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Wireless 10.0
Don’t be left behind!

Things are changing at Internet Speed. Old technologies and old products are rapidly being displaced by new products, opening Huge Markets with Unlimited Potential. This Revolution is powered by New Technologies like 5G, IoT, AI and M2M. If you don’t know what these technologies are, then you definitely need to be there. If you do, come and share your knowledge and experience. You may even learn something yourself.

The agenda is packed with Workshops, Tutorials and Case Studies, all designed to provide you the information you need to Future-Proof your business. Meet the experts, and get hands on training in the key technologies that will power the next generation of products.

Don’t be left behind, come to All Wireless & Prepaid Expo!

Tuesday, August 20

8:30 am - 8:45 am | Welcome
8:45 am - 9:30 am

What’s Next?

If you think the past few years have seen draconian change, just wait until you see what is coming next. The younger generations think and act in new ways that may require you to change your approach, your products and the very way you conduct your business. This keynote will offer an enticing glimpse into the new world and what you need to do to get ready for it.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

IoT, AI and M2M. New Technologies, New Opportunities

Wireless and Prepaid have always been fertile ground for creating innovative products and services. There have been great advances in technology, and even bigger ones just around the corner. How can you capitalize on the opportunities afforded by IoT, 5G, AI and M2M? This session will get you started in understanding how the new technologies and how to create marketable products.

Ramin Heydari, CEO/President, XYZies
Jeff Holley, CEO, DataBytes

10:30 am | Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Workshop: Increase Accessory Sales by Changing the Culture

You can increase accessory sales by simply changing the culture of your staff. Well, OK, it may not be that easy, but if you follow some simple rules, you can quickly increase your sales of accessories. Let the experts show you how it is done. An expert who has done this with success will explain how to analyze your culture and the changes you can make that will increase the effectiveness of your sales staff.

Moderator: Lee Terkel, VP, Sales & Marketing, Cellhelmet
Lawrence Tolbert, VP, Business Development, Cell Brokerage
Jon Lopez, Director, Business Development, MyCoolCell
Curtis McCoy, CEO, Best Cellular

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

How Repair Shops Can Increase Revenue

All electronic products are subject to technical issues. As devices become more expensive and repairs become more common, the demand for quality repair will increase dramatically. But, repairs are not just a customer service issue, they can be an important source of additional revenue. To tap into this revenue stream, retailers will have to understand how to manage repairs to maximize revenue. In this session, repair shop experts and experienced retailers will explain how it is done. Don’t miss out on this potentially big revenue opportunity!.

Shay Kripalani, CEO, Injured Gadgets
Saad Ahmed, Founder, PhonePartsUSA
Britt Purvis, VP, Sales, MyCoolCell

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

Townhall Meeting: What Are You Doing to Get Ready?

How do you get ready for the coming changes? If you don’t take the right steps and fast, you may be left behind. In this moderated session, audience members and experts will share their thoughts, concerns and experience in making adjustment in their business plan. This is a very important session, one that help you chart your course to the future.

Moderator: Gene Retske, Conference Organizer, All Wireless & Prepaid Expo

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Workshop: Social Media

Everybody knows that social media, like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other platforms are a great way to market your product. But, how do you utilize these media in an effective manner? How do you use social media to drive traffic to your storefront? An expert in planning and implementing social media strategies will provide a workshop that will start your planning. Don’t miss this opportunity to get hands on experience.

Adam Wolf, President, National Wireless Independent Dealer Association (NWIDA)

3:15 pm | Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Used is the New New

Gone are the days when last year’s handset was thrown in the recycle bin. Consumer demand for quality, reconditioned equipment is rapidly increasing. How can you incorporate a used product into your product line, without impacting your new product sales? A panel of experts will explain how used and refurbished equipment can provide yet another revenue stream.

Bob Lafon, Global Director of Mobility, ThinkDynamic

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Case Study: Retooling for the New Age

No business has been untouched by changes in nearly every aspect - legal and regulatory environment, marketing methods, consumer behavior. Learn how one (or more) businesses adapted to radical change, and not only survived, but thrived. An expert in guiding businesses in retooling their strategies will present a case study on a successful conversion.

Mark Landiak, President, Corporate Dynamics Inc.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Networking Party

Wednesday, August 21

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Workshop: Building an Effective Web Presence

Today, your web presence is you. It is the front door by which the world comes to you. But, it is very tricky. You have a few precious seconds on your website to make your case that a viewer should invest their time to explore what you can do for them. In this workshop, you will learn how to get started on a killer web presence strategy.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Gig Economy

If you don’t know about the Gig Economy then you are losing customers fast......! Learn about the idiosyncrasies of this demographic; how they work and spend, what is important to them and why. 40% of Americans will be in this segment by 2023. This eye opening session will explain what the Gig Economy is, along with trends and demographics. Learn how you can leverage this growing trend.

Lori Breitzke, VP, Product Management, Prepaid, FIS Payments

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time to Change the Channel?

Distribution channels have taken on a very different look over since the advent of the Internet. Where does a traditional wireless distributor fit in the new model, and how can they adapt their business to today’s world of virtual value adds, top up and marketing? How do you build a channel utilizing the tools that are available today? And, what about tomorrow? An expert on how to move to a new model will explain the secrets of changing channels.

David Cartagena, Director of Sales, Celluphone
Jeff Moore, Principal, Wave7 Research

12:00 pm | Brunch on the Exhibit Hall Floor

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