Meetup Asia 2019 programme

The 2018 Meetup is now closed. If you are interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring/exhibiting the 2019 Meetup, please get in touch with us at Please feel free to review the 2018 Meetup details below. The 2019 details will be up shortly.

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 Americas and Asia:

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TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2018 – Agenda

Monday, 3 December | Pre-conference vendor briefing hosted by edotco

  • 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.

    The edotco briefing will start at 12pm and last for approximately two hours.

    Session leaders include:
    - Kumari Nalini Subramaniam, Regional Director of Engineering, edotco Group  
    - Suraj Narayanan Kutty, Head of Echo and Site Collaboration, edotco Group 
    - PT Pawar, Senior Specialist - Energy Management, edotco Group 

  • 18:00
  • Pre-Meetup drink reception sponsored by Huawei

Tuesday, 4 December | Day One

  • 8:00
  • Registration and morning coffee

  • 8:50
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the Asian telecom infrastructure industry

    - Pablo Crespo, Head of Asia, TowerXchange
    - Arianna Neri, MD - Americas and Asia, TowerXchange

  • 9:30
  • Keynote address

    - Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco Group

  • 9:50
  • Indus Towers Fireside chat: Smart cities & new business opportunities
    - Moderator: Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange
    - Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers
    - Deepankar Sanwalka, Partner, India Advisory Leader, PwC India

  • 10:10
  • Keynote address: Smart road to a green future
    - Hongming Tao, President of Telecom Energy Domain, Huawei

  • 10:25
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Accruent

  • 11:00
  • Bharti Infratel Fireside chat: The restructuring of the Indian towerco and MNO markets
    - Moderator: Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange
    - DS Rawat, MD & CEO, Bharti Infratel
    - Deepankar Sanwalka, Partner, India Advisory Leader, PwC India

  • 11:00
  • Executive panel: Asia established markets at a glance

    - Moderator: Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    - Tom Andrews, Managing Director, Aird Towers
    - Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure
    - Sachin Naik, COO and Chief O&M Officer, Bharti Infratel
    - Sudhir Prasad, CEO C&SE Asia, SVP Strategy, American Tower
    - Moqeem ul Haque, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)
    - Steve Weiss, CFO, Protelindo

  • 12:15
  • Interactive roundtable session I

    Session taking place in parallel with:

  • 12:15
  • Ascend Telecom Infrastructure vendor briefing

    In this session, executives from Ascend Telecom Infrastructure will discuss the company's initiatives and requirements on smart energy management, site automation and overall TCO reduction.

    Session leaders include:

    - Subhash Bhat, National Head – Sales & Marketing
    - Rajat Chitravanshi, Chief Supply Chain and Project Officer
    - Sudarshan Kuksoor, CTO

  • 13:15
  • Networking lunch

  • 14:30
  • Interactive roundtable session II

  • 15:45
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Cyient

  • 16:15
  • Executive panel: the economics of the tower business in Asia

    - David Goldstein, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital
    - Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Development Officer, C&SE Asia, American Tower
    - Ted Manvitz, Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer, IHS Towers
    - Thivanka Rangala, CFO, edotco Group
    - Hongming Tao, President of Telecom Energy Domain, Huawei

  • 17:00
  • Live poll

  • 17:15
  • End of day one and networking drink reception sponsored by edotco

  • 19:30
  • Networking dinner sponsored by GRIDSERVE® (separate booking required)

Wednesday, 5 December | Day Two

  • 8:30
  • Morning coffee

  • 9:00
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the ESCO market in Asia

    - Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange

  • 9:15
  • Keynote address: Enabling infrastructure value maximisation
    - Xuyao Ni, General Manager of Site Integration Service Domain, Huawei

  • 9:30
  • Keynote address 
    - Soe Naing, Director, Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD - Myanmar)

  • 9:45
  • Executive panel: Myanmar - a market four years in the making

    - Moderator: Moderator: Paul Carpenter, Consultant,
    Hardiman Telecommunications
    - Omer Chappelart, CEO, OCK Yangon
    - Gary Hartnett, Tower Sharing Manager, MPT Joint Operation
    - Yves Monnier, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Apollo Towers
    - Vijendran Watson, Country Managing Director - Myanmar, edotco

  • 10:30
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Delmec

  • 11:00
  • Keynote address: Building a carrier neutral fiberco
    - Puja Goyal, Principal – Transaction Advisory TMT, Capitel Partners

  • 11:15
  • Executive panel: beyond towers – fibre, 5G and IoT
    - Moderator: Puja Goyal, Principal - Transaction Advisory TMT, Capitel Partners

    - Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel
    - Syed Buland Iqbal, Project Manager – Fibre Deployment, Jazz
    - Stephen Farrugia, CTO, Broadcast Australia
    - William Heapy, Director, Planning & Strategy, Axicom
    - Gayan Koralage, Group Strategy Director, edotco Group
    - Steve Weiss, CFO, Protelindo
    - Zhibing Xu, VP of Wireless Small Cell Product Line, Huawei

  • 12:00
  • Interactive roundtable session III

    and - in parellel with

  • 12:00
  • Bharti Infratel vendor briefing
    In this session, executives from Bharti Infratel will share insights into the towerco’s product requirements and procurement process.

    Session leaders include:
    - Alka Selot Asthana, CTO
    - Sachin Naik, COO & Chief O&M Officer
    - Biswajit Patnaik, CSMO

  • 13:15
  • Networking lunch

  • 14:15
  • Executive panel: new routes for Asian towercos – Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh and more
    - Moderator: Enda Hardiman, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
    - Fady Kamar, Group Director - Business Development, VEON
    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Development Officer, C&SE Asia, American Tower
    - Marc Perusat, Partner, TASC Towers
    - Phillip Wong, Chief Regional Officer - Growth Markets, edotco Group
    - Yusoff Zamri, Chief Executive Officer, Cam Towerlink Communication

  • 15:00
  • Live poll

  • 15:15
  • Interactive roundtable session IV

  • 16:30
  • Coffee break and end of Meetup