From technical and operational experts overseeing the day to day management of MEA’s towers to C-level executives driving their company’s strategy in the sector; 280 leaders of the region’s tower industry are scheduled to take part in 40 carefully curated discussion breakouts at the 4th Annual TowerXchange Meetup Africa & Middle East on 19 – 20 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
A limited number of seats remain – register today to secure your place alongside the most influential minds in MEA towers.
View the 40 roundtable discussion topics here.
Intimate and interactive, sitting you side by side with your peers, clients and partners, TowerXchange roundtable groups offer a unique networking experience like no other. Each table has an expert host and a carefully selected participant list, and provides a unique forum for each member to raise questions, share ideas and exchange business cards with a like-minded group of contacts.
Spotlight on 10 roundtable groups at the 2016 event:
The effective transition and operation integration of towers post sale
Sally Overall, Corporate Transition Manager, Econet Power
With experience including positions at MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Helios Towers Africa and having successfully managed the integration of several portfolios post tower transaction, Sally leads discussions on how to manage the operational elements of a tower transaction
Best practice in the corporate and operational governance of service providers
Adedoyin Adeola, VP, Network Infrastructure, Airtel Nigeria
Using both IHS and American Tower sites in Nigeria and hailing from a managed services background, Adedoyin leads discussions on how to get the best performance out of your service providers
Optimising maintenance capex
Geert van Eijk, CEO, Helios Towers Ghana
Managing a portfolio of 6,556 towers, including 787 in Ghana, Helios Towers Africa have become adept at designing cost effective maintenance protocols. Geert leads discussion on the topic at this year’s Meetup
Expediting land acquisition, permitting and landlord negotiations for new site rollout
Yonela Dlulane, National Network Property, Vodacom
One of the major bottlenecks in new site build, Vodacom have developed some innovative strategies to improve the acquisition, permitting and lease negotiations on new sites. Join Yonela to discuss how to engage with different parties to streamline the process
Supporting effective regulatory policy formation in independent towerco markets
Chuck Green, Executive Chairman, Helios Towers Africa
Chuck has been in the African towerco sector from the very beginning. As new countries open up to infrastructure sharing and independent towercos, Chuck shares his experience and hosts discussions on how to ensure regulatory policy is developed effectively
Standardisation in structural engineering to reduce capex
Ahmed Saeb, Principal Category Manager, Networks SCM Technology, Vodafone Procurement Company
Whilst no two sites are the same, a lack of standardisation in structural engineering can lead to escalating capex and opex costs. Ahmed shares experience from Vodafone and opens debate on how to balance customisation and standardisation
RANsharing: challenges, threats and opportunities for MNOs and towercos
Shah Faisal, Manager, Network Sharing, Telenor Pakistan
Active infrastructure sharing is a key tool in reducing network TCO but presents challenges when third party infracos are involved. Shah Faisal brings experience from Pakistan and leads the discussion on how to manage RANsharing from both a towerco and MNO perspective
Market growth, priorities and challenges in East Africa
Terry Rhodes, CEO, Eaton Towers
Just one of the regional focus roundtable discussions at this year’s Meetup, Eaton Towers with a presence in Kenya and Uganda discuss dynamics in East Africa and how the market is set to evolve
Making the RESCO model work: Structure, financing, MSA, contracts
Bill Bubenicek, President & CEO, CCE & Founder, RESCO Association
With a first wave of RESCO pilot projects underway, discussion centres on how to make the model work on a wider scale, soliciting inputs from MNOs, towercos, investors and energy companies
Cost effectively tackling rural connectivity
Dion Jerling, Managing Director, Connect Africa
With government network coverage targets in place, Dion Jerling leads discussion on some of the more innovative and cost effective ways connectivity can be brought to rural regions
View a full list of roundtable topics here.
TowerXchange Meetup Africa & Middle East’s initial capacity for 250 attendees has been reached, however TowerXchange are pleased to announce they have expanded the Meetup space to accommodate up to 300 guests at this year’s Meetup. Only 20 seats remain, register today to guarantee your space!
Contact the TowerXchange Team quoting TXAFINSIDETOWERS
Annabelle Mayhew, TowerXchange
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