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19th July 2019

Infrastructure, Access and Information in the Digital Society

Chapter event

In Association with AGCOM (Italian Communications Authority)

Hosted by Rai. Rome

On the 19th of July the IIC Italian Chapter organised a Conference in Rome hosted by Rai, the Italian public broadcaster. A video celebrating 50 Years of the IIC was also released by Rai on the occasion of the Third Edition of the Antonio Preto Prize, supported by all major national companies and the AGCOM, which jointly organised the meeting.

This conference highlighted the major milestones in the 50 years of activity of the IIC, in terms of proceedings and achievements which have occurred in the fast-changing communication environment, and set the basis for future accomplishments in the communications sector. Leading experts, regulatory and industry representatives joined the meeting.

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IIC Europe Chapter Seminar on EEC Code 18th July at the Agcom Venue

Following the launch of the Europe Chapter back on 26 March 2019, we hosted a first event on EECC in Rome using a workshop format under Chatham House Rule. Hosted by Augusto Preta (Italy Chapter Chairman) and chaired by Francesco Liberatore (Brussels Chapter Chairman), the workshop provided an update on the current status of the transposition of the EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC), as well as its challenges and opportunities.


Friday 19th July 2019

09:00 Welcome Address

Keynote Speech by Sabino Cassese “Ways of forming public opinion in the digital age”

Morning Session Digital Democracy, Consolidation in the Media, Information and Fake News

Round table: Chaired by Antonio Nicita – AGCOM Commissioner

  • Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director Media Policy European Commission
  • Alessandro Araimo, AD Discovery Italia
  • Andrea Castellari, AD Viacom
  • Luca Colombo, Country Director Facebook Italia
  • Gina Nieri, CdA Mediaset
  • Fabrizio Salini, AD Rai


Afternoon Session The New Electronic Communications Code and the Impact on the Market: Infrastructures and Services in the Gigabit Society

Session organised in collaboration with the European Chapter of the IIC, on the 50th anniversary of the International Institute of Communications

Explanatory memorandum: Roberto Viola, General Director DG CONNECT, European Commission

Round table: Chaired by Francesco Liberatore – Chairman IIC Europe Chapter

  • Luigi Gubitosi, AD TIM
  • Pietro Guindani, President Vodafone Italia
  • Elisabetta Ripa, AD Open Fiber
  • Fabio Vaccarono, Managing Director Google Italia
  • Antongiulio Lombardi, Wind Tre
  • Tiziana Talevi, Fastweb

Antonio Preto Prize Ceremony

Introduction: Mario Morcellini, AGCOM Commissioner
Announcement of the winners and awarding of prizes in the presence of the President of the Preto Prize Jury, Enzo Cheli, and Alessandra Gonzo-Preto.

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19th July 2019
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

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