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AGL Local Summit 2019 – Chicago Co-Located with AUVSI

May 1, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

AGL Media Group will hold its premier regional wireless infrastructure conference May 1st, 2019, collocating with AUVSI Xponential, a global drone event, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Second Summit of the series, the Chicago, Illinois conference is co-located with AUVSI Xponential 2019 at McCormick Place. Your attendance guarantees you a chance to learn from industry leaders and experts about what 2019 has in store for wireless infrastructure businesses, dealing with technical challenges and coping with complex zoning situations. And, of course, network with your peers and learn about new products on the exhibit floor.

What ​to ​Expect ​from ​the ​2019 ​AGL ​Local ​Landings:

  • ​Learn ​from ​Industry ​Leaders ​& ​Experts
  • Network ​with ​Decision ​Makers
  • ​Experience ​Hands-On ​Industry ​Case ​Studies
  • Share ​the ​Latest ​Content ​with ​Colleagues
AUVSI Xponential

Register for the AGL Summit by registering with our co-location partner AUVSI.

Co-Located Ticket Includes:

  • AGL Summit Access
  • AUVSI XPO Pass
  • AUVSI Keynote Sessions (T/W/Th)
  • Max Reception Invitation (Wed 4:00pm-6:30pm)

AGL Summit Registration Instructions:

  1. Follow the link below
  2. Create an AUVSI Account
  3. Complete Personal and Company Information on the next 2 pages
  4. Enter Promotional/Discount Code and Click Apply (If Applicable)
  5. Select “Co-Located Event ONLY” and Click “Next”
  6. Select “AGL Summit” from the list of Co-Located Events and Click “Next”
  7. Complete Demographic Information
  8. Submit Payment

Questions Regarding the Registration Process? Reach out to us HERE. Detailed Registration Instructions with Pictures Available HERE:


Registration includes breakfast and lunch during the summit, and drinks and appetizers during the networking event. Discounts for SWAP members and government employees. Carriers attend for free with proof. Contact us at [email protected] for details.



May 1, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Session Topics

  • 5G: Taking Advantage of the Towering Opportunities
  • Drones Come of Age in Aiding Towers
  • What do the Jurisdictions Want? The ROW Conundrum
  • The Anatomy of a Small Cell: From the Inside Out
  • Signaling the Future of Wireless in Buildings



9:00 AM
AUVSI Keynote
The Power of Execution
10:00 AM
Registration, Networking Breakfast and Exhibitor Display
10:45 AM
Opening Keynote
Tormod LarsenTormod Larsen, ExteNet Systems
Tormod serves as Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees ExteNet’s product strategy, network architecture and strategic solution development. Tormod has been with ExteNet from 2004 and he has assembled a team with extensive expertise in DAS, small cells, edge and distributed networking solutions. Tormod has over 25 years of experience in the mobile industry. Prior to ExteNet, Tormod served as VP of Sales and Engineering at Allgon (Powerewave) where he built a business unit responsible for turnkey delivery of distributed networks. Earlier in his career, Tormod held several technical and leadership positions at Siemens in Europe. Tormod holds a Masters of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology.
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11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Drones Come of Age in Aiding Towers
Not too long ago, unmanned aerial vehicles or drones held much promise for the tower industry to hoist cameras for a bird’s eye view of the structures and provide valuable information the structures and the attached equipment. Since then, back office equipment to process drone-gathered images and videos into actionable information, along with cloud storage to access that information, have advanced enough to make drone use commonplace. Learn how drones are making tower companies more aware of their vertical real estate with precision 3-D models for their towers. Technicians can now be safer because they have more knowledge about the towers they climb.
Todd Schlekeway (MOD),
Robert McCoy,
Crown Castle
Bryan McKernan,
Rodney Murray,
Eagle Drones
Gretchen West,
Hogan Lovells
12:00 PM
Presentation by Brett Cupta, Sitetracker
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12:15 PM
Sponsored by National Association of Tower Erectors
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
5G: Taking Advantage of the Towering Opportunities
You’ve heard the 5G hype. Find out the 5G reality. In this session, you will learn what the carriers are doing to build the next generation of wireless infrastructure. Examples include the role 4G LTE Advance plays with 5G NR, which spectrum is seeing the most action and the effect on the wireless infrastructure. What the carriers are building and where they are building make a difference to your business. Besides hearing about that, learning how the relationship between the carrier and tower companies continues to evolve in the maturing tower market maybe even more important. Come and learn about the tower opportunities.

Sponsored by Concordia GroupConcordia Group

Jennifer Fritzsche (MOD),
Wells Fargo Securities
Ron Bizick,
Tarpon Towers
Bernard Borghei,
Vertical Bridge
Clayton Funk,
MVP Capital
Jenine Renaud,
U.S. Cellular Towers
GM Sadat, PE,
Concordia Wireless
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Small Cell ROW Rules: From the FCC to the Jurisdictions
Rapid densification of urban RF networks depends on an overhaul of permitting rules and regulations. The FCC has adopted small cell streamlining and the states have passed legislation promoting small cells. Carriers are even cutting their own deals with municipalities. What is the impact on the frontlines of the infrastructure buildout that will become the backbone of 5G? Will Congress weigh in?
Bryan Tramont (MOD),
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Will Adams,
Sean Gallagher,
Valmont Structures
Greg Higgins,
The Wireless Lawyer
Matt O’Brien,
The Will Group
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
NATE Presentation
Presentation by Scott Krouse, NATE WIN
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2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
The Anatomy of a Small Cell: From the Inside Out
Small cells are changing dramatically and rapidly. Inside those steel cylinders, learn about multiple equipment configurations that are increasing the number of carrier, spectrum and coverage options. Outside, stay updated on the latest camouflage, power and fiber provisioning solutions.
Don Bishop (MOD),
AGL Media Group
Scot Bohaychyk,
Mike Fabbri,
Trey Nemeth,
Raycap | STEALTH Concealment Solutions
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Signaling the Future of Wireless in Buildings
First, the carriers didn’t want to provide in-building wireless (IBW). Next, they built out the highest-profile venues. Finally, they stopped. The IBW industry has worked to reduce the cost of deployments through new technology, and it has created new ways of helping the enterprises to fit wireless into their budgets. This panel will discuss how technology has improved and new ways of simplifying wireless in the enterprise space. With 80 percent of all wireless data sessions initiated indoors, it is clear there is plenty of opportunity for you in the IBW space.
Mike Collado (MOD),
RF Connect
Patrick Henkle,
JMA Wireless
Ahmed Hmimy,
Ed Myers,
Cheytec Telecommunications
Alexander Novak,
Horvath Communications
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
AGL Networking Reception and Exhibitor Display
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
XPO “The MAX” Networking Reception


Local Landing Sponsor

RayCap Site Pro 1 SiteTracker Vertical Bridge

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Alive Telecom Charles Clearfield Commscope Concordia Group extenet Foresite Group MobileMark SAM Wireless Infrastructure Association AUVSI Xponential


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