Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018
Mexico City, 8-11 October 2018
In 2018 we will be in Mexico City for the 49th Annual Conference and International Regulators' Forum where we will be guests of the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones - IFT.
Our mandate to facilitate open minds in enabling digital transformation starts right here. We have just returned from meetings in Mexico City where we met with existing and future IIC Partner members to discuss keynote topics and panel discussions.
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.
All sessions will have Spanish/English simultaneous translation to ensure maximum participation from all.
Para garantizar la activa participación de todos, todas las sesiones contarán con interpretación simultánea español/inglés.
Main Events for CPR Week
JOIN THE DEBATE
A taste of Keynotes from 2017
Top teams from regulators from across the globe enjoy dinner together.
Delegates and speakers have the opportunity to meet informally at the close of the IRF programme ahead of the two-day Conference.
Conference Gala Dinner
There will be good food and a chance to discuss the day's proceedings.