CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Frankfurt 18th & 19th April 2018
The SMS and A2P Messaging industry is changing and growing fast. More enterprises are using sms messaging services to provide better customer services to their clients. Carrier Community (CC) is organising for its members the first annual CC – SMS Messaging Summit to be taken place in April 2018 in Germany to bring together mobile network operators (MNOs), aggregators and wholesale carriers, but also leading messaging players and technology innovators. At the summit, you also meet Bulk SMS – Wholesale SMS – SMS Hubbing – SMS Resellers – SMS Aggregators – SMS and MMS platforms. This is the area to meet our SMS Telecom Industry community members. CC is also organising various executive discussion panel sessions to address the latest industry hot topics, trends and case studies while discussing news opportunities and challenges within the messaging industry.
- To meet the industry key players and peers in an exclusive gathering
- To participate at the panel discussions session to learn more about the market trends
- To enjoy good value for money service
- To promote your company as a leading player in the market
- To showcase the latest technological and innovative solutions among the community members
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 21502
In the heart of the financial district and the historical city center, we have been welcoming guests in the tradition-steeped Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof since 1876. The Maintower, Römer and Paulskirche are only a few steps away. The Central station can be reached in approx. a 13 minutes’ walk.
Corporate rates with Breakfast & WIFI (including VAT)
Single Occupancy: 235.00 € per night.
Double Occupancy: 260.00 € per night.
To reserve a room at special corporate rate, please contact the hotel [email protected] (the special rate is the subject of availability).
Please use for booking a room the keyword: “CC- Data Connectivity 2018”
Kindly note: the above rates applies on the dates 18th – 19th April. For any other dates you need to contact the hotel.
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Hochstraße 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 133800
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre boasts an amazing location in Frankfurt’s city center and the open park behind the hotel offers beautiful views from guest rooms and the terrace.
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
+49 69 2972370
The striking Jumeirah Frankfurt is located right in the heart of the city – just a few steps away from the popular ‘Zeil’ shopping street and the financial district. Jumeirah Frankfurt offers 218 spacious guest rooms and suites, with amazing views across the city. Just as delightful is this hotel’s refreshing approach.
Sofitel Frankfurt Opera
Opernplatz 16, 60313 FRANKFURT AM MAIN GERMANY
+49 69 2566950
Situated in a prime location on Opernplatz, Sofitel Frankfurt Opera is a modern-day “Hotel Particulier”. An elegant, luxurious city palace, just as it would have been for the social life of the Parisian nobility in the 17th and 18th century.
Erik van Stokkom
Board Member - MGI
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 20 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.
Commercial Director at Yuboto
Andreas is the Commercial Director of Yuboto, a leading acclaimed and 7 times awarded Mobile Marketing Company in Greece.
He joined Yuboto in 2012 and holds almost two decades of experience in telecommunications industry. He holds great motivation abilities and inspires teamwork. He is a sales oriented person and passionate for high value customer service performance. Andreas will present the 2nd Generation Mobile Marketing Tools, that give access to unlimited and personalized mobile marketing campaigns via a simple SMS landed on a smart phone, and all 2nd Generation tools available at Yuboto's mobile marketing platform: "Yuniverse". Andreas 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.
Owner at GTC
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.
Dr. René Arnold
Head of Department Markets and Perspectives at WIK
Dr René Arnold is Head of Department Markets and Perspectives at WIK – a leading German think tank focusing on ICT Policy. He holds a PhD in Marketing / Consumer Behavior from the University of Edinburgh. His research revolves around the socio-economic impact of OTT applications as well as digitization across various verticals. Recently, he has published various studies on mobile messaging applications. Prior to joining WIK, René was a research analyst with the consulting subsidiary of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research. Next to his professional career, he has engaged as a guest lecturer at various universities across Europe.
Senior Director of Product Management at OpenMarket
Giovanni currently serves as Senior Director of Product Management for OpenMarket’s Global SMS services. He is responsible for product strategy and business planning for the company’s global mobile messaging solution.
Prior to joining OpenMarket, Giovanni held a variety of Product Management and Business Development positions in the space of SMS, Voice and Unified Communication at different companies in Europe and USA.
Giovanni graduated from Bayreuth and Manchester University with a Masters in Physics.
Senior Director Business Development EMEA at Twilio
Sven heads up all Business Development activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Twilio, the leading cloud communication API. Twilio provides software developers with services such as messaging, Voice and Video.
Prior Twilio, Sven was SVP Business Development at Upptalk and worked at Amazon and Telefónica.
Sven holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School in France and lives in Munich, Germany.
VP, Business Development and Marketing at MMDSmart
A2P Messaging Development EUROPE at Telefónica & EMEA Board Director
Chief Insight Analyst at mobilesquared Ltd
Nick is Chief Insight Analyst and Founder at mobilesquared, and specialises in all aspects of the mobile and telecommunications industries, including; messaging and OTT, unified communications, mpayments, the enterprise, mobile marketing and advertising, premium rate services, automated platforms, mobile internet and social media, apps and content, as well as networks and technology.
Nick oversees all aspects of client projects; research, analysis, data modellling, and creative output, to drive awareness of clients' brands through white papers or reports, or provide our clients with market positioning and competitor analysis to support company expansion and product launches, as well as Mobilesquared’s own reports, including Global A2P SMS forecasts, 2015-2020.
Nick speaks at conferences around the world, and is a judge for the Global Mobile Awards, the MEFFYS and the EMMAs.
In his time as an analyst, Nick has written strategic industry reports on all of the subjects listed above.
VP EMEA, RealNetworks at SHIFT Communications LLC
Surash leads the RealNetworks business in EMEA and has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications. Prior to joining RealNetworks, Surash worked at mGage, the global mobile engagement provider, where he held roles of Chief Strategy officer as well as COO for Europe. Surash was also previously instrumental in helping Velti through its meteoric growth and NASDAQ listing. Surash has worked for KPMG, Accenture, O2 and BT in various consulting and business development positions. Surash has an MBA from London Business School and a BEng(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University.
Market Development Director at XCONNECT
For more than 25 years, Lee has been pioneering product innovation, bringing ideas to life and addressing market needs as a software engineer, project manager, product manager, and sales & marketing leader. He is a veteran of the telecommunications industry and is passionate about digital products and willing to challenge anyone that doesn't believe telecommunications is super exciting. Lee has worked as a consultant helping mobile operators launch new mobile services, with SaaS providers on new services, and has spent over 10 years working with the A2P marketplace. Over the last 3-4 years he has focused on privacy technology and as well as running market development he also leads the GDPR preparedness program @ Xconnect.
Alarislabs Pte Ltd
API Mobile SIA
Bank of Telekom/Internet Mobile Communications Ltd
DIMOCO Messaging AG
iTouch Messaging Services (Pty) Ltd
Pinnacle Teleservices Pvt. Ltd.
Syniverse Technologies SARL
TelQ Telecom UG
Turk Telekom International
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