CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Berlin 11th & 12th May

 CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020

The SMS and A2P Messaging industry is changing and growing fast. More enterprises are using SMS messaging to provide better customer services to their clients. Carrier Community (CC) is organising for its members the 3rd annual CC – SMS Messaging Summit designed for Telco Wholesale and Enterprise companies which takes place on 11th and 12th May 2020 in Berlin at the Berlin Marriott Hotel (conference room Zürich) bringing together mobile network operators (MNOs), aggregators and wholesale carriers, Enterprises but also leading messaging players and technology innovators to meet and network in Berlin.

At the summit, 300+ member delegates from 150+ Operators will meet from Bulk SMS – Wholesale SMS – SMS Hubbing – SMS Resellers – SMS Aggregators – SMS and MMS platforms. CC also organizes various knowledge sharing/ executive discussion panel sessions to address the latest telco industry hot topics, trends, and case studies while discussing news opportunities and challenges within the SMS Messaging industry.

During the same week, CC organises its 7th annual CEE 2020 GCCM in Berlin on 12th and 13th May 2020 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel, Ballroom Berlin 1, please click here to view the event highlights. The 4th annual CC Global 2020 Awards – Berlin will take place on 12th May 2020 at Marriott Hotel (Ballroom Berlin 2-3). To obtain further details on how to register for the CEE 2020 GCCM and Global Awards Ceremony, please contact us at [email protected]. The 4th  CDO-Breakfast Summit takes place on 13th May 2020 at the same venue, please click here to view the past event highlights: LINK

All CC-SMS Messaging Summit registered members and partners have full access to the below highlighted features and activities in Berlin:

REASONS TO ATTEND CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Berlin
  1. To meet the industry key players and peers in an exclusive gathering
  2. To participate at the knowledge sharing/ executive panel discussions session to learn more about the market trends
  3. To enjoy CC good value for money service
  4. To promote your company as a leading player in the market
  5. To showcase the latest technological and innovative solutions among the community members.
11th May 2020, Monday
08:30 - 10:00
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
08:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
09:45 - 10:30
Key-Note Speeches & Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Messaging Market today and Tomorrow. Capitalising on the API opportunities
11:30 - 12:15
Key-Note Speech & Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Latest Technological Innovation and Development in the Messaging landscape
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:30
Members one-to-one meetings
14:30 - 15:15
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: The real needs of nowadays retail messaging
15:30 - 16:30
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: “Number Portability – a growing challenge or opportunity ?
17:00 - 17:30
Official First Day Closure
19:00 - 22:00
Official Networking Evening Drink Reception with drinks & canapés
12th May 2020, Tuesday
09:30 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
Key Note Speeches & Executive Panel Session
Topic: RCS Messaging - latest developments and new opportunities for the messaging operators
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
12:30 - 17:00
Members one-to-one meetings
16:30 - 17:30
Afternoon Networking Drink Reception
16:30 - 19:00
Networking Drink reception with CC Global Awards Ceremony and live show in Ballroom 2&3 (please visit the Awards 2020 page to learn more)
17:00 - 17:30
Official GCCM Closure
20:00 - 00:00
Evening Networking Reception with drinks, canapes, live show and DJ.
Click here for RSVP Networking Functions and Parties
Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Berlin 10785 Germany
+49 30 220000

Located in the heart of Berlin’s downtown, our vibrant hotel offers the ideal blend of luxury accommodations and outstanding amenities in a convenient location. You’ll feel welcomed with our impeccable service and stylish guest rooms featuring plush, luxurious bedding, flat-screen TVs and spacious work desks. Potsdamer Platz and Tiergarten park are all within easy reach.



Berlin Marriott Hotel for 237 EUR / 257 EUR per night (depends on the size of the room)  incl. VAT & Breakfast Buffet at Midtown Grill restaurant.

Please note the following rate is available only for 10 – 13 May 2020

(to check the availability please contact Benjamin Strube <[email protected]>)

Book your group rate for Carrier Community


Suggested Hotels nearby:

  • The Mandala Hotel ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Grand Hyatt Berlin ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Regent Berlin ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Motel One – visit the hotel website
Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
Jose Garcia
Owner at GTC

An expert in wholesale voice and SMS messaging with over 20 years’ experience in the telecom industry as former VP of Sales & Carrier Relations at tyntec, one of the largest A2P SMS service providers globally and as Regional Manager at Verizon where he headed up a team responsible for international voice services in Europe. José also previously managed operator relations in Central and Southern Europe for Netsize, a Gemalto company. José holds a degree in business administration from the Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M.

Launch SMS services / Shift from Voice to Messaging / A2P SMS Monetization / MNO revenue assurance / SMS platforms / P2P SMS Cost optimization / Training Sales and Carrier Relations / Wholesale Voice / VoIP / Integration of Operators, Carriers, Aggregators into value chain of OTT services / Off-net connectivity for OTT services.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
Andreas Constantinides
Messaging Consultant and CC Ambassador

Andreas Constantinides is a messaging consultant with expertise in SMS & OTT messaging. He is a sales-oriented person, passionate for high value customer service performance, with significant distinctions in training, marketing and customer service. He is a qualified Professional Business Trainer of National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and author of numerous best-seller Sales books and manuals.

Momchil Elenkov

Momchil is responsible for the Viber strategic commercial partnerships with mobile operators on group level as well as in various markets worldwide. His fields of action also include tech-projects related to Fintech, AI, Chat-bots, B2B and B2C- communication between corporations and end-users via the Viber-ecosystem. Momchil has a background in two of the leading telecoms in Bulgaria where he managed the mobile products and services and CRM strategies and activities.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
Ira Cohen
VP, Business Development and Marketing at MMDSmart

coming soon

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
James Williams
CEO and Founder at MrConnectivity

James Williams is MrConnectivity. He has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Telecommunications, the last 15+ years immersed in the world of Customer Engagement. He lives and breathes Mobile Messaging, Omnichannel, Customer Journey Orchestration, Mobile Subscriber Intelligence and Monetisation.

A particular area of expertise is Mobile Messaging, the key pillar of which today is Application-to-Person (A2P) SMS. He has helped Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Aggregators and Enterprises with all aspects of A2P SMS (a market worth over $50 billion per year): Strategy, Training (Sales/Support/Carrier Relations), Vendor/Partner Selection, Marketing (including providing complete Website solutions), Service Launch, Business Development, Process Development, Monetisation and Revenue Assurance.

James speaks globally on Customer Engagement and works with both novice and seasoned entrepreneurs on scaling from an idea to a successful business. Leveraging his global network of industry contacts, James is also able to recruit personnel for clients rapidly and effectively.

Think Customer Engagement. Think MrConnectivity.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
Fabrizio Salanitri

Fabrizio Salanitri is CEO and founder of HORISEN AG, Swiss software company with 17 years’ long experience in telecommunication software and application solutions. Fabrizio’s in depth knowledge and experience in SMS business resulted in state-of-art SMS Platform, cloud based and carrier neutral suite for A-Z SMS Wholesale business.
During his career, he’s been working with companies and industries of all sizes. Therefore, all HORISEN’s products and services are perfect for both enterprise and retail customers – and all of them have one thing in common: they are designed professionally and they are meeting the highest production quality and standards.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit 2020 - Speaker
Peter Kroon
Senior consultant, Markets and Perspectives at WIK Consult GmbH

Senior consultant and project manager with almost 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. Worked for almost all sides of the sector (fixed and mobile operators, the regulator and finally as consultant) in various roles (interconnection manager, regulatory strategist, project manager, product management, pre-sales consultant). Familiar with business environments in Europe but also the Middle East.

The last 12 years focused on the regulatory and strategy aspect of the business and in addition the last 4 years on market developments regarding OTT and online platforms and their impact on traditional electronic communication services.

Before joining WIK in September 2012, Peter fulfilled from 2006 onwards a senior position at the new Regulatory body of the United Arab Emirates participating in the building of the regulatory and licensing framework and the practical implementation thereof.

As consultant and project manager in the last 8 years involved in the review projects of the EU regulatory framework and 25+ projects, ranging from wholesale access, infrastructure sharing and related aspects as SLA, SLG, Equivalence of input/output to price setting aspects such as margin squeeze approaches, WACC review and business case modelling. Furthermore, several projects in the postal sector regarding price elasticity and immaterial benefits of the universal services obligation.

Peter holds an engineering degree in Business Science from the Higher Technical School (HTS) of Alkmaar in the Netherlands and has done the theoretical part of a similar Bachelor program at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (RUG).


elfo brings a full range of knowledge with an extensive background in the vibrant tech landscape and access to a vast array of networks with Mobile Network Operators, Content Providers, Government Agencies, Consumer Groups, Enterprise, and Content Partners across Asia, the Middle-East and the USA.

elfo is a martech company that offers solutions for your digital marketing and global messaging. An integrated performance-based solution for your digital marketing. It was founded on the idea that a client should be able to rely on one agency to handle all its digital marketing. Specialized in scaling your brand and business in the digital sphere, so you could focus on what matters most. Our A2P messaging allows reaching potential customers with prompt response, anywhere, anytime in the world. With our reliable routes, we would like to bring your messaging game to the next level. Having years of experience in the telecommunication industry with exceptional customer service and support, we move forward while keeping our customers’ satisfaction intact.


HORISEN is a product-oriented software company specialised in developing cutting-edge products for Telecom and Mobile Marketing. We develop software solutions for Mobile Operators, Voice & SMS Carriers, SMS Aggregators, OTTs and Enterprises of all sizes.

Our applications simplify, automate and accelerate their work and enable greater efficiency. We develop software solutions for telecom providers, carriers, SMS aggregators, mobile operators, OTTs and enterprises of all sizes.

Our software and business applications combine award-winning technology with 20+ years of SMS industry expertise and provide a secure environment to conduct business.

HORISEN's in-house developed products empower telecom service providers to run SMS wholesale business. Enterprises, besides running their own messaging business, can use our products to carry out mobile marketing activities to support their sales, both online and offline.  

Our SMS Platform is a carrier-grade software solution built for SMS Wholesale business. It is a fully-equipped SMS trading platform for wholesale mobile operators. SMS Platform is a 100% carrier neutral, fully scalable cloud-based solution, truly designed to support end-to-end SMS hubbing business.

We won two prestigious awards at GCCM Awards in Berlin 2018, for the Best SMS Platform Provider and Best Innovative Application Provider.


About Twilio
Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video, and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.

Millionen Entwickler auf der ganzen Welt nutzen Twilio, um das Potenzial der Kommunikation voll auszuschöpfen und Kundenbeziehungen zu stärken. Twilio macht Kommunikationskanäle wie Voice, SMS, Chat, Video und E-Mail allgemein, schnell und umfassend verfügbar. Wir virtualisieren die Telekommunikationsinfrastruktur der Welt mittels APIs, die von Entwicklern einfach zu nutzen, aber dennoch robust genug sind, um die anspruchsvollsten Anwendungen der Welt zu unterstützen. Kommunikation wird so zu einem zentralen Bestandteil des Toolkits von Softwareentwicklern. Auf diese Weise ermöglicht es Twilio Innovatoren jeder Branche – vom aufstrebenden Unternehmen bis hin zu den weltweit größten Konzernen –, die Interaktion mit Kunden völlig neu zu gestalten.


Telefónica International Wholesale Services provides world-class wholesale services to fixed and mobile operators, service providers, carriers and OTT-Media companies. Our global portfolio includes Voice, Carrier Enterprise, Mobile and Satellite services, innovative Digital solutions (Security, Cloud, IoT, Big Data) and end-to-end solutions for enterprises. As a leading global provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions, Telefónica has a global footprint, with presence in over 40 countries (particularly strong in Latin America & Europe) and service reach in more than 170 countries.

For more information, please visit


Since 2003 XICOMM has been developing, maintaining and designing voice over IP networks for businesses ranging in size from large corporation to medium and small and even sole proprietorships. In 2008, XICOMM launched its own dedicated network in order to become a world wide wholesale carrier. XICOMM is interconnected with more than 160+ carriers throughout the world, carrying over 5 Million minutes of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world on a daily basis. This enables us to successfully terminate your international voice traffic to anywhere in the world with the best quality possible and the most competitive rate in the market. Today, XICOMM is carrying over 5 Million minutes a day of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world. We bring together talented professionals with idea and expertise to provide solutions unique to each of our clients. The engineers, developers and Marketing Experts at XICOMM passes over 10+ combined years of knowledge and experience that guarantees our clients do receive the highest quality of Service, Our solutions are base on a combination of the latest technology, hi-tech equipment, comprehensive business experience and competitive rates. XICOMM's value proposition is centered on providing exceptional service to our partners every day. Our relentless focus on attention to our partners' needs is the cornerstone of our success and is what separates us from other telecom companies.
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