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Tuesday, August 16

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome and Latest on Prepaid Competition

What is the state of U.S. prepaid wireless competition – what is new in competition and packaging, and what efforts are gaining traction? What strategies and hopes are the big three pursuing in the broader wireless market, and how does this impact the prepaid landscape?

Jeff Moore, Principal of Wave7 Research
Grant Joslin, VP, US Telecom Equity Research, Credit Suisse

9:30 am - 10:15 am

The carriers speak: The latest in prepaid competition in 2022

It’s a new competitive environment, now that TracFone has been acquired by Verizon, Boost Mobile is part of DISH Network, Sprint has exited the market, and new MVNOs like MobileX are launching. How will this shake out and how will dealers – the lifeblood of prepaid wireless – be impacted?

Keynote Address from Peter Adderton, CEO, MobileX & Founder, Boost Mobile
Lee Mrazek, SVP, Indirect Channel, TracFone Wireless
Robert Yap, VP, Dish Network

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Wireless Devices: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

What is the latest with wireless devices? What features are consumers looking for that will close sales? There are innovations both in terms of technology as well as how to pay for devices. Consumers need to trade-in devices, so how can dealers incent the right trade-ins in a profitable way?

Shehzad Ali, COO, Wireless Waves
Hanish Bhatia, Associate Director, Devices & Ecosystem, Counterpoint Research
Mike Fleming, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development, Vertex Wireless
Cliff Maldonado, CEO and Principal Analyst, BayStreet Research

11:15 am - 11:30 am | Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Marketing Telecom in 2022... and Beyond

Consumer behavior, marketing channels and support structures have changed in the aftermath of the pandemic. In this session, experts will offer their thoughts on strategies for improving your marketing and online strategy in this new environment.

Ahmed Abusharbain, CEO, UPPLUCK
Tony Baker, Founder/Co-owner, GSM Warehouse
Ramin Heydari, CEO/President, XYZies
Nate Moshkovich, CEO, Clearline Mobile

12:30 pm | Brunch on the Exhibit Hall Floor
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Customers and Care: The Keys to Success

How can dealers keep customers and employees satisfied? An inspired and motivated workforce is key for building a business. How can staffing be optimized and how can cloud solutions contribute to satisfaction and retention of employees and customers?

Sean Dougherty, Senior Director of Business Development, Tapcheck
Ryo Hang, CTO, Ascending
Andre Riley, CRO, Arcade

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

How Repair and Accessories Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Cell repair and accessories are crucial for profitability for many dealers. What are the latest trends in phone repairs and how can accessory sales be optimized for profitability?

Julio Castro, Co-founder, Wireless Dealer Group
Shay Kripalani, CEO, Injured Gadgets
Nicole Russell, CEO and Founder, CellBotics
Lee Terkel, EVP, Cellhelmet

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Technology to Drive Your Business

How can payment interfaces drive profitability? What technologies are emerging that can drive new revenue streams and where can dealers turn to get the latest on technology?

Brandon French, CEO, Payvantage
Enrique Hirlemann, Chief Commercial Officer, Reloadly
Jeff Holley, CEO, BOOM! Mobile & DataBytes
Scott Venuti, General Manager, Plum
Marc Watley, Director of Marketing, epay North America

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Happy Hour on the Exhibit Hall Floor

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