International Regulators Forum 2015
Hosted by the Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC
Solely for senior statutory regulators in the communications, media and technology industries, the IRF convenes annually as part of the Communications Policy and Regulation Week and regionally at other times in the year.
There is no other event that enables the collegiate debate and exchange of ideas in the way the IRF does, bringing together leading thinkers and decision makers from regulatory bodies to collaborate on how to regulate technology to drive their economic, health and education agendas.
Competition and market failure
The increasing blurring of lines between competition policy and regulation were discussed with a focus on particular issues, including the increasing move towards consolidation in the communications sector.
Consumer and citizen protection in a convergent world
With content available over many platforms and so many channels of distribution, what mechanisms if any are required to protect the consumer and the citizen from certain types of material?
Reducing the digital divide, increasing access
How can the regulator better enable access to modern communications to benefit society and to help meet its national economic and societal agenda?
Regulatory innovation: evolving for change
Does the modern-day regulator have the appropriate tools and flexibility in their regulatory toolkit to deal with the converged telecommunications, media and technology sectors?
For broadcast regulators
The IRF brings together regulators to examine how the transition to digital broadcasting might be most efficiently achieved, the impact of digitalisation on current aspects of broadcasting regulation and possible regulatory responses to the new media landscape.
For converged regulators
Technology and customer preferences are blurring the lines between voice and data as well as between telecommunications and entertainment services. The theme of this year's Communications Policy and Regulation Week is very much centred on the challenges facing the regulator in an increasingly convergent market particularly OTT, social media and hitherto unregulated services.
For telecoms regulators
Telecoms companies must take a focused approach in determining which digital products and services to offer if they are to capture real opportunities in adjacent businesses and broader digital ecosystems. This will require deployment of 4G and investment in 5G and small cell technologies. The challenge facing the regulator is how to advance effective regulatory policies that balance innovation and incentives for investment.
A Dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals and the WSIS Review
Friday 9 October 2015
Senior representatives of the New York based UN Missions have been invited to meet with regulators, civic society and industry players to examine issues such as multi-stakeholder approaches in enabling the SDGs, and matters such as connectivity and cyber security capacity building.
The online future for copyright and IP: copyright reform, IPR enforcement and the debate on intermediary liability
International Institute of Communications, UK Chapter Event, Thursday 30 November 2017
International Institute of Communications, IIC Brussels Chapter, Tuesday 10 October 2017
International Institute of Communications, Brussels Chapter Event, Thursday 21 September 2017
International Institute of Communications, UK Chapter Event, Wednesday 20 September 2017
International Institute of Communications, Brussels Chapter Event, Tuesday 25 April 2017
International Institute of Communications, UK Chapter Event, Thursday 23 February 2017
Drinks Reception at the Embassy of Canada
6 October 2015, Hosted by IIC Canada
Gala Reception at the JW Marriot
7 October 2015
The IIC Annual General Meeting
8 October 2015, for members, trustees and directors