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15th - 16th August 2023

Telecommunications and Media Forum, Sydney 2023 – in person

Telecommunications & Media Forum (TMF)

Tuesday 15  – Wednesday 16 August
Sydney, Australia

Further details to follow.

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Registration Fees for delegates

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 August 2023
Telecommunications and Media Forum

IIC Members – Free
Non-Members – £250 GBP (excluding VAT *) 
*VAT will be applicable for UK registrations only


If you feel the delegate fee may be a barrier to attending this event, please contact us at

The IIC will be pleased to provide a letter of invitation on request, but visas will be the responsibility of the event attendee.





The conference venue is:

Dexus Place
Level 15, 1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000





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 15 August 2023

08:15 Registration
09:00 Welcome
09:15 Keynote
09:45 Session 1: The impact of AI on content production, distribution and consumption
11:15 Networking Break
11:45 Session 2: The future of communications infrastructure in the region

o LEO satellite services and their potential for delivering broadband to remote and underserved areas
o 6G – when will we realistically start looking at 6G and what does that mean for sustainable investment and use of spectrum?

13:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 Session 3: Protecting consumers from scams or frauds perpetrated through electronic communications

o What is the right model for regulation – co-regulation? Black letter law? What protections are key?
o Update on new national anti-scams centre and comparable initiatives regionally and globally

15:45 Networking Break
16:15 Session 4: Online Safety Act – implementation, enforcement, international comparisons

o Balancing key design principles – safety, security, privacy
o Comparing Safety by Design and Security by Design approaches
o Progress internationally

17:30 Closing of day

Followed by networking reception.

Wednesday 16 August 2023

08:45 Registration
09:10 Welcome
0915 Keynote
09:45 Session 5: Shedding light on the 2023-2030 Cyber Security Strategy….and what’s all the fuss about TikTok?

o Harmonising regulatory frameworks nationally and internationally
o Improving public-private mechanisms for cyber threat sharing and blocking
o Investing in the cyber security ecosystem and skills
o Designing and sustaining security in new technologies

11:15 Networking Break
1145 Session 6: Consumer data protection: the future of privacy regulation and the impacts on the communications sector

o Implications of privacy regulation on freedom of speech
o What is the future of an advertising funded business model for media companies in an era of stricter privacy protections?
o Do enhanced privacy protections stifle innovation?

13:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 Session 7: Mergers and competition across the media, technology and telecommunications sectors

o Infrastructure sharing in the telecommunications sector
o News media ownership, remuneration, quality, access and control
o Competition policy for digital platforms/gatekeepers/intermediaries
o Implications of ex-ante regulations on innovation and fair competition

16:00 Closing Remarks
16:15 Close of Forum
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Event details
15th - 16th August 2023
Sydney, Australia
Asia Pacific
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Dexus Place
Level 15, 1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000

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