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Regulator Members

The IIC is committed to helping policy makers and regulators find the best regulatory and policy frameworks for the widest societal benefit.

IIC membership provides the only independent international forum that brings together statutory national regulators in a collegiate, neutral environment to debate policy issues. There is one International Regulators’ Forum (IRF) each year and other regional events throughout the year. All members receive a report of meetings regardless of whether they are able to attend, and all members receive the IIC’s Annual Review, summarising discussions that have taken place throughout the year.

reasons regulators join

  1. Gain current information and insights
  2. Build supportive and strategic relationships
  3. Explore the far-reaching implications of new technology
  4. Showcase their regulatory work in a collegiate arena
  5. Get validation and feedback on from international peers 

membership options

IIC Strategic Partner

IIC Strategic Partner

Fee £12,000 per year

In an era of near continuous digital disruption, IIC Strategic Partners recognise the work we do in facilitating open discussion around future regulatory models. They work strategically with the IIC to shape the discussions from which wider society can benefit.

Member Benefits

  • All regulator member organisations can attend TMF and Chapter meetings free of charge
  • Partners receive a full report of all meetings, regardless of whether they can attend
  • Free copies of the Yearbook, free subscription to InterMedia and invitations to speak at events and meetings
  • IIC Regulator Partners are invited to be part of the advisory panel that sets the discussion agenda for IIC meetings
  • All members can attend the Annual Conference. Strategic Partners receive a 25% discount on the published fee
  • The IIC holds regular intimate dinners for IIC Partners to network in a closed environment
  • IIC Partners are acknowledged at events, in signage and on the website

Full Regulator Member (IRF)

Full Regulator Member (IRF)

Fee £5,000 per year

This level is for the leadership teams of National Regulatory and Competition Authorities. Meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule, giving members space to debate often controversial topics in a neutral environment.

Member Benefits

  • All member organisations can attend TMF and Chapter meetings free of charge
  • Members receive a full report of all meetings, regardless of whether they can attend
  • Free copies of the Yearbook, free subscription to InterMedia and may be invited to speak at events and meetings
  • Only regulators may attend Regional Regulators’ Forums and the International Regulators' Forum
  • All members can attend the Annual Conference and regulator members receive at least a 20% discount on the published fee

Small Nations Regulators' Forum

Small Nations Regulators' Forum


Free to join

The IIC Forum for regulators of small nations focuses on the particular opportunities and constraints in media and communications regulation in countries with small populations and/or small economies.

Member Benefits

  • Membership is free to regulators of small nations
  • Free attendance at the annual in-person meeting of the SNRF
  • Discounted rates to attend International Regulators’ Forum and/or Annual Conference
  • Access to an online forum solely for SNRF members

*There are some concessionary memberships available for retired people, for academics, for micro businesses and for individuals under certain circumstances. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss.

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Annual Review 2019


The Annual Review, only available to members, captures the discussions, debates and outcomes of conversations that have taken place throughout the year, and looks forward to the key issues that will be debated in 2019.






future leadersv2FUTURE LEADERS' COMPETITION 2019

Global Realities, National Choices: communications policy making in a cross-sectoral, cross-jurisdictional world
The IIC is looking for the people who will shape the future policy agenda for the telecoms, technology and media sectors and be tomorrow’s influencers. To this end, we are running a competition to encourage and promote original thought in the areas of communications and policy from the future leaders of the sector. The competition is open until 8 August 2019 and the winner gets paid travel and accommodation to present their entry at our 50th Annual Conference in London this October. Learn more.


Outcomes experienced by some Regulator Members


"The IIC opened my eyes to the understanding that regulatory distortion will exacerbate market distortion if not addressed”


"I was able to see the way forward towards making the shift from static regulation to dynamic regulation"


"It helped me to understand the complementarity of fixed and mobile connectivity and the need to foster collaboration"


"I could see the trend line of increasing open standards in the basic infrastructures of the telecommunications business"

the guiding principles of the iic

Heart of the IIC

Regulation and regulators are at the heart of the IIC.  Discussions among and with them inform the future policy agenda

A neutral space

We provide a neutral space for collegiate debate of complex and controversial topics at the highest level

Future decision making

We take no official policy position, but the solid and meaningful outputs of our discussions are shared with members and form the bedrock of future decision making

Global and local inclusivity

We are committed to global and local inclusivity and seek membership from a diverse audience across the converged TMT sector

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