Over 60 speakers will be announced for the event, with the first round of representatives from Axiata, Dimension Data, Huawei, Protelindo, Irrawaddy Towers, Intel Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ANZ, Linklaters, Fastacash, Moody’s, Monk Hill Ventures, Lightbulb Capital, Digital Media Partners, Natixis and Pioneer Consulting.
The conference, which is now in its seventh year, uniquely gathers key decision-makers from industry, finance and investment to network and share opportunities in a series of plenary and break out panel debates and round tables. Delegate places are limited to 250, and the conference is Chatham House Rules, with no external media.
“2015 was a captivating year for TMT M&A in Asia, with a number of ground-breaking transactions, and there is an even stronger pipeline of deals in place for 2016, so this is a really exciting time to host another event in Singapore,” said Ben Nice, Editor, TMT Finance, the event organiser. “We reported on over US$7bn of regional mobile tower sales last year as well as several significant telecom consolidation and convergence-led deals, and the conditions are right for this acceleration to continue this year.”
“Some of our predictions for TMT M&A in Asia this year include: Telstra’s further expansion across Asia; more mobile operator consolidation in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia; regional towerco consolidation and/or IPOs; the re-emergence of cross-border telco M&A from China and an upswing in deals in datacentres, fintech, content and ‘quad play’ convergence, as well as several new submarine and fibre network rollout projects,” Nice added.
TMT Finance Asia 2016 (tmtfinance.com), takes place at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, gathering senior executives (CEOs, CFOs and Heads of Strategy and M&A) from the leading regional Telecoms, Media and Technology companies, and heads of TMT from investment banks, financial institutions, private equity investors, management consultants, professional and legal advisers.
The event features a series of keynote presentations, leadership panel discussions and peer to peer round table discussions. Key themes for 2016 include TMT Leadership Strategies, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mobile Towers, Media and Content, Datacentres and Cloud, Financing TMT, Internet of Things, Smart Cities and the Future of TMT.