TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2019 agenda

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

Once again keynote panels, interviews, working groups and over 40 roundtable discussions addressed 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, everyone who was anyone in European towers was part of the conversation.

We were joined by Cellnex, Wireless Infrastructure Group, INWIT, Global Tower, Deutche Telekom and many more, this annual who’s who of European towers is a must-attend event.

TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017 post event report

 


TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018 Agenda

See who joined us in April 2018.

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, Global Business Managing Director, Cellnex
    - Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
    - Alexander Chub, President, Russian Towers

  • 10:30
  • Debate: Can MNO-captive towercos create equal value to independent towercos?
    - Nihat Narin, CEO, Global Tower
    - 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
    AND
    Buyer briefing 1

  • 12.50
  • Networking lunch

  • 13:50
  • Roundtable Session 2
    AND
    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
  • Panel discussion: the customers' perspective
    - Pat Coxen, CEO, MBNL
    - Michael Martin, Director Radio, Transport & Service Management, Sunrise Communications
    Romain Weyrk, IoT, Kerlink

  • 16.15
  • Keynote presentation: The impact of 5G: what will the towerco of the future look like?
    - Marc Ganzi, Founder & CEO, Digital Bridge

  • 16:45
  • Discussion forums, featuring the speakers from the relevant panels throughout the event:

    - Towers 2030
    - MNO-Captive vs independent towercos
    - Investment in European towers
    - The customers’ perspective
    - Women in Towers
    - 5G - a summary and a roadmap

  • 17:45
  • 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
    - Mansoor Hanif, Ex-Director of RAN, EE
    - Doug Dimitroff, Partner, Phillips Lytle

  • 09.45
  • Panel: Investing in European towers: opportunities for growth
    - Jack Colbourne, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners,
    - Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC
    - Suruchi Ahuja, CFO, Tillman Infrastructure
    - Bruno Candes, Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

  • 10.30
  • Fireside chat with Olivier Huart, CEO, TDF and Chairman, EWIA

  • 10.50
  • Networking break sponsored by Accruent

  • 11:20
  • Roundtable session 3


    AND

    Rising Stars session

    AND

    11.35-13.00 Wireless Infrastructure Regulatory Working Group Meeting

  • 12.20
  • Networking lunch

  • 13:30
  • Roundtable session 4

  • 14:35
  • Coffee and networking

  • 15:05
  • Panel: Broadcast towercos: is the gap between broadcast and mobile assets broadening or narrowing?
    - Paolo Crochetti, Director of Institutional Affairs, EI Towers
    - Maciej Staszak, Vice President of the Management Board, Emitel
    - Attila Nagy, CTO, Antenna Hungaria

  • 15:45
  • Panel Discussion - who will own and operate the networks of the future?
    - Georgy Chumburidze, Founder, Vertical
    - Marc Merlini, Business Development
    Director, JCDecaux Link
    Graham Payne, CEO, OpenCell

  • 16.30
  • End of Meetup

View the full roundtable agenda here