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17th October 2023

Small Nations Regulators Forum 2023 – in person

Communications Policy & Regulation Week, Small Nations Regulators’ Forum

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

International Regulators Forum
Annual Conference
Small Nations Regulators Forum

The IIC Small Nations Regulators Forum, followed the International Regulators’ Forum on the afternoon of 17 October 2023 from 14:00-17:00.

The International Regulators’ Forum was hosted by Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunication, Post and Railway (BNetzA) on 16-17 October 2023.

The IIC’s 54th Annual Conference, followed on 18-19 October 2023. Senior industry representatives joined 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.

 

 

 

The Hyatt Regency Cologne is the Headquarter Hotel.

Hyatt Regency Köln
Kenndy-Ufer 2A
50679 Koeln/Cologne
Germany
Tel +41 221 828 1234

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.

Hyatt Regency Köln
Kenndy-Ufer 2A
50679 Koeln/Cologne
Germany
Click here for more information

Availability of special rate: 15 – 20 October 2023
Price per night incl. VAT (EUR): 235,00 + 5% City Tax
Breakfast: Included

Booking Procedure:
via email (reservations.europe@hyatt.com)
via phone at +49 221 8281 234

Please quote the booking Code: IIC Cologne 2023
Bookings must be made by 31 August 2023 to get the special rate

 

MotelOne Koeln-Messe
Hans-Imhoff-Straße 3
50679 Koeln/Cologne
Germany
Click here for more information

Availability of special rate: 15-18 October 2023
Price per night incl. VAT (EUR): 104,90 + 5% City Tax
Breakfast: Included

Booking Procedure:
Booking form via email (koeln-messe@motel-one.com) or fax (+49 221 670027-10)
Please click here to download the booking form

Please quote the booking Code: IIC Cologne 2023
Bookings must be made by 21 August 2023 to get the special rate

 

ibis Koeln-Messe
Bruegelmannstr. 1
50679 Koeln/Cologne
Germany
Click here for more information

Availability of special rate: 15-20 October 2023
Price per night incl. VAT (EUR): 111,00 + 5% City Tax
Breakfast: Included

Booking Procedure:
via email: h3744@accor.com

Please quote the booking Code: IIC Cologne 2023
Bookings must be made by 31 August 2023 to get the special rate

 

ibis budget Koeln-Messe
Bruegelmannstr. 7
50679 Koeln/Cologne
Germany
Click here for more information

Availability of special rate: 15-20 October 2023
Price per night incl. VAT (EUR): 99,00 + 5% City Tax
Breakfast: Included

Booking Procedure:
via email: h3744@accor.com

Please quote the booking Code: IIC Cologne 2023
Bookings must be made by 7 August 2023 to get the special rate

 

Dorint Koeln-Messe
Deutz-Muelheimer Str. 22 – 24
50679 Koeln/Cologne
Germany
Click here for more information

Availability of special rate: 15-20 October 2023
Price per night incl. VAT (EUR): 169,00 + 5% City Tax
Breakfast: Included

Booking Procedure:
via email: reservierung.koeln-messe@dorint.com

Booking Code: IIC Cologne 2023
Bookings must be made by 17 September 2023 to get the special rate

 

Please click here for information on theCity Tax return”

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.

DELEGATE FEES
Prices are per person

All delegate fees include lunches, tea and coffee breaks. It also includes the opening reception and the gala dinner for those attending the Annual Conference.

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.

 

STANDARD RATES for registrations FROM 1 September 2023

NON-REGULATORS
Members

Annual Conference ONLY – £890

Non-Members
Annual Conference ONLY – £1,200

REGULATORS
Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Annual Conference ONLY – £590
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £590

Non-Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – £690
Annual Conference ONLY – £890
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £890

 

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

International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Annual Conference ONLY – £590
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum & International Regulators’ Forum – FREE
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £590
Small National Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £590
Small National Regulators’ Forum, International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £590

Non-Members
International Regulators’ Forum ONLY – £690
Annual Conference ONLY – £850
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum ONLY – FREE
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum & International Regulators’ Forum – £690
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £890
Small National Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £850
Small National Regulators’ Forum, International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £890

Small Nations Regulators' Forum speakers

Tim Ringsdore Chief Executive and Board Member, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)

Tim Ringsdore has over 15 years extensive experience as a Managing Director within the telecoms industry, working at Board level across the Channel Islands, London and the Caribbean.

Mr Ringsdore was Managing Director of Jersey Telecom and was pivotal in setting up Wave Telecom in Guernsey. He had responsibility for consumers and corporate clients across both Islands. Mr Ringsdore was also instrumental in developing JT’s global business with the acquisition of Worldstone in 2012.

Mr Ringsdore moved back to the Channel Islands to join the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) after leading Cable & Wireless as Managing Director based in the British Virgin Islands. He had jurisdictional and overall financial responsibility for the Cable & Wireless business in the BVI and was responsible for developing relationships with government, the industry regulator and corporate clients. During this time, he successfully restructured and rebranded the business to help improve credibility and the customer experience.

As CEO for the JCRA, Mr Ringsdore is focussing on delivering strong results which will support the economic strategic objectives for the Island and its citizens. He will help ensure that Jersey receives the best value, choice and access to high quality services in addition to promoting competition and consumers’ interests.

Tuesday 17 October 2023

13:45-13:55 Welcome

Purpose: to discuss the fourth and fifth ‘hot’ topics from the recent SNRF feedback and develop consensus statements for each area.

Outputs from the meeting will include a report, written under the Chatham House Rule. From this report an outcome statement will be produced which will then provide copy for an article, by the SNRF Chair, for the IIC’s Intermedia journal . The outputs from the meeting can be used by members as required.

Chair:
Tim Ringsdore, CEO, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)

13:55 -14:35 IIC SNRF / DT Economics project: Regulatory effectiveness in small nations

Sean Kennedy, Partner DT Economics LLP; Treasurer, International Institute of Communications

14:35-15:15 Network sharing: best practice tower sharing, mast audits.

Number 4 of the SNRF ‘top 5’ hot topics

15:15-15:45 Break
15:45-16:45 5G: - Spectrum auctions Vs basic costs, licensing, consumer benefits, digital divide, how to deal with health concerns.

Number 5 of the SNRF ‘top 5’ hot topics

16:45-16:50 Summary of discussion
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks

Chair:
Tim Ringsdore, CEO, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)

Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
Date:
17th October 2023
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Region:
Europe
Hyatt Regency Cologne
Kennedy-Ufer 2A
Cologne 50679
Germany

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