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Programme

WEDNESDAY 15 May 2019

 

08:15 Meet at The Palms Hotel (foyer) to go to the RRF (transport leaves at 08:30)

09:00 Registration

09:15 Welcome
         Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications

 

09:20  Session 1: Regulating the Content Market

  • What are the competition/merger/share of voice issues and how can they be addressed in a transnational marketplace?
  • How will changes to intellectual property and copyright licensing impact TV content delivered by our Cable TV operators?
  • Is there a need for national content providers and, if so, who will pay for them?

Moderator:
María Dolores Souza, Head of Research, Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), Chile

Panel:
Antonio Martusciello, Commissioner, Authorità per le Garanzie nelle comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy
Carlton J Smith, Director of Electronic Communications (DEC), Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), The Bahamas
Ricardo Sheffield, General Prosecutor, Federal Consumer Agency (PROFECO), Mexico
Dr Allyson Leacock, Chairman, Barbados Broadcasting Authority (BBA)
Suzy Sierra Ruiz, Member of the Board for Civil Society, National Television Authority of Colombia (ANTV)

11:00 Refreshments

11:15  Session 2: Promoting digital inclusion and deployment of infrastructure

  • Minimising the digital divide/addressing the SDGs
  • Has the regulator got the right tools to bring in investment?
  • How does the geopolitical situation (such as arguments against using certain equipment manufacturers) affect telecom operators and national infrastructure projects? What can a regulator do?
  • Bringing a project to fruition: measuring the KPIs

Moderator:
Jorge E Torres, Secretario Adjunto, Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones (COMTELCA), Honduras

Panel:
Germán Darío Arias Pimienta, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation of Colombia (CRC)
Dr Heber Damian Martinez, Director, Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM), Argentina
Botlenyana Mokhele, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

12:30 Lunch

13:30  Session 3: Disaster/Emergency Preparedness & the Role of the Regulator

  • What role does the regulator play in making sure communications services work in a disaster situation?
  • How does the regulator determine priorities and create appropriate regulations, especially in a mobile-first world?
  • What powers would a regulator need to deploy in a natural disaster, and how does that differ from other emergency situations?

Moderator:
Denton Williams, Chief Executive, Regulatory Authority of Bermuda

Panel:
Alee Fa'amoe, Acting CEO & Executive Director ICT, OfReg, Cayman Islands
Kirk Sookram, Executive Officer, Technology and Engineering, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
Chris Anderson, Chief, Operations and Emergency Management Division, Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA
Ramiro Camacho Castillo, Commissioner, Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Mexico

15:00 Refreshments

15:15  Session 4: open dIscussion: Connectivity and WRC 19 – an opportunity to compare notes

Most countries are in the same zone for radio.

  • What are the key concerns?
  • What approaches are being taken for the advent of 5G and Digital TV?

Moderator:
Thomas Sullivan, Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, USA 

Discussant:
Manuel Enrique González Wer, Superintendent of Telecommunications, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones de Guatemala (SIT)
Giuliano De Vita, Senior Advisor to Commissioner Antonio Martusciello, Authorità Per Le Garanzie Nelle Comunicazioni (Agcom), Italy

16:00 Wrap up and close

16:15  Transport back to The Palms Hotel

18:30  Drinks reception at The Palms Hotel - pre-booking required

All sessions will have Spanish/English simultaneous translation to ensure maximum participation from all.
Para garantizar la activa participación de todos, todas las sesiones contarán con interpretación simultánea español/inglés.

 

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