Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT

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Chelsea Piers - New York
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and West Side Highway
New York City, NY 10011

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Tom Marciano and Paul Eisenberg, Event Co-Chairs
New York State Wireless Association













Please Join
The New York State Wireless Association
for our WIRELESS FORUM 2019

June 20 & 21

New York City

The Forum is sold out and we look forward to seeing our registered guests!  If you do not have a ticket to the Forum, we cannot gaurantee tickets will be available at the door, as previously thought.  Thank you!

The New York State Wireless Association is proud to announce Wireless Forum 2019, on June 20 - 21 in New York City. NYSWA is excited to present an all-star line-up of events including some unique networking opportunities.

Individual Ticket = $350

NEW!  Private Meeting Rooms = $100 per hour

Sponsorships = Click here to see descriptions and pricing
* Refunds given on an individual basis until April 30, 2019.  No refunds after April 30, 2019

We have reserved a room block at the following hotels:
The Maritime Hotel - $305 per night (excluding taxes & fees). Call 212-242-4300 and reference code 19062019NY to reserve a room.
The Dream Downtown - $279 per night (excluding taxes & fees).  Call 212-229-2559 and reference code WIA062019 to reserve a room or click here to register online.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis. 

We need help with many aspects of the event.  If you are interested in volunteering, click here to sign-up.  There are many opportunities to lend a hand and if you volunteer for 4 hours or more, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the event.

JUNE 20th (Thursday)
12:30pm - 5:00pm: Kick-off the event with a Special Event/Site Tour
REGISTRATION REQUIRED!  Click here to register for one of the Site Tours listed below:

Site Tour Option One:  3:00 & 4:00pm
Verizon Wireless 5G Technology Lab at “The Alley”:


The Verizon Wireless 5G Lab offers a real-world view into how 5G wireless network technology is utilized in different industries. Site tour participants will get first hand demonstrations of Augmented Shopping, Holographic Video Capture, Intelligent Video, and the Future of Gaming and Mobile Music Video.

Site Tour Option Two: 12:30
9/11 Memorial Museum DAS Tour:

The 9/11 Memorial Site Tour offers a unique New York experience. This tour provides participants the opportunity visit the Cellular/WiFi DAS headend room or the Public Safety DAS headend room that serve the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Learn about the challenges and the solutions used to bring wireless coverage to one of New York’s most visited and iconic landmarks.  Participants will also be given access to the memorial to experience the exhibits on their own.

6:30pm – 10:00pm: Connect with Colleagues at the Opening Reception at the DL Club (Rooftop bar) – 95 Delancey St., NY, NY (www.thedl-nyc.com)

JUNE 21st

8:30am - Registration and Exhibit Hall Open | Location: Pier Sixty

9:00 - 9:45am - Breakfast, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Address | Sponsored by Tectonic Engineering
Speaker - Commissioner Samir Saini

New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT)

9:45 - 10:00am - Break

10:00 -11:00am - Educational Session 1 | Sponsored by Barclay Damon
Finance:  Financing the Deployment of 5G and Wireless Infrastructure

Moderator: David Bronston, Special Counsel, Phillips Lytle
Presenter: Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities


* SherAfgan Mehboob, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

* Jerry Sullivan, CEO, Strategic Wireless Infrastructure Fund
* Rory Hunter, Investment Professional, iCon Infrastructure

* Madonna Park, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
* Brian Goemmer, President, Allnet Insight & Analytics

11:00 - 11:15am - AM Break – Exhibits Open | Sponsored by: Pyramid Network Services | Location: Olympic/Terrace

11:15am - 12:30pm - Educational Session 2 | Sponsored by: Snyder & Snyder
Regulatory: Law and the FCC Orders, New York Pushes Back

Introductory Remarks:  Jonathan Adelstein, President & CEO, WIA
Rob Gaudioso, Partner, Snyder & Snyder, LLP
Jonathan Adelstein, President & CEO, WIA

* Marian Vetro, Principal Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile
* Teddy Adams, Vice President of Litigation, Crown Castle

* Jason Caliento, Executive Vice President, Mobilitie
* Joshua Breitbart, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, New York City
* Andrea Caldini, Vice President Network Engineering East, Verizon Wireless

12:30 - 1:30pm - Luncheon Keynote Address | Sponsored by Cuddy & Feder
Speaker:  Chairman Ajit Pai

Federal Communications Commission

1:30 - 1:45pm - Break

1:45 - 2:45pm - Educational Session 3 | Sponsored by Squan
Public Safety:  Keeping the Big Apple Protected

Moderator:  Rich Berliner, FifthGen Media
* David Cook, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority covering the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
* John Foley, General Manager,
Safer Buildings Coalition
* Dominic Villecco, President, V-COMM

* Nick Nilan, Director of Product Development for Public Sector, Verizon
* Fred Scalera, Market Development Manager-FirstNet Initiative, AT&T

2:45 - 3:00pm - PM Break – Exhibits Open | Sponsored by: Ford Law Firm | Location: Olympic/Terrace 

3:00 - 4:15pm - Educational Session 4 | Sponsored by T-Mobile
Technology:  The Innovations That Will Bring 5G to New York

Moderator:  Paul Eisenberg, Principal, Repeater Communications Group

* Tim Ayers, Senior Vice President, Service Assurance, ExteNet Systems
* Ray LaChance, Co-Founder & CEO, ZenFi Networks

* Alexander P. Gamota, Senior Vice President & General Manager
Information & Communication Technologies, Bigbelly
* Christopher Levendos, Vice President Network Engineering & Operations, Crown Castle
* Tom Ellefson, Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Engineering, T-Mobile

4:00 - 4:15pm - Break

4:15 - 5:00pm - Closing Session & Keynote Address
Fast to 5G - Beyond the Spectrum Bands |
Sponsored by Nokia & Crown Castle

Speaker:  Russ Esmacher
Vice President of North America IP/Optics Networks - Nokia

5:00 - 6:30pm | Closing Reception | Location: Olympic/Terrace