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There’s a real misconception about the Wholesale telecoms world. Too many think it’s about stacking it high and selling it cheap, whether it be Voice minutes, Application-to-Person (A2P) SMS or anything else telecommunications related viewed as being a commodity. But that view is way off the mark. Simply put, without Wholesale so much of what billions of people take for granted daily would not be part of their reality today. Wholesale underpins so much and is a central pillar of our modern life. And we’re going to be showing just how important it is in Paris on December 5th at our first ever physical, in-person  MEF Leadership Forum Wholesale Europe event taking place at Orange’s prestigious offices in Paris.

Here are a few of the key takeaways about our event in cooperation with Orange on December 5th:

  • Strong focus on industry innovation, with a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops to ensure you’ll be on top of all the latest industry trends – have your say on what’s hot or not!
  • Find out what a mobile operator could look like in 2030 and beyond
  • Join us to find out exactly where telecom industry stands in terms of cybersecurity, telco cloud, NaaS, API monetization and more
  • Cloudification of Wholesale, development in 5G roaming, authentication and verification in voice and business messaging: discuss, exchange and bring your views in dedicated workshops
  • Address what’s really needed to transform and shape the industry – talent acquisition and retention, carbon neutrality, automation)
  • Meet your wholesale partners and counterparts in-person – plenty of great networking opportunities throughout the day!

REGISTER NOW for a great event in a prestigious locationPlaces are limited and registrations are only open to a maximum number of 4 people per company so do not delay!

When we have more information, we’ll be adding it right here so do keep on checking back.

Sponsors

Our Speakers

Dario Betti

Dario Betti

CEO

MEF

Michael Trabbia

Michael Trabbia

CEO

Orange Wholesale

Emmanuel Rochas

Emmanuel Rochas

CEO

Orange Wholesale International

Simeon Coney

Simeon Coney

Head of Business Development

ENEA AdaptiveMobile

Bart van den Bempt

Bart van den Bempt

Head of Digital & Cloud Communications Portfolio

BICS

Jeevithan Muttu

Jeevithan Muttu

Vice President, Product and R&D

Tomia

Charlotte Nystuen

Charlotte Nystuen

Head of Strategic Sales and BU Management

Telenor Linx

Zheni Konstantinova

Zheni Konstantinova

Strategic Sales Director

Telenor Linx

Pascal Prot

Pascal Prot

CEO

Legos

Paulo Vergos

Paulo Vergos

Chief Sales Officer

Telenor IoT

Shivani Sondhi

Shivani Sondhi

Innovation Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Vodafone

Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg

Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg

Special Board Advisor

MEF

Isabelle Paradis

Isabelle Paradis

CEO

Hot Telecom

Carlos Villanueva

Carlos Villanueva

Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer

Enabld

Andrew Parkin-White

Andrew Parkin-White

Co-founder

TecFutures

Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson

Director of Data

MEF

Suzy Menneret

Suzy Menneret

Wholesale Advisor

MEF

Sam Barker

Sam Barker

VP of Telecoms Market Research

Juniper Research

Giovanni Benini

Giovanni Benini

Messaging Expert, Partner

Global Telco Consult

Dmitriy Sumin

Dmitriy Sumin

Head of Products

AB Handshake

Fabio Bottan

Fabio Bottan

Senior Messaging Specialist

Arelion

Florence Sebastien

Florence Sebastien

Managing Director

FSE Consulting

Arun Dehiri

Arun Dehiri

Managing Director

Red Dawn Consulting

Igor Skutsenya

Igor Skutsenya

Senior Business Development Manager

Lanck Telecom

Aymeric Castelain

Aymeric Castelain

Head of Roaming & Messaging

Orange International Carriers

Claire Chauvin

Claire Chauvin

Strategy Architecture & Standardization Director

Orange

David Erlich

David Erlich

Director Business Consulting

Sofrecom

François M de Saint Martin

François M de Saint Martin

EVP Strategy

Orange Wholesale

Frode Alvad

Frode Alvad

Sales Director, Digital Sales

Telenor Linx

Henry Calvert

Henry Calvert

Head of Networks

GSMA

Luc Vidal-Madjar

Luc Vidal-Madjar

Head of IoT and MVNE Solutions

BICS

Maïssa Jamli

Maïssa Jamli

Senior Product Manager - 5G enablement

iBasis

Matteo Bordin

Matteo Bordin

VP of Product

Oyster HR

Maxime Le Laennec

Maxime Le Laennec

International Business Developer - IoT

Transatel

Mihaela Ambrozie

Mihaela Ambrozie

Head of Operations

Vodafone Roaming Services

Nicolas Barret

Nicolas Barret

Co-CEO IoT

iBasis

Nils Zimara

Nils Zimara

Business Development Manager

Twilio

Noel Wirzius

Noel Wirzius

Product Lead

Deutsche Telekom

Omar Bouhali

Omar Bouhali

Partner

Analysys Mason

Paul Kavanagh

Paul Kavanagh

Chief Revenue Officer

Openmind Networks

Vernes Bisic

Vernes Bisic

Senior Director Regional Sales

netnumber Global Data Services

Viktorija Radman

Viktorija Radman

Telecom Business Director

Infobip

Stefano Nicoletti

Stefano Nicoletti

Director

Huawei

Yannick Decaux

Yannick Decaux

Senior Vice President Mobile Wholesale & Interconnection

Orange Wholesale France

Open Event

Event Info

Date

05/12/2023

Time

All day

Categories

Overview Agenda

 
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Emmanuel Rochas, CEO – Orange Wholesale International
Step into the future of telcos and witness the transformation that awaits! Join us as we explore the exciting world of software-based telcos, Telco Cloud, data/IA, and green network practices and discover how these advancements will revolutionize the industry, offering highly efficient networks, personalized and responsible services, and seamless integration. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to be part of the digital transformation in the ever-evolving world of mobile operators. Mark your calendar and get ready to embrace the future of 2030 and beyond!

  • Michael Trabia, CEO – Orange Wholesale
How is our industry approaching cybersecurity? We’ll be identifying what the tools to ensuring business continuity and service integrity are, and how to go about overcoming the increasing threats for wholesalers and mobile operators.
 
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Simeon Coney, VP Business Development – ENEA 
  • Paul Kavanagh, Chief Revenue Officer – Openmind Networks

Leading research company Analysys Mason joins us to provide their take on what the most innovative market trends in the telco industry are and how wholesalers need to address them.

  • Omar Bouhali, Partner – Analysys Mason
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  • Zheni Konstantinova, Strategic Sales Director – Telenor Linx
  • Charlotte Nystuen, Head of Strategic Sales & BU Management – Telenor Linx

Join representatives from Orange, Deutsche Telecom, Telefonica and the GSMA as they discuss how open APIs can help monetize the telco industry’s investment in 5G. The panel will discuss progress with initiatives such as GSMA Open Gateway and some of the opportunities and challenges for operators.

  • Henry Calvert, Head of Networks – GSMA
  • Noel Wirzius, Product Lead – Deutsche Telekom
  • Claire Chauvin, Strategy Architecture & Standardization Director – Orange Wholesale
  • Viktorija Radman, Telecom Business Director – Infobip

With COP28 Dubai happening in November 2023, this session is focussing on carbon neutrality for Telcos. What are the initiatives at Wholesale and Retail to reduce Co2 emissions? Since consumers and enterprise customers are becoming more vocal about their demands for emission reductions also Telecom are challenged.What retail actions are taken and what can be expected from the Mobile Network Operators and how they can support their wholesale customers better?

  • Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg, Director Strategic Development – Telenor Martitime
  • François Moreau de Saint Martin, EVP Strategy – Orange Wholesale
  • Paulo Vergos, Chief Sales Officer – Telenor IoT

Explore the pivotal convergence of innovation and talent in our dynamic fireside chat, ‘Future-Proofing Telecom: Innovating Through Talent’. We will discuss how bridging the talent gap is key to the telecom industry’s success and sustainability as well as ground-breaking strategies to cultivate and harness future-ready talent in our ever-evolving industry.

  • Isabelle Paradis, CEO – Hot Telecom
  • Shivani Sondhi, Innovation Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Lead – Vodafone
  • Matteo Bordin, VP of Product – Oyster HR
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Hear why you need to attend our afternoon program from our very convincing moderators! On the agenda: Wholesale Business Messaging, 5G Roaming and the technologies enabling wholesale. Pick and choose your sessions!

  • Isabelle Paradis, CEO – Hot Telecom
  • Arun Dehiri – Red Dawn Consulting
  • Omar Bouhali – Analysys Mason
  • Giovanni Benini – GTC

Stream 1: Telco Cloud Room: Showroom

This session will lead us through the transformation that the wholesale industry needs to embrace to better serve telco cloud requirements.

  • David Erlich, Director Business Consulting – Sofrecom
  • Frode Alvad, Sales Director, Digital Sales – Telenor Linx
  • Carlos Villanueva, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer – Enabld

In this session, Andrew Parkin-White of leading IoT research company TecFutures explores the impact of 5G on IoT connectivity and whether end users have an appetite for adoption. He’ll be paying particular attention to the development of the market for wholesale 5G connectivity.

  • Andrew Parkin-White, Co-founder – TecFutures
  • Arun Dehiri, Managing Director – Red Dawn Consulting
  • Luc Vidal-Madjar, Head of IoT and MVNE Solutions – BICS
  • Nicolas Barret, Co-CEO IoT – iBasis

5G technology enables a whole host of new use cases to be delivered, promising a whole new revenue stream for the wholesale industry. Join us to see what 5G could really do for our businesses.

  • Arun Dehiri, Managing Director – Red Dawn Consulting
  • Maxime Le Laennec, International Business Developer – IoT – Transatel
  • Stefano Nicoletti, Director – Huawei
  • Yannick Decaux, Senior Vice President Mobile Wholesale & Interconnection, Orange Wholesale France

Stream 2: 5G Roaming Room: Agora 1

Join us to get the latest stats on the roaming industry and insights into related market trends.

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Gavin Patterson, Director of Data, MEF

In this session, our panelists will discuss the drivers behind 5G adoption including the reliability of connectivity services, network security and quality and the current status of 5G roaming deployments globally.

  • Suzy Menneret, Wholesale Advisor – MEF
  • Maïssa Jamli, Senior Product Manager, 5G Enablement – iBasis
  • Mihaela Ambrozie, Head of Operations – Vodafone Roaming Services
  • Jérôme Hardouin, Information Systems & Operations Director

Hear our panelists talk about where the industry stands today to have all the prerequisites ticked to be able to offer commercially viable 5G roaming business solutions. On the agenda, network slicing, BCE and much more.

  • Isabelle Paradis, CEO – Hot Telecom
  • Maïssa Jamli, Senior Product Manager, 5G Enablement – iBasis
  • Aymeric Castelain, Head of Roaming & Messaging – Orange International Carriers 

Stream 3: Authenticating / Business Messaging Room: Agora 2

Get the latest on the business messaging market trends with Sam Barker from Juniper Research. In this session, Sam will explore the dynamics of the business messaging market and its implications on the wholesale segment, both on the A2P messaging and A2P Voice side.

  • Sam Barker, VP of Telecoms Market Research – Juniper Research

As the A2P SMS Artificial Inflation of Traffic (AIT) situation evolves further, flash calling is set to become a strong  contender in authentication. How should wholesalers approach this though? Is it yet another threat to their messaging business or a real opportunity if effectively managed? Join us to find out!

  • Giovanni Benini, Messaging Expert, Partner – Global Telco Consult
  • Bart van den Bempt, Head of Digital & Cloud Communications Portfolio – BICS
  • Vernes Bisic, Senior Director Regional Sales – netnumber Global Data Services
  • Dmitriy Sumin, Head of Products – AB Handshake
  • Fabio Bottan, Senior Messaging Specialist – Arelion
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Take a dive with us into what wholesale business messaging has in store for us. We’ll be investigating upcoming solutions that could shape the business messaging industry of tomorrow and looking at how important collaboration is in turning them into genuine wholesale opportunities.

  • Florence Sebastien, Managing Director – FSE Consulting
  • Jeevithan Muttu, Vice President, Product & R&D – Tomia
  • Pascal Prot, CEO – Legos
  • Igor Skutsenya, Senior Business Development Manager – Lanck Telecom
  • Nils Zimara, Business Development Manager – Twilio
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