COMPTEL offers a variety of opportunities for C-level executives from members companies to engage, network and learn – both in Washington, D.C., around the country and at our twice annual conventions.
Networking at COMPTEL PLUS – Twice a year, COMPTEL hosts the COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO, which gives individuals in our industry the opportunity to meet and do business. One of the more popular features at our shows is the CEO Breakfast, where top executives at our members companies have the opportunity to network with long-time friends, meet new ones and learn about issues important to their business. This special event has been specifically designed for our member companies’ CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and Presidents, with an agenda that features a high-level speaker to discuss current issues in business, policy or the financial markets. COMPTEL also seeks top executives for speaking opportunities at COMPTEL PLUS conventions, for sessions on business, technology and regulatory trends. The COMPTEL PLUS agenda often includes an Executive Roundtable session, during which COMPTEL’s CEO speaks with top executives about a number of critical topics, including management style; corporate culture; mergers and acquisitions; financing; and industry trends in products, services, technology and pricing. The Executive Roundtable enables participants to share their wisdom and experience, and highlight the successes of their company and the benefits of competition.
Be Heard and Seen in Washington – No one can tell a company’s story – or relate its concerns and successes – better than its top executives. For that reason, as part of COMPTEL’s advocacy work, we host CEO Fly-Ins. During these two-day events, COMPTEL staff and lobbyists arrange meetings for senior member company executives with FCC Commissioners and staff and members of Congress. At these meetings, executives have the opportunity to tell policymakers and lawmakers how specific issues are impacting their company and the industry as a whole.
Education Around the Country – On occasion, COMPTEL will host a one-day conference for C-level executives in various regions of the United States, on timely topics, such as mergers and acquisitions, and other business-focused issues. These programs offer qualified presenters and an interactive format to encourage attendee participation and open discussion.