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  • | TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2017, 3-4 October 2017, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg |

    To discuss your participation, contact Annabelle on +44 7423 512588 or email

    Meetup Africa & Middle East 2017

    3-4 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

    The 4th annual retreat for300 leaders of the African telecom tower community


    Silver Sponsors: Bronze Sponsors:

  • | TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2017, 3-4 October 2017, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg |

    TowerXchange Meetup Africa and Middle East at a Glance

    With a laser beam focus on towers, the TowerXchange Meetup Africa & Middle East brings together the whos who in the building, ownership, operations and management of the regions telecom towers. CXOs and operational experts at leading towercos; CTOs, heads of strategy, M&A and network operations at the regions MNOs; key investors; tower deployment service and maintenance contractors; leading technology suppliers if you do business in telecom towers, this is one date you cannot afford to miss!

    Industry breakdown of TowerXchange Meetup Africa and ME 2016 attendees

    MNOsTowercosManaged service providers & tower buildersAnalysts, investors, advisors and strategic consultantsPlatforms for site monitoring, intelligence and controlEnergy equipment and ESCOsOther






    Source: TowerXchange

    The meeting point for MEA tower ownersPast attendees include Structured networking to connect you with peers, partners and prospects

    60+ roundtables discussions and 3 invite-only technology working groups

    SOLD OUT for the past four years350 passes available for 2017

    MEAs ONLY dedicated exhibition of passive infrastructure equipment and services

  • | TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2017, 3-4 October 2017, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg |

    New to the TowerXchange community? Then let us explain the unique format and focus of a TowerXchange Meetup!

    What is a Meetup?

    At other telecom events, tower infrastructure is typically hidden away as an under-appreciated small part of a broader show. The huge audience of device and VAS influencers at other events dilutes access to the few tower experts and decision makers present. In comparison, TowerXchange has been described as a networking club for tower geeks

    everyone you meet at TowerXchange is focused on towers.

    A small number of panel discussions are used to set the scene - inviting MNO and towerco VIPs to share priorities in optimising their assets and examining transactions, rollouts and densification plans that

    are creating demand and deal flow for the supply chain.

    The real feature of a Meetup are small roundtable breakouts - connecting you directly and and in an intimate format with peers, key decision makers and leading experts. TowerXchanges renowned roundtable breakouts are led by an expert moderator, but everyones opinions and questions are welcomed. Each roundtable focuses on a specific country, financial, operational or technological issue. With the ability to attend four roundtables at each Meetup, participants can tailor their agenda to their exact needs.

    Roundtables are complemented by invitation-only working groups, bring together a board of MNO and towerco technical experts (and select managed service providers) with responsibility for trialling, procuring and using energy equipment and/or site monitoring and management platforms.The working groups are designed to cut through the sales patter of equipment vendors, eliciting in the field experiences of end users and acting as a unified voice to drive technology evolution.

    Whats more, as the only event dedicated to the telecom tower industry - each Meetup boasts an exhibition of the most important suppliers and service providers supporting the industry and with participation from vendor companies strictly limited, there are at least as many buyers as sellers on site!

    If your role encompasses telecoms infrastructure - this is one event you cant afford to miss!

    < Laser beam focus on towers< Intimate working groups< Direct contact with decision makers and experts< Screened ratio of buyers to sellers< Co-located exhibition

    Expert panel debates

    Intimate roundtable discussions


  • | TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2017, 3-4 October 2017, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg |

    (Chairman) Daniel Lee Managing DirectorIntrepid Advisory Partners

    Zhiyong ZhangChairman & PresidentMiteno

    Akhil GuptaChairmanBharti Infratel

    Nat-sy MissamouSharing New Business Program Director, Orange

    Nina TriantisManaging Director, Global, Head of Telecoms & MediaStandard Bank

    Terry RhodesCEOEaton Towers

    Marc GanziPresident, Digital Bridge &Mexico Tower Partners

    Arun KapurCo-FounderIrrawaddy Green Towers

    James Maclaurinformerly CEOedotco

    David MurphyDirector - TMT, EMEAStandard Chartered Bank

    Dagan KasavanaCEOPhoenix Tower International

    Chuck GreenExecutive ChairmanHelios Towers Africa

    Suresh SidhuCEOedotco

    Malcolm CollinsChief ExecutiveCTIL

    Ted ZhongFounder & CEO, Astro TowerQ Towers International

    Hal HessEVP, International Operations andPresident, EMEA and Latin AmericaAmerican Tower

    Nobel TanihahaPresident DirectorPT SOLUSI TUNAS PRATAMA (STP)

    Umang DasChief MentorAmerican Tower

    Gilles KuntzCEOTowerCo of Madagascar

    Maria ScottiCEOTorrecom

    David MeganckFounder and COOAcsys

    Tilak Raj DuaDirector GeneralTAIPA

    Dimitris LiouliasGM of StrategySaudi Telecom Company

    Kurt BagwellPresident InternationalSBA Communications

    Jim EisensteinChairman & CEOGrupo TorreSur

    Bimal DayalCEOIndus Towers

    Inder BajajAdvisor, Helios Investment Partners & former CEOHTN Towers

    Tunde TitilayoVice ChairmanSWAP International

    Jack DessayPartnerDrake Star Partners

    Jeffrey EldredgePartnerVinson & Elkins

    Enda HardimanManaging PartnerHardiman Telecommunications Ltd.

    Adeel BajwaCEODhabi Group

    Scott CoatesCEOWireless Infrastructure Group

    Carlo RamellaCOO, EI Towersand Chairman, Towertel

    Alexander ChubPresidentRussian Towers

    With special thanks to the TowerXchange Inner CircleAbout TowerXchange

    Founded in 2012, TowerXchange is your independent community for operators, towercos, investors and suppliers interested in EMEA, CALA and Asian towers. Were a community of practitioners formed to promote and accelerate infrastructure sharing. TowerXchange dont build, operate or invest in towers; were a neutral community host and commentator on telecoms infrastructure.

    The TowerXchange Journal is free to qualifying recipients. We also provide webinars and regular meetups. TowerXchange monetises this community through hosting annual Meetups and the sale of advertising, without compromising editorial integrity.

    TowerXchange was founded by Kieron Osmotherly, a TMT community host and events organiser with 21 years experience, and is governed with the support and advice of the TowerXchange Inner Circle an informal network of advisors

    Our informal network of advisers:

    2017 Site Seven Media Ltd. All rights reserved. Neither the whole nor any substantial part of this publication may be re-produced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the prior permission of Site Seven Media Ltd. Short extracts may be quoted if TowerXchange is cited as the source. TowerXchange is a trading name of Site Seven Media Ltd, registered in the UK. Company number 8293930.

  • | TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2017, 3-4 October 2017, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg |

    2017 Meetup supply chain advisory boardRonen Barel, CEO, Galooli LimitedMr. Barel serves as Chief Executive Officer of Galooli Limited, which provides Business Intelligence Solutions for Operation savings, through remote assets management. Galooli has 2 divisions operating in the Telecom & Power and in the Automotive sectors. Galooli has a footprint in 30 countries, with more than 4,000 business customers. Previously, Mr. Barel held several executive positions in companies within the Israeli market, including, serving as a CEO of Mi-Mic, a developer and producer of speech recognition systems and as a COO of BuyPass Systems, a producer of a high-technology self-checkout system for the retail market. Jeffrey Eldredge, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & ElkinsJeffrey Eldredge is Partner at Vinson & Elkins. Jeffs practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and capital markets transactions, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions in the energy (including renewables), chemicals, and telecommunications industries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has represented private equity and sovereign wealth funds, corporate issuers and acquirers, project developers and financiers, and their advisors, in numerous cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Jeff also focuses on high-yield bond financings and public and private debt restructurings. Experience highlights include representing Helios Towers Africa on its tower acquisitions in Ghana, Tanzania and the DRC and also representing the towerco on its $600mn issuance of senior notes. Jeff is Corporate Department Head of the firms Europe, Middle East, and Africa practice. Nabil Haddad, CEO, IPT PowertechNabil Z. Haddad, is the founder and Chief Exec