International Regulators Forum 2017
THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS FORUM 2017
Hosted by The bipt
Rethinking the public policy justifications for regulation
Brussels, 9-10 October 2017
- The IRF is solely for senior statutory regulators in the communications, media and technology industries. The group convenes annually as part of the CPR Week and regionally at other times of the year. Leaders from communications regulators around the world will come together in Brussels to discuss ideas, confident in the knowledge that they will meet peers who will both challenge and validate their thinking in a collegiate supportive environment.
What our regulator members get out of the IRF
• The IRF enables regulators from different regions and areas of specialism, to keep up to date with technology and to understand what industry and wider society needs from policy pathways
• The IRF gives unique insights in to evolution of markets and emerging trends in different geographies or sectors
• Meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule and provide a neutral environment in which to validate understanding of how others are working and learn about different regulatory models
• The meeting takes place over two days with plenty of time to forge strategic and supportive relationships with regulatory peers that will last for years
• Some regulators take the opportunity to showcase work or results from their region or test their thinking with peers and overseas counterparts
Discussion themes for 2017
Other events taking place during Communications Regulation and Policy Week
Workshop: Smart Cars - Connected Policy
10 October 2017
This is an invitation only workshop
Click here for further details
WORKSHOP: Building a sustainable advertising environment in the digital age
12 October 2017
Click here for further details
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND NET NEUTRALITY IN ISLAND NATIONS
(INVITATION-ONLY MEETING FOR ISLAND NATION REGULATORS)
HOSTED BY OFREG
8 OCTOBER 2017
THE HOTEL, BRUSSELS
Regulators from Island Nations have to contend with particular issues within their communications sectors and what is striking is the commonality of the challenges faced, regardless of geography.
This meeting is a unique opportunity for regulators from Island Nations to come together to share perspectives and insights and engage in meaningful exchanges under the Chatham House Rule on these subjects, so relevant to the decisions you must make for the development of both industry and your societies.
It takes as its focal point policy making for internet connectivity in Island Nations with an emphasis on net neutrality and competition in small vs large jurisdictions. With his highly relevant background in both European and Caribbean Island Nations, we are honoured to announce that Philip Micallef, Former Chief Executive of the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda and former Executive Chairman of Malta Communications Authority, will address these issues, with plenty of time for further moderated discussion.
For more information contact, Andrea Millwood Hargrave - email: a.millwood-hargrave [at] iicom.org