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2nd November 2022

Workshop: Building data skills for regulators – In Person

Communications Policy & Regulation Week, Small Nations 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

The International Regulators’ Forum was hosted by Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on 1-2 November 2022.

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

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

The IIC’s 53rd Annual Conference, followed on 3-4 November 2022.  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.

 

 

 

VISA INFORMATION
Visiting Canada: visa information
Entry requirements by country or territory

 

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.

 

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

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

The hotel is offering the following special room 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.

 

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 13 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. 

 

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.

Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

Aboubacar Sidiki Condé Principal Advisor, Autorité de régulation des postes et télécommunications (ARPT), Guinea

Aboubacar Sidiki Condé is an Economist.  He joined the Regulatory Authority of Posts and Telecommunications (ARPT) of the Republic of Guinea in June 2013 through the Directorate of Economy & Prospects of this institution. Since 2013 he has held the positions of:
✓ Head of Universal Access and Services;
✓ Acting Director in charge of Economics & Foresight;
✓ Senior Advisor to the Director General.

In his current position, Mr Conde represents ARPT in strategic bodies (Board of Directors, Executive Committee and General Assembly) of partner institutions and international meetings, accompanies the Director General in its interactions of a strategic nature with local and international partners and provides support to the functional Directorates as needed in the accomplishment of their missions.

Mr Conde previously worked for the Regional Council of Auvergne in France and two international Belgian and Swiss NGOs operating in the Republic of Guinea in the field of Local Economic Development and Protection of Minors’ Rights, respectively as Advisor in charge of Planning and Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects and Project Coordinator,

Mr Conde has a Master’s degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Conakry in the Republic of Guinea and a Master 1 and a Master 2 Professional Economics-Management, Option “International Development and Project Analysis” from the University of Auvergne in France.

In addition to his academic certifications, Mr Conde has benefited from several other certifying trainings on, among others, Telecommunications Regulation, Tariff and Quality of Service Control, Taxation of the Telecommunications Sector, Policies and Practices of Information and Communication Technologies Regulation, Strategic Planning and Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects, etc.

Alicia Barin Vice-Chairperson, Broadcasting (Interim), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Alicia Barin has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian media industry, Alicia has developed expertise in the fields of strategic planning, policy and regulatory affairs.

From 2000 to 2013, Ms Barin  served as the Vice-President of Strategic Planning at Astral Media. She had direct input in most major operational and regulatory initiatives, the launch of new services and corporate acquisitions.

In particular, Ms Barin successfully led the start-up of new pay and specialty channels and helped establish new business models for multi-platform television services as well as the coordination of Canadian content program and investment spending. During her time with Astral Media, she provided strategic planning support across the entire company.

Since 2013, she has worked in corporate affairs for a project management firm as well as an architecture firm to grow these businesses as they served a variety of private and public-sector clients.

Ms Barin has a Bachelor of Laws, McGill University and an Honours Business Administration, Western University.

Benaïssa Asloun (Dr) Director General, High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA), Morocco

Bio coming soon ……

Benoît Loutrel Member, Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique (Arcom)

Benoît Loutrel is an economist engineer, specializing in industrial economics, economic development, digital transformation and regulatory economics.

After working at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) as a research officer in environmental economics in 1993, Mr Loutrel was appointed in 1996 technical advisor to the administrator representing the France at the World Bank in Washington and then, in 1999, chargé d’affaires and head of the European office (in Paris) of the infrastructure department of the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank Group until 2003.

In 2004, he joined the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts. (Arcep) where he was Director of Fixed and Mobile Market Regulation, then Deputy Director General. From 2010 to 2013, he was Director of the “Development of the Digital Economy” program of the “Investments for the future” to the Commissioner General for Investment. From 2013 to 2016, Mr Loutrel was Director General of Arcep. In 2017, Mr Loutrel became Director of Institutional Relations and Public Policy at Google France. From 2018 to 2020, he carried out various missions within the INSEE General Inspectorate, and in particular, he was General Rapporteur of the interministerial mission “regulation of social networks”.

Mr Loutrel joined the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel in February 2021. He chairs Arcom’s “Supervision of Online Platforms” working group. He is also Vice-President of the working group “Televisions, SMAD, distribution and digital uses”.

Mr Loutrel studied industrial economics and regulation at Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE, and Toulouse School of Economics.

Luc Tapella Director, Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (ILR), Luxembourg

Luc Tapella is the Director of the Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation, a multi-sector regulator (electronic communications, frequencies, energy, postal services, rail and air transport, and network and information systems security) in the Grand-Duché of Luxembourg.

He is the 2022 Chair of FRATEL, the global network of French-speaking regulators, which this year is dedicated to the themes of cyber security and network resilience. He was also Vice-President 2021 of the Independent Regulators Group in Europe.

He previously worked in finance and the space industry (Société Européenne des Satellites and member of the executive committee of SATLYNX) and CFO of Wagner Management in Luxembourg.

Luc Tapella holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University III of Aix-en-Provence (France).

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Luc Tapella est le directeur de l’Institut Luxembourgeois de régulation, régulateur multisectoriel (communications électroniques, fréquences, énergie, postes, transport ferroviaire et aérien et sécurité des réseaux et des systèmes d’information) au Grand- Duché de Luxembourg.

Il est président 2022 de FRATEL, le réseau mondial des régulateurs francophones qui se consacre cette année aux thèmes de la cyber sécurité et la résilience des réseaux. Il a été également vice-président 2021 du groupe des régulateurs indépendants en Europe.

Il a travaillé auparavant dans la finance et l’industrie spatiale (Société Européenne des Satellites et membre du comité exécutif de SATLYNX) et CFO de Wagner Management au Luxembourg.

Luc Tapella est titulaire d’un Master en économie de l’Université III d’Aix-en-Provence (France).

 

Wednesday 2 November 2022

14:00-17:00 Workshop: Building data skills for regulators

The systems and actors of the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors are in constant evolution. Regulators of the future are increasingly being called to leverage data and market intelligence to face these changes and stay up to date with these trends. This workshop will examine:
– Challenges and opportunities: data collection, analysis and publication
– Building data skills and capacities within the regulator
– Collaboration with new actors (e.g., international platforms) and other regulators

Moderator
Alicia Barin, Vice-Chairperson, Broadcasting (Interim), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Panellists include
Benoît Loutrel, Member of the Council, Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique (Arcom), France
Dr Benaïssa Asloun, Director General, High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA), Morocco
Luc Tapella, Director, Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (ILR), Luxembourg
Aboubacar Sidiki Condé, Principal Advisor, Autorité de régulation des postes et télécommunications (ARPT), Guinea

 

 

 

14:00-17:00 Atelier: Développer des compétences en matière de données pour les régulateurs

Les systèmes et les acteurs des secteurs des télécommunications et de la radiodiffusion sont en constante évolution. Les régulateurs du futur sont de plus en plus appelés à faire usage des données et des renseignements sur les marchés pour faire face à ces changements et demeurer au fait des tendances. Cet atelier examinera :
– Les défis et les opportunités : la collecte de données, leur analyse et leur publication
– Développer des compétences et des capacités en matière de données au sein du régulateur
– Collaboration avec de nouveaux acteurs (p. ex., plateformes internationales) et avec d’autres régulateurs

Modératrice
Alicia Barin, Vice-présidente, Radiodiffusion (par intérim), Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC)

Intervenants
Benoît Loutrel, Membre du Conseil, Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique (Arcom)
Dr Benaïssa Asloun, Directeur général, Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA), Maroc
Luc Tapella, Directeur, Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (ILR), Luxembourg
Aboubacar Sidiki Condé, Conseiller principal, Agence de régulation des postes et des télécommunications (ARPT), Guinée

17:00 Closing remarks
17:30-19:30 Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception
Museum of Nature, Ottawa

Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
Date:
2nd November 2022
Location:
Ottawa, Canada
Region:
Americas
Chapter:
Canada
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Canada

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