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Telecommunications and Media Forum

Telecommunications and Media Forum

Regional
Intimate but international events held regionally throughout the year. Members can attend free of charge, non-members pay a fee. Meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule..

TMF meetings are free to all members


Asia 2020 Asia 2020

17-19 february

Comprising both the Regional Regulators’ Forum (17 February) and the Telecommunications & Media Forum (TMF) on 18-19 February, the meetings will bring together, under the Chatham House Rule, experts from the region and beyond, from the regulatory sphere, government, industry, academia and civil society, to discuss themes of regional and global significance.

Miami 2019 Miami 2019

Supported by AT&T
Miami, 16-17 May 2019

Miami 2018 Miami 2018

24-25 MAY 2018
Supported by squire patton boggs
DISCUSSION THEMES EXPLORED:

Infrastructure, Investment and Innovation: policy and regulatory building blocks for the digital economy

DELEGATES DISCUSSED:

  • Building an effective digital economy
  • Digital infrastructure and connectivity
  • Competition and investment
  • Aligning spectrum to innovation opportunities
  • Cloud computing and data centres
  • Cyber-security and critical infrastructure protection

Washington 2017 Washington 2017

5 - 6 DECEMBER 2017
SUPPORTED BY VERIZON
DISCUSSION THEMES TO BE EXPLORED:
  • Global policy and regulation – evolving roles of inter-governmental agencies
  • Digital trade – What is needed to support seamless global services?
  • Connectivity enablers – Closing the gap in rural and urban coverage
  • Data privacy / security – How do we balance the competing principles of freedom, security and transparency?
  • Content futures – How are converged players responding?
  • Digital transformation – policy implications of the convergence of telecom and media platforms.

Washington DC 2019 Washington DC 2019

10-11 december 2019
SUPPORTED BY VERIZON
KEY THEMES
  • Upcoming European agenda regarding digital/platform regulation and a comparison to the US situation
  • US Privacy agenda post GDPR; data protection regulation – objectives, effectiveness and impacts
  • Trends in distribution & consumption of video & entertainment - policy and regulatory implications
  • Impacts (unintended or not) of regulations on the Internet
  • Cyber risk trends – including DNS security; global telecom supply chain issues
  • Debrief on multi-stakeholder meetings/current state of discussions, including WRC-19, OECD, UN IGF
  • Taking stock of 5G launches this year

Thailand Symposium 2018 Thailand Symposium 2018

10-11 september 2018
hosted by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand
EXPERTS AND DELEGATES DISCUSSED:
  • The Current Content Landscape and how content delivery is changing
  • Enabling digital infrastaructure and facilitating growth
  • Building markets and answering user needs
  • Enpowering the digital user

Brussels 2018 Brussels 2018

24-25 aPRIL 2018
Supported by bipt
DISCUSSION THEMES to be EXPLORED:

Artificial Intelligence and the future Digital Single Market

DELEGATES WILL DISCUSS:

  • Upsides and downsides to AI
  • Competition policy
  • Trust, justice and equity
  • Cybersecurity in the age of AI

Miami 2017 Miami 2017

24-25 may 2017
supported by at&t
DISCUSSION THEMES exploreD:
  • How might the new political and trade paradigm influence the digital transatlantic agenda?
  • What is required to drive the digital economy in urban and rural areas within the region?
  • OTT services and content: debating regulatory frameworks, fiscal arrangements, and consumer protection

 Plus, exclusively for regulators, the annual Regional Regulators Forum on 23 May 2017

Riga 2019: COMPETING CONTINENTS Riga 2019: COMPETING CONTINENTS

25-26 JUNE 2019
Joint CONFERENCE with the IIC in association with the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)
KEY THEMES
  • Investment and connectivity
  • 5G – living up to its promise
  • Open internet
  • Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and emerging technologies
  • Platform regulation

Asia 2019 Asia 2019

13-14 FEBRUARY 2019

Plus, exclusively for regulators, the annual Regional Regulators' Forum on 12 February 2019

Sydney 2018 Sydney 2018

3-4 JULY 2018
Supported by UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
DELEGATES DISCUSSED:
  • Regulatory principles
  • Content in global markets
  • Regulating for competition
  • Cyber-security in the post-truth, IoT era
  • NBN – what are the lessons learned?
  • Privacy protection: will the EU wave reach distant shores?

Asia 2018 Asia 2018

6-7 February 2018
KEY THEMES:
  • Enabling rich interaction: communications and content
  • Cyber security and protection of critical infrastructure
  • Creating a robust data economy
  • What next for spectrum?

Plus, exclusively for regulators, the annual Regional Regulators' Forum on 5 February 2018

Doha 2017 Doha 2017

21-23 March 2017
supported by the CRA

Policy and regulatory responses to drive digital innovation and competitiveness whilst safeguarding consumers and critical systems

Discussion Themes explored:

  • Stimulating sustainable investment in telecom and digital media
  • Competition - what interventions can the regulator undertake to drive competition?
  • Protecting the digital consumer
  • Digital content, OTT services and net neutrality principles
  • Digital economy – how to achieve the economies of scale in smaller emerging markets

Plus, exclusively for regulators, key policy challenges from around the globe, a working dinner on 21 March.

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