TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018 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 40 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.

With participation already confirmed from Cellnex, Wireless Infrastructure Group, INWIT, Global Tower, Arcus Infrastructure Partners and many more, this annual who’s who of European towers is a must-attend event.

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TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018 Agenda

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Day One | Tuesday 17 April

  • 09.00
  • Opening presentation and TowerXchange analysis:

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

  • 09:45
  • TowerXchange CXO panel: Towers and communications infrastructure in 2030
    - Alex Mestre, International Business and Marketing Director, Cellnex
    - Nihat Narin, CEO, Global Tower
    - Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
    - Alexander Chub, President, Russian Towers

  • 10:30
  • Debate: Can MNO-captive towercos create equal value to independent towercos?
    - Oscar Cicchetti, CEO, INWIT
    - David Porte, VP International, SBA Communications

  • 11.00
  • Fireside chat with Cellnex CEO, Tobias Martinez

  • 11:20
  • Coffee and networking

  • 11.50
  • Roundtable session 1
    Buyer briefing 1

  • 12.50
  • Networking lunch

  • 13:50
  • Roundtable Session 2
    Working Group 1 - The operational challenges of moving from a real estate to a service model

  • 14:50
  • Networking break sponsored by Tarantula

  • 15:30
  • Fireside chat with Olivier Huart, CEO, TDF and Chairman, EWIA

    Buyer Briefing 2

  • 15.50
  • Panel: Investing in European towers: opportunities for growth
    - Jack Colbourne, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners,
    - Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC

  • 16:30
  • Champagne discussion forums, featuring the speakers from the relevant panels throughout the event:

    - Towers 2030
    - MNO-Captive vs independent towercos
    - Broadcast towercos
    - Investment in European towers
    - The tenants’ perspective
    - Women in Towers
    - Is the neutral host business model still in vogue?
    - Are managed services the best solution for network development?

  • 17:30
  • End of Day One and informal drinks reception

  • 19:30
  • TowerXchange networking dinner

Day Two | Wednesday 18 April

  • 09:00
  • Panel: 5G and future networks - a summary and a roadmap
    - Oscar Pallarols, Director of Innovation and Product Strategy, Cellnex
    - Alexander Chub, President, Russian Towers
    - Nikolay Berdin, CEO, Service Telecom

  • 09.45
  • Keynote Presentation: The impact of 5G: what will the towerco of the future look like?
    - Marc Ganzi, CEO, Digital Bridge

  • 10.15
  • Panel discussion: the tenants' perspective
    - Pat Coxen, CEO, MBNL
    - Michael Martin, Director Radio, Transport & Service Management, Sunrise Communications

  • 11:05
  • Networking break sponsored by Accruent

  • 11:35
  • Roundtable session 3


    Rising Stars session


    11.35-13.00 Wireless Infrastructure Regulatory Working Group Meeting

  • 12.35
  • Networking lunch

  • 13:35
  • Roundtable session 4


    Buyer Briefing 2

  • 14:35
  • Coffee and networking

  • 15:05
  • Panel: Broadcast towercos: is the gap between broadcast and mobile assets broadening or narrowing?
    - Jorge Alberto Jimenez, CEO, Axion
    - Carlo Ramella, COO, EI Towers
    - Maciej Staszak, Vice President of the Management Board, Emitel

  • 15:45
  • Panel Discussion - who will own and operate the networks of the future?

  • 16.30
  • End of Meetup

Roundtable topics

  • 40+ Roundtables including:

    - Inorganic growth: how to play to your strengths through integration* - Nicolas Berdin, CEO, Service Telecom
    - Ireland - Colin Cunningham, CEO, Cignal
    - Starting up a towerco in Europe - Rustem Umerov, CEO, Astem
    - IPOs in Europe - what works? - Jonathan Dann, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    - operations across a tower portfolio - Rikke Josephson, TT Networks
    - The investment landscape in Russia and the CIS - Arthur Akopyan, Partner, UFG
    - Reducing operating costs - Johnny Ekstrom, CFO, TT Networks
    - Italy - Oscar Cicchetti, CEO, INWIT
    - Evaluating the value of towers - Michele Vitale, Head of Investor Relations, INWIT
    - Landlords and leasing - Juliette Wallace, Business Planning and Property Director, MBNL
    - Is there a place for the 'real estate' towerco in the future network? - David Crawford, Arqiva