International Institute of Communications (IIC)

Communications Policy & Regulation Week, Washington, DC, 5-8 Oct 2015

The Focal Point of IIC Activity

The IIC exists to enable the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda. Its events are more relevant than ever as the lines between different players in the sector become blurred and policy and regulation become more complex.

This year over 250 participants from the boardrooms and senior strategic teams of regulators, telecoms operators, broadcasters, content providers, IT and network providers, lawyers and many more will come together for the IIC’s 2015 annual Communications Policy & Regulation Week (CPR Week). CPR Week addresses ‘big picture’ themes that affect the communications community. It combines the 46th Annual Conference and the International Regulators Forum as well as workshops, networking events and private meetings.

Trends in Converged Communications: Fostering Innovation and Growth

7-8 October 2015

This year we will be in Washington DC at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

The IIC Annual Conference is a multi-speaker, two-day event, designed to meet the policy and strategic needs of senior executives and public policy-makers in the telecommunication, media and technology spheres. It is the main event within the Communications Policy & Regulation Week.

2015 discussion themes will include:

  • Pathways for converged communications competition policy
  • Connecting the unconnected in emerging and mature markets
  • OTT convergence models – legacy media versus digital native
  • Internet of everything – how do we ensure positive societal gain?

IRF 2015 - Developing Models in Response to Regulatory Disruption

5-6 October 2015

The IIC International Regulators’ Forum (IRF) is solely for senior statutory regulators in the communications, media and technology industries. The group convenes annually as part of the Communications Policy and Regulation Week and regionally at other times in the year.

This meeting brings together about 70 international regulators to discuss practical problems and share experiences and approaches within a collegiate, informal, learning environment.

2015 discussion themes will include:

Regulatory innovation: evolving for change
Does the modern-day regulator have the appropriate tools and flexibility in their regulatory toolkit to deal with the converged telecommunications, media and technology sectors?
Consumer and citizen protection in a convergent world
With content available over many platforms and so many channels of distribution, what mechanisms if any are required to protect the consumer and the citizen from certain types of material? 
Reducing the digital divide, increasing access
How can the regulator better enable access to modern communications to benefit society and to help meet its national economic and societal agenda? 
Competition and market failure
The increasing blurring of lines between competition policy and regulation will be discussed with a focus on particular issues, including the increasing move towards consolidation in the communications sector.        

Drinks and networking at the Embassy of Canada

6 October 2015, hosted by the IIC Canada

Delegates to the IRF and the Annual Conference are invited to a drinks reception at the Embassy of Canada which commands beautiful views of the city. The evening will give regulators a chance to reflect informally on the discussions of the IRF and to meet some of the participants ahead of the Annual Conference which starts the next day.

Gala Reception

7 October 2015

The IIC Annual Conference would not be the same without the chance for delegates to enjoy a gala event. This year we will be at the fabulous JW Marriot Hotel located close to The White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. Delegates, speakers, sponsors and guests will have the chance to catch up with their contacts and share views on the day's discussions.

Opportunities to sponsor the IIC events exist

The IIC is not a commercial organisation and 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.

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