: the evolution of networks architecture and towerco deal designs

David McKean, Principal, oneCONTINUUM

Energize the Chain: saving lives through sustainable telecom infrastructure 

Harvey Rubin, Founder & Executive Director, Energize the Chain

Raising capital and making a business case for 5G rollout 

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

Are data centres the next venture for Asian towercos?

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

Towerco perspective: integrating and monetising fibre   

Moderator TBA

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

Exploring Asian untapped markets: regulation barriers, risk and opportunities  

Moderator TBA

Navigating Southeast Asia: volatility, currency exposure and main risks  

Moderator TBA

Operational focus

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

Sander Van Litsenburg, VP Engineering & QHSE, Protelindo

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

Ir Kumari Nalini, Director of Engineering, edotco Group

Cutting down cost and driving efficiencies: optimisation and technological innovation  

Azizee Abdul Aziz, Director of Operations, edotco Group

Green initiatives across Asia: success stories and innovation examples  

Ir Kumari Nalini, Director of Engineering, edotco Group

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

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

IBS: best practices in deploying indoor solutions across Asia  

Megat Zulkarlai, Director of Business Acceleration, edotco Group

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

Dr Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure

Bangladesh’s complex operational reality: lessons learnt 

Md. Monowar Sikder, Director of Operations, edotco Bangladesh

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

Anita Anwar, Vice President, Property Management, Protelindo

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

Devid Gubiani, President, PhilTower

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

Aashish Khadsare, Commercial Manager, Apollo Towers

Understanding 5G requirements: spectrum, new architectures and equipment  

Moderator TBA

Reliability and security: what are the best backup power solutions for challenging scenarios? 

Moderator TBA

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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