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2016 Agenda

DAY ONE: Wednesday 15 June 2016


8.30am REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST


9.30am
CAPACITY CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE 2016 OPENING REMARKS



9.35am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AN UPDATE ON THE CZECH REPUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND IT POSITION WITHIN THE OVERALL CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN MARKET

Jaromir Novak
, Chairman of the Council of the Czech Telecommunications Office, CTU


9.50am
PANEL DISCUSSION: COMPETITION VS. CONSOLIDATION- WHAT IS DRIVING FUTURE INVESTMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE?

Following on from a global trend of consolidation and diversification within the telecommunications industry, Central and Eastern Europe is beginning to show signs of a maturing market, not only with an increase in M&A activity but also a shift towards carriers acquiring or partnering with new companies within different industries such as banking or energy. What do these growing trends indicate about the overall state of the market and which direction are operators leaning towards, consolidation or competition

- What is the reasoning behind moving into different industries and where does this lie within the overall business mode

- With the reduction in the number of players in the region, how are companies maintaining their competitive edge?

- How are regulators managing M&A activity in the region? What regulations have been put in place to ensure the market doesn’t become a monopoly?

- How is M&A activity helping operators to meet growing demands within enterprise services?

- What are companies doing to ensure that the demand for better and more efficient services is being met in a market where competition is on the rise and clients are able to change easily?


Moderator:
Perica Baskaric
, Manager, PWC


Franz Bader
, Head of International Sales, A1 TELEKOM AUSTRIA

Tomáš Strašák, Member of the BoardDIAL TELECOM
Jaroslaw Starczewski, Executive Director in charge of Carriers MarketORANGE POLSKA



10.40am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK



11.45am
PANEL DISCUSSION: THE SMART TRANSITION FROM VOICE TO DATA

It is a truth universally acknowledged within the wholesale telecommunications industry that voice revenues have been and will continue to be, in decline. As a result of this, companies are transitioning into a more data focused market but is this as straight forward as it seems?

- How exactly are companies shifting away from minutes and how will this transition take place?

- With a drop in prices for data, what are operators doing to ensure that their revenues aren’t affected negatively?

- Are operators exploring the possibilities of creating tiering on data packages and how would this work?

- With VoIP on the rise, how are carriers bringing this new service into their business and what changes do they need to implement to make such services profitable?

- As OTTs continue to affect all areas of the wholesale business, are carriers finding ways to work with them? What do these partnerships consist of?


Moderator
: John Gole
, Research Director, Telecoms, Mobile, IDC


Ronald C.J. Akkerman, Director of Sales, Global Network Strategy providers EMEA, EQUINIX
Robert Staniszewski,
 Wholesale Department Director, POLKOMENTEL

Tomaz Tomsic, Director of International Carrier Services, TELEKOM SLOVENIJE

Marcin Raczkiewicz, Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe, TATA COMMUNICATIONS



1.00pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY



3.00pm
AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK AND EXTENDED NETWORKING



5:00pm
EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION



DAY TWO: Thursday 16 June 2016


9.00am NETWORKING BREAKFAST


10.30am
ANALYST BREAKFAST: THE NEXT STEPS FOR THE WHOLESALE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE - WHERE DO OPPORTUNITIES LIE?

With the industry constantly changing and new developments consistently coming in, don't miss the opportunity to hear from an industry expert on the new developments and technologies that will determine the future of telecommunications in Central and Eastern Europe and how these will directly influence your business.


Jakub Weber, Senior Manager, DELOITTE POLAND


11.00am
PRESENTATION:THE ROLE OF THE MVNO IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

Hear exclusively from the Director of Sales and Logistics of Poland’s leading MVNO, as he highlights the changes and developments taking place in the Polish market and what opportunities are available for smaller service providers?

Grzegorz Mierzwinski, Director Sales and Logistics,  VIRGIN MOBILE POLSKA 



11.30am
 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK



12.10pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENTS-EAST TO WEST: CREATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR A MORE CONNECTED REGION

With an increase in the demand for capacity throughout Central and Eastern Europe moving onto Asia, carriers are looking at how to make the most of the infrastructure available whilst investing in new projects such as fibre optic developments connecting unconnected regions as well as across borders. What are the biggest developments being carried out and how are government incentives ensuring that the demand for infrastructure is met?

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As currency throughout CEE continues to be devalued and there is no real change expected for the foreseeable future, how are telecom service providers tackling this problem?

- Has there been a shift towards carriers building more consortiums over individual projects? Is this being encouraged by the government?

- What are regulators doing to ensure that there continues to be a development of new infrastructure projects?

- Has the infrastructure deployed met the requirements of 5G and IoT networks?

- 2015 saw the completion of a series of fibre optic cable projects throughout Poland with the sole purpose to connect the areas that lacked internet connections. What have been the immediate results of this government initiative and what do they expect to happen over the next few years?


Przemyslaw Gagala, International Sales Director, HAWE TELEKOM

Daniel Jasinski, Managing Director, RETN
Stuart Evers, CSO, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL

Damian Matyszewski, Director Wholesale Department International Data Services, EXATEL

 

1.00pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY



2.00pm
CLOSE OF CAPACITY CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE 2016

 



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