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1st - 2nd November 2022

International Regulators’ Forum 2022 – In Person

Communications Policy & Regulation Week, International Regulators’ Forum

The IIC’s annual Communications Policy and Regulation Week comprises our flagship events:

International Regulators’ Forum
Annual Conference
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum
Workshop: Building data skills for regulators

This year we are delighted that the International Regulators’ Forum will be hosted by Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on 1-2 November 2022 in Ottawa, Canada.

The IIC’s Small Nations Regulators’ Forum,  follows the International Regulators’ Forum on the afternoon of 2 November 2022.

Workshop: Building data skills for regulators, organized in collaboration with the REFRAM and FRATEL networks, and follows the International Regulators’ Forum on the afternoon of 2 November 2022. This workshop will be conducted in French with simultaneous interpretation in English. All regulators are welcome to participate.

The IIC’s 53rd Annual Conference,  follows on 3-4 November 2022. Senior industry representatives will join regulators, academics and other stakeholders from the telecoms, media and technology stakeholder communities for two days of discussions on the big questions and issues facing the sector.

 

Further information will be available soon.

*Our aim is for this event to go ahead as planned, however we are keeping in contact with all relevant authorities and will amend the style of this conference should the need arise.

 

 

DELEGATE FEES
Prices are per person

All prices quoted are excluding VAT.  VAT will be applicable for all registrations made in the United Kingdom.

For the International Regulators Forum, there will be a limit of  two delegates per organisation.  Member Regulator organisations of the IIC will receive two free places to attend.  Additional delegates who wish to attend from an organisation will be at the discretion of the IIC.

 

EARLY BIRD RATES, for registrations up to 30 September 2022

NON-REGULATORS
Members

Annual Conference ONLY – £850

Non-Members
Annual Conference ONLY – £980

 

REGULATORS
Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Annual Conference ONLY – £550
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £550

Non-Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – £630
Annual Conference ONLY – £700
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £780

 

REGULATORS who are also Members of the Small Nations Regulators’ Forum
Members

International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Annual Conference ONLY – £550
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum & International Regulators’ Forum – FREE
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £550
Small National Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £550
Small National Regulators’ Forum, International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £550

Non-Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – £630
Annual Conference ONLY – £700
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum & International Regulators’ Forum – £630
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £780
Small National Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £700
Small National Regulators’ Forum, International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £780

 

STANDARD RATES for registrations from 1 October 2022

NON-REGULATORS
Members

Annual Conference ONLY – £890

Non-Members
Annual Conference ONLY – £1,100

 

REGULATORS
Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Annual Conference ONLY – £580
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £580

Non-Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – £680
Annual Conference ONLY – £880
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £880

 

REGULATORS who are also Members of the Small Nations Regulators’ Forum
Members

International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Annual Conference ONLY – £580
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum & International Regulators’ Forum – FREE
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £580
Small National Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £580
Small National Regulators’ Forum, International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £580

Non-Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – £680
Annual Conference ONLY – £830
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum & International Regulators’ Forum – £680
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £880
Small National Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £830
Small National Regulators’ Forum, International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £880

The following hotels have special rates.  Please note the cut-off booking date for each hotel and any booking reference, to secure the special rates.

The Fairmont Château Laurier is the Headquarter Hotel.

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7
Tel +1 613-240-1414 / Fax +1 613-562-7030
Click here for more information

The hotel is offering the following special room rates, which must be booked on/before Monday 3 October 2022, to secure the special rates:
Fairmont: $299.00 CAD per night
Fairmont View:$349.00 CAD per night
Deluxe: $379.00 CAD per night
Deluxe View: $429.00 CAD per night
Signature: $469.00 CAD per night
Fairmont Gold: $449.00 CAD per night
Junior Suite: $419.00 CAD per night
Fairmont Gold Suite: $549.00 CAD per night
Corner Suite: $649.00 CAD per night
Executive Suite: $799.00 CAD per night
Presidential Suite: $3,500.00 CAD per night

Rates are NET and non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian Dollars. In addition to the quoted room rate, all guests are required to pay 13 % Harmonized Sales Tax and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax and any other applicable fees or charges.

Please call the Global Reservations Centre at Tel: +1-800-441-1414 to make your reservation at the Fairmont Château Laurier.  Please quote the reference “International Institute of Communications” when making the reservation to get the special rates.

Please click here to  take you to the special link to book your room direct.

 

Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Street
Ottawa
ON K1P 5K8
Tel: +1 613 235-3333
Click here for more info

The Lord Elgin Hotel are offering special room rates.  Rooms must be booked on/before Tuesday 4 October 2022, to secure the special rates:
Classic Guest Room:
Single Room: 239 CAD per night / Double Room: 230 CAD per night
Park View Guest Room:
Single Room: 249 CAD per night / Double Room: 249 CAD per night
Elgin Class King Guest Room:
Single Room: 269 CAD per night / Double Room: 269 CAD per night

Rates are NET and non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian Dollars. In addition to the quoted room rate, all guests are required to pay 13 % Harmonized Sales Tax and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax and any other applicable fees or charges.

Please click here to  take you to the special link to book your room direct. If you are phoning the hotel, please ensure you quote the reference “International Institute of Communications”.  

 

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa
ON K1N 9H4
Tel: +1 613 560-7000
Click here for more information

The Westin Ottawa hotel is offering the following special room rates.  Rooms must be booked on/before Thursday 6 October 2022, to secure the special rates. 
Traditional Guest Room:
Single Room: $285 CAD per night
Double Room: $285 CAD per night

Rates are NET and non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian Dollars. In addition to the quoted room rate, all guests are required to pay 13 % Harmonized Sales Tax and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax and any other applicable fees or charges.

Please click here to take you to the special link to book your room direct. If you are phoning the hotel, please call the Marriott Reservations at +1-888-627-8528 to make your room reservations. Please quote the reference “International Institute of Communications or ICG, staying at the The Westin Ottawa, located at 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4” to get the special room rates. 

 

Novotel Ottawa
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
Tel: +1 613 230 3033 / Fax: +1 613 760 4767
Click here for more information

The hotel is offering the following special room rates, which must be booked on/before Saturday 1 October 2022, to secure the special rates:
Superior  Guest Room:
1 King Bed Room: $189 per night

Rates are NET and non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian Dollars. In addition to the quoted room rate, all guests are required to pay 13 % Harmonized Sales Tax and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax and any other applicable fees or charges.

Breakfast at the Novotel can only be charged to the room on arrival to the restaurant in the morning. It is an additional $22.00 ++taxes and gratuity per person

To make your room reservations:
Please click here to  take you to the special link to book your room direct.

Or telephone Novotel Ottawa: +1-613-230-3033 / Toll Free: +1-855-677-3033
Email: novotelottawa@novotelottawa.com

Please ensure you quote the following booking code: 1118708  & Booking Name: CPRW 2022 Courtesy Block

 

The Melcalfe Hotel
123 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa
ON K1P 5L9
Tel: +1 866 361 5706
Email: Reservations: reservations@themetcalfehotel.com
Click here for more info

The Metcalfe Hotel are offering special room rates.
Classic Queen Guest Room:
Double Room: 320 CAD per night
Classic King Guest Room:
Double Room: 328 CAD per night
Atrium King Guest Room:
Double Room: 336 CAD per night
Superior King Guest Room:
Double Room: 344 CAD per night
Superior Two Queen Guest Room:
2 Queen Beds (sleeps 4): 336 CAD per night
Executive King Guest Room:
Double Room: 360 CAD per night
Deluxe King Guest Room:
Double Room: 384 CAD per night
Junior Suite:
Double Room: 400 CAD per night
Corner Suite:
Double Room: 440 CAD per night
Two-Bedroom Superior Guest Room:
1 King Bed & 2 Queen Beds (sleeps 6): 780 CAD per night
Two-Bedroom Executive Guest Room:
2 King Beds (sleeps 4): 780 CAD per night
Two-BedroomSuite:
1 King Bed & 2 Queen Beds (sleeps 6): 880 CAD per night

Rates are NET and non-commissionable and quoted in Canadian Dollars. In addition to the quoted room rate, all guests are required to pay 13 % Harmonized Sales Tax and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax and any other applicable fees or charges.

Please click here  to book your room and take you to the special link to book direct. If you are phoning the hotel, please ensure you quote the reference “International Institute of Communications”.  

 

The IIC accepts no responsibility for bookings made at any of the listed hotels and recommends that you check out the hotels on the internet before booking.

Tuesday 1 November 2022

0900-0930 Welcomes
0930-1100 Session 1: Broadband and the Digital Divide

– Gigabyte society: how to include rural and remote communities;
– Ensuring affordability and accessibility for all;
– Keeping pace with technology: satellite, fibre, device neutrality

11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Session 2: The Race for 5G (and 6G)

– Industrial access to spectrum;
– Spectrum auctions;
– Competitor access to passive infrastructure

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Session 3: Online Platforms and Intermediaries

– Protecting and fostering online platform competition;
– Platform and intermediary liability;
– Antitrust, gatekeeping, and fair competition

15:40-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Session 4: Harmful Online Content and Regulation

– Combatting misinformation & disinformation;
– Balancing civility and free speech;
– Building the toolkit: digital literacy, education, and privacy protection

17:30 End of day one

Wednesday 2 November 2022

09:15-10:45 Session 5: Harmonized Media Frameworks

– Ensuring regulatory equity between online and traditional players;
– Regulating multinationals to advance domestic priorities;
– Fostering a vibrant media environment though support mechanisms and incentives

10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45 Session 6: Preparing for Organisational Transformation in Response to Legislative Change

– Coordination and collaboration (domestic and international);
– New tools and skills for regulators of the future;
– Change management in the regulatory environment

 

12:45 Closing remarks
Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
Date:
1st - 2nd November 2022
Location:
Ottawa, Canada
Region:
Americas
Chapter:
Canada
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