CC Submarine Summit - Oman 25th & 26th November

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The demand for more connectivity is increasing around the globe and the subsea cable industry is evolving facing new challenges and opportunities. CC is organising its second CC – Submarine Summit edition in Oman in 2019 on 25th & 26th November to enable the industry players to meet and network in one place with their peers.

Telecom executives representing submarine cable operators, content providers, data-capacity operators, datacenters, cloud companies, MVNO, fixed and internet xchanges and other related segments attend, meet and network at the event while exploring business opportunities, discussing latest market trends and show casing their latest solutions. All Subsea registered guests have also free access to the annual Middle East 2019 Global Carrier Community Meeting (GCCM) and Digital Cloud Summit in Oman. For further details please click GCCM and Digital Cloud sites – Link.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC Submarine Summit - Oman
  1. An exclusive event for the digital cloud and Subsea cable segment
  2. Meet with digital cloud and subsea cables peers in a relaxed environment and interact with telecom companies during evening hours
  3. Present and converse market trends, new ideas and updates
  4. Enjoy networking and discussions over drinks!
  5. 100% business networking discussions sessions
Sunday, November 24
10:30 - 17:30

Middle East Golf Day – Telco and Telco Eco Partners’ Cup
Hosted by Omantel

(Please check The Event Page for further details)

20:00 - 22:00 Pre-event get together evening networking reception
Monday, November 25
08:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
08:30 - 12:30 Members one-to-one meetings
11:00 - 11:10

Welcome Speech by Wida Schmidt, CEO at CC

11:10 - 11:20

Welcome Speech by Sohail Qadir, VP Wholesale at Omantel

11:30 - 12:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session

Topic: New Business Models and Investment Strategies to meet cables future digital demand

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
13:30 - 18:00 Members one-to-one meetings
14:00 - 14:45

Executive Round-table Panel and Keynote Speaker.

Topic: Wholesale Industry in the Digital Age. New Business Models around Cloud for Service Providers

15:00 - 15:45

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: The role of Datacenters in the region to meet future demand

18:00 - 18:30 Closure of Day 1
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome Networking Evening Reception hosted by Omantel
Tuesday, November 26
09:00 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
09:00 - 11:00 Members one-to-one meetings
10:30 - 11:15

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session

Topic: Mobile market in Middle East Region – key challenges and opportunities in the Middle East mobile market.

11:30 - 12:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session

Topic: The role of Women in the Telco Industry Today and Tomorrow

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
17:00 - 17:30 Official GCCM Closure
19:00 - 22:00 Closing Networking Reception
Crowne Plaza Muscat
112 Ruwi St, Muscat, Oman
+968 24 660660

The dazzling Crowne Plaza® Muscat hotel looks across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman from a lush clifftop in fashionable Qurum Heights. With a panoramic terrace, infinity pool and private beach, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Muscat International Airport and steps from Qurum Beach with its café-lined promenade. Oman’s main business and ministerial districts are 10 minutes away.

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.

Welcome Speech
Sohail Qadir
VP Wholesale at Omantel

Mr. Qadir is the Vice President of Omantel Wholesale Business Unit. He is responsible for International wholesale businesses and is also looking after the business for national interconnect partners and mobile resellers. He has more than 20 years of senior management experience in a broad range of IT & Telecom segments with a specific focus on International Wholesale business. Before joining Omantel he was the COO in Worldcall Telecom. Mr. Qadir holds B.E. in Computer Systems and Masters in Business Administration.

Jamil AL Koussa
Senior Manager Capacity and Submarine Cables, BBG and G2A MC chairman at Omantel

With more than 14 years’ experience in the Telecom industry, Jamil’s experience includes project management, business development, sales and procurement. Jamil started working on submarine cables 10 years ago when he was with Orange. He was Management Committee and subcommittees chairman on different submarine cables and currently he is the BBG and G2A MC chairman. Jamil has been working with Omantel for 5 years and he leads the Omantel France activities in landing the AAE-1 cable in Marseille. Jamil holds a bachelor degree in Telecom Engineering, a Master in European Business and a Master in Geopolitics and International Relations.

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