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 were delighted to be arranging this joint event in the wonderful Splendid Palace in the cultural city of Riga.
This independent forum brought together statutory national regulators and industry in a collegiate, neutral setting to debate policy issues. This meeting was 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 invited 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 shared 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.
Chris Chapman, President of the IIC, speaks about the event and looks forward to our 50th Annual Conference in October 2019
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.