TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2019 agenda

The 4th Annual TowerXchange Meetup Europe will take place on 9-10 April 2019 at the Business Design Centre, London.

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, convergence and futureproofing networks as well as analysis of all the latest deals, spin-offs and rollouts, everyone who is anyone in European towers will be part of the conversation.

Once again we will be joined by 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.

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TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2019 Agenda

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Day One | Tuesday 9 April

  • 09.00
  • Opening presentation and TowerXchange analysis:

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

  • 09:40
  • TowerXchange  European CEO panel: our vision for the future of infrastructure in Europe
    Moderator: Darragh Stokes, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
    - Giovanni Ferigo, CEO, INWIT
    - Alexander Chub, President, Russian Towers
    - Rhys Phillip, CEO, CTIL
    - Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CEO, Deutsche Funkturm

  • 10:20
  • Update from the EWIA
    Olivier Huart,
    CEO, TDF and Chair, EWIA

  • 10.35
  • Indoor and outdoor small cells in the UK market
    Graham Payne, CEO, Digital Colony UK Digital Infra

  • 10.55
  • Fireside chat with Cellnex Telecom CEO, Tobias Martinez

  • 11.15
  • Enabling fast track 5G rollout through lean site strategies Quan Yao, VP of Network Energy Domain, Huawei

  • 11.35
  • Coffee and networking

  • 12.00
  • Roundtable session 1

  • 13.00
  • Networking lunch

  • 14.00
  • Roundtable Session 2


    Working Group: Enabling collaboration between neutral host infrastructure providers and local government in the context of 5G

  • 15.00
  • Networking break

  • 15.30
  • Panel discussion: Sale and leaseback vs carveout vs JV: evaluating the pros and cons for MNOs
    - Moderator: Nick Elverston, Partner, Ashurst
    - Jörg Weber, SVP Investment Management, Deutsche Telekom
    - Alex Mestre, General Manager, Global Business, Cellnex
    - Pat Coxen, CEO, MBNL

  • 15.30 - 17.00
  • Breakout session: Meeting of the International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA)

  • 16.15
  • Panel discussion: who is investing in European infrastructure today? How and why is this changing?
    Moderator: David Martin, Infrastructure M&A Partner, Linklaters
    - Christopher Ehrke, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners
    - Bruno Cades, Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners
    - Simon Soder, Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partners
    - Tomas Budnik, CTO, PPF

  • 17.00
  • End of Day One and informal drinks reception

  • 19:30
  • TowerXchange networking dinner

Day Two | Wednesday 10 April

  • 09:00
  • Panel: 5G economics – what is needed to kick start the massive investment needed for 5G infrastructure rollout?
    Moderator: Pankaj Agrawal, Partner, Capitel
    - David Crawford, MD, Telecoms & M2M, Arqiva
    - Oscar Pallarols, Global Commercial Director, Cellnex Telecom
    - Alastair Davidson, Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group
    - Pat Coxen, CEO, MBNL

  • 09.40
  • Panel: European infrastructure convergence: collaborate or compete?
    Moderator: Doug Dimitroff, Partner, Phillips Lytle
    - Jose A. Aranda, Product Strategy & Innovation Director, Cellnex Telecom
    - David Porte, SVP International Strategy and Business Development, SBA Communications
    - Cara Mascini, CEO & Founder, EdgeInfra
    - Graham Payne, CEO, Digital Colony UK Digital Infra Platform
    - Laurent Benet, Director, Strategy and Innovation, ATC France

  • 10.25
  • Indoor digitalization: the road to 5G
    Zhibing Xu, VP of Small Cell Domain, Huawei

  • 10.25-13.15
  • Invitation-only breakout session: Investment Hub

  • 10.45
  • Panel: M&A in European communications infrastructure: multiples, opportunities and longevity
    - Kevin Smithen, Managing Director, Digital Colony
    - Paolo Crochetti, Head of Institutional Affairs, EI Towers
    - Jonathan Dann, Managing Director, Greenhill & Co

  • 11.25
  • Networking break

  • 11.55
  • Roundtable session 3


    Working group: Changing operational needs in Europe: resilience, technology and the shifting scope of infrastructure offerings

  • 12.55
  • Networking lunch

  • 14.00
  • Roundtable session 4


    Working Group: Data utilisation and visualisation

  • 15.00
  • Coffee and networking

  • 15:30
  • Panel: exploring partnerships to unlock the value of existing infrastructureModerator: Anders Smedberg, CEO, Tarantula
    - Marc Merlini, Business Development Director, JCDecaux
    - Graham Thrower, Head of Infrastructure & Investment, Urban Foresight
    - Paul Ayres, COO, Connected Kerb

  • 16.15
  • Panel: European new build: the changing shape of infrastructure and what a more diverse portfolio means for passive infrastructure owners
    Moderator: Spencer Crawford White, CTO, Delmec
    - Jonathan Freeman, Customer Infrastructure Programmes Director, Arqiva
    - Tony Killarney, CEO, Towercom
    - Timur Shikov, Head of Strategy, Russian Towers

  • 17.00
  • End of Meetup

View the full roundtable agenda here