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Doha 2017

Doha 2017

DOHA 2017

21-23 MARCH 2017

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM

In March the IIC will be in Qatar for its first international meeting in 2017.
 
The meeting is supported by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar.

This is an interesting region for many reasons.  The mobile market is growing robustly in subscription terms largely due to the expansion of the migrant workforce and there is untapped demand for advanced data services, particularly among businesses. Growing interest in video content is evident, boding well for service diversification strategies.


  
KEY DISCUSSION THEMES

This richly expanding marketing and explosion of digital consumption provides challenges for regulators and policy makers. It is against this backdrop that we will discuss:

Competition & Convergence
COMPETITION & CONVERGENCE

What interventions can be taken to drive competition? What opportunities are there for media and communications industry convergence?

Stimulating Investment
STIMULATING INVESTMENT

Building certainty and incentives to promote sustainable investment in telecom and digital media innovation and infrastructure. Examining fiscal policies, broadband plans, universal service provision.

Digital Content
DIGITAL CONTENT

What are the arguments for and against a new policy environment for OTT and digital content/service providers? Protecting the digital consumer from spam, premium rate services, illegal content

Digital Economy
DIGITAL ECONOMY

How to achieve the economies of scale to deliver mass M2M and IoT in smaller emerging markets? Debating routes to 5G, spectrum neutrality of use, cross border data flows

PLUS
•    Consumer protection 
•    Digital economy – how to achieve the economies of scale in smaller emerging markets


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

HE Dr Abdulaziz Salem Al Rwais

HE Dr Abdulaziz Salem Al Rwais

Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

HE Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai

HE Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai

President, Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar (CRA)

HE Sh Nasser Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa

HE Sh Nasser Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa

Deputy Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Bahrain


SPEAKERS

Alexandre Serot (Dr)

Alexandre Serot (Dr)

Head of Regulatory, Vodafone Qatar

Francesco Liberatore

Francesco Liberatore

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP,
Chair, IIC Brussels Chapter

Howaida Nadim

Howaida Nadim

CEO & Founder, Foresight Communications Consultancy

Leong Keng Thai

Leong Keng Thai

Deputy Chief Executive, Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore
Marc Furrer

Marc Furrer

Senior Partner, Monti Stampa Furrer Partners; Former President, Federal Communications Commission, Switzerland

Nezih Dincbudak

Nezih Dincbudak

Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Orange Middle East & Africa
Ola Bergström

Ola Bergström

Director for International Affairs, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

Rainer Schnepfleitner (Dr)

Rainer Schnepfleitner (Dr)

Head, Regulation Affairs and Competition, Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar (CRA)

Rob Middlehurst

Rob Middlehurst

Group Vice President, Regulatory Affairs - International Policy, Etisalat
Stephen Collins (Dr)

Stephen Collins (Dr)

Chief Policy Officer, VEON Limited


REGIONAL REGULATORS FORUM: Regulatory Snapshot
21 March 2017

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

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