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Welcome to the IIC Small Nations Regulators’ Forum (SNRF).

The SNRF is one of the many positive examples of the IIC’s efforts to cater for all stakeholders. Its requirement of holding discussions under the Chatham House Rule fosters open debate and in-depth exchanges of views between regulators.

We are delighted to welcome Tim Ringsdore, Chief Executive of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, as our incoming Chair of the IIC Small Nations Regulators’ Forum for 2023 / 2024. Please view the press release here.

“I have the privilege of taking over the role of Chair of the IIC’s Small Nations Regulators’ Forum (SNRF) from Dr Allyson Leacock who has done a fantastic job over the last two years. Allyson will be a hard act to follow, however I will do my very best to lead the SNRF in the most effective way possible.”

What is a Small Nation?

A small nation is a country whose population is less than 0.1% of the world population – currently approximately 7.9 billion across 195 countries.

History of the SNRF

The Small Nations Regulators’ Forum was originally created as a result of an invitation-only IIC meeting supported by OfReg, the multisector regulatory authority of the Cayman Islands. Representatives from island nations agreed that particular issues were not unique to islands and countries with small populations and/or economies typically have more problems in terms of ensuring competition, enforcement and access, and it was felt valuable to share experiences and remedies.

The outputs from the programme may assist SNRF members to demonstrate how an effective regulator can ensure businesses are operating effectively and efficiently for the benefit of their communities and the economy.

SNRF Membership Benefits

SNRF membership included with IIC Regulator membership, for eligible Small Nations*

There are plenty of opportunities for gathering insights, exchanging views and shaping the debate:

Recent discussion themes of the SNRF

Please see here.

Current and Past SNRF Chairs

2023 / 2024 – Tim Ringsdore, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA). Please see press release here.

2021 / 2022 – Dr Allyson Leacock, Barbados Broadcasting Authority (BBA) . Please see press release here.

2020 – Rainer Schnepfleitner, Office for Communications (AK)

2019 – Paul Canessa, previously Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

2018 – Prof Anthony Clayton, previously Broadcasting Commission Jamaica

2017 – Alee Fa’amoe, previously OfReg

 

Past Events

2nd November 2022
Ottawa, Canada Small Nations Regulators’ Forum 2022 – In Person
24th August 2022
Online Meeting Small Nations Regulators’ Forum 2022 – Online meeting (Invitation only)
18th - 20th May 2022
Miami, USA Annual LatAm & Caribbean Telecommunications & Media Forum – in person
5th October 2021
Virtual Small Nations Regulators’ Forum 2021
9th September 2020
Online Meeting Small Nations Regulators’ Forum webinar: Evolving regulatory frameworks in times of change (Invitation only)
29th April 2021 10:00 am
Online Meeting Small Nations Regulators’ Forum Knowledge Café 2021 (Invitation only)
8th October 2019
London, UK The Cost of Regulation in a Small Nation
7th October 2018
Mexico City How Can the Retention of Domestic Revenue Be Improved in a Converged Environment?
8th October 2017
Brussels Small Nations Regulators’ Forum 2017

Resources for members only

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Evolving regulatory frameworks in times of change 18.01.2021
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Understanding Regulatory Powers and Legislation in Times of Pandemic 24.08.2020
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Effective and Efficient Regulation in Small Nations 29.06.2019
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Data Protection Law, Cayman Islands 05.01.2020
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Telecom Regulation in Small Island Nations 06.01.2020
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2003 - Net Neutrality
Internet Connectivity and Net Neutrality in Small Nations 06.01.2020
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Dealing with Emerging Threats to Democracy & Social Stability 06.01.2020
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Understanding Regulation on a Minute Scale – A Gibraltar Perspective 06.01.2020
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