CEE 2020 GCCM - BERLIN 12th & 13th May

 CEE 2020 GCCM

Carrier Community (CC), a global telecom club established 2008. CC is organising its 7th annual CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE 2020 GCCM – Berlin 12th & 13th May 2020 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel for its members with the below features and activities. Five hundred+ member executives representing decision makers from 250+ telco operators in 50+ countries will convene in Berlin to network and do business.

CC will bring together members and Telco Eco-Partners from various segments such as Data, Cloud, Application Providers, Voice, SMS Messaging , Mobile, OTT/ Content Providers, VAS, Submarine Cable, Enterprise, Satellite, ISP, Data Centers and other related segments while enabling them all to meet, network with peers and explore new business opportunities, discuss latest market trends at the knowledge sharing/executive panel sessions and showcase their latest product launches. Members can also use the online meeting portal to directly schedule individual meetings with attendees.

The CC team is also organizing its 3rd annual CC-SMS Messaging Summit – Germany, Berlin to be held the 11th and 12th of May 2020 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel in a different ballroom (please view here the past event highlights and contact our team for more information on registration at [email protected]). The 4th annual CC Global 2020 Awards (CCGA) Berlin will take place on 12th May 2020. To view more details, please click here. The annual CDO-Breakfast Summit will take place on 13th May 2020, please click here to view the past event highlights.

All CEE 2020 GCCM registered members and partners have full access to the below highlighted features and activities in Berlin:

ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
REASONS TO ATTEND CEE 2020 GCCM - BERLIN
  1. An exclusive telco service providers and telco eco-partners event
  2. Meet more than 300+ members representing 250+ regional and international telecom operators and eco-partners.
  3. Competitive entrée rates for 2 days at EUR 490+VAT per delegate including all below features and activities.
  4. Network in a private, relaxed and exclusive environment with peers and partners.
  5. Attend business networking sessions: executive panels and knowledge sharing sessions during the two days.
AGENDA
11th May 2020, Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Networking Cocktail Reception – venues details coming soon
12th May 2020, Tuesday
08:30 - 10:00
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
08:30 - 12:30
Members one-on-one meetings
10:00-10:45
Key-Note Speeches & Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Wholesale Industry in the Digital Age – Challenges and opportunities emerging from data hungry products and services
11:15-12:30
MVNO
Panel Session – Panel Room
Topic: The Future Evolution of Mobile Wholesale
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:00
Members one-on-one meetings
14:15 - 15:00
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: The role of Data Centers in the region to meet future demand
16:30 - 17:30
Afternoon Networking Drinks Reception
16:30 - 19:00
Networking Drinks 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 First Day Closure
20:00 - 00:00
Official Networking Evening Drink Reception with drinks, canapés, DJ and Show
13th May 2020, Wednesday
09:30 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:30 - 12:30
Members one-on-one meetings
09:45 - 10:30
MVNO
Panel Session – Panel Room
Topic: New MVNO Service Innovations
10:30 - 10:45
Keynote Presentation - GCCM/ CDO
10:45 - 11:00
Keynote Presentation - CDO Breakfast Panel
11:00 - 12:30
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Digital Transformation and building new technologies, structures and business models.
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:30
Members one-on-one meetings
14:30 - 15:30
MVNO
Panel Session – Panel Room
Topic: Building Blocks of Mobile Wholesale
16:00 - 17:00
MVNO
MVNO - Strategic Round Table Session Hosted by Red Dawn Consulting – Panel Room
17:00 - 17:30
Official GCCM Closure
17:00 - 19:00
Closing Networking Reception

Click here for RSVP Networking Functions and Parties

VENUE
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.

 

Hotel is offering your special group rate:

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
SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC
Biography

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 CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator
Arun Dehiri
Managing Director at Red Dawn Consulting
Biography
Arun Dehiri is Red Dawn’s founder and Managing Director. He is a pioneering management consultant with 23 years of experience in media, telecoms, finance & management. Arun has spent 17 years in leading professional service firms including PWC, TMNG & Analysys Mason, grounded with 6 years of industry roles within BSkyB and Orange.
 
Arun originally founded a boutique consultancy in 2004, which was acquired by Analysys Mason where on the Executive Board, led its Telecoms Sector and was the Sales Director. Arun leads strategy development and delivery teams for blue-chip brands and early growth companies across the globe addressing strategic & operational requirements. Most comfortable at the white board, Arun inspires clients to realise corporate visions and personal aspirations by delivering his thought leadership in a clear, concise and considered manner.
 
He has developed strong C-level relationships and a trusted team of high performing consultants with both sales & operational capabilities.He has an exceptional approach to identify opportunities through market insights, listening to clients needs, and rapidly translating these into a solution framework. He is regular conference speaker and an expert in convergence, pricing, proposition innovation, mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), sales optimisation, mobile applications, enterprise solutions, mobile banking, financial and organisational transformation,IT & networking and KPI optimisation. Arun has developed a rich toolkit of robust analytical and strategic programme methodologies.
Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator
Jose Garcia
Owner at GTC
Biography

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.

Specialties:
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 CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator
Andreas Constantinides
Messaging Consultant and CC Ambassador
Biography

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.

Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Birgit Schönborn
CEO at Beginit
Biography

Mrs. Schönborn studied Computer Science at the Berlin Technical University and worked as a businesswoman since being a student. She founded and raised an IT-Consulting Company in 1994, a town-planning and smart city company in 1999 and an innovation and digital transformation consultancy in 2012. 

After working with the newest technology trends for over 25 years, now Mrs. Schönborns focus is on empowering the  digital readiness. She works as a consultant for the Management to find new Business Models and empower the employees for the change process. She leads towards a new vision, sets up the Digital Office and she is one of the few experts that train the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in leading the digital transformation. Mrs Schoönborn loves to think different, out-of-the-box, unconventional and lateral to find new insights and solutions for processes and the way people collaborate. easily, agile and successful.

 

Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Melvin de Jonge
Senior Product Manager at SPARKLE
Biography

Melvin de Jonge is senior product manager in the Marketing division, dealing with the development and go-to-market of wholesale services for Mobile Operators worldwide, that vary from pure connectivity to disruptive solutions as Big Data reporting tools and security/protection services.

Prior to joining Sparkle, he worked for TIM Group from 1998 to 2009 gaining a deep experience in mobile value added services for retail markets in Italy and abroad. He was appointed in several marketing roles as innovation specialist, product manager and customer base analyst.

He started his career as an ICT consultant at KPN in The Netherlands.

Melvin holds an MSc in Econometrics & Operations Research from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).

Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Danny Preiskel
Senior Partner at Preiskel & Co
Biography

Daniel is a co-founder of Preiskel & Co and has over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, advising across the globe.  He has been ranked for over 15 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers.

He is particularly recognised for commercial and regulatory work in the UK and overseas. He also advises various clients (including a major Korean handset manufacturer) on international investments and acquisitions as well as on major privatisations.  Recent work includes advising a group of mobile operators and content providers in reversing a decision of a European telecoms regulator.  He has recently been advising Japanese and Middle Eastern mobile network operators on MVNOs as well as advising a range of MVNOs & MVNAs in various continents.  Daniel, together with his international team, typically advises companies on the legal aspects of their multi-national services, with an increasing amount of advice on cloud issues, software as a service, privacy and data retention issues.

Daniel Preiskel has chaired and is a regular speaker at prestigious international telecoms conferences and is on the Steering Committee of the MEF Privacy in Apps Programme that has attracted a fair amount of coverage in the press.

Daniel is a founder of the International MVNOx Association and former Vice-Chair of the IBA Communications Law Group.  He is a member of and provides regulatory input to the following industry associations: ISPA, ITSPA, MEF and FCS.  In addition, he and his team have advised the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and some of their member companies from a cross section of industries.

Previous experience includes working as an investment banker in Deutsche Morgan Grenfell’s telecoms team and heading telecoms and technology departments at two City law firms. He has also worked in the European Commission’s Competition Directorate on anti-trust matters in the telecoms sector. In addition to his broad range of TMT sector clients, he advises companies in a range of sectors including gambling & gaming, retail, energy and sport.

He has a MA in law from Cambridge University (Jesus College), speaks seven languages and has passed the SFA investment banking exams.

Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Paul Bassa
EVP Mobile Cloud at Digitalk
Biography

As EVP Mobile Cloud, Paul leads Digitalk’s cloud-based ‘MVNE as a Service’ business unit, supporting MNOs, MVNAs and MVNOs. Paul has an extensive background in the telecoms industry, working with both operators and vendors in a range of executive roles to deliver innovative and successful communications products and services.

Telecom Event CEE 2020 GCCM - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Miguel Lopes
VP Product Line Management at Enghouse
Biography

Miguel started in 1999 as a developer and in 2002 he co-founded an MSP in West Africa. In 2007 he also co-founded what would be the first Wi-Fi ISP in Cape Verde. Five years later, Miguel accepted the invitation from Ezelink Telecom in Dubai, to revolutionize the company strategy in the Intelligent Hotspot, IoT and Smart City solutions as Director of Technology.

Afterwards, since 2015, Miguel has been working in Silicon Valley and been involved in several projects to help Service Providers monetize their voice business. Currently, he is Vice President of Product Line Management for Applications at  Enghouse .

EVENT MEDIA
EXHIBITORS
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Qatama Communications (Qatama Ltd) is a communication services firm supporting international, regional and local carriers with a range of specialized services including International Voice Termination, Cloud Switching and SIP Services. With its headquarters strategically located in the United Arab Emirates, Qatama Communications provides its partners strong and reliable interconnects into the Middle-Eastern and Central Asia telecom markets. Qatama Communications was founded and is staffed by people who have created results for leading Tier-1 carriers throughout Asia and Europe. Contact us to find out more on our services and interconnects and how we can help you utilize them.
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42com Telecommunication GmbH is active in the field of retail voice, wholesale voice and switch solutions (switch partitioning). Our company provides tier-1 operators, MNOs and OTTs with stable direct routing connections in all countries around the world, especially in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Through a customized business model, Partner can choose from a selection of individual destinations and trusted global carriers and conduct operations with the highest professional standards. We also engage in bilateral trading, swap deals, and fixed-price routing. Founded in 2002, 42com is one of the leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) service enablers, based in Germany. In order to gain a more dynamic international presence, the founding of the subsidiary 42com International Inc. (USA) followed in 2012. We offer a highly accessible web-based customer management and billing platform for technical and managerial control of advanced telecommunications services. Our real-time billing from the cloud includes, e.g. fixed line and VoIP telephony, interactive voice response and intelligent routing management. We also offer a variety of client solutions, e.g. mobile dialer as smartphone app.
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Platin Telecom is a European company specializing in International Premium Rate Numbers (IPRN). IPRN is a value added service product, which can be sold internationally and used in countries where value added service numbers are not available. IPRN can be used for voice and data services, voting, live chats, call TV, quiz shows, and much more. The product has been very successful over the last years and has been implemented by various operators around the world.
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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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Brilliant Telecom is the provider of communications enabling Telecom operators worldwide to focus on their core strategies, performance, and growth. We carve-out and outsource the non-core International Voice & SMS business of telecom operators, boosting profits through the economy of scale.

Brilliant Telecom represents a group founded in 2006 with USD $100+ million in revenues, delivering over 3 billion minutes in 2019, present in 15 countries, and serving over 1,000 operators.

More than 50% of Mobile and National Operators in Europe and CIS countries trust Brilliant Telecom and use us as the leading hub for Russia, CIS, and European traffic.

To learn more, please visit: http://br-tel.com

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Alaris Labs is an innovative dynamically growing company focused on creating advanced solutions for telecom carriers and service providers. Our expertise is based on more than 10 year experience in the telecom market accumulated by our staff and is backed by extensive knowledge of the leading-edge technology and deep insight into clients’ needs. Alaris Labs has successfully developed and implemented more than 100 projects all over the world.

 Alaris SMS Platform is a multifunctional platform (SMS application server) for comprehensive SMS traffic management. It integrates various modules, i.e. routing and billing ones, with the in-house switch on top of it.

 Alaris inVoice solution offers an unprecedented combination of full featured billing, flexible routing and user-friendly business process automation tools. 

 

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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 www.wholesale.telefonica.com

 

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Apelby Communications

We are global telecommunications provider of carrier-to-carrier, retail and outsourcing services. Since our establishment in 2005 we have continued to grow in both and number of customers and traffic.

 Apelby Communications offers complex telecommunications services to voice carriers, small and medium enterprises and business clients.

Local presence in emerging markets together with PoPs in main hubs as Frankfurt, Hong Kong or London allows our wholesale department to offer most competitive international voice services all around the globe.

We strive for excellence in quality of services provided to both retail and wholesale customers.

 

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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.

ÜBER TWILIO
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.

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