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Annual Conference 2018

Annual Conference 2018
thE 49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
10-11 October 2018
Mexico City

The IIC’s 49th Annual Conference took place this year in Mexico City, following the International Regulators’ Forum. Around 250 senior executives and public policy-makers in the TMT sphere came together from across the globe to discuss big picture themes affecting the communications community. The key themes discussed are displayed below. In addition, a number of workshops and breakout sessions also took place over the two days.

Expert speakers from around the world gathered in Mexico City to participate in the International Regulators’ Forum and Annual Conference. The list of speakers can be seen below.

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KEY DISCUSSION THEMES

Election year

Election year

What are the priorities and medium-term objectives of new administrations in the region with respect to the converging communications ecosystem?

Delivering connectivity

Delivering connectivity

Building certainty and incentives to promote investment and innovation.

Ensuring access and inclusion

Ensuring access and inclusion

Bridging the digital divide to bring more people online in rural and underserved communities; closing the gender gap.

Competition dynamics and market concentration

Competition dynamics and market concentration

How to quantify? How to address? Balancing ex ante / ex post interventions.

Digital content in a highly competitive, OTT world

Digital content in a highly competitive, OTT world

Creating a virtuous cycle of network access, content consumption, media pluralism and rich, local, content/application creation.

Creating robust data economies

Creating robust data economies

Policy, strategy, trade and the role of regulation to help drive the 'internet of consumption' to become the 'internet of production'.

There were focused breakout sessions and workshops on themes including:

  • Net neutrality and zero rating – regulatory and competition authority approaches
  • Privacy and data protection – balancing citizen, consumer and business agendas
  • Cyber security and critical national infrastructure protection
  • Tackling piracy and copyright protection - internet culture versus copyright
  • Game changing technologies - Artificial intelligence / Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Aligning regional/ international spectrum to fuel new innovation opportunities: what comes next?

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Gabriel Contreras Saldivar

Gabriel Contreras Saldivar

President, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Michael Punke

Michael Punke

Vice President, Global Public Policy, Amazon Web Services

Thomas M Dailey

Thomas M Dailey

Vice President and General Counsel -International and Chief Corporate Strategy Counsel, Verizon International

Adriana Labardini Inzunza

Adriana Labardini Inzunza

ICT Lawyer, Public Interest Issues, Regulation & Competition Specialist, Mexico

Clara Luz Álvarez

Clara Luz Álvarez

Professor and Researcher Universidad Panamericana

Jeffrey A. Campbell

Jeffrey A. Campbell

Vice President, The Americas of Global Government Affairs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Luis Fernando Garcia Muñoz

Luis Fernando Garcia Muñoz

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

María Elena Estavillo Flores (Dr)

María Elena Estavillo Flores (Dr)

Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications; Co-founder Conectadas, Mexico

Sebastián M Cabello

Sebastián M Cabello

Head of Latin America, GSMA


MAIN EVENTS FOR CPR WEEK

IRF 2018 Teaser

International Regulators' Forum

This year we will be hosted by IFT, the Mexican Regulator.

The 49th Annual Conference

The 49th Annual Conference

Over 250 participants expected from around the world.

Workshops 2018 Teaser

Round tables and discussion workshops

The week typically allows for several events where topics can be explored in depth.


NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

Delegates and speakers had the opportunity to meet informally at the close of the IRF programme ahead of the two-day Conference.

 

Conference Gala Dinner

Conference Gala Dinner

There will be good food and a chance to discuss the day's proceedings.

The IIC's AGM for members

IIC Annual General Meeting

11 October 2018

For Members, Trustees and Directors


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