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Programme

MONDAY 10 September: The market and what it means

08.00 - 09.00 Registration

09.30 - 10.30 Opening Ceremony:

Report on the objective of this International Symposium
Notachard Chintakanond, Executive Director, International Affairs Bureau, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Opening Remarks
Chairman, General Sukit Khamasundara, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Keynote 
Takorn Tantasih, Secretary General, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Introduction to the renowned speakers
Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General of International Institute of Communications

Photo session

10.30 Break and Refreshments

10.40 Keynote: Ian Scott, Chairperson and CEO, CRTC, Canada

11:00 session one: Current Content Landscape

  • How is the face of content changing in different platforms – usage data
  • Where are the opportunities for growth and innovation in the content market – do they exist?
  • Economic analysis

Keynote: Tony Close, Director of Content Standards, Licensing & Enforcement, Ofcom

Chair: Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, IIC

Speakers:

Celene Craig, Deputy Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Chairperson, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)
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Kawin Tangudtaisak, Director, Content Business, LINE. Thailand
Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya, Chief Content & Media Officer, True Corporation
Dr Suthikorn Kingkaew, Director, Thammasat Consulting Networking and Coaching Center, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University
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12.15 Lunch 

13:15 session two: Enabling Digital Infrastructure for enhanced connectivity and accessibility

  • Challenges and opportunities: avoiding digital divides
  • Developing policy to enable innovation and growth
  • Stimulating sustainable investment in digital communications

Keynote: Harin Grewal, Cluster Director (Networks,Technology & Resilience), Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore

Chair: Dr Natee Sukonrat, Vice Chairman, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand

Speakers:

Creina Chapman, Deputy Chair & CEO, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Surachai Hirannitichai, Acting Head of Substructure Alliance Network Development, Advanced Info Service (AIS)
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Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy
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Gilles Demptos, Public Policy & Government Relations, Google Asia Pacific
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Keynote: Antonio Nicita, Commissioner, AGCOM, Italy

14:50 Session three: The Transformation of Industry


  • New business and policy models to add value and opportunity for all
  • What are the arguments for and against a new policy environment for OTT and access providers?
  • Does local content matter?

Chair: Thawatchai Jittrapanun, Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)
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Speakers:

Nur Sulyna Abdullah, Chief Officer, Corporate Strategy, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
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Chalakorn Panyashom, Chief Operations Officer, Workpoint Entertainment
Dew Waratangtrakoon, Deputy CEO, GMM One TV
Sohni Kaur, Director for Strategy & Development, APAC, Netflix
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15.45 RECAP OF DAY 

16.15 Refreshments

16.30 CLOSE

Welcome Dinner (Speakers & NBTC Board Members & Executives) 

TUESDAY 11 September: Regulation

08.00 - 9.00 Registration       

09:30 session four: Fragmentation to Survive: A Comparative View

  • What is happening around the world
  • Building markets – the user’s needs answered
  • Levelling the playing field
  • Cultural considerations in a borderless world

Keynote: Nur Sulyna Abdullah, Chief Officer, Corporate Strategy, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia

Chair: Notachard Chintakanond, Executive Director, International Affairs Bureau, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Speakers:

Professor Antonio Nicita, Commissioner, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy
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Thibault Girard, Head of Strategic Transformation, Total Access Communication Plc ( DTAC)
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Michele Ledger, Head of practice, Cullen International, Researcher and assistant lecturer, University of Namur
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10.45 Networking and refreshments

11.00 SESSION five: Empowering the digital user – roles of regulators, government and industry

  • Enabling safe and appropriate usage
  • Digital literacy
  • The effect on social media / contents in a borderless world
  • Education and awareness raising

Keynote: Celene Craig, Deputy Chief Executive, BAI, Ireland; Chairperson, EPRA

Chair: Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications

Speakers:

Tony Close, Director of Content Standards, Licensing & Enforcement, Ofcom
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Professor Pirongrong Ramasoota Rananand, Vice President, Chulalongkorn University
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Ian Scott, Chairperson and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
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Desarak Teso, Legal Counsel & Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft
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12.00 Lunch

13:15 seSsion six: Content Delivery: The economic and social benefits of good policy making

  • Building trust in digital communications: what role should the regulator play in ensuring platform accountability?
  • Developing 'good' user behaviour: the consequences of copyright theft
  • Managing digital identity
  • Balancing data protection and privacy of the digital citizen with encouraging innovation

Keynote: Creina Chapman, Deputy Chair & CEO, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Australia

Chair: Pasu Srihirun, Executive Director of Broadcasting Policy and Research Bureau, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Speakers:

Joe Welch, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Asia, 21st Century Fox; Chairman, Hong Kong Chapter, International Institute of Communications
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Harin Grewal, Cluster Director (Networks,Technology & Resilience), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore
Watee Powtong, Co-Chief Legal Officer, True Corporation Public Company Limited
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14.30 Recap and closing remarks by IIC and NBTC

15.00 Networking

16.30 Close of event

** The Symposium will be conducted in English


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Ajarin Pattanapanchai

Ajarin Pattanapanchai

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Director General, International Institute of Communications

Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya

Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya

Chief Content & Media Officer, True Corporation

Chalakorn Panyashom

Chalakorn Panyashom

Chief Operations Officer, Workpoint Entertainment

Desarack Teso

Desarack Teso

Legal Counsel & Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Dew Waratangtrakoon

Dew Waratangtrakoon

Deputy CEO, GMM One TV

Gilles Demptos

Gilles Demptos

Public Policy & Government Relations, Google Asia Pacific

Joe Welch

Joe Welch

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Asia, 21st Century Fox; Chairman, Hong Kong Chapter, International Institute of Communications

Kawin Tangudtaisak

Kawin Tangudtaisak

Director, Content Business, LINE Thailand

Michele Ledger

Michele Ledger

Head of Practice, Cullen International, Researcher and assistant lecturer at University of Namur

Natee Sukonrat (Col. Dr )

Natee Sukonrat (Col. Dr )

Vice Chairman, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand

Pirongrong Ramasoota Rananand (Prof)

Pirongrong Ramasoota Rananand (Prof)

Vice President, Chulalongkorn University

Sohni Kaur

Sohni Kaur

Director, Strategy & Development, APAC, Netflix

Surachai Hirannitichai

Surachai Hirannitichai

Acting Head of Substructure Alliance Network Development, Advanced Info Service (AIS)

Suthikorn Kingkaew (Dr)

Suthikorn Kingkaew (Dr)

Director of Research, Future Innovative Thailand Institute (FIT); Director, Thammasat Consulting Networking and Coaching Center

Thawatchai Jittrapanun

Thawatchai Jittrapanun

Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Thibaut Girard

Thibaut Girard

Head of Strategic Transformation, Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC)

Watee Powtong

Watee Powtong

Co-Chief Legal Officer, True Corporation Public Company Limited

Notachard Chintakanond

Notachard Chintakanond

Executive Director, International Affairs Bureau, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Pasu Srihirun

Pasu Srihirun

Executive Director of Broadcasting Policy and Research Bureau, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

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