The Future Network @ TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2017 agenda 

Unlike other events, our Meetups create a tailor-made agenda for each participant; combining a mix of market forecasts, roundtable sessions, keynote panels, working groups and networking events to connect you directly with the people and information you need to find.

1. 10 roundtable discussions to tailor the agenda to your needs

Topics range from How to prepare for 5G, to multi-operator vs single operator small cell debates. Roundtables exemplify peer knowledge exchange at its best. Each table is led by an industry expert and gathers groups of 10 – 20 to share ideas, best practices, and lessons learned.

2. Technology working groups to optimise your investments

The Asian market has 75% of the world’s deployed small cells to date, and hosts some of the world’s most advanced networks, and this trend of leading the worldwide market looks set to continue. Invitation-only focused groups of buyers and sellers come together to examine technology limitations, innovations, and buyer and deployer appetite.

3. Exclusive Q&A with the leading deployers of HetNets in Asia

Hear from MNOs, towercos and other neutral hosts as they seek to finalise projects, present opportunities, and report on progress to date of all sizes and maturity. Familiarise yourself with the thinking and strategies of those leading the way in HetNet deployment in terms of new business models, operational performance, growth strategies and more.

4. Key statistics and forecasts to shape your business strategy

How many more small cells will be shipped to and deployed in Asia? Which countries will be the next big markets for distributed networks? Which companies are currently leading the way in technology development? How are business models evolving to accommodate neutral host models and towerco deployments of active equipment? The Future Network’s market forecast will give you all the insights you need to optimise your business in the region.

5. Socialise with key partners at networking drinks and dinner

Build new relationships and strengthen existing ones that will benefit you in the years to come. Get to know your key stakeholders better in a relaxed environment. Be sure to select the dinner option when you register!

Preparations for the 2017 agenda are underway

To discuss joining a panel discussion or hosting a roundtable, please contact Zara Hughes Ellis, Managing Director, The Future Network

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Pre-conference vendor briefing hosted by edotco

  • Monday, 11 December
  • · Intro to edotco
    · edotco’s requirements and future plans
    · How vendors can support edotco in terms of innovation
    · RMS vendors
    · Structure vendors
    · Small Cells, DAS, other product vendors
    · Energy vendors
    · Operational support: aviation light, tower preventive maintenance
    · Q&A session

    Attendance by invitation only. Contact us if you are interested in joining the briefing

Tuesday, 12 December | Day One  

  • 8:00
  • Registration and coffee

    Breakfast sponsored by METKA IPS

  • 8:50
  • TowerXchange’s analysis of the Asian tower and distributed network market

    - Arianna Neri, Managing Director - Americas and Asia, TowerXchange
    - Christie Liu, Head of Asia, TowerXchange

  • 9:50
  • Keynote address

    - Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco Group

  • 10:15
  • Networking coffee break

  • 10:45
  • Executive panel: India

    - Sudhir Prasad, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - DS Rawat, Managing Director & CEO, Bharti Infratel
    - Shankar Iyer, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Indus Towers
    - Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, Director & CEO, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure
    - Tushar Kapadia, VP Strategic Initiatives, GTL Infrastructure Limited
    - Vijay Kumar Jain, Associate Director, TowerVision

  • 11:30
  • Streamed session: Roundtable session I - pick which table you would like to attend: 

    - How towercos and MNOs can prepare for 5G - hosted by Chuan Wei Lim, Partner, Analysys Mason
    - Connecting the 4 billion unconnected: new business models for rural connectivity - hosted by Troy Etulain, Digital Development Director, Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR)
    - Technology working group A

  • 12:30
  • Networking lunch sponsored by Huawei

  • 1:50
  • Keynote address: How smart city infrastructure is being implemented by towercos

    - Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers

  • 2:15
  • Defining the business model for rural and neutral host HetNet deployment

    - Kundan Das, Head of APAC, Russia and CIS, Parallel Wireless 
    - Ben Glass, CEO, Altaeros 
    - Troy Etulain, Digital Development Director, Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR)

  • 2:15
  • Streamed TX content: Executive panel: Myanmar

    - Vijay Watson, Country Managing Director, edotco Myanmar
    - Patrick Tangney, Co-founder & Director, Irrawaddy Green Towers
    - Philippe Luxcey, CEO, Apollo Towers
    - Speaker TBA, National Tower Development

  • 3:10
  • Strategic partner panel: site management best practices

  • 3:30
  • Strategic partner panel: operational excellence at cell sites

  • 3:50
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Tarantula

  • 4:20
  • Streamed session: Roundtable session II - pick which table you would like to attend: 

    - Indoor distributed network solutions: market evolution and lessons learned from Japan and Vietnam - hosted by Atsushi Tanaka, Director Representative, JTOWER
    - Outdoor distributed network solution
    - Technology working group B

  • 5:20
  • Close of day one and drinks reception sponsored by edotco

  • 7:30
  • Networking dinner (registration required)

Wednesday, 13 December | Day Two  

  • 8:30
  • Registration and morning coffee

  • 8:50
  • Opening remarks

  • 9:00
  • Keynote address

    - Akhil Gupta, Chairman, Bharti Infratel; Board Member of Bharti Airtel

  • 9:20
  • Co-creation in the 5G era: Connecting dreams, for a richer future with 5G

    - Shigeo Nomura, Manager R&D Strategy Department, NTT DoCoMo

  • 9:40
  • Executive panel: The Future Network: Towerco deployment of small cells and DAS

    - Moderator: Sue Monaghan, CEO, Small Cell Forum
    - Manoj Kumar Singh, CTO, Indus Towers
    - Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel
    - Tom Andrews, Managing Director, Aird Towers
    - Gayan Koralage, Director of Strategy & Commercial, edotco Group
    - Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel

  • 10:20
  • Networking coffee break sponsored by Siterra, An Accruent Product

  • 10:50
  • Executive panel: Opportunities and investibility of the Asian tower market

    - Moderator: Brandon Amber, Managing Director, Palladium Partners
    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - Carson J Wolfer, M&A Advisor, edotco Group
    - Tucker Grinnan, Executive Director, Asian TMT Research, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    - Sachin Gupta, Managing Director, New Street Capital Asia
    - Senior Representative, Tillman Global Holdings

  • 11:30
  • Strategic partner panel: lessons learned in energy management

  • 11:50
  • Roundtable session III - pick which table you would like to attend: 

    - Working with municipalities to deploy small cells in urban environments
    - Implementing fibre and backhaul for distributed networks 
    - Technology working group C

  • 12:40
  • Networking lunch

  • 1:50
  • Keynote address
    - Senior Executive, SoftBank

  • 2:10
  • Executive panel: Indonesia

    - Tomy Sudiwiyono, Tower Management Group, Inmost Ooredoo
    - Steve Weiss, CFO, Protelindo
    - HS Lim, CEO, Putra Mulia Telecommunication

  • 2:50
  • Technology working group D: held in partnership with the Small Cell Forum

    Small cells, DAS and the next generation of network technology: understand how MNOs, towercos, and neutral hosts want to work with distributed network providers

    - Moderator: Sue Monaghan, CEO, Small Cell Forum
    - Toshiharu Nakamura, Manager, Communication Technology & Engineering Division, MPT Joint Operation
    - Steven YuXuan, Head of Collocations & Technical Advisor, Protelindo
    - Ir Nalini Subramaniam, Director of Engineering, edotco Group
    - Alka Asthana, CTO, Bharti Infratel

  • 3:50
  • Networking coffee break

  • 4:10
  • Panel discussion: Bleeding edge heterogeneous network solutions - South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India

  • 4:10
  • Streamed TX content: Executive panel: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal

    - Manish Kasliwal, VP and Chief Business Officer, Asia, American Tower
    - Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director, edotco Pakistan
    - Rahul Chaudhary, Country Managing Director, edotco Bangladesh

  • 4:55
  • Close of TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2017

  • More speakers to be confirmed in the coming weeks!