Meetup Asia 2018 Agenda

For the 2018 edition of the TowerXchange Meetup Asia, the agenda will incorporate some of the most critical issues currently affecting the regional industry including:

  • India: the new shape of the market following years of M&As and consolidation
    What does it take to fiberise towers in Asia and what’s in it for towercos
    New markets: Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan and beyond
    5G: tests and pioneering examples from across the region
    How to successfully IPO a towerco
    IoT and edge data centres: opportunities for towercos and MNOs
    Beyond macro towers: what do MNOs need to build and where
    Energy efficiency and availability of greener solutions
    Smart cities: how can towercos seize the opportunity?
    Refinancing maturing towercos in Asia

Unlike other events, TowerXchange Meetups create a tailor-made agenda for each participant; combining a mix of market forecasts, roundtable sessions, keynote panels, working groups and networking events to connect you directly with the people and information you need to find.

1. 35+ roundtable discussions to tailor the agenda to your needs

From specific country focus to managing carve-out towercos to financing, roundtables are peer exchange at its best. Each table is led by a host and gathers groups of 10-20 to share ideas, best practices, and lessons learned.

2. Technology working groups to optimise your investments

Asia is both a mix of mature and emerging markets, offering unique opportunities for new and proven solutions. Invitation-only focused groups of buyers and sellers come together to examine technology limitations, innovations, and buyer appetite.

3. Exclusive Q&A with the movers and shakers in Asian towers

Hear from towercos of all sizes and maturity, as Asia is home to the most publicly listed companies as well as developing players. Get behind the thinking of C-suites on the what and how of business operations, growth, management, and more.

4. Key statistics and forecasts to shape your business strategy

What transactions are on the cards, what new build potential exists, what are the procurement priorities across the region and what are the latest developments country by country? TowerXchange’s market forecast gives you all the figures you need.

5. Socialise with key partners at networking drinks and dinner

Build new relationships and strengthen existing ones that will benefit you in the years to come. Get to know your key stakeholders better in a relaxed environment. Be sure to select the dinner option when you register!

6. Small cell opportunities for towercos

Asia has some of the most densely populated countries, providing the ideal backdrop for small cell deployments. Explore existing and emerging business models and what it may mean for your business.

To discuss joining a panel or hosting a roundtable, please contact Arianna Neri, Managing Director, Americas and Asia



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Below are details of the 2017 agenda (2018 agenda to be announced shortly)

Tuesday, 12 December | Day One

  • 8:00
  • Registration and coffee

    Breakfast sponsored by METKA IPS

  • 8:50
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the Asian tower and distributed network market
    - Arianna Neri, Managing Director - Americas and Asia, TowerXchange
    - Christie Liu, Head of Asia, TowerXchange

  • 9:50
  • Keynote address
    - Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco Group

  • 10:15
  • Networking coffee break

  • 10:45
  • Executive panel: India
    - Moderator: Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    - Sudhir Prasad, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - DS Rawat, Managing Director & CEO, Bharti Infratel
    - Tejinder Kalra, COO, Indus Towers
    - Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, Director & CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure
    - Tushar Kapadia, VP Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure Limited
    - Vijay Kumar Jain, Chief Operations Officer, TowerVision

  • 11:45
  • Roundtable session I / Technology working group A (energy)

  • 12:45
  • Networking lunch sponsored by Huawei

  • 2:00
  • Keynote address
    - Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers

  • 2:20
  • Executive panel: Myanmar
    - Moderator: Paul Carpenter, Managing Partner Asia, Hardiman Telecommunications
    - Vijay Watson, Country Managing Director, edotco Myanmar
    - Patrick Tangney, Co-founder & Director, Irrawaddy Green Towers
    - Philippe Luxcey, CEO, Apollo Towers
    - Sunn Aung Naing, Managing Director, National Tower Development

  • 2:20
  • Streamed TFN content: Defining the business model for rural and neutral host HetNet deployment

  • 3:15
  • Strategic partner panel: site management and operations best practices
    - Mervi Hiltunen, Solution Manager, Abloy
    - David Meganck, Chief Operating Officer, Acsys
    - Navy Wu, Telecom Energy Towerco Business Director, Huawei
    - Ankur Lal, CEO, Infozech
    - Maurice Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Tarantula

  • 3:40
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Tarantula

  • 4:10
  • Energize the Chain, using telecom towers to provide children with viable vaccines
    - Dr. Staffan Qvist, Energize the Chain

  • 4:25
  • Roundtable session II / Technology working group B (site design) / Regulatory focus group

  • 5:30
  • Close of day one and drinks reception sponsored by edotco

  • 7:30
  • Networking dinner (registration required)

Wednesday, 13 December | Day Two

  • 8:30
  • Registration and morning coffee

  • 8:50
  • Opening remarks

  • 9:00
  • Keynote address
    - DS Rawat, Managing Director & CEO, Bharti Infratel

  • 9:20
  • Co-creation in the 5G era: Connecting dreams, for a richer future
    - Shigeo Nomura, Manager R&D Strategy Department, NTT DoCoMo

  • 9:40
  • Executive panel: The Future Network: What role will small cells play in the future of cellular networks? / Towerco deployment of small cells and DAS
    - Moderator: Sue Monaghan, CEO, Small Cell Forum
    - Manoj Kumar Singh, CTO, Indus Towers
    - Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel
    - Tom Andrews, Managing Director, Aird Towers
    - Gayan Koralage, Director of Strategy & Commercial, edotco Group

  • 10:20
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Siterra, An Accruent Product

  • 10:50
  • Executive panel: Opportunities and investibility of the Asian tower market
    - Moderator: Brandon Amber, Managing Director, Palladium Partners
    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - Carson J Wolfer, Director of M&A, edotco Group
    - Ted Manvitz, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, IHS Towers
    - Tucker Grinnan, Executive Director, Asian TMT Research, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    - Sachin Gupta, Managing Director, New Street Capital Asia

  • 11:45
  • Strategic partner panel: lessons learned in energy management
    - Shalini Lagrutta, Sales Director, Flexenclosure
    - Hirokazu Kimura, Regional Manager - APAC, Industrial Battery Sales Department, GS Yuasa
    - Boyan Lazarov, Head of Telecom Division, METKA IPS
    - Khaled Habbal, VP & COO, IPT PowerTech
    - Andrew Kempster, Global Sales Director, Redflow

  • 12:05
  • Roundtable session III / Technology working group C (site monitoring)

  • 1:05
  • Networking lunch

  • 2:00
  • Keynote address
    - Masahiko Nanri, Manager and Project Leader of LTE Small Cell, CPE and SON Development, SoftBank

  • 2:20
  • Executive panel: Indonesia
    - Moderator: Gulfraz Qayyum, Managing Director, Citigroup
    - Tomy Sudiwiyono, Tower Management Group, Indosat Ooredoo
    - Steve Weiss, CFO, Protelindo
    - Nobel Tanihaha, Director, STP
    - HS Lim, CEO, Putra Mulia Telecommunication
    - Nidhi Dhruv, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service

  • 3:05
  • Roundtable session IV / Technology working group D (small cells/DAS)

  • 4:05
  • Networking coffee break

  • 4:30
  • Executive panel: Bangladesh & Pakistan
    - Moderator: Carlos Katsuya, Chief Investment Officer & Head TMT Asia & EMENA, IFC
    - Md. Mainur Rahman Bhuiyan, Director and Head Infrastructure Business, Grameenphone
    - Shah Faisal S. Khattak, Head of Infrastructure Development, Telenor Pakistan
    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - Gayan Koralage, Director of Strategy & Commercial, edotco Group

  • 4:30
  • Streamed TFN content: Panel discussion: Bleeding edge heterogeneous network solutions - South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India

  • 5:20
  • Close of TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2017