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Wireless 10.0
Don’t be left behind!

Things are changing at Internet Speed and you don’t want to be left behind. Old technologies and old products are rapidly being displaced by new products, opening huge markets with unlimited potential, expanding existing markets and opening new ones at a blinding pace. The opportunities abound for those who know what the public wants and how to produce offerings that they will pay for.

This revolution is powered by new Technologies like 5G, IoT, AI and M2M. If you don’t know what these technologies are and how to leverage them, then you definitely need to be there. No matter how much you know about these new technologies, there is still a lot to learn.

Distribution channels are also changing rapidly. The impact of the Internet and social media has made obsolete many traditional channels. There are even more dramatic changes coming, and you need to be ready for them. Our conference will address these new strategies, and help prepare you for the coming changes.

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 first hand 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

9:00 am - 9:15 am | Welcome
9:15 am - 10:15 am

IoT, AI and M2M. New Technologies, New Opportunities, Same Old Challenges

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? And how can you ensure you're doing so in compliance with applicable regulations and taxes? This session will get you started in understanding how the new technologies and how to create marketable products, all while navigating the minefield of compliance challenges.

Jeff Holley, CEO, DataBytes
Jonathan Marashlian, Managing Partner, Marashlian & Donahue, LLC
Ramin Heydari, CEO/President, XYZies

10:15 am | Break
10:30 am - 11:30 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
Curtis McCoy, CEO, Best Cellular
Jon Lopez, Director, Business Development, MyCoolCell
Lawrence Tolbert, VP, Business Development, Cell Brokerage

11:30 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!.

Britt Purvis, VP, Sales, MyCoolCell
David Dashevsky, Department Manager, Sales, Injured Gadgets
Saad Ahmed, Founder, PhonePartsUSA

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.

Moderator: Bob Lafon, Global Director of Mobility, Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations
Sean Cleland, VP, Wireless/Mobility Division, B-Stock Solutions  
Peter Schmidt, Director, Sales & Marketing, Nexlink

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Prepaid Case Studies: 20 Ideas to Increase Dealer Profitability

Running a profitable business in the face of Industry volatility and uncertainty is challenging. Dealers must adapt to: merger mania, comp changes, increased costs, theft, fraud, recruiting, turnover, inventory allocations have all impacted the top and bottom lines. This session will provide attendees with 20+ specific strategies in use by dealers to improve operational efficiency and make more money. The Industry’s top consultants will show you how some prepaid dealers are making it happen!

Mark Landiak, President, Corporate Dynamics Inc.
Paul Posner, CEO, Kitt Money

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | ‘When in Rome’ 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.

Haziel Mitchell, Enterprise Sales Executive, i95Dev

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
Sayu Abend, CEO, SpacePointe

12:00 pm | Brunch on the Exhibit Hall Floor