International Institute of Communications (IIC)

IIC Communications Policy & Regulation Week, 6-9 October, 2014. Vienna.

This year's overall theme is ' Trends in global communications: Breaking down silos to embrace convergence'…

Members’ rates for full weekly pass From 1 September
Full members - Regulators £484 £760
Full members - Others £716 £963
Associate members £750 n/a

Confirmed Speakers include:

Michael Jungwirth

Thomas M Dailey

Vice President and General Counsel International Operations and Regulatory, Verizon Corporation

Malcolm Harbour CBE MEP

Linda Jensen

CEO, HBO Europe



Michael Jungwirth

Jessica Rosenworcel

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


Dorothy Attwood

Dr Rahul Khullar

Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

CPR Week, 6-10 October 2014, ViennaCommunications Policy Regulation Week focuses on ‘big picture’ themes and trends that affect the communications community globally. The week combines the Annual Conference and the International Regulators Forum, bringing together regulators and industry to examine the ‘cross currents’ between the telecommunications, media and technology industry and the effect these currents have on value chain, end-users and policy-making. In addition to these two major events the week includes a workshop and a number of dinners and receptions where participants can mingle more informally.

The Town Hall venue for the drinks reception hosted by the
Mayor of Vienna on the 7th October 2014.

Annual Conference 2014 - topics and themes include

Investment, innovation and competition: Time for change?

- Looking beyond US and EU for inspiration and benchmarking
- US v EU models - the industrial pillars and policy objectives of each model examined
- Who is leading and in what?

Global spectrum policy: Promoting efficiencies

- Incentivising public spectrum owners to identify and release underused spectrum?
- What are the right "components" of an optimal auction design?
- Shared spectrum, licensed and unlicensed paradigms, what are the global benchmarks?

Internet governance: Reaching consensus

- NETMundial Conference consequences and direction of travel
- Key issues for all players: Industry, society, end-users, regulators...
- What does an effective model look like? Are changes needed? Including within ICANN?

Schönbrunn Palace Conference Centre

Michael Jungwirth

Malcolm Harbour CBE MEP

We are delighted to be holding the annual conference at the conference centre of the Schönbrunn Palace. It is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria's most-visited attraction. The baroque palace and gardens was for centuries the property of the Habsburgs and is today largely in its original condition. The conference centre is beautifully appointed with the central courtyard covered by a magnificent glass atrium.

International Regulators Forum 2014 – Hosted by the Austrian Regulatory Authority RTR at their offices.

Topics and themes include:

Regulatory harmonisation

- Adapting regulation to a global digital world
- Does the increasingly converged world of the sector demand converged regulation
- Economies of scale and models to ensure efficient use of spectrum
- Dealing across borders – how can the NRA respond?

How should regulators maintain a balance between public good, social good and ecomonic good?

- What is the regulator's role regarding the consumer? Is that the same for 'the citizen'? And is the 'public interest' always the same as the citizen's interest?
- How can the regulator balance concerns about the use of data vs. the desire for economic progress?
- National values vs. global content

Looking for sustainability - is competition always the right answer?

- Spectrum assignment
- Pricing and affordability
- Universal Service
- Compliance and redress