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Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018

Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018

Mexico City, 8-11 October 2018

In 2018 were in Mexico City for the 49th Annual Conference and International Regulators' Forum where we were guests of the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones - IFT.

CPR Week addresses ‘big picture’ themes that affect the communications community. As well as the Annual Conference and the International Regulators' Forum, there were workshops, networking events and private meetings. This enabled delegates to maximise their opportunities to learn, network with peers and build key relationships which last beyond CPR Week.

Chris Chapman, President of the IIC, and event delegates talked about the benefits of attending Communications Policy & Regulation Week and other IIC events.

 


Interpretation

All sessions had Spanish/English translation to ensure maximum participation from all.
Para garantizar la activa participación de todos, todas las sesiones contarán con interpretación español/inglés.


Regional Context

Leaving aside the booming smartphone market (500m in LatAm by 2020), the digital ecosystem now encompasses stakeholders from a wide range of converging industries. In 2017 the global market for artificial intelligence is estimated to be around 2.42 billion US Dollars, with the Latin American market worth around 95 million U.S. dollars.

Coordinating the interests of broadcasters, telecoms companies, satellite firms and government, harmonizing spectrum frequencies and working for the release of further bands to support the growing demand for data are seen as the main challenges in spectrum management in Latin America.

All of which presents challenges for policy makers and regulators tasked with the delicate balancing act of protecting consumer privacy and national security whilst enabling the societal and economic benefits of digital transformation, and doing so in a period of elections in many parts of the region.


Sponsorship

Sponsorship 2018 thumbnailA range of sponsorship opportunities for CPR Week are available. To find out more click here, or contact the Director General, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 


Main Events for CPR Week

IRF 2018 Teaser

International Regulators' Forum

This year the IRF was 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

Regulators' Dinner

Regulators' Dinner

Top teams from regulators from across the globe enjoyed dinner together.

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.


A taste of Keynotes from 2017

The Data Economy

The Data Economy

Dr Roberto Viola
Director-General
DG Connect
European Commission

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The Brazilian Audiovisual Sector

The Brazilian Audiovisual Sector

Sérgio Sá Leitão
Minister for Culture
Brazil

WATCH THE VIDEO

Brexit: The best deal for Communications

Brexit: The best deal for Communications

Sharon White
Chief Executive Officer
Ofcom, UK

WATCH THE VIDEO


PROFILE OF CPRW ATTENDEES

Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2017 took place in Brussels, Belgium. You can see a breakdown of seniority and industry sector here.


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