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DAY ONE: Tuesday 20 September 2016

8:30am 
Registration and networking breakfast

9:30am 
CAPACITY EURASIA 2016 OPENING REMARKS

9:35am
CAPACITY EURASIA 2016 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Emre Erdem, Carrier Relations and Wholesale Director, TURKCELL

9:55am 
KEYNOTE PANEL: WHEN EXISTING ROUTES AREN’T ENOUGH – EXAMINING ALTERNATIVE TERRESTRIAL TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH EURASIA

Although the Eurasian market continues to evolve and the overall political and economic situation continues to change, the demand for capacity remains constant. With an increase in competition from other carriers, companies are having to look at alternative terrestrial routes to ensure that these demands are met. Where are these routes going? 

• Is Turkey the best route connecting the Middle East to Europe? Should other routes be considered? What are the pros and cons of these routes? 
• Looking at alternative routes: Are Israel, Jordan, Azerbaijan etc. feasible? 
• With an obvious concern for the security of some of the existing as well as potential new projects, how are the risks being mitigated? Are things as bad as they appear? 
• Are these routes solving the quality and pricing issues currently plaguing the market?

Charlie Cao, Managing Director, CHINA TELECOM EUROPE
Amr Eid, Acting CEO & CCO, GBI 
Apostolos Kakkos, Chairman & CEO, LAMDA HELLIX
Sohail Qadir, VP Wholesale, OMANTEL 
Dino Andreou, CEO, OTEGLOBE

10:45am 
Morning networking coffee break

11:30am 
PANEL DISCUSSION: SUBSEA CONNECTIVITY: NAVIGATING ROUGH WATERS

Subsea cables account for the majority of international traffic. With two very important projects landing in the region in the next year, how are the companies ensuring that any potential risks are being mitigated?  

• What does the landing of SE-WE-ME 5 and AAE1 and the announcement of new projects such as Africa-1 indicate about the future of subsea cable routes? Are there enough or are we reaching a stage of over-saturation in the market?  
• As we begin to see more and more consortiums, is infrastructure development moving more towards mutually beneficial collaborations? What are the benefits of these types of arrangements?  
• Egypt has in recent year been highlighted as a potential risky location for cables due to previous incidents which resulted in cables being cut. Is this still the case and if so what other routes are being looked at?  
• How can companies ensure the safety of their routes and therefore ensure that customer demands are met?

Moderator: Patrick Kidney, Principal, ANALYSYS MASON

Loizos Economides, Head Development of Cable Facilities and Products, CYTA
Pasquale Fiorillo, Head of Capacity Services, TELECOM ITALIA SPARKLE, MC Member of SMW5 Consortium 


12:30pm 
Lunch and networking opportunity

3:00pm 
Afternoon networking coffee break

5:00pm 
Evening drinks reception

 



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