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.

TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018 post event report


TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018 Agenda

See who joined us in April 2018.

Day One | Tuesday 9 April

  • 09.00
  • Opening presentation and TowerXchange analysis:

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

  • 09:45
  • TowerXchange  European CEO panel: our vision for the future of infrastructure in Europe
    - Giovanni Fergamo, INWIT
    - Alexander Chub, Russian Towers
    - Rhys Phillip, CEO, CTIL

  • 10:30
  • Update from the EWIA
    Olivier Huart, Chair, EWIA

  • 10.45
  • Fireside chat with Cellnex CEO, Tobias Martinez

  • 11:05
  • Coffee and networking

  • 11.35
  • Roundtable session 1
    Buyer briefing 1

  • 12.35
  • Networking lunch

  • 13:45
  • Roundtable Session 2
    Buyer briefing: Wireless Infrastructure Group

  • 14.45
  • Networking break

  • 15.15
  • Panel discussion: Sale and leaseback vs carveout vs JV: evaluating the pros and cons for MNOs
    - Jörg Weber, SVP Investment Management, Deutsche Telekom
    - Alex Mestre, General Manager, Global Business, Cellnex
    - Nihat Narin, CEO, Global Tower
    - Pat Coxen, CEO, MBNL

  • 16.00
  • Panel discussion: who is investing in European infrastructure today? How and why is this changing?
    - Christopher Ehrke, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners
    - Bruno Cades, Partner, InfraVia Capital Partners

  • 16.45
  • End of Day One and informal drinks reception

  • 19:00
  • 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?
    - David Crawford, MD, Telecoms & M2M, Arqiva
    - Oscar Pallarols, Innovation & Product Strategy Director, Cellnex
    - Alastair Davidson, Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group
    - Pat Coxen, CEO, MBNL
    - Eric Crabtree, CIO, IFC

  • 09.45
  • Panel: European infrastructure convergence: collaborate or compete?
    - Jose A. Aranda, Product Strategy & Innovation Director, Cellnex
    - David Porte, SVP International Strategy and Business Development, SBA Communications

  • 10.30
  • Panel: M&A in European communications infrastructure: multiples, opportunities and longevity
    - Nikolay Berdin, CEO, Service Telecom
    - Paolo Crochetti, Head of Institutional Affairs, EI Towers
    - Jonathan Dann, Managing Director, Greenhill & Co

  • 11.15
  • Networking break

  • 11.45
  • Roundtable session 3


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

  • 12.45
  • Networking lunch

  • 14.00
  • Roundtable session 4


    Working group: Rolling out urban infrastructure in Europe – evaluating technologies and cost effective O&M strategies

  • 15.00
  • Coffee and networking

  • 15:30
  • Panel: exploring partnerships to unlock the value of existing infrastructure
    - Marc Merlini, JCDecaux
    - Graham Thrower, Urban Foresight
    - Jorge Jimenez, CEO, Axion

  • 16.15
  • Panel: European new build: the changing shape of infrastructure and what a more diverse portfolio means for passive infrastructure owners
    - Nigel Moss, COO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
    - Jonathan Freeman, Customer Infrastructure Programmes Director, Arqiva

  • 17.00
  • End of Meetup

View the full roundtable agenda here