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Programme

 
This Draft programme is subject to change
 

TUESDAY 21 march 2017 - Evening   

regional regulators forum & dinner: rEGULATORY sNAPSHOT

Exclusively for communications regulators, in addition to the ‘formal’ presentations and discussions that will happen over the course of the 2 day Forum, we will have short snapshots of the key issues that regulators are facing as the opener for the regulators' only dinner.


 

WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2017

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM - DAY 1

08.15    Registration and networking

09.10    Welcome
Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications    
    

9:20 kEYNOTE PANEL: Objectives and priorities for regulators in the Middle East and beyond - adapting to digital transformation and the pace of convergence

Opening speaker:
Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President, Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar

 

10.30    Refreshments and networking

 

10:50 sTIMULATING SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IN TELECOM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Panel discussion topics include:
Progress with national broadband plans; update on penetration rates and demand; USO and fiscal policies in the region - building certainty and incentives to promote investment in the digital ecosystem as a whole

 

12.45    Lunch and networking

 

13.45 Competition - what interventions can the regulator undertake to drive competition?

Panel discussion topics include:
Moving from ex-ante regulatory regimes to competition rules based regimes; impact of open access regulation, network sharing, active sharing; approaches to wholesale regulation

 

15.15    Refreshments and networking

 

15:30 dIGITAL CONTENT, OTT SERVICES AND NET NEUTRALITY PRINCIPLES

Panel discussion topics include:
Open Internet policies and paid prioritisation/zero rating; stimulating high quality, local, accessible content; legacy regulations - what are the arguments for and against a new policy environment for OTT and access providers?

 

17:30 End of day one

 

THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2017

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM - DAY 2

08.45    Registration and networking

09.20    Welcome
Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications   

 

09:30 ANALYSING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR, AND IMPLICATIONS OF, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY CONVERGENCE IN THE REGION

Panel discussion topics include:
Evolving business models – what are the policy and regulatory challenges and opportunities?
The changing roles and responsibilities of the regulator 

 

09:30 ANALYSING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR, AND IMPLICATIONS OF, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY CONVERGENCE IN THE REGION

Panel discussion topics include:
Evolving business models – what are the policy and regulatory challenges and opportunities?
The changing roles and responsibilities of the regulator 

 

11:00 Refreshments and networking

 

11:20 Digital economy - how to achieve the economies of scale to deliver m2m and iot in smaller emerging markets

Panel discussion topics include:
Route to 5G; cloud services and cross border data flows; spectrum neutrality of use versus service specific licensing principles

 

13:00 Lunch and networking

 

14:00 protecting the digital consumer - roles of regulators, government and industry; balancing privacy and cyber security

Panel discussion topics include:
Consumer protection from spam, premium rate services, illegal content; managing digital identity and national cybersecurity; balancing data protection and privacy of the digital citizen with critical national infrastructure protection

 


15:45 Closing remarks

16:00 End of Telecommunications & Digital Media Forum Doha 2017

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