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Annual Conference 2016

Annual Conference 2016

Trends in converged communications: New tipping points, new digital policies and strategies

thAILAND, 12-13 OCTOBER 2016 

We were thrilled to welcome many members and non-members to our 47th Annual Conference which has taken place this week in Bangkok. Regulators, operators, government organisations and other TMT professionals came representing five different continents. 

 MG 7065True Corp deputy CEO Vichaow Rakphongphairoj gave the keynote on day one outlining Thailand's aspirations as a digital hub.  Other far reaching discussions looked at the realities of Australia’s NBN project, the stretch that new technologies and business models are putting on current regulatory frameworks,  plus break-out sessions on universal service obligations, smart cities and piracy.

 

 MG 7151On day two IIC president Chris Chapman set out how industry needs to tell telecom regulators what they want as the next wave of digital disruption arrives. Panels identified piracy as the biggest competitive threat to content and OTT Provider and discussed the future of spectrum against a backdrop of the advent of 5G and transformational technologies. One panellist said that by 2020 there will be 26.5 billion IP enabled devices connected to the global internet and 12.5 billion of them will be M2M devices.

See the AC 2016 Photo Gallery

 

CommsDay logoOfficial Publication CommsDay provide a succinct round up of the two days in their issues of 12 and 13 October available here.

Conference proceedings, slides and video are now available.

 

 


 

Videos available to watch


sPEAKERS included

Adriana Labardini Inzunza

Adriana Labardini Inzunza

Chris Peirce

Chris Peirce

Guillaume Mascot

Guillaume Mascot

Kuek Yu-Chuang

Kuek Yu-Chuang

Michelle Landy

Michelle Landy

Natasha Beschorner

Natasha Beschorner

Richard Bean

Richard Bean

Seow Hiong Goh

Seow Hiong Goh

Syed Ismail Shah (Dr)

Syed Ismail Shah (Dr)

Ulf Pehrsson

Ulf Pehrsson

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venue, networking and other events

 

Eastin Grand Sathorn hotel
Eastin Grand Sathorn hotel

The Annual Conference took place at the luxurious Eastin Grand Sathorn. With direct access to the Skytrain and nearby expressway, and wonderful views over the Bangkok skyline, it was the perfect venue for working and networking, with all the amenities you would expect.

International Regulators Forum (IRF)
International Regulators' forum (irf)

The International Regulators’ Forum took place on 10-11 October kindly hosted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand.

Networking
networking

With plenty of opportunities to relax and network, the IIC Communications Policy and Regulation Week offered many opportunities to catch up on discussion themes from the meetings in informal settings.


CRTC WORKSHOP: COLLABORATING TO ELIMINATE SPAM AND NUISANCE COMMUNICATIONS

spam

11 OCTOBER 2016

The issue of spam and nuisance communications (nuisance calls, malware, botnets) is a priority for many governments, and one where international collaboration is needed in areas of policy, regulation, and enforcement.

This workshop, organized by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), presented case studies that demonstrated challenges and successes in moving the spam and nuisance communications agenda forward within your own country and abroad. Through information sharing and the exchange of views, this workshop identified actionable items for cross collaboration between jurisdictions to advance policy and enforcement activities in this rapidly changing environment.

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WORKSHOP: A DIALOGUE ON BUILDING A RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE ADVERTISING POLICY FRAMEWORK 

marketing and advertising

13 OCTOBER 2016
(BY INVITATION ONLY)

On the morning of October 13th, the IIC organised a workshop to look at the key issues raised in creating a responsible and sustainable advertising policy framework for the region. Considering the APEC Action Agenda on Advertising Standards and Practice Development, topics discussed looked at the progress made since the Agenda was published (in 2014) and considered regulatory practice in other jurisdictions.

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