CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Frankfurt 18th & 19th April 2018

 CC - SMS Messaging Summit

CC - SMS Messaging Summit

Messaging Summit

18th & 19th April 2018

Frankfurt

40+
COUNTRIES

 

200+
COMPANIES

 

450+
DELEGATES

 

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) was organizing for its members the first annual CC – SMS Messaging Summit which took place on 18th and 19th of April 2018 in the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof to bring together mobile network operators (MNOs), aggregators and wholesale carriers, but also leading messaging players and technology innovators. At the summit, you could 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 was also organizing 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.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Frankfurt
  1. To meet the industry key players and peers in an exclusive gathering
  2. To participate at the panel discussions session to learn more about the market trends
  3. To enjoy 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
EVENT STATISTICS
 CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Statistics
AGENDA
Wednesday, April 18
08:30 - 10:30 Morning Networking Breakfast Session
10:30 - 11:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: Messaging Market today and Tomorrow – Market trends New SMS Messaging Markets – opportunities and challenges

Welcome & Keynote Speech: Andreas Constantinides, Commercial Director at Yuboto

11:00 - 11:45 Networking Coffee Break Session
11:45 - 12:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: Latest Technological Innovation and Development in the Messaging landscape

12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch Break Session
14:00 - 15:00

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: RCS Messaging – latest developments and new opportunities for the messaging operators

15:30 - 16:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session

Topic: Data security – fraud prevention – new management systems

16:30 - 17:30 Networking Coffee Break Session
19:00 - 22:00 Networking Evening Reception with Drinks and Tapas at Destino Tapas Bar
Thursday, April 19
09:30 - 10:00 Morning Networking Breakfast Session
10:30 - 11:30

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: The real needs of nowadays retail messaging

11:00 - 11:30 Networking Coffee Break Session
12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break Session
13:30 - 16:30 Members one-to-one meetings
16:00 - 16:30 Official Closure
16:30 - 17:00 Departure to Belle Club
18:00 - 00:00 Networking Evening Drink Reception with drinks, canapés, DJ and Show at Belle Club Frankfurt
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VENUE
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.

 

Hotels nearby Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof:

Hotel Savigny Frankfurt City (for booking.com click here)

Holiday Inn Frankfurt – Alte Oper (for booking.com click here)

Maritim Hotel Frankfurt (for booking.com click here

Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre Messe (for booking.com click here)  

Maingau Hotel  (for booking.com click here)  

NH Collection Frankfurt City (for booking.com click here)  

 

 

SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Board Member - MGI
Biography
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.
Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Andreas Constantinides
Commercial Director at Yuboto
Biography

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.

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

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 CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Keynote Speaker
Dr. René Arnold
Head of Department Markets and Perspectives at WIK
Biography

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.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Giovanni Benini
Partner at GTC
Biography

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Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Sven Dirschauer-Grube
Senior Director Business Development EMEA at Twilio
Biography
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.
Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Ira Cohen
VP, Business Development and Marketing at MMDSmart
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Tim Houlihan
A2P Messaging Development EUROPE at Telefónica & EMEA Board Director
Biography

coming soon

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Nick Lane
Chief Insight Analyst at mobilesquared Ltd
Biography
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.
Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Surash Patel
VP EMEA at RealNetworks
Biography

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.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Lee Suker
Market Development Director at XCONNECT
Biography

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.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Gregory C. Brophy
CEO at iTouch
Biography
Greg Brophy developed his early skills at the Argus Newspaper Company, which at the time was owned by the Anglo American Group. This experience imparted to him big company structure, process, sound corporate governance and the ability to negotiate with several big trade unions, during which time he earned a reputation for integrity and fairness. The group was sold to Sir Anthony O’ Reilly and its name changed to Independent News and Media. After a purge of management across all levels by Sir Anthony’s management “Guru’ Chris Tippler, Greg was promoted to Deputy MD of Independent Newspapers, Cape Town and became responsible for all revenue sources of the newspapers including advertising and circulation. He led the company’s venture, as MD of Independent Digital, in the digital media world and in the process launched IOL which during his reign was the no.1 portal in SA and he also bought the majority shares of iTouch, SA on behalf of Independent News + Media. ITouch soon became one of South Africa’s international success stories as result of rapid international growth and a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Keynote Speaker
Marco Lafrentz
Director Business Line – P2P and Cloud Services at tyntec
Biography

Dr. Marco Lafrentz is responsible for tyntec’s person-to-person and cloud services business. As an expert in platform technology and enterprise solutions, Lafrentz leads tyntec’s CPaaS development. He is also frequently called on to provide expert commentary on topical issues relating to enterprise mobile communications.

 

Prior to his current position, Lafrentz was a Senior Product Manager and Product Manager at tyntec. He also served as an Academic at TU Dortmund University. Lafrentz holds a Doctorate in Physics from TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Aleks Buvac
Team Leader DACH at Infobip
Biography

Organized, extroverted, good skills in dealing with complex situations, a positive attitude towards the environment, responsible, confident, strong sense of justice, equality and fairness, able to work in an environment and communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures gained through my business and private experience, able to accept criticism.

My objectives are profitability, productivity, growth, core values, customer service and change management.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Valentina Krznar
Account Manager at Infobip for the DACH & NL region
Biography

I consider myself a positive person with high goals and a strong motivation to achieve the same. I am used to work in a team, which I find very effective for different business categories. On the other side, I am also familiar with the importance of individual work.

Working in direct contact with people, I realized that even though there are so many different personalities, I would like to continue working in such an environment.

Since my young years I loved foreign languages, so I have dedicated my time to learn German and English. And working with people is a great way to use this knowledge.

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

James Williams is the Founder and CEO of MrConnectivity, a consultancy practice having Mobile Engagement as its principal focus; A2P SMS  is a core competence within that. Clients include Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), content Aggregators, API companies, Messaging Hubs and technology vendors.  James founded MrConnectivity four years ago, leveraging 20 years’ Telecommunications experience. A large part of the past five years has been spent guiding MNOs globally in securing their A2P SMS channels, effectively monetising all traffic and helping them develop comprehensive Mobile Engagement strategies and multi-channel product suites that can be used by their Enterprise clients (Inbound and Outbound). Technology alone is not the ‘silver bullet’ and a holistic approach is required. Companies just need to bring their brand and MrConnectivity can deal with the rest.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Florence Sébastien
CEO at FSE CONSULTING
Biography

Based in Paris, France, Florence is an experienced New Business Development Professional and Relationship Broker with deep expertise in the telecommunication industry. After a Master in International Trade (Paris II), she joined Telecom Italia during 10 years. She founded FSE Consulting 8 years ago to help companies to build market positions by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing impactful business relationships.
Identify and interpret market trends, as well as track individual contributors and their accomplishments to seek business deals. Contact potential partners, discover and explore opportunities to help companies to close new business. Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations, examining risks and opportunities, and estimating partners' needs and goals.

Telecom Event CC - SMS Messaging Summit - Speaker
Panellist
Marta Gabańska
Head of Business Development Wholesale at Orange Polska
Biography

“15 years of experience in International Wholesale Industry with main focus on Voice Trading, Messaging and New Business Development”

EVENT MEDIA
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Floor Plan
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EXHIBITORS
Info

Yuboto was founded in 2007 and is a leading Greek company developing and providing comprehensive mobile marketing services and advanced telecommunications solutions.

Yuboto has created “Yuniverse”, an integrated online mobile marketing platform that allows anyone to create effective campaigns through SMS and MMS+®. Furthermore users can now create and manage customer loyalty systems (mobile loyalty cards), send electronic mobile tickets (mobile ticketing) and promote products or services through electronic coupons (mobile couponing).

Yuniverse has been awarded, with the Golden Award in Best Mobile Services Applications 2015 and the Silver Award in Best Mobile Advertising Campaign 2015.

Yuniverse is a pay as you go platform and is offered as “Exclusive Yuboto Partnership” for retailers or “White label mobile marketing platform” for wholesalers. Discover Yuniverse at https://services.yuboto.com/yuniverse/ and try the service with the free credits provided.

For more info please visit www.yuboto.com or download Yuboto’s Company profile here http://cl.ly/050T2P2b2Y1c

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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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LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,000 companies. No matter if you are a small calling card provider or a multinational mobile carrier, you will be satisfied with service that we offer.

LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,000 companies. No matter if you are a small calling card provider or a multinational mobile carrier, you will be satisfied with service that we offer.

TESTIMONIALS
It was a fantastic and successful first SMS specialized CC- event. Congratulations to the CC team for putting together such a brilliant meeting place for the SMS community members.
—Andreas Constantinides, Commercial Director at Yuboto
Dear CC team, congratulations to a successful and well organized with high quality service SMS Messaging event. We will come back again and will support to grow it further together.
—Jose Garcia, Director and Founder at GTC
Perhaps the tightest, most focused Mobile Messaging related summit I have been to so far. Great organisation and a fantastic environment which allowed for all present to get on with developing real business.
—James Williams AKA MrConnectivity
It was a pleasure to meet you in Frankfurt last week. The event was really great, perfectly prepared and very interesting in terms of content at the same time keeping very comfortable and cosy atmosphere.
—Marta Gabańska, Business Development Director and Specialized Sales, Business Development, Wholesale, Orange Polska
It was a nice successful and very well organized event.
—Alexandra Papazoglou, Regional Manager, Americas & Pacific, International Carriers Department, Voice Sales Services Division
REGISTERED COMPANIES
AKTON d.o.o.
Alarislabs Pte Ltd
AMESSAGING
Apelby Communications
API Mobile SIA
Arptel
Bank of Telekom/Internet Mobile Communications Ltd
BH Telecom
BICS
BTS
C3ntro
Calltrade Carrier Services AG
Comunica It Services SA
Digitel Mobile Srl
DIMOCO Messaging AG
DOTT Telecom
FSE CONSULTING
GTC
HORISEN AG
Infobip
Intis Telecom
iTouch Messaging Services (Pty) Ltd
JT Global
Lanck Telecom
Lexico Telecom
Lycamobile
MGI
MMDSmart
mobilesquared Ltd
Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF)
Mobyt Spa
MrConnectivity
OpenMarket
Openmind Networks
Orange International Carriers
Orange Polska
OTEGLOBE
Pareteum
Pinnacle Teleservices Pvt. Ltd.
Protel
R&D communications
RealNetworks
SMSwarriors
“SMS Traffic” Limited 
Syniverse Technologies SARL
Teleconnect
Telefonica
Telintel Ltd
TelQ Telecom UG
TeleSign
TLT Communications GmbH
Turk Telekom International
tyntec GmbH
Twilio
TWW
Valuefirst Technologies LLC
VR Telecom
WIK GmbH
VASilitate ltd.
Vodacode LLC
Vodafone
Yuboto
XConnect
and Others...





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