TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017 agenda

The 3rd Annual TowerXchange Meetup Europe will be held on 17-18 April 2018 at the Business Design Centre, London.

New for this year we are including dedicated content outlining small cells opportunities for towercos. Whether you are considering offering small cells as a service, or becoming a neutral host, perhaps you need deployment partners or you simply want to understand the business case for towerco led small cell roll-out, book your place today before spaces run out.

Once again keynote panels, interviews, working groups and over 50 roundtable discussions will address the challenges and opportunities facing the European tower industry today. With an increased focus on the implications of 5G and futureproofing networks as well as analysis of all the latest deals, spin-offs and rollouts, if you’re involved in European towers, you need to be part of the conversation.

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TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017 Agenda

See who came along to share their insights in 2017.

Day One | Tuesday 4 April

  • 08:00
  • Coffee and registration

  • 09.00
  • Opening presentation and TowerXchange analysis:

    - Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange
    - Frances Rose, Head of Europe, TowerXchange

  • 09:45
  • TowerXchange CXO panel: The unique European tower industry: the diversity of contracts, typologies and business models:
    Moderator: - Darragh Stokes, Senior Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecoms
    - Malcolm Collins, CEO, CTIL
    - Alex Mestre, Business Development and International Director, Cellnex
    - Oscar Cicchetti, CEO, INWIT
    - Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
    - Alexander Chub, President, Russian Towers

  • 10:30
  • Keynote Interview: An update from Tobias Martinez, CEO, Cellnex



  • 10.50
  • Investor panel discussion: Creating and growing value in European towers:
    - Moderator: Marco Cordoni, Partner, Analysys Mason
    - Suruchi Ahuja, Vice President, Tillman Global Holdings
    - Gaurav Bath, Managing Director, Global Communications Group, Citi Investment Banking
    - Arthur Akopyan, Managing Director; Partner, UFG Asset Management
    - Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC

  • 11:30
  • Coffee and networking

  • 12:00
  • Roundtables session 1
    AND Working Group: RMS and site surveillance

  • 13:00
  • Networking lunch

  • 14:10
  • Roundtable session 2
    AND Working Group: Tower Power in Europe

  • 15:10
  • Coffee and networking sponsored by Tarantula

  • 15:40
  • Panel session: Integrating and optimising tower portfolios:
    - Moderator: Spencer Crawford-White, CTO, Delmec
    - Tony Killarney, CEO, Towercom
    - Paolo Crocetti, Director of Institutional Affairs, EI Towers
    - Egor Bykov, Head of Strategy, Vertical
    - Cedric Lepolard, CFO, FPS Towers

  • 16:30
  • Panel Discussion: Operational efficiency and green credentials
    - Moderator: Spencer Crawford-White, CTO, Delmec
    - Eric Estrade, Vodafone Procurement Company
    - Terry Rhodes, Co-Founder, Eaton Towers
    - Kash Pandya, CEO, Helios Towers Africa

  • 17:05
  • End of Day One and drinks reception

  • 19.30
  • TowerXchange Europe Networking Dinner

Day Two | Wednesday 5 April

  • 08:30
  • Welcome coffee

  • 09:00
  • Panel Discussion: small cells and 5G are coming - can your network be future-proofed?
    - Moderator: Brian Burns, Principal, Analysys Mason
    - Òscar Pallarols, Director Innovation and Product Strategy, Cellnex
    - Nicolas Ott, Managing Director, Telecoms, Arqiva
    - Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group

  • 10:00
  • Vendor session: Access control and site surveillance
    - Maurice Barnes, COO, Tarantula
    - David Meganck, COO, Acsys
    - Steve Wintle, Head of CNI, Abloy Oy
    - Jason Day, VP Telecom, Accruent

  • 10:30
  • Coffee and networking sponsored by Siterra,
    An Accruent Product

  • 11:00
  • Panel discussion: what is a European tower worth?
    - Moderator: Conor Plant, Partner, Hardiman Telecoms
    - David Bernal, Head of Business Development, Cellnex
    - David Porte, VP - International, SBA Communications
    - Alexandre Lucas, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
    - Christopher Ehrke, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners
    - Jonathan Dann, Managing Director, RBC

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    Parallel session: small cells market sizing teach-in (room A)
    - Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange
    - Caroline Gabriel, Research Director,
    Rethink Research

  • 11:45
  • Roundtable session 3


    AND

    Working Group C:
    Small cells: Proving the business case for small cell roll-out
    - Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure
    Group
    - Nicolas Ott, Managing Director, Telecoms,
    Arqiva
    - Òscar Pallarols, Director Innovation and
    Product Strategy, Cellnex
    - Martin Wren-Hilton, Director of Mobile
    Innovation, TalkTalk

  • 12.45
  • Networking lunch

  • 14:00
  • Roundtable session 4


    AND

    Small Cells Workshop - Indoor small cells as a service: who will be the neutral host?

    - Patrik Jakobson, Head of Network as-a-Service, Ericsson
    - Nick Johnson, CTO, ip.access
    - Art King, Marketing Working Group, MulteFire Alliance
    - Costa Tsourkas, Head of Business Development, NEC Europe
    - Nikos Antoniou, Principal Category Manager Property, Vodafone Procurement Company

  • 15:00
  • Coffee and networking

  • 15:30
  • Outdoor distributed networks - small cells, DAS, street furniture and the role of the towerco

    - Marc Merlini, Business Development Director, JCDecaux, Link
    - Mark Murphy, Analyst, Macquarie
    - Douglas Rankin,VP Sales, Cell Site
    Solutions, Europe, CommScope

  • 16.30
  • End of Meetup

Roundtable topics

  • Session 1: April 4; 12.00
  • 1. 5G - a window of opportunity for towercos
    Brian Burns, Principal, Analysys Mason

    2. Russia
    Arthur Akopyan, Managing Director; Partner, UFG Asset Management and Alexander Chub, President, Russian Towers

    3. Italy
    Paolo Crocetti, Director of Institutional Affairs, EI Towers

    4. UK
    Pat Coxen, Managing Director, MBNL

    5. Maximising the profitability of broadcast towers in telecoms infrastructure
    Guido Barbieri, CEO, EI Towers

    6. MLAs in Europe and the UK Digital Economy Act
    Natalie Lamb, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

    7. Increasing efficiency through tracking and managing site access
    Steve Wintle, Head of CNI, Abloy Oy

    8. Monetising passive assets and the work needed to realise such a move
    Thomas Jonell, CEO, National Towers (part of VimpelCom Russia)

    9. Assessing towercos from an investment perspective: what do investors look for? Mauricio Bolana, Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partners

    10. Towercos 101
    Spencer Kurn, Partner, New Street Research

    11. Carve out or sell?
    Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC

    12. Satisfying building owner and enterprise needs with small cells
    Art King, Director of Enterprise Services & Technologies, SpiderCloud Wireless

    13. What do multi-operator small cells mean for the tower industry?
    Nick Johnson, CTO, ip.access

  • Session 2: April 4; 14.10
  • 14. Planning and creating a robust small cell network
    Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group

    15. Spain
    Jorge Alberto Jimenez, President, Axion

    16. Scandinavia
    Henrik Kamstrup, Partner, KPR Consult & Rikke Josephson, Site Manager, TT-Networks

    17. Running a successful auction process
    Tom Levine, Head of Telecommunications Practice, Allen & Overy and Simon Toms, M&A Partner, Allen & Overy

    18. Small cells across Europe; relationships, regulations and synergies
    Òscar Pallarols, Director Innovation and Product Strategy, Cellnex

    19. Building a new towerco
    Egor Bykov, Head of Strategy, Vertical

    20. How do financial markets evaluate towercos?
    Alexandre Lucas, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

    21. What next? What will European towers look like in five years?
    Julian Plumstead, CCO EMEA, American Tower

    22. Turkey
    Nihat Narin, CEO, Global Tower

    23. Beyond backhaul: investing in fibre
    Christopher Ehrke, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners

    24. What will be the implications of 5G and how can you prepare?
    Nicolas Ott, Managing Director, Telecoms, Arqiva

    25. Multefire, wifi and small cells: implications of convergence for towercos
    Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

  • Session 3: April 5; 11.45
  • 26. Contrasting tower valuations in Europe vs the rest of the world
    Jonathan Dann, Managing Director, RBC

    27. Options for raising capital and refinancing
    Gaurav Bath, Managing Director, Global Communications Group, Citi Investment Banking

    28. Comparing towercos in Europe, US and CALA
    Jimmy Eisenstein, Managing Director, Grupo TorreSur

    29. Ireland
    Donal O’Shaughnessy, Chairman, Cignal

    30. France
    Cedric Lepolard, CFO, FPS Towers

    31. Germany
    Gunther Stein, SVP Sales and Marketing, DFMG

    32. The future of rural networks
    Malcolm Collins, CEO, CTIL

    33. Health and safety requirements for tower owners
    Tony Killarney, CEO, Towercom

    34. Frame agreements: group level efficiency or hindrance to negotiation?
    Nikolaos Antoniou, Principal Category Mgr Property, Property Management Services, Vodafone Procurement Company

    35. Asset or cost? Capturing value in towers
    Darragh Stokes, Managing Partner, Hardiman Communications

    36. Creating markets in emerging European economies
    Nicolas Parmeggiani, CEO, HighTel Towers

    37. The politics and processes of carving out a towerco
    James Maclaurin, Advisor, Telecoms

  • Session 4: April 5; 14.00
  • 38. CIS
    Sergey Plissak, Commercial Director, Logycom Group

    39. Operational efficiencies in developed markets
    Nikos Babalis, Operations Director, MBNL

    40. Site security and liability
    Colin Cunningham, Managing Director, Cignal

    41. Integration of portfolios and businesses during expansion
    Dmitry Filatov, Director, Business Development, Service-Telecom

    42. Smart metering for towers
    Eric Estrade, Principal Group Supply Chain Manager, Energy, Vodafone Procurement Company

    43. Identifying and overcoming security risks in Europe
    David Meganck, CEO, Acsys

    44. What next for MNO-backed towercos?
    Oscar Cicchetti, CEO, INWIT

    45. Raising capital in emerging tower markets
    Rustem Umerov, CEO, Astem Group

    46. Leveraging a management platform to increase visibility across your portfolio Jason Day, VP of Telecom, Accruent