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TMT M&A Forum 2015

March 19 2015, London

How transactions are driving change in telecoms, media and technology.

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Programme

TMT M&A Forum 2015
How transactions, joint ventures and partnerships are driving change in telecoms, tech and media globally

Thursday, March 19, Millennium Hotel Mayfair, Grosvenor Square, London

08.00
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09.00
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Networking Breakfast
09.00
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09.05
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Official Opening
09.05
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09.20
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Keynote Speech
09.20
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10.00
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TMT Strategy Round Table – Who is best placed to lead consolidation and convergence?
  • Leading international telecom, media and tech leaders and strategy heads discuss the latest strategies and opportunities for profitable growth in consolidating markets.
    - How will consolidation and convergence affect strategy?
    - What is the best structure for a telecommunications company in 2014?
    - What is the impact of regulation and how should it change?
    - Where are the opportunities for investment, joint ventures and partnerships?
    - Who will lead the next wave of deals and how will they change the market?

10.00
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10.15
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Keynote Speech
10.15
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11.00
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TMT M&A Advisers Panel – How will mergers and acquisitions change the market?
  • Leading mergers and acquisitions practitioners and advisers discuss the next wave of transactions and explain the best strategies for complex deals.
    - Who will lead consolidation in Europe and Globally?
    - What impact will regulation have on transactions and strategy?
    - How will financing and valuations effect deal flow?
    - Where will technology and convergence drive deals?

11.00
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11.30
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Networking Break
11.30
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11.40
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Keynote Speech
11.40
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12.20
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Media and Convergence – What are the best content delivery strategies for Europe?
  • What are the best strategies for delivering profitable content in the new converged digital ecosystem?
    - Who will lead the delivery of multimedia content and services?
    - Strategies for OTT for Box to Screen
    - How can content providers collaborate with operators and service providers?
    - What will the converged landscape look like in five years, and where will telcos and media companies fit in it?
    - Where do investors see value and upside, and what are the likely disrupters?

12.20
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13.00
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Mobile Infrastructure Panel – Investing in and operating networks for maximum ROI
  • Mobile tower operators, investors and infrastructure specialists assess the latest sale and acquisition strategies and opportunities.
    - Mobile towers developments in Europe, Africa and the Middle East
    - Assessing business models for sale and leaseback of mobile towers
    - Optimising Infrastructure management and financing
    - Assessing ROI for ownership of next generation networks and services

13.00
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14.00
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Networking Lunch
14.00
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14.40
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Peer to Peer Round Tables - Session 1
  • Each round table will be led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Positions are limited and allocated on a first approach basis.

  • Table 1 - CFO Round Table – Where are the new paths to operational efficiency?

  • Table 2 - Investing in Innovation - What will drive the next wave of growth and M&A?

  • Table 3 – Emerging Markets Risk – How can telecom companies protect investments?

  • Table 4 - Media & Content Panel – Who is best placed to control and deliver content?

  • Table 5 – Mobile Money – What is the best structure for a Mobile Money Business or JV?

  • Table 6 – TMT M&A in Practice – How are deals and best practice for M&A changing?

14.40
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14.50
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Feedback on Key Findings
14.50
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15.30
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Peer to Peer Round Tables - Session 2
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  • Table 1 - Investing in Datacentres - Who will lead growth and consolidation?
     

  • Table 2 - Raising Finance for TMT – What are the best routes to financing? Equity and Debt
     

  • Table 3 – Cable Strategy Round Table – Delivering content and leveraging the network
     

  • Table 4 – Opportunities in M2M – where are the next wave of opportunities?
     

  • Table 5 – Social Media – What are the next platforms and services?
     
      

  • Table 6 – Mobile Towers M&A– How is deal structure for tower portfolios changing? Who will lead the next wave of consolidation?

15.30
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15.45
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Round Table Feedback and Conclusions
15.45
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16.15
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Networking Break
16.15
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16.30
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Keynote
16.30
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17.15
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Regulation and Spectrum Panel – How will regulation and access to spectrum effect the market?
  • Telecom executives, policy makers, regulators and advisers assess new licence auctions, spectrum valuations and trading, network sharing and regulation
    - How will regulation impact consolidation and growth?
    - Valuing licences and spectrum - Where are the next auctions and how will they be structured?
    - How should bundles be packaged
    - 4G/LTE and 5G and protecting against new technology shifts
    - Infrastructure Sharing Models

17.15
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18.00
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Future of TMT – Who will lead the next wave of growth?
  • Leadership from key corporates across the TMT sector discuss how the ecosystem is transforming.
    - What are the latest developments in technology that will drive acquisitions in 2014?
    - New digital opportunities for industry leaders
    - Innovation and building a successful business
    - New opportunities in M2M, MVNOs, Cloud and Mobile Money
    - How best to maintain investment into infrastructure?
    - Who will control the customer interface?

18.00
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20.00
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Networking Drinks