Meetup Asia 2017 Roundtables

40 interactive roundtables connect you with experts, potential partners and your most important peers

Hosted by a moderator, roundtable discussion groups bring together a cross section of the tower industry supply chain to share ideas, expertise, and challenges around specified topics or markets. Each roundtable will assemble up to 20 executives and will last an hour. With two roundtable sessions scheduled on each day, participants will have the opportunity to join four roundtables during the course of the event.

Confirmed roundtable topics and moderators

Country focus: Australia & New Zealand
Tom Andrews, Managing Director, Aird Towers

Country focus: China #1
Guo Fang, VP of Infrastructure and Development, Miteno

Country focus: China #2
Hu Gang, GM of Finance & Administration, Guodong Networks

Country focus: Indonesia
Kingston Pang, Managing Director, Redpeak Advisers

Country focus: India
Sachin Gupta, Managing Director, New Street Capital Asia

Country focus: Sri Lanka
Mohan Villavarayan, Managing Director, edotco Sri Lanka

Country focus: Bangladesh
Rahul Chaudhary, Managing Director, edotco Bangladesh

Country focus: Cambodia
Phillip Wong, Managing Director, edotco Cambodia

Country focus: Pakistan
Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director, edotco Pakistan
Shah Faisal S. Khattak, Head of Infrastructure Development, Telenor Pakistan

Country focus: Vietnam
Wai Khee Yap, Group CEO, OCK Group

In-building solutions (IBS): market evolution and lessons learned from Japan and Vietnam
Atsushi Tanaka, Director Representative, JTOWER

CFO Forum
Thivanka Rangala, CFO, edotco Group

Tower monetisation: charting your strategic sale and/or IPO path
Kingston Pang, Managing Director, Redpeak Advisers

Lessons learned on reducing cost of towerco financing
Sander Hamersma, Managing Director, Head of TMT Asia Pacific, Mizuho Bank

Funding and financing your business growth: one towerco’s journey
David Higate, Managing Director, Omnix

Pricing considerations and common pitfalls to avoid with your commercial negotiations
Simon McFadden, GM Sales, Product & Business Development, Broadcast Australia

Regulators and towercos: a necessary dialogue to connect the next billion
Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Regulatory challenges in India’s tower industry and the ways forward
Tilak Raj (TR) Dua, Director General, TAIPA

Operational and management excellence to successful tower monetisation 
Charles Green, Executive Chairman, Helios Towers Africa

Building a holistic towerco catalog: RAN sharing and alternative solutions
Subhash Devan, COO, Naza Communications

Business diversification: do towercos want to be ESCOs?
Ir Nalini Subramaniam, Director of Engineering edotco Group
PT Pawar, Head of Energy Management, edotco Group

Tower maintenance: standards and best practices in China
Liu Wendong, VP, Beijing Rui Lan Zuo Yue (RLZY)

How towercos and MNOs can prepare for 5G
Chuan Wei Lim, Partner, Analysys Mason

Successful green deployments in the tower sector
Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, Director & CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure

Accelerating build-to-suit, construction and colocation
Spencer Crawford-White, Chief Technical Officer, Delmec

Strengthening structures versus optimising equipment
Spencer Crawford-White, Chief Technical Officer, Delmec

Case studies on reducing OPEX costs at bad-grid and off-grid sites
Elena Gatcheva, VP Strategic Partnerships, METKA IPS

Additional provisional roundtable topics 

Country focus: Thailand

Country focus: Myanmar

General Counsel Forum

CTO Forum

Negotiating smart MLAs

Reducing total cost of ownership

Energy management excellence

Operational best practices

To suggest a topic for discussion or enquire about hosting a session, please contact Christie Liu, Head of Asia.

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