October 24, 2017
Networking Social: 3:00-5:00pm
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Early Bird rate – $150 expires 9/29/17
Standard rate – $175
On-site registration – $199
Includes breakfast & lunch. Discounts for SWAP members & Government employees.
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?
Networking and Exhibitor Display — 10:45 am
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.
AGL Media Group
NATE Presentation — 1:00 pm
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
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.
American Airlines Arena
Closing — 3:00 pm
Networking Reception — 3:05-5:00 pm