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Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018

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.

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 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

Approximately 200 participants attended from around the world.

Workshops 2018 Teaser

Round tables and discussion workshops

The Week included an AI workshop and several breakout sessions where topics were 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 was good food and a chance to discuss the day's proceedings.

A taste of Keynotes from 2018

Annual Conference Opening Address

opening address

Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA


Creating Robust Data Economies

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)


Digital Content in a highly competitive, OTT world

Digital Content in a highly competitive, OTT world

Mónica Aspe Bernal
Mexico's Ambassador to the OECD & Chair of the OECD Development Centre



If you would like to join the IIC and take part in shaping the policy agenda, we would be delighted to discuss membership options with you. Contact the Director General This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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