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The International Institute of Communications enables the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecoms, media and technology industries.

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IIC UK Chapter 1 july 2019
INVESTMENT: WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE GROUND, AND WHAT CAN WE DO (OR NOT DO) TO HELP?

Save the date for this upcoming Chapter event. More details here. Registration is now open. Download the form.

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POLICY WORLD

The March issue of Policy World is now available to read here

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IIC ITALIAN CHAPTER workshop on EECC: Regulation of Communications in the Gigabit Society

On 17 May, the IIC Italian Chapter will organize a workshop as part of a series of lessons on Digital Transformation and Data Economy. Read more

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IIC UK CHAPTER event:GDPR OR EPRIVACY, THAT IS THE QUESTION?

On 5 March 2019 the IIC UK Chapter meeting in London brought together a panel  of experts to disuss how the ePrivacy Regulation might be implemented to incorporate GDPR, and how that could work. Read the full report here.

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CLEAR PRINCIPLES FOR DIGITAL REGULATION, BUT IS A DIGITAL REGULATOR REQUIRED?

As the pressure for a regulatory response to platform power grows, report raises questions over the role of a new regulatory body. Read more in the latest blog post by IIC Director General, Andrea Millwood Hargrave.

Confirmed Speakers for Brussels include:

Annegret Groebel (Dr)

Annegret Groebel (Dr)

Head of Department International Relations and Postal Regulation, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), Germany

Celene Craig

Celene Craig

Deputy Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Dan Sjöblom

Dan Sjöblom

Director General, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)

David Wheeldon

David Wheeldon

Group Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Sky

Isolde Goggin

Isolde Goggin

Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland (CCPC)

Laura Sboarina

Laura Sboarina

Principal Analyst, Cullen International

Ľuboš Kukliš

Ľuboš Kukliš

Chief Executive, Council for Broadcasting & Retransmission of Slovakia; Chair European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)

Monica Ariño

Monica Ariño

Director Regulatory Affairs, BT Group

Nicholas Blades

Nicholas Blades

Director, Regulation, Competition and Data Policies, Telefónica

Sébastien Soriano

Sébastien Soriano

Chairman, Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France


What TMT Professionals say about the IIC

  • Sang-Hyun Kang

    "Whether in the field of broadcasting, internet communications, or new media, I believe international cooperation will play a vital role in the future of our endeavors. I have no doubt the role of International Institute of Communications will become even more important in the days and years to come."

    Sang-Hyun Kang 
    Chairperson, Korea Communications Standards Commission

  • Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi

    "Having seen several professional endeavours during my career , attending your meetings, explained to me why the IIC is special and different from any other similar type of organization, a question which had puzzled me earlier watching it from a distance. It is how you bring senior key people together to discuss the pressing topics for the sector."

    Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi 
    Assistant Professor, Media Governance and Media Industries Research Lab, University of Vienna

  • Dr Ieva Martinkenaite

    "Meeting policy makers, regulators and other telcos and discussing pressing issues for our business and society is always enriching. This is what IICOM Telecommunication and Media Forums provide."

    Dr Ieva Martinkenaite 
    Vice President, Telenor Research

  • Ajit Pai

    "Reading about developments and challenges is entirely different to being able to meet personally."

    Ajit Pai
    Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Antonio Garcia Zaballos

    "It is the perfect way to get in touch with the different stakeholders of the industry and have an open dialogue about issues that in other circumstances everyone may not feel comfortable talking about."

    Antonio Garcia Zaballos
    Telecommunications Lead Specialist – Leader of the Broadband Programme, Institutions for Development (IFD), Capital Markets and Finance (CMF), IADB

  • Augusto Preta

    "Over the past twenty years the IIC has set milestones in the convergence of telecoms, media and technology which has been witnessed by international key players from industry, institutions and academia."

    Augusto Preta
    CEO, IT Media Consulting

  • Dr Alexandra Borchardt

    "I really enjoyed this panel. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by such a number of thoughtful and interesting participants and an inquisitive audience."

    Dr Alexandra Borchardt
    Director of Strategic Development, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

  • Eric Loeb

    "As always, IIC does a tremendous job facilitating substantive exchange, and really outstanding networking between industry and regulators.  I look forward to our ongoing participation at the events!"

    Eric Loeb
    Senior Vice President, International External and Regulatory Affairs, AT&T

  • Franceso Liberatore

    "The IIC is a truly unique association and enables an open, expert-based and non-partisan dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecommunications, media and technology industries."

    Franceso Liberatore
    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

  • Kyung-Sin Park

    "IIC provides a rare opportunity to hear candid self-assements of the regulators and exchange equally candid views of the industry and academics, which is exactly what we need in this age of changing alliances and political landscapes."

    Kyung-Sin Park
    Director, Public Policy, Professor, Korea University School of Law

  • Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai

    "Our partnership with the IIC has been hugely beneficial. There is no better platform than IIC’s TDMF to exchange insights and hear from industry leaders about how they tackled the various challenges facing the ICT sector."

    Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai
    President of Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar

  • Tan Kiat How

    "The IIC’s forums and conferences are excellent opportunities for regulators and industry players to network. The forums in particular provide a platform for candid exchange of views on common challenges and good practices among fellow practitioners."

    Mr Tan Kiat How
    CEO of the InfoComm Media Development Authority, Singapore


INTERMEDIA

Members receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire communications ecosystem.

MEMBERSHIP

Our Members come from boardrooms and senior strategic teams of regulators, telecoms operators, broadcasters, content providers, IT and network providers, lawyers and many more. Incumbents and new players alike benefit from the IIC’s diversity.

EVENTS

We hold at least five international events a year including the Annual Conference, the Telecommunications and Media Forum series and the International Regulators Forum, exclusively for regulators.


Latest InterMedia Articles

Members automatically receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire ecosystem. InterMedia is a rich resource of articles, reports and interviews and the contents reflect the IIC's on-going discussion themes. Here are some open access articles available to read in full.

Follow This

Follow This

Duty of Care

Duty of Care

Get the Whole Picture

Get the Whole Picture

Future Leaders

Future Leaders


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