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Riga 2019: COMPETING CONTINENTS

Riga 2019: COMPETING CONTINENTS

The pursuit of excellence in electronic communications

25-26 jUNE 2019

Joint conference with the International Institute of Communications (IIC) in association with the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)

Marking the 10th anniversary of the formation of BEREC and the ongoing celebrations of the IIC’s 50th anniversary, the two organisations are delighted to be arranging this joint event in the wonderful Splendid Palace in the cultural city of Riga.

 

This independent forum brings together statutory national regulators and industry in a collegiate, neutral setting to debate policy issues. This meeting is open to all stakeholders from the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

Many countries are considering how to take advantage of the benefits of the digital ecosystem while ensuring the public good is conserved. In a time of technological change, we invite you to come together with your peers and senior colleagues to share good practice and address the opportunities and challenges offered by this fast-evolving, and increasingly borderless world. In so doing we will share experiences of working on the development and roll out of 5G, the development of artificial intelligence, blockchain and emerging technologies, platform regulation and how to encourage investment to allow technological innovation while ensuring societal and economic benefits are felt by all.

The event is free, places are limited so we would encourage you to register as soon as possible. Please click here to register.


DISCUSSION THEMES


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Ann LaFrance

Ann LaFrance

Coordinating Partner, EMEA Communications Law; Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity; Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP; Vice President, International Institute of Communications

Erzsébet Fitori

Erzsébet Fitori

Director General, FTTH Council Europe

Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Chairperson and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Jeremy Godfrey

Jeremy Godfrey

Chair, BEREC 2019; Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland

Johannes Gungl

Johannes Gungl

CEO Telecommunications & Postal Services, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications

John Blakemore

John Blakemore

Director of European Regulatory Affairs, C K Hutchison

Karim Lesina

Karim Lesina

Senior Vice President, International External & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T; Director, International Institute of Communications

Tālis Linkaits

Tālis Linkaits

Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

Ulf Pehrsson

Ulf Pehrsson

Vice President and Head of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson

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Forum presentations are on the record, but subsequent discussions are under the Chatham House Rule. This enables participants to speak freely, facilitating the open and honest exchange of information, and maximising opportunities for the sharing of best practice among peers.

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