Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018
Mexico City, 8-11 October 2018
In 2018 saw the IIC 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.
CPR Week 2018 Videos
A playlist containing all available videos from the 49th Annual Conference is available here. For individual videos by session, please view the Programme and click the links next to individual speakers or plenary sessions.
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.
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.
Main Events for CPR Week
Top teams from regulators from across the globe enjoyed dinner together.
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
There was good food and a chance to discuss the day's proceedings.
A taste of Keynotes from 2018
Creating Robust Data Economies
Salma Leticia Jalife Villalón
International Affairs Coordinator
Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet, A.C. (CUDI)
Vice Minister of ICT for the new Mexican administration (as of December 2018)
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