AGL Local Summit — Fort Worth

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Local Summit “On the Road” Tour

  • Learn from industry leaders and technology experts
  • Interact with existing clients and establish new relationships
  • Showcase your company’s products and services
  • Increase brand recognition throughout the wireless industry


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Event Date

October 24, 2017
Conference: 8:00am-3:00pm
Networking Social: 3:00-5:00pm

Event Venue

Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 392-6338

Registration Fee

Early Bird rate – $150 expires 9/29/17
Standard rate – $175
On-site registration – $199
Includes breakfast & lunch. Discounts for SWAP members & Government employees.



Summit Agenda

Registration, Networking Breakfast and Exhibitor Display  —    8:00 am 

Welcome: Opening Announcements  —    9:00 am 

Wireless Industry Keynote — 9:15 am
Jeff Lewis, President and Founder, Verticom


The Carriers Talk Back: How Can You Better Serve Them?  —    9:45 am 

This panel of major U.S. carriers will lead you through an exploration of their future wireless infrastructure activities as the deliver the data capacity that their customers demand and. As customers of the wireless infrastructure industry, these carriers will discuss how their equipment needs and the economics of their 4G and 5G buildouts are evolving. How are falling ARPUs impacting tower rents and MLAs? What does the future hold for tower and small cell providers?

Panel Jim Parker
Texas State Wireless Association
Quin Childress
Jacob Hamilton
Tami Nystrom


Networking and Exhibitor Display  —    10:45 am 

Session Sponsor

Tower Company Business Update  —  11:00 am

The tower industry is looking forward to increased work, because of many catalysts. Among them are the FirstNet buildout, the TV Repack, 4G buildouts and 5G fixed wireless. Will the industry see another labor shortage? What other day-to-day issues are facing today’s tower and small cell companies? On this panel, tower owners and the brokerage community address the key issues affecting your business.

Panel Don Bishop
AGL Media Group
Bernard Borghei
Vertical Bridge
Ron Bizick
Tarpon Towers
Clayton Funk
MVP Capital
Tony Peduto
CTI Towers


Lunch —    12:00 pm 
Sponsored by NATE

NATE Presentation — 1:00 pm
Todd Schlekeway
President and CEO, National Association of Tower Erectors

Afternoon Keynote — 1:15 pm

The Internet of Things — Buckle Up for the Ride!
Jake MacLeod, President and CEO, Patriot Network Global, Inc.


Networking and Exhibitor Display  —    1:50 pm 

Slam Dunk! Successful DAS Deployments in Small and Large Venues  —    2:05 pm 

Session Sponsor

Today’s venues are on the leading edge of packing the maximum amount of data capacity into in-building wireless systems, as fans send more and more selfies. This panel will cover the latest technology trends, which allow distributed antenna systems to perform. How does DAS performance compare with Wi-Fi? How are these systems designed and financed for smaller venues? This panel will feature a venue owner, as well as service providers and OEMs.

Panel Iain Gillott
iGR Research
Doug Williams
American Airlines Center
Jeff Alexander
ExteNet Systems
Ken Sandfeld
John Winborn
Dallas Cowboys


Closing  —    3:00 pm 

Networking Reception  —    3:05-5:00 pm   
Sponsored by ExteNet Systems




Kari Willis


Sharpe Smith




Kari Willis


Sharpe Smith


2018 Sponsors

3M Black and Veatch Caldwell Compliance CALWA CTI Towers extenet NATE NATE WIN NB+C Phoenix Tower International SAM Stealth Times Microwave Systems T-Mobile Vertical Bridge Wireless Infrastructure Association


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship packages for 2018 are available at all levels.




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