TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2019 programme

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

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, DAS, fibre opportunities for towercos

Asia has some of the most densely populated countries, providing the ideal backdrop for innovation in telecoms. 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:

Pablo Crespo, Head of Research, Americas and Asia:

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TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2019 – Agenda

Monday, 2 December 2019 | Pre-Meetup closed-door session

  • 12:00-14:00
  • Pre-Meetup closed door-session hosted by edotco Group

    An informative session for all solution providers interested in supporting edotco.
    The leading towerco will offer an overview of its requirements in terms of RMS, structure, small cells and DAS, energy and beyond.

    Attendance by invitation only. Contact us if you are interested in joining the briefing.

Day One | Tuesday, 3 December 2019

  • Breakfast sponsored by Huawei

  • 8:00
  • Registration and welcome coffee

  • 9:00
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the Asian telecom infrastructure industry

    - Pablo Crespo, Head of Americas and Asia, TowerXchange
    - Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange

  • 9:45
  • Keynote address

    - Jose Arturo C. De Castro, Undersecretary for Legal Affairs, Policy, Planning & Finance, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT, Philippines)

  • 10:10
  • One-to-one interview

    - Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers
    - Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange

  • 10:40
  • Keynote speech

    - Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco Group Sdn Bhd

  • 11:10
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Accruent

  • 11:40
  • Interactive roundtable session I and closed-door sessions

  • 12:55
  • Networking lunch sponsored by ZTE

  • 14:10
  • Executive panel discussion: The path towards a shared infrastructure regime in the Philippines

    Strategic, operational, regulatory and financial considerations on the newest market opening up to towercos in Asia

    - Moderator: Paul Carpenter, Partner, Asia, Hardiman Telecommunication
    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - Wan Zainal Adileen, Chief Regional Officer, ASEAN South, edotco Group
    - Devid Gubiani, President, PhilTower
    - Patrick Tangney, Chairman & CEO, Frontier Tower Associates

  • 15:10
  • Executive panel discussion: Can towercos succeed in Bangladesh?

    First-hand experiences following the first year of towercos’ activities in the country

    Moderator: Nick Stevenson, Global Head of Communications, Media and Entertainment Group, RBC Capital Markets
    - Md. Emdadul Haque, MD, Infrastructure Services, Technology, Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd.
    - Salman Karim, CEO, Kirtonkhola Tower Bangladesh
    - Marc Perusat, Managing Partner, TASC Towers
    - Md. Serajus Saleheen, Director of Sales, edotco Bangladesh
    - Md. Saifur Rahman Khan, Head of Corporate Sales & International Business, Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd.

  • 16:00
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Tarantula

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

  • 17:45
  • End of day one and networking drinks sponsored by edotco

  • 19:30
  • Optional: TowerXchange dinner (separate registration required)

Day Two | Wednesday, 4 December 2019

  • 8:30
  • Arrival coffee

  • 9:00
  • Keynote speech

    - Jianfei Su, Vice President, Wireless Market Management Department, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

  • 9:20
  • Executive panel discussion: Innovation in Asia mature markets

    Balancing new technology requirements, financial investments and finding growth in the path towards 5G in Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Japan and more

    Moderator: Jon Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    - Ankit Goel, Founder and Managing Director, Space World
    - Tejinder Kalra, Chief Operating Officer, Indus Towers
    - Anil Chet Karamsingh, Head of Strategic Initiatives, edotco Group Sdn Bhd
    - Sudhir Prasad, COO, American Tower
    - Jacopo Rigamonti, Head of Marketing, Sales & Leasing, Protelindo
    - Zhibing Xu, Vice President, DIS Product Line, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

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

  • 11:25
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Delmec

  • 11:40
  • Executive panel discussion: What is the future for BTS in Myanmar and beyond?

    An overview of the latest dynamics, product demand and challenges from leading players active in the country

    Moderator: Enda Hardiman, Managing Director, Hardiman Telecommunications
    - Omer Chappelart,  CEO,  OCK Yangon
    - David Venn, CEO, Irrawaddy Green Towers 
    - VJ Watson, Chief Regional Officer, Bay of Bengal, edotco Group Sdn Bhd
    - U Zaw Min Oo, Chief External Relations Officer, Mytel

  • 12:45
  • Networking lunch sponsored by Space World

  • 13:45
  • Executive panel discussion: New geos, new business models, indoor and beyond

    Where can towercos go next?

    Could infrastructure players find exciting growth opportunities in Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia and Laos?

    Moderator: Kealan Delaney, Founder & CEO, Delmec
    - Carlos Katsuya, Chief Investment Officer & Head TMT Asia, Europe and MENA, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    - Carson Wolfer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, edotco Group Sdn Bhd
    - Raj Sethia, CEO, Firefly Networks
    - Federico Bazzoni, Managing Director, M&A International Coverage, CLSA

  • 14:30
  • Live poll

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

  • 16:15
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Cyient and end of Meetup