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PRE-EVENT FUNCTIONS: Monday 5 March 2018


2:00pm
Capacity Middle East 2018 registration opens

THE SUBSEA MIDDLE EAST SUMMIT


2:00pm – 2:30pm
OPENING WELCOME: THE MIDDLE EAST- THE SUBSEA TERMINAL HUB BETWEEN EUROPE & THE FAR EAST


2:30pm – 3:30pm

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

ROUNDTABLE 1:
PROJECTING FUTURE INVESTMENT AND NEW ROUTES THROUGH THE ARABIAN SEA, GULF OF OMAN & PERSIAN GULF

ROUNDTABLE 2:
SUBMARINE SECURITY SOLUTIONS – SAFEGUARDING THE SUBSEA CABLE ECOSYSTEM WITH CONFIDENCE

ROUNDTABLE 3:
FUELLING CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DEMANDS THROUGH INNOVATIVE SUBSEA CABLE TECHNOLOGIES


3:30pm – 4:30pm
UPDATES ON CABLES SYSTEMS IN OPERATION & NEW REGIONAL CABLES APPROACHING THEIR 2018 LAUNCH DATE
With dedicated Q&A

CASE STUDY 1: SEA-ME-WE 5
CASE STUDY 2: GULF2AFRICA (G2A)
CASE STUDY 3: SILK ROUTE GATEWAY -1 (SRG-1)


4:30pm – 6:00pm
THE SUBSEA MIDDLE EAST SUMMIT NETWORKING RECEPTION


7:30pm – 9:00pm
WELCOME TO CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST RECEPTION




                    Sponsored by:

                


DAY ONE: Tuesday 6 March 2018


08:00am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Start your day with breakfast served for all attendees offering the perfect place to catch up with colleagues and clients.


10:30am – 11:15am
OPENING KEYNOTE WELCOME: THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


11:15am – 12:15pm
BREAKING NEW GROUND – INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES ON OFFER AS THE CARRIER MARKET ENTERS THE DIGITAL AGE

As the competitive landscape of the carrier market expands with new entrants and emerging markets, what steps can carriers take to diversify into new service offerings to stay ahead?

Technologies of tomorrow - how can carrier’s monetise off AI, VR and IoT?

Embracing agile networks – realising the true potential of SDN and NFV

How can carriers evolve the traditional way they do business as they grow their engagement with broadcasters, cloud service providers and next generation content providers?

Predictions for the 2025 wholesale landscape


12:15am – 1:45am
NETWORKING LUNCH


11:25am – 12:00pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: TELENOR


12:15pm – 1:45pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING

You certainly won’t go hungry at Capacity Middle East 2018! Taking place in a beautiful alfresco setting, recharge for the afternoon and enjoy a buffet lunch on each day


2:00pm – 3:00pm
THE ART OF SELLING – OTT’S & CONTENT PROVIDERS ON THEIR BUYING PREREQUISITES

From opening to close – what makes for a seamless sales journey?

What traits do OTT & content providers look for in sellers before entering into contracts?

Common errors made by sales representatives when selling to OTT’s & content providers

What can sales representatives do to ensure buyers have trust and confidence in them?


3:00pm – 4:00pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE

After a long day of meetings, conference sessions and networking functions, attend the evening receptions, offering the perfect setting to unwind and catch up with colleagues and hopefully toast new found business for the day!


4:00pm – 5:00pm
EMBRACING THE CLOUD - FACILITATING GREATER REGIONAL CLOUD ADOPTION

Identifying the value offerings of widespread cloud adoption

What can be learnt from mature cloud hubs as the Middle East’s move to the cloud gains momentum?

Where is the cloud hub of the future going to be?

What can be done to offset obstacles to cloud take-up, both regionally and internationally?

Examining new cloud entrants and strategic investments in the Middle East

An update on AWS’s journey into the UAE and Bahrain

With IoT expected to drive cloud growth within the region, what preparations and precautions can be made to ensure the region is ready for the surge?


4:00pm – 5:00pm
EVENING RECEPTION

After a long day of meetings, conference sessions and networking functions, attend the evening receptions, offering the perfect setting


DAY TWO: Wednesday 7 March 2018

A SPOTLIGHT ON IRAN


08:00am – 10:15am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Start Day Two with breakfast served for all attendees offering the perfect place to catch up with colleagues on your event so far and meet new potential clients.


10:15am – 11:00am
COFFEE & NETWORKING


11:00am – 11:15am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MINISTRY OF ICT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY OF IRAN


11:15am – 11:30am

LEGAL ADDRESS: AN UPDATE ON THE IRANIAN TELCO MARKET


11:30pm – 12:30pm
TWO YEARS ON – UNDERSTANDING IRAN’S NEW MARKET POSITION SINCE SANCTION RELAXATION

To what degree does Iran still remain a largely untapped market?

What appetite is there from the carrier industry to do business in Iran?

How commercially viable is the Iranian telco market to those considering investment?

A sharing of first-hand experiences from those who have entered the emerging market


12:30pm – 2:-00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH


12:30pm – 2:-00pm
COFFEE AND NETWORKING


3:00pm – 4:-00pm
COFFEE AND NETWORKING


4:00pm – 5:00pm
TWO YEARS ON – UNDERSTANDING IRAN’S NEW MARKET POSITION SINCE SANCTION RELAXATION

Pinpointing the critical vulnerabilities that IoT devices expose to global networks

By prioritising security on the C-suite agenda, what can the industry leaders responsible for protecting the networks do to drive greater industry collaboration around security?

What can be done at government and regulatory level to bring in legislation to harden both networks and devices?

How can carriers, manufacturers and solution provider’s work together in pursuit of truly secure networks?


5:00pm – 6:30pm
EVENING RECEPTION

After a long day of meetings on Day Two as well our expert led conference sessions, take a well-earned rest and attend the evening reception, offering the perfect setting to unwind and hopefully toast new found business for the year ahead!


DAY THREE: Thursday 8 March 2018


08:30am – 10:00am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST


10:00am – 11:00am
COFFEE & NETWORKING


11:00am – 12:00pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: MICROSOFT


12:30pm- 2:00pm
NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS – MANAGING THE SUCCESSFUL ROLLOUT

A sharing of best practice – analysing the varying methods used in SDN deployment

What are fundamental points of consideration for network architects when ensuring SDN rollout is successful and maximises ROI?

What typical challenges do operators need to be aware of when integrating SDN with hardware components?

What can cloud infrastructure offer SDN implementation to enhance the agility and adaptability of the network?


12:30PM – 2:00PM
NETWORKING LUNCH



 



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