Following its huge success in 2016, The Great Telco Debate returns on 30th November 2017. Once again we will be bringing together some of the world's leading thinkers and players in the telecoms ecosystem.

If you're serious about telecoms, involved in strategy, product management, regulation, investment or business development, you should attend the most important conference on the future of the industry.

We are currently working on the 2017 programme. Please get in touch if you have a topic for us to debate or would like to be involved as a speaker.

A summary document is available from the 2016 event. If you would like a copy, please email tania@outspokenevents.com










'A format that is fast, focussed and fun. A Great Debate indeed'
Phil Jordan, CIO Telefonica

'It is such a unique and fresh format - I haven't seen anything like this in an analyst event before. The atmosphere was fantastic - everyone seemed engaged, there was a good measure of humour and the topics debated were spot on'
Joanna Gluzman, BT

'It's a very open debate. It's very challenging. It's one side against another, trying to decide where the consensus is and how we're going to get there. There aren't many conferences I go to that have that outcome. I have enjoyed this year and look forward to being here for many years to come'
Marcus Weldon, Bell Labs Nokia

'It's a very different format and very interactive. It's great to hear an exchange of opinions with end users, carriers, analysts and vendors. Time well spent'
Gabriele Di Piazza, VMware

'Refreshingly direct. Devoid of sales pitches, focussed and fast-paced'
Neil Pound, Juniper Networks<

'Best Industry insight day of the year'
Doug Webster, Cisco





'Contrarian - Challenging - A modern take on key challenges'
Ken Jacobson, Dimension Data

'Very good event. Some very good speakers and high profile. Especially appreciate the discussion without too much of a sales pitch'
Steve Kingdom, Huawei

'The only industry event where experts disagree constructively'
Vincent Rousselet, Amdocs

'I thought it was excellent - more interactive than any event I have ever been to and very insightful. Having Graham and Chris moderate, inspire and antagonise with humour aplenty proved a recipe for success'
Ronald Hendrikx, Bird & Bird

'The world is changing very quickly so we need to learn from each other and also have the chance to be together'
Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Orange

'Great event bringing together industry experts to tackle and debate some key gritty subjects'
Jamie Pine, Virgin Media