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AGL Local Summit 2019 – SoCal

January 24, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

AGL Media Group produces four regional conferences a year, bringing high-quality education to wireless infrastructure professionals in a local setting that promotes networking with your peers.

This year, the series begins in Newport Beach, California at the Balboa Bay Resort. 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

*NEW* Morning Activity: Speed Networking

The ​California ​Wireless ​Association ​will ​be ​hosting ​a ​Speed ​Networking ​Breakfast ​to ​kick ​off ​the ​SoCal ​event! ​Start ​your ​day ​with ​an ​exciting ​networking ​breakfast ​and ​get ​to ​know ​your ​peers ​in ​the ​industry. ​
*No ​Additional ​Fee ​Required. Speed ​Networking ​& ​Breakfast ​Included ​in ​Registration.


Early Bird Rate: $199
Standard Rate: $250
On-site Registration: $299
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 summits@aglmediagroup.com for details.



January 24, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

Session Topics

  • The Business of Wireless Infrastructure: Forecast 2019
  • Small Cell Deployment: Meshing Two Different Worlds
  • Overcoming the Technical Challenges of Amending and Collocating on Towers
  • Tec-Brief
  • CBRS: The Gateway for Private LTE



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration Open
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
*NEW* Speed Networking Breakfast
Presented by California Wireless AssociationCALWA
10:35 AM – 11:05 AM
Opening Keynote
Seth BuechleySeth Buechley, Cathedral Consulting
Wireless industry veteran, former head of SOLiD USA, Seth Buechley, will motivate you and discuss ways you can grow your business in the new year.Seth Buechley has worked as a tower climber. He has built towers and served as President of DAS equipment distributor, SOLiD USA. Serial entrepreneur, published author, and CEO of Cathedral Consulting, Buechley will inspire you to new levels of leadership and explain his method for helping private companies build value. You won’t want to miss these industry insights and the personal message Seth has for ambitious entrepreneurs who struggle to find satisfaction in their lives.
11:10 AM – 11:55 AM
The Business of Wireless Infrastructure: Forecast 2019
The wireless infrastructure industry continues to show strong growth. Learn the catalysts and how you can take part in this prosperous time. The panelists will tell you where, in particular, the industry is seeing growth, and to what extent it is building in rural areas and densifying in urban areas. But nothing is guaranteed. Every carrier is different and capex for wireless infrastructure goes up and down. Learn about the various strategies for maximizing return on investment.
(MOD) Don Bishop,
AGL Media Group
Jason Caliento,
Allan Tantillo,
Vertical Bridge
Joe Mullin,
inSite Wireless Group
Don Van Splunteren,
Phoenix Tower International
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
NATE Presentation
Presentation by Todd Schlekeway, National Association of Tower Erectors
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Presentation by Tom Leddo, MD7
Learn about new technologies that could change how your company does business. Through an interactive product showcase, you can stay up on the latest new products in the marketplace.Sponsored by MD7MD7
1:35 PM – 2:20 PM
Overcoming the Technical Challenges of Amending and Collocating on Towers
The business of operating a cell towers changes as tenants’ businesses undergo change and as technology advances. Whether amending a current tenant’s rental agreement or adding a tenant, tower services companies have to accommodate the latest generation of wireless technology to the sides of steel poles. The introduction of LTE and the continued use of 4G in the foreseeable future means that passive intermodulation (PIM) interference will be a problem at cell sites. The panelists can help you understand how to mitigate PIM sources and how to address the need to deploy and use fiber assemblies to bring fiber closer to the antenna for 5G wireless service. Find out how to help your legacy copper technicians embrace the use of fiber and how to keep your processes up to date to keep projects on time.
(MOD) Todd Schlekeway,
Paul Kmit,
Brett Cupta,
Luke J. Ferguson,
Valmont Site Pro 1
Erik Lilieholm,
2:20 PM – 2:35 PM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
2:35 PM – 3:20 PM
Small Cell Deployment: Meshing Two Different Worlds
Wireless service providers thrive on quickly deploying the latest in innovative infrastructure without telegraphing their plans to competitors. Municipalities, on the other hand, have longstanding planning cycles and methods of operation based on years of providing consistent service to citizens. With these two conflicting agendas in mind, you may wonder how wireless service providers and municipalities may work together to quickly deploy small cells in the public rights of way with disrupting the cityscape. The panelists will explain how members of each side can come together to ensure that carriers meet their deadlines and the public enjoys the state of the art in wireless.
(MOD) Phillip R. Marchesiello,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Sean Gallagher,
Valmont Structures
Chris Hills,
Raycap | STEALTH
Robert May III, Esq.
Telecom Law Firm
Joe Thompson,
Liz A. Wincele,
Crown Castle Intl.
3:25 PM – 4:10 PM
CBRS: The Gateway for Private LTE
The creation of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service at 3.5 GHz opens new spectrum possibilities for in-building systems, using three-tiered shared access between grandfathered incumbent access users, Priority Access Licenses (PALs), and General Authorized Access users. The market for private LTE may be small right now, but enterprises represent a whole new class of customers that is expected to grow rapidly to annual shipments of over 400,000 small cells over the next five years, according to Mobile Experts. The panelists will identify the new customers that will deploy this equipment and reveal the opportunities for you to participate in this $740 million market.
(MOD) Joe Madden,
Mobile Experts
Ken Garnett,
Randy Johnson,
ExteNet Systems
Kishore Raja,
Boingo Wireless
John Shubin,
Advanced RF Technologies
4:10 PM – 5:15 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by MD7MD7


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Sponsors & Exhibitors

CALWA Clearfield Commscope extenet MD7 NATE NB+C Phoenix Tower International SAM Saul Ewing Wireless Infrastructure Association