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.

  • International Regulators' Forum 2018

    INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS FORUM, 8-9 OCT 2018, MEXICO CITY

    Senior national regulators from across the globe gather for the International Regulators’ Forum (IRF) in Mexico asking how policy might move forward within the emerging digital ecosystem. Registration is now open.

  • Annual Conference 2018

    ANNUAL CONFERENCE, MEXICO CITY, 10-11 OCTOBER 2018

    The IIC’s 49th Annual Conference takes place in Mexico City, bringing together about  250 senior executives and public policy-makers to discuss the big picture themes affecting the TMT sector. Registration is now open.

  • How AI is transforming industries and society

    HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES AND SOCIETY

    9 October 2018. This two-part workshop begins with experts leading a discussion looking at how AI is bringing economic and social good while highlighting the issues that policymakers are concerned about and then moves to a capacity-building session looking at promising governance approaches. Part of Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018.

  • Thailand Symposium 2018

    THAILAND SYMPOSIUM 2018

    This two-day symposium, hosted by the NBTC, brought together International and national experts to discuss the prevailing conditions and projected developments in the digital ecosystem, and considered regulatory policies and actions that might be effected in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications. Speakers presentations now available to download here.

  • Q&A with Stuart Cunningham

    Q&A WITH stuart cunningham

    Stuart Cunningham, Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology, talks about “social media entertainment”.

  • InterMedia Article: Making Sense in Singapore

    INtermedia article: making sense in singapore

    The challenges of the digital economy are nowhere more apparent than in Asia,
    as the IIC’s TMF in Singapore explored. Report by Cristina Murroni.

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

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES & DISRUPTIVE COMMUNICATIONS – MOVING FORWARD
10-11 September 2018, Bangkok

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
4-5 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, brussels

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 ITALY EVENT 28 SEP

An invitation-only workshop on Infrastructure competition and network separation, kindly hosted by the National Communications Authority, AGCOM. See the agenda and speakers information here.

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THAILAND SYMPOSIUM Sep 2018

We were delighted to be working with the NBTC, where international and national experts joined us to discuss the prevailing conditions and projected developments in the digital ecosystem, and considered regulatory policies and actions that might be effected in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications in an environment of converging technologies and disruptive communications. See the programme and speaker presentations here.

 
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IIC UK CHAPTER: Net neutrality 2018 - 6 September 2018

The IIC returned to the topic of net neutrality with an exploration of international experiences and the challenges ahead. A summary report of the event can be read here.

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BLOG: THE SOLUTION TO FAKE NEWS? MANAGE IT

So says the IIC's Director General, Andrea Millwood Hargrave, in her latest blog post, which you can read here.

Future Leaders

future leaders forum competition 2018

This deadline for entries has now passed and we will be in touch with all participants shortly. The winner will present their entry to experts at the IIC’s Annual Conference in Mexico City, in October.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM 3-4 JULY 2018, SYDNEY

Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) Chair, Nerida O’Loughlin gave a wide-ranging speech at the Telecommunications and Media Forum in Sydney covering some of the major shifts the ACMA expects in the Australian communications landscape over the next four years.

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policy world

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

Confirmed Speakers for CPR Week include:

Gabriel Contreras Saldivar

Gabriel Contreras Saldivar

President, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

Robert L Strayer

Robert L Strayer

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State

Agnes Wong

Agnes Wong

Director General of Communications of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

Botlenyana Mokhele

Botlenyana Mokhele

Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Clara Luz Álvarez

Clara Luz Álvarez

Professor and Researcher Universidad Panamericana

Juan Manuel Wilches

Juan Manuel Wilches

Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Lindsey Fussell

Lindsey Fussell

Group Director, Consumer and External Relations, Ofcom, UK

Luis Fernando Garcia Muñoz

Luis Fernando Garcia Muñoz

Director, Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D), Mexico

Michael Cosgrave

Michael Cosgrave

Executive General Manager, Infrastructure Regulation Division, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Nicole Chan

Nicole Chan

Chairperson, National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan


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.

Making Sense in Singapore

Making Sense in Singapore

Children: A Special Case for Privacy?

Children: A Special Case for Privacy?

A New Model for Media Regulation

A New Model for Media Regulation

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps


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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