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Programme

MONday 7 october 2019

Redesigning regulation for a global communications ecosystem

AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Welcome & Opening Address

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome:
       Lindsey Fussell, Group Director, Consumer and External Relations, Ofcom, UK

 

09:45 OPENING SESSION: Regulatory snapshot – looking back, looking forward

Moderator:
Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications

- The changing nature of content regulation
Ľuboš Kukliš, Chief Executive, Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission of Slovakia; Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)
Catalina Parot, President, Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), Chile
- The changing nature of telecommunications regulation
Professor Sandro Mendonça, Board Member, Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), Portugal
Professor Antonio Nicita, Commissioner, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy
- The changing nature of competition policy
Jonathan Oxley, Group Director, Competition, Ofcom, UK
Jeffrey Paul Morgan, Board Member, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), Bahamas

10:30 Break

 

10:45 session 1: Redesigning regulation for the global digital ecosystem: Regulatory policy across sectors

Chair:
Yih-Choung Teh, Group Director of Strategy and Research, Ofcom, UK

Speakers:
Garrett Blaney, Commissioner & Chairperson, Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland

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Nerida O'Loughlin, Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA
Dr Wen-Chung Guo, Commissioner, National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan

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  1. Balancing privacy, innovation and competition – which regulator?
  2. Platform regulation as the future?
    1. Rules or principles? Which models work best for developing industries?
  3. Models for collaboration where digitalisation impacts industries regulated by various policies/regulations
    1. Addressing areas of overlap with non-TMT sectors e.g. fintech, healthcare
  4. Keeping up with continual developments in technology and commercial practices - what regulatory tools are there? What is needed?

 

12:15 Lunch

 

13:15 session 2: Redesigning regulation for the global digital ecosystem: Cross-and trans- border regulatory policy

Chair:
Lindsey Fussell, Group Director, Consumer and External Relations, Ofcom, UK

Speakers:
Marcin Cichy, President, Office of Electronic Communications, Republic of Poland; Broadband Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)

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Keng Thai Leong, Deputy Chief Executive (International and Corporate), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore

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Camilo Alberto Jiménez Santofimio, Commissioner, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC), Colombia
  1. What are the objects of communications regulation – has that changed?
  2. What are the challenges created by communications services that cross borders, and what are some of the remedies?
    1. Issues around data localisation
    2. National/regional/global concerns and solutions
  3. Models of collaboration
    1. Ex ante and ex post approaches

 

14:45 session 3: Harmonisation and security in a global communications ecosystem

Chair:
Mansoor Hanif, Chief Technology Officer, Ofcom, UK

Speakers:
Dan Sjöblom, Director General, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS); Chair-designate, Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)
Akifumi Irie, Advisor to Director-General, Global Stretegy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler, Vice President, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), Germany
Dion E Smith, Commissioner, Regulatory Authority of Bermuda

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  1. Developing skillsets to counter security threats – the regulators’ role
  2. Comparing national approaches to new security requirements
  3. Security by design – the communications regulator’s place in the process
  4. Critical infrastructure security: undersea cables and satellites or fibre?
  5. Ensuring trust in the telecommunications network – the regulator’s role

 

16:15 Break

 

16:30 session 4: Competition policy in the online world: Is there a need to adapt to respond to the challenges of digitalisation?

Chair:
Dr Luisa Affuso, Chief Economist, Ofcom, UK

Speakers:
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), USA
Luciano Charlita de Freitas, Regulatory Specialist, National Telecommunication Agency (Anatel), Brazil
Mark Basile, Director, Digital Platforms Inquiry, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Simon Thomson, Head of Telecommunications Regulation, Commerce Commission of New Zealand

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  1. Do ‘traditional’ market definitions stand in an online world?
  2. Examining the challenge of platform dominance – a temporary issue created by dynamic markets?
  3. Is the concept of consumer harm still valid in the online world?: E.g Search as an instrument of market power rather than an instrument of consumer choice and convenience?
  4. Is net neutrality an issue for competition policy?
  5. Collaboration between communications regulators and competition authorities

 

18:00 End of day one

18:15 Dinner for IRF attendees only, kindly hosted by Ofcom (pre-booking required)

 


TUESDAY 8 october 2019

 

09:15 Registration

09:30 SESSION 5: Critical issues for the democratic process: the communications regulator’s role for digital literacy

Chair:
Kevin Bakhurst, Group Director, Content and Media Policy, Ofcom, UK

Speakers:
Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland (CCPC)
Dr Tobias Schmid, Director, Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia; Commissioner,  European Affairs, Directors of the Media Authorities (DLM), Germany; and Vice Chairman, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)

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Adv. Dimakatso Qocha, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
Cordel Green, Executive Director, Broadcasting Commission Jamaica

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  1. Case studies: Experiences of regulatory authorities in the field of media and digital literacy
  2. Harmful content (e.g. misinformation) and its impact on the democratic process
  3. Protection of minors and vulnerable groups
  4. Advertising and promotion – the role of ‘influencers’ and other modes of promotion
  5. Copyright
  6. Is there a role for public service broadcasters?

 

11:00 session 6: Creating the right market conditions for investment

Chair:
Philip Marnick, Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom, UK

Speakers:
Ian Scott, Chairperson and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Emmanuel Gabla, Membre du Collège, Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France

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Chaucer Leung, Director-General of Communications, Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), Hong Kong, China

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Ramiro Camacho Castillo, Commissioner, Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Mexico

  1. Stimulating demand for services: case studies
  2. Financing infrastructure
    1. State aid or PPP or the encouragement of private investment: who holds the purse strings?
  3. The reality of ubiquitous coverage
    1. White spaces
    2. Integration of fixed and wireless

 

12:30 Close and Lunch

 

18:00   50th Annual Conference Opening Reception, County Hall (pre-registration required)

 


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