International Institute of Communications

Shaping the policy agenda: TELECOMMUNICATIONS • MEDIA • TECHNOLOGY
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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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upcoming events

REGIONAL REGULATORS' FORUM
12 february 2019, kuala lumpur

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
13-14 FEBRUARY 2019, KUALA LUMPUR

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
26-27 march 2019, brussels

regional regulators' forum
15 MAy 2019, Miami

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
16-17 MAy 2019, Miami

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
25-26 JUNE 2019, Riga, Latvia

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

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policy world

POLICY WORLD

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

 Digital platforms

IIC AUSTRALIAN CHAPTER EVENT: DIGITAL PLATFORMS INQUIRY

Learn more about this half day seminar to unpack the insights from the ACCC’s preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry report.

 Duty of Care

DUTY OF CARE

Professor Lorna Woods puts forward the case for a ‘duty of care’ policy for social media, a proposal currently being developed by the Carnegie UK Trust.

washington dc

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM 4-5 Dec 2018, washington DC

We returned to Washington DC for our annual Telecommunications and Media Forum (TMF) just a few weeks after the midterm elections. See pictures and speaker presentations (login required) from this two-day event.

Confirmed Speakers for Kuala Lumpur include:

Afrizal Abdul Rahim

Afrizal Abdul Rahim

Head of Consumer & Industry Research, Ericsson SEA, Oceania and India

Al-Ishsal Ishak

Al-Ishsal Ishak

Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Botlenyana Mokhele

Botlenyana Mokhele

Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Chee Kheong Foong

Chee Kheong Foong

Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group Berhad

Chris Perera

Chris Perera

Senior Director, International External & Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, AT&T

Emanuela Lecchi

Emanuela Lecchi

Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSM Association

Håkon Bruaset Kjøl

Håkon Bruaset Kjøl

Senior Vice President, Partner and External Relations Asia, Telenor Group

Jeff Paine

Jeff Paine

Managing Director, Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), Singapore

Louise Lucas

Louise Lucas

Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

Priya Mahajan

Priya Mahajan

Head of ASPAC Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel, Verizon


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.

Blockchain and Telecoms

Blockchain and Telecoms

Follow This

Follow This

Duty of Care

Duty of Care

Sydney Sessions

Sydney Sessions


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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