International Institute of Communications

Shaping the policy agenda: TELECOMMUNICATIONS • MEDIA • TECHNOLOGY
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Welcome to the IIC

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

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

  • Telecommunications & Media Forum, 3-4 July, Syndey

    telecommunications and media forum 3-4 July 2018, sydney

    Brendon Riley, Group Executive from Telstra Enterprise joins as keynote at this TMF which will provide the perfect stimulus for lively discussions on the disruptive potential of new technologies. Registration is now open.

  • Telecommunications and Media Forum: Miami, 24-25 May 2018

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM 24-25 MAY 2018, MIAMI

    This recent two-day event in Miami examined the key components and regulatory frameworks that can enable the development of an effective digital economy. Speaker presentations now available (login required).

  • Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018

    COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND REGULATION WEEK 2018

    The IIC is pleased to announce that next year's Communications Policy and Regulation Week will be held in Mexico City, from 8-11 October. Further details will be announced soon.

  • IIC Future Leaders Competition 2018

    IIC FUTURE LEADERS COMPETITIOn 2018

    Some of the most innovative and exciting ideas come from emerging markets and moreover, emerging individuals. To this end, we are running a competition, sponsored by some of our members, to encourage and promote original thought in the areas of communications and policy from the future leaders of the sector.

  • InterMedia Article - Reviewing the Layered Model

    INTERMEDIA ARTICLe: reviewing the layered model

    In this latest InterMedia article, Ivor King and Derek Wilding review the position of the “layered model” of communications as a framework for regulatory design, and ask whether it is still as attractive as it once seemed.

  • InterMedia April 2018

    INTERMEDIA April 2018

    The latest issue of InterMedia, the IIC's Journal, features new on Data Protection and the impact of the GDPR.

A few words from the President

Chris Chapman, President, talks about how the IIC creates value for its members.

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upcoming events

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA FORUM
3-4 July 2018, sydney

INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS’ FORUM (PART OF COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND REGULATION WEEK)
8-9 october 2018, mexico city

IIC 49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE (PART OF COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND REGULATION WEEK)
10-11 OCTOBER 2018, MEXICO CITY

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA FORUM
December 2018, Washington, D.C.

Regional Regulators' Forum
18 february 2019, kuala lumpur

Telecommunications and Media Forum
19-20 FEBRUARY 2019, KUALA LUMPUR

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
march 2019, TBC

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
MAy 2019, Miami

IIC Communications Policy and Regulation Week, including the  IIC’s 50th Annual Conference
7-10 october 2019, london

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IIC Singapore Chapter - 25 June 2018

A roundatable discission which will examine how improved content protection efforts will help unlock value across the media & entertainment economy. More details here.

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IIC UK CHAPTER - 11 JULY 2018


Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), this upcoming UK Chapter meeting looks at Regulating (abuse on) Social Media: a new approach?egulating (abuse on) Social Media: a new approach? Registration is now open!

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TMF MIAMI 2018

Nievia Ramsundar, Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) was amongst the line-up of speakers at the two-day TMF in Miami. Speakers presentations are now available here (login required).

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Policy world

The May issue of Policy World is now available to read here.

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Victims of internet crime need an organised route to redress. Frits Bussemaker, Chairman at the Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy shares his views in this latest blog.

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INTERMEDIA

The April issue of InterMedia in now available to read here. (Login required.)

Confirmed Speakers for Sydney include:

Bárbara Navarro

Bárbara Navarro

Public Policy and Government Relations Director, Google, APAC

Belinda Moffat

Belinda Moffat

Chief Executive Officer, Broadcasting Standards Authority, New Zealand

Deanne Weir

Deanne Weir

Chair, Hoodlam Entertainment

Debra Richards

Debra Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Ausfilm; Treasurer, IIC Australia Chapter

Glenn Wightwick (Prof)

Glenn Wightwick (Prof)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Innovation & Enterprise), University of Technology Sydney

Nerida O'Loughlin

Nerida O'Loughlin

Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Peter Harris (AO)

Peter Harris (AO)

Chairman, Productivity Commission, Australian Government

Rob Nicholls (Dr)

Rob Nicholls (Dr)

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Business School and Visiting Professional Fellow, UTS:Law

Robert G Picard  (Prof)

Robert G Picard (Prof)

Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

Rod Sims

Rod Sims

Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)


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.

Reviewing the Layered Model

Reviewing the Layered Model

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

Is it time to regulate AI?

Is it time to regulate AI?

Illicit streaming devices: time to act

Illicit streaming devices: time to act


IIC Sponsors & Supporting Organisations

Sponsors work closely with the IIC, helping to shape the policy agenda, contributing to discussions from which the wider community benefits. The IIC operates on a not-for-profit basis solely to enable the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda. Sponsorship and membership fees enable us to do this. To find out more, click here

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