Tower Technology Summit 2011 Sells Out Exhibition Floor

Early sales for 2012 point to even further growth

Mar 29, 2011, 16:30 ET from Light Reading Communications Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower Technology Summit 2011, collocated at International CTIA Wireless, which was held last week in Orlando, Fla., announced an impressive overall increase in its exhibit floor footprint. The 2011 exhibit floor was sold out – with 18,000 net square feet secured, an 11.1 percent increase over the 2010 event.  The tradeshow floor showcased 95 exhibitors, including an amazing 32 new companies.  Tower Technology Summit is by far the largest Tower event in the world, and is THE infrastructure destination at CTIA Wireless, North America's biggest mobile event.

Tower Technology Summit's speaker lineup was comprised of several independent tower owners, including Jackie Horvath, President, Horvath Communications; Ed Farscht, CEO, Diamond Communications; Gary Hearl, CEO, Pegasus Tower; and Ronald Bizick, II, CEO, Tarpon Towers.  Additional speakers included Pete Gelbman, Director of Systems Research and Standards, Clearwire; Dan Wojciechowski, VP, DAS Network Operations, American Tower Corporation; Josh Reynolds, Executive Director of Tower Services, SiteMaster; Dagan Kasavana, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Tower Partners; and Jennifer Hightower, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Cox Communications. For a complete list of the Tower Summit 2011 speaker lineup, visit www.TowerSummit.com.

"It is clear that the wireless community still looks to Tower Technology Summit as the premier event to showcase the commercial, technical, legal and regulatory, and financial trends that affect site ownership, management, construction and operation," explains Joe Braue, Executive Vice President and Group Director for Light Reading, which produces Tower Technology Summit.  "As the economy continues to rebound, it is focused, targeted events like Tower Technology Summit that will continue to resonate with attendees and exhibitors alike."

Tower Technology Summit has collocated at International CTIA Wireless for the last seven years.  Last week's CTIA show had 40,000 attendees from 125 countries on hand to see the latest products and services from more than 1,000 exhibitors. Tower Technology Summit was sponsored by Aviat Networks, DDB Unlimited, Aero Solutions, Black & Veatch, DragonWave, SiteConcealment LLC and STEALTH Concealment Solutions, and Raymond James & Associates. Tower Summit conference sessions were produced in association with AGL Magazine, the only magazine written specifically for antenna and tower site decision makers.  

Next year, Tower Technology Summit will once again collocate with International CTIA Wireless, scheduled for May 8-10, 2012 in New Orleans, La.  Sales have just begun, yet 92 percent of this year's floor space has already been secured and 78 percent of 2010 exhibitors are currently onboard.  For more information regarding Tower Summit exhibit or sponsorship sales, please contact Lucy Green at (949) 223-3630 or email green@lightreading.com.

About Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com)

Founded in 2000, the Light Reading Communications Network is the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technological and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

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Carolyn Herr
Director of Events
Light Reading
Tel: (949) 223-3614
Email:  herr@lightreading.com

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