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July 24-27, Westin DFW

FISPA 2016 Summer Conference

ABOUT THE EVENT

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The FISPALIVE Event Series was created to provide a platform and structure for thought leadership and growth for the growing broadband and fiber marketplace, serving as the conduit connecting the interests of CLEC’s with the Suppliers, Networks, and Capital.

 

Discover new opportunities and how to grow your business. We bring industry leaders, executives, and operators from around the nation together to enhance skills, facilitate business, and promote the growth of the industry.

WHO WE ARE

Being a leading membership organization for the competitive telecommunications marketplace provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional development.

WHAT WE DO

Bringing together the connections that matter. FISPA Members are committed to the success of each other – cultivating an atmosphere of loyalty and collaborative vision.

WHY ATTEND

FISPALIVE is the must-attend trade show for serious executives and network operators who call competitive telecom their industry. You see all the vendors and new products in one place at one time.

EVENT SPONSORS

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FISPALIVE

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Summer 2016 Conference

Where: DFW Westin Dallas, TX

When: July 24-27, 2016

Business at the Speed Of Fiber

Companies and Brands To Be Featured At Summer Conference

Meet leading telecommunications equipment manufacturers, software providers and telecom industry professionals. Discover new products, monetization models and capitalization trends. Join us at the leading broadband market business to business FISPALIVE event. This popular competitive telecommunications provider show featuring the best of the market, is held twice a year so leading industry manufacturers and professionals can connect. Attracting hundreds of executives, top-tier professionals and network operators and the newest innovative business models, this show is the place to be!

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PARTICIPANTS

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SPEAKERS

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PANELS

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EXHIBITORS

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Exhibitor spaces still available. Contact events@fispa.org for more information.

DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING CONFERENCE AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!

OUR SPEAKERS

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FISPALIVE speakers are the models of success. They are leaders in their respective businesses, fields, and communities. They are recognized, respected professionals who bring a unique perspective to the conversations about the future of telecommunications. They are innovators within the business community or in their area of expertise who are willing to impart their knowledge, insights, and personal stories to inspire and educate our members, attendees, and colleagues. We have asked them to speak honestly – and from the heart – about their personal and professional experiences.

SPEAKER PROFILES
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FISPA Executive Director

Jim Hollis

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Signet Interactive

Jeff James

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Cirrus Business Group

Chris Reese

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President/CEO at ETC Group

Dave Malfara

CONFERENCE AGENDA

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Day 1 Agenda

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Vendor Set-Up Day

1:00PM

FISPA Board Meeting

1:00PM - 5:00PM

3:30PM

Tradeshow Best Practices (Vendors Only) Sponsored by Signet Interactive

3:30PM - 4:30PM

5:30PM

Welcome and Vendor Appreciation Reception and Poker Night

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Day 2 Agenda

Monday, July 25, 2016 - FISPA Bootcamp - Three Tracks: M&A (C-Level Only), Leadership/Culture (by Invitation), and Technical Training Session

7:30AM

Registration Open

7:30AM - 5:00PM

8:30AM

Breakfast for Registered Attendees

8:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Opening Remarks from FISPA Presenting Sponsor – AT&T

9:00AM - 9:05AM

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9:05AM

Welcome to FISPA – Jim Hollis, Executive Director, FISPA

9:05AM - 9:15AM

9:15AM

Opening Keynote – "Industry Overview" – Jim Patterson, Patterson Advisory Group

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Word from Our Sponsors

10:00AM

Break

10:00AM - 10:30AM

10:00AM

Open Exhibit Hall

10:00AM - 5:00PM

10:30AM

M&A Track – Moderated by Jerry James, Founder, Jerry James & Associates

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Sellers’ Panel  

Chris Lee, Founder and Managing Director of Cloud Age Solutions

Erik Levitt,  Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Endstream Communications, LLC

11:15AM

M&A Track – Moderated by Jerry James, Founder, Jerry James & Associates

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Buyers’ Panel  

Don Eben, CEO, TWX
Jason Hunt, Hunt Telecom

10:30AM

Leadership Workshop – Chris Reese, President, Cirrus Business Group

10:30AM - 12:00PM

10:30AM

Technical Training by Baltic Networks – Joshua Gray, Consultant/IT Trainer, Baltic Networks

10:30AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Lunch & Sponsored Presentations

12:00PM - 12:45PM

12:45PM

Transition Break

12:45PM - 1:00PM

1:00PM

Leadership Workshop – Chris Reese, President, Cirrus Business Group

1:00PM - 4:30PM

1:00PM

Technical Training by Baltic Networks – Joshua Gray, Consultant/IT Trainer, Baltic Networks

1:00PM - 4:30PM

1:00PM

M&A – Legal and Finance Panel

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Finance – Rich Lukaj, Managing Member, Bankstreet

Legal  – Randy Lowe, Founder, Overdam Consulting, LLC

1:45PM

Transition Break

1:45PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM

M&A Panel - Q&A Session - All M&A Panelists Participate

2:00PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM

Networking Break

2:45PM - 3:15PM

3:15PM

M&A Panel: "Questions to Ask?" – Moderated by Jerry James, Founder, Jerry James & Associates

3:15PM - 4:30PM

4:30PM

Networking/Exhibit Hall

4:30PM - 5:00PM

5:00PM

Host Wrap-Up (Drawing/Agenda Committee Recognition by Jim Hollis)

5:00PM - 5:30PM

END: FISPA Bootcamp

5:30PM

Welcome | New Member Reception

5:30PM - 6:30PM

6:30PM

Cowboy Dinner & Entertainment by the Brandon Steadman Band sponsored by AT&T

6:30PM - 9:00PM

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day 3 agenda

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Opening Day

7:00AM

Registration Desk Opens

7:00AM - 12:00PM

7:30AM

Breakfast & Sponsored Presentations

7:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Opening Remarks & Welcome

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Jeff James, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Signet Interactive

Jim Hollis, Executive Director, FISPA

9:15AM

Opening Keynote – Elise Brentnall, President & COO, South Valley Internet Inc.

9:15AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00AM - 4:00PM

10:00AM

Break

10:00AM - 10:15AM

10:15AM

Educational Sessions

10:15AM - 11:00AM

LNPA Transition: What Is the Impact of the LNPA Transition?”
Jim Falvey, Eckert, Seamans Law Firm
Dave Malfara, ETC Group

Build Out IssuesEnoch & Kever Law Firm

Andy Kever
Susan Gentz
Amy Saberian

Randall Covard
Michael A. Hill

Technology: “Cloud-Driven Network Architecture/Service Transitions”
Chris Lee, Founder and Managing Director, CloudAge Solutions

11:00AM

Transition Break

11:00AM - 11:15AM

11:15AM

Educational Sessions

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Wireless: “The Last Mile – Get Your Fiber to New Places Using Unlicensed PTP and PTMP Wireless Links”

Joshua Gray, Baltic Networks

Technology: What Is LSO and Why Is It Important to My Company?
Dave Malfara, ETC Group, LLC – Advanced Network Technology

Business: How to Fund Your Business Growth

Seth Block, Executive Vice-President, Thermo Credit  

Kevin Oliver, Vice President and Lead Relationship Manager, Cobank’s Communications Banking  

Ron Ondechek Jr, Managing Member of South Highland Ventures LLC  

Todd Wallace, More than 20 Years at the CEO, CTO, and COO Level

12:00PM

Lunch & Fireside Chat (CEO Interview) Sponsored by Enoch & Kever

12:00PM - 1:15PM

Interview with Scott Widham, CEO, Alpheus

Moderated by Jerry James, Founder, Jerry James & Associates

1:15PM

Networking Break/Exhibit Hall

1:15PM - 3:00PM

1:15PM

Market Center

1:15PM - 3:00PM

A by-appointment networking program for buyers and sellers, during which each has an opportunity to participate in a series of 10-minute introductory meetings.

3:00PM

Educational Sessions

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Vendor: “GPON & Next Generation Standards for ‘Gigabit and Beyond'”

Mark Ogden, Director of Service Provider Sales, ADTRAN

Policy: “Rules of the Road for E-Rate”

Sharon Thomas, President and Consultant, Technologies Management, Inc.

Technology: “Real World LSO Deployments”

Dave Malfara, ETC Group, LLC- Advanced Network Technology

3:45PM

Transition Break

3:45PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM

Educational Sessions

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Vendor: How Fiber Adds Value to Your Business and Customers”

Rick Talbot, Technical Sales Director, ZTE USA
Technology: How to Optimize Your Network”
Todd Lecthenburg, Principle & Co-Founder, Salec Consulting Services
Business: “How to Actually Do the E-rate Program” 

Troy Bourque, Hunt Telecom

4:45PM

Vendors that Feed My Children - Jim Hollis, Host

4:45PM - 5:30PM

6:00PM

Cocktail Reception

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Day 4 Agenda

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Finishing Day

7:00AM

Registration Desk Open

7:00AM - 11:00AM

7:30AM

Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:00AM

8:00AM

CEO Keynote Address - Jim Hollis, Executive Director, FISPA

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Networking Break

9:00AM - 9:30PM

9:00AM

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00AM - 11:00AM

9:30AM

Break Out Sessions

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Case Study: Fiber Deployment

Presenter: Joe Depetro, Director of Business Development, XKL

Panelists: Colleen Gallagher, Regional Director of Business Development, XKL and Francisco Maella, Chief Operating Officer, Alpheus Communications

Marketing: Jeff James, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Signet Interactive

AT&T Products & Services: Ken Fichter, Account Manager, AT&T

10:15AM

Transition Break

10:15AM - 10:25AM

10:25AM

Break Out Sessions

10:25AM - 11:00AM

Case Study: Fiber Deployment

Presenter: Joe Depetro, Director of Business Development, XKL

Panelists: Colleen Gallagher, Regional Director of Business Development, XKL and Francisco Maella, Chief Operating Officer, Alpheus Communications

Marketing: Jeff James, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Signet Interactive

AT&T Products & Services: Ken Fichter, Account Manager, AT&T

11:15AM

Welcome Back by Summit Host

11:15AM - 11:30AM

11:45AM

Vendor Shout-Outs – Jim Hollis

11:45AM - 12:00AM

11:45AM

Lunch

11:45AM - 12:30PM

12:30AM

Closing Remarks & Prize Drawings – Jim Hollis

12:30AM - 1:00PM

END: Summit Event  AT&T Tour

1:00PM

Open Time

1:00PM - 2:30PM

2:30PM

Transportation to AT&T Location for Tour

2:30PM - 3:00PM

3:00PM

AT&T Tour of Facilities

3:00PM - 5:00PM

5:00PM

Transportation to Hotel

5:00PM - 5:30PM

EXHIBITORS

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FISPA 2016 Summer Conference
July 24-27, 2016


Location:

The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
4545 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX, 75063
(972) 929-4500

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Contact FISPA

PO Box 2270
Matthews, NC 28106-2270


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http://www.fispa.org/


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