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The Small Nations Regulators’ Forum (SNRF) Workshop was an exclusive meeting for regulators from small nations and/or small economies. This was a unique opportunity to share perspectives and insights on the particular issues faced, and engage in meaningful exchanges under the Chatham House Rule on these subjects.
The guest speaker was Grant Forsyth of Plum Consulting, and the meeting was be chaired by Professor Anthony Clayton of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica.
The Small Nations Regulator Forum met on 7 October 2018, during the IIC Communications Week held in Mexico. The meeting was chaired by Professor Anthony Clayton of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica and focussed on the presentation by Grant Forsyth of Plum Consulting.
Professor Anthony Clayton is Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission Jamaica and has over thirty years of international experience in policy development in national security and policing, energy security, environment and resources; futures studies and scenario planning.
Professor Anthony Clayton is also the Alcan Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development at the University of the West Indies, Visiting Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Surrey, and Affiliated Scholar at the Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University.
He is a former Visiting Professor at the Institute for Studies of Science, Technology and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh, Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Technology, and International Associate in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. He is a Fellow of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, and holds the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander.
Grant Forsyth is a Partner at Plum, having spent over 20 years leading corporate in-house teams addressing telecommunications policy and regulatory challenges. Prior to joining Plum he focused on strategy, policy and regulation of communications and the Internet as part of the Strategic Planning Group in Sky UK.
In his early years, Mr Forsyth provided key input to the development of the first-ever regulatory regime for New Zealand, and subsequently led several precedent-setting disputes that exercised that regime. With a proven understanding of the legal, economic and policy principles underlying regulation, along with strong commercial experience, he was invited to join BT Global Services in London and rose to lead their regulatory team responsible for securing economic access in over 170 countries.
In his current role Mr Forsyth has led projects across the world on: functional separation, market reviews, universal broadband connectivity, universal service, and the competition assessment of the convergence of content and access arising from a proposed merger. Several of these projects were conducted in small economies or “micro-states” which present their own special challenges.
Welcome and Report from Broadcasting Commission Jamaica, as the Outgoing Chair
Followed by discussion
Presentation by Grant Forsyth, Partner, Plum Consulting London LLP
Followed by discussion
17:45 Next Steps and AOB
18:00 Close of Meeting
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