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TMT M&A Forum 2016

April 14 2016, London

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

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TMT M&A Forum 2016
How transactions, joint ventures and partnerships are driving change in telecoms, tech and media globally

Thursday, April 14, Grange Hotel St Paul’s, London

08.00
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08.45
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Networking Breakfast
08.45
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09.00
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TMT M&A Round up – What deals are happening and what’s next?
09.00
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09.15
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Keynote Speech
09.15
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09.30
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Keynote Speech
09.30
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10.10
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TMT Leaders Panel – How is consolidation and convergence impacting telecom markets and growth strategies?
  • Telecom, media and tech leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges for growing business in consolidating markets.

    - How will consolidation and convergence change the market? Who will benefit? 
    - What is the best structure for a telecommunications company in 2015?
    - 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?

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Angel Vilá Boix, Chief Strategy and Finance Officer, Telefónica S. A.
    Jim Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer, Liberty Global

    More speakers to be announced

10.10
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10.25
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Keynote Speech
10.25
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11.05
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Media and Convergence – How is convergence in TMT driving change in content strategies?
  • What are the best strategies for delivering profitable content in the new converged digital ecosystem?

    - How is the telecom, media converged landscape developing and what will it look like in five years?
    - 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? 
    - Where do investors see value and upside, and what are the likely disrupters?

    Chair and speakers to be announced

11.05
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11.30
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Networking Break
11.30
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11.45
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Keynote Speech
11.45
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12.20
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TMT M&A 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?

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Cliff Marriott, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International 

    Joachim Sonne, Manging Director, Head of Telecoms, JP Morgan
    Jonathan Zelmanovitch, Deputy Head of M&A, VimpelCom

    More speakers to be announced shortly

12.20
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12.35
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Keynote Speech
12.35
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13.15
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Enterprise Cloud – Who is leading the market? Where are the opportunities for investment and expansion?
  • Leaders from Enterprise Cloud infrastructure and service providers - including telcos, datacentre operators and web hosting companies - highlight the latest strategies and opportunities in rapidly growing and consolidating markets.

    - Who is best placed to provide enterprise connectivity and services?
    
- Where are opportunities for new investment and partnership?

    - Who is capturing growth of the global cloud computing market?

    - What M&A activity has taken place in this space? What are the valuation benchmarks and likely future deals?

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Alastair Mills, CEO, Six Degrees Group 
    Michael Tobin OBE, Industry Entrepreneur
    Bob Falconer, CEO, Gamma 

    More speakers to be announced shortly 

13.15
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14.15
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Networking Lunch
14.15
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15.10
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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.

  • Financing TMT – How will access to capital affect deals?
    - New market trends - Bringing borrowers and debt investors together
    - Acquisition financing, High Yield and the return of LBOs – assessing pricing, ratings and risk

    - Buy-side perspective - what matters for institutional loan & bond investors?

    - Regional and Global impacts on financing - telco credit ratings methodologies
    
- Project finance and re-finance liquidity

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Denis de Paillerets, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of TMT Finance, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking
    Valerie Jourdan, Managing Director, Head of Media Telecom Finance, BNP Paribas 
    Bruno Pezy, Managing Director - Global TMT Group, Crédit Agricole CIB
    Alexander Stiris, Managing Director TMT Banking, Citi 
    Ranesh Verma, Global Head of TMT, Managing Director, ING Bank 

    More speakers to be announced

  • Datacentres and Cloud  - Who will lead growth and consolidation?
    Datacentre and Cloud Hosting leaders and investors discuss how investment strategies are developing and how consolidation will affect the market
    - How is the datacentre and cloud market developing globally?
    
- Who is leading consolidation and expansion
    
- Assessing business models and valuations

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Andy Long, CEO, Hydro66
    Milan Radia, Managing Director, Equity Research, Jefferies International 
    Daniel Havercroft, Managing Director, Oakley Capital
    Stefan Franssen, Partner, investment42 Ltd.
    More speakers ot be announced 

  • Investing in Innovation - What will drive the next wave of growth and M&A?
    - How are digital business models transforming the TMT landscape?

    - Which digital sectors are attracting the most market interest and investment?

    - How to build an effective innovation portfolio based on acquisitions, investments, partnerships, sourcing and building

    Chair to be announced shortly

    Speakers
    Warwick Hill CEO in Residence and MD of London, Microsoft Ventures 

    More speakers to be announced shortly 

  • Digital Regulation - How are online platforms developing in Europe ?
    How can telecom operators and online platform providers co-operate more effectively?
    How effective is current EU policy and regulation for online platforms? 
    Who is best placed to control, deliver and profit from content?
    How can regulation and policy encourage investment and innovation in infrastructure, content and services? 

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Daniel Pataki, Vice President, Policy and Regulation, GSMA
    Samuel Laurinkari, Senior Manager, EU Government Relations, eBay Inc 

    More speakers to be announced shortly 

  • Media and Content – How are digital content delivery strategies changing?
    - What are the best strategies for delivering profitable content in the new converged digital ecosystem?
    - What new investments, financing and M&A activity is taking place? 
    - How can content providers collaborate with operators and service providers? 
    - Where do investors see value and upside, and what are the likely disrupters?

    Chair and speakers to be announced

  • Internet of Things, M2M and Telematics – how will consolidation change the market? 

    - Which companies are leading and who is best placed to lead consolidation? 

    - What are the key investment and financing parameters and benchmarks? 

    - Where are the latest opportunities for investment? 

    - Who is solving the connectivity issues? 

    - What impact will regulation have ? 

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Ville Mickelsson, CEO, Cyberlightning Ltd. 

    More speakers to be announced 

15.10
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15.10
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Changeover
15.10
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16.00
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Peer to Peer Round Tables - Session 2
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  • Emerging Market Risks  – How is risk assessment and protection of M&A changing?
    Protecting against geopolitical risk - what are the new regional challenges?

    Regulatory risk - what are the next key developments for national and regional regulators in TMT
    
Stakeholder Risk- Working with key stakeholders and selecting local partners
    
Credit Risk – How are new financing options changing

    Chair and speakers to be announced

  • Telecom M&A Strategies - How are telecom investment strategies changing?
    Industry executives, investment bankers and advisers assess the latest investments in the telecom space
    - Which of the last 10 telco acquisitions have been most and least successful?
    - Are telcos better suited to infrastructure and spectrum M&A than Value Added Services and Content?  
    - Are telcos transforming business models? what do they need to do next?
    - What are the next gamechanging disrupters? Who are the most likely acquirers?

    Chair and speakers to be announced

  • Investing in Broadband Networks  - How is the market developing and where are opportunities for investment? 

    - How is the role of fibre networks in telecom and mobile services changing?
    - Who is leading the way in Europe and how do business models differ?
    - Comparing build vs buy strategies
    - What are the M&A benchmarks, trends and future predictions 

    Chair and  more speakers to be announced

    Speakers
    James Enck, Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations, CityFibre
    More speakers to be announced

  • Enterprise Cloud and Security – How is convergence and consolidation in Managed Services Security Provision creating new opportunities for telcos and IT companies?
    Telecom and IT Security industry executives and stakeholders discuss the rapidly changing market and highlight opportunities for investment and partnership
    - How is the Managed Security Service Market changing?
    - Who is currently leading provision of services and investment?
    - What is the opportunity for telecom operators, technology and larger IT companies? 
    - How will consolidation and convergence shape the market?

    Chair to be announced
    Speakers
    Etienne Greeff, CEO, SecureData
    Luke Beeson, Vice President, Security UK and Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT 

    More speakers to be announced shortly

  • Telecom M&A regulation in Europe - How are the EU and National Regulator's approaches to consolidation changing?  
    How are EU policy changes affecting M&A in telecoms? 
    What is the  impact  of mobile consolidation in Austria, Ireland and Germany? 
    What are the next likely policy changes that will guide market regulation in the future? 
    How are fixed mobile combinations and network sharing changing?

    Chair to be announced
    Speakers 
    Jessica Lennard, Director of Corporate Affairs and Regulation, TalkTalk 

    More speakers to be announced 

  • Fintech Round Table - Who is leading investment into the Fintech space  and who will lead the next wave of growth?  

    Industry and finance leaders discuss the latest opportunities in Fintech and assess how the market is developing.
    How are financial institutions responding to the changes in Fintech?
    Which companies are leading the way in Asia in Fintech, lending and Mobile Payments?
    Where are the latest investments and how are valuations developing?
    How will mergers, acquisitions and IPOs affect the Fintech market in 2016? 

    Chair and speakers to be announced
    Speakers
    James Smith, CEO & Founder, Elliptic

    More speakers to be announced

16.00
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16.25
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Networking Break
16.25
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16.40
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Keynote Speech
16.40
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17.20
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Mobile Infrastructure M&A – How are transactions, business models, and market dynamics changing?
  • Mobile tower operators, investors and infrastructure specialists assess the latest sale and acquisition strategies and opportunities. - Mobile towers developments in Europe - 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

    Chair to be announced

    Speakers
    Dany Rammal, Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners
    Jack Colbourne, Partner, Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP 

    More speakers to be announced 

17.20
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18.00
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M2M and the Internet of Things – how is the market developing and who will lead growth?
  • -How is the IoT ecosystem developing? Who are the key players?  
    -What is the role of operators and technology providers? How are business models and revenue streams developing? 
    -What are the key trends in M&A, financing and PE investments in IoT and M2M? 
    - Where are the opportunties for partnership and investment? 
    Chair to be announced
    Speakers
    Ludovic Le Moan, CEO, Sigfox  

    More speakers to be announced shortly 

18.00
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21.00
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Networking Drinks and Canapes