Past events

  • 28

    The State of Digital Communications 2020

    BY Digital

    28 January 2020, Panoramique Hall @ The Square

    - entrance on Rue Coudenberg, Brussels -

    Europe has a new political agenda: Industrial policies for digital leadership, digital sovereignty, the role of tech in the European Green Deal and the EU approach to Artificial Intelligence have all entered the policy debate at the highest level. At the same time, consumers and innovators move fast and European digital markets are shaping the way in which we interact, produce and create socio-economic opportunities.

    As 5G and fibre have started enabling new smart communication systems, come get the latest on the technological and political debate around digital communications and their role in delivering on the priorities of the new European Commission.


    16h00 – 16h05: Welcome and introduction remarks

    • Steven Tas, Chairman to the Executive Board, ETNO
    • Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO

    16h05 – 17h00: Keynote Panel: Europe’s New Playbook for Digital Policy

    • HE Ambassador Goran Štefanić, Deputy Permanent Representative, Croatia
    • Lina Gálvez Muñoz, Member of the European Parliament, S&D
    • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, BEUC
      Moderated by Frances Robinson, Journalist

    17h00 – 17h15: Unveiling: The State of Digital Communications 2020 Report

    • Rupert Wood, Research Director, Analysys Mason

    17h15 – 18h15: The Role of Technology in Delivering Europe’s New Political Goals

    • Bjørn Taale Sandberg, SVP Telenor Research
    • Enrique Medina Malo, Chief Policy Officer, Telefónica
    • Reinald Kruger, Group Public Policy Development Director, Vodafone Group 
    • Eirini Zafeiratou, Director Public Policy EMEA, Amazon
      Moderated by Frances Robinson, Journalist

    18h15 – 19h30: Digital Drinks

    After the event, you can join us for a digital cocktail and innovation show:

    • 3D printed food, forgotten vegetables: tackling food waste can be done in creative ways. Experience a recipe in the shape of the event hashtag #StateofDigi. Here you can get a preview, powered by 3DbyFlow
    • Virtual Reality, in practice: attendees will have the opportunity to embark on a digital adventure and take a ride with the ICAROS VR Experience, brought to participants by Inno4Events

    Cannot make it? Follow the live discussion and ask your questions to the moderator via Twitter by using #StateofDigi.

    The registrations for this event have been closed due to a high number of requests. 

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  • 02

    FT-ETNO Summit 2019

    Pioneering and Protecting: Looking Ahead to a New Decade

    Brussels | 02 December 2019

    Our tenth annual summit takes place amid fresh European leadership, including a new Parliament and Commission, and the prospect of continued political uncertainty at home and beyond.

    Against this backdrop, we will examine new political and societal sentiments towards technology, as well as the key themes of trust, responsibility and sustainable development. We will also debate whether political and business leaders should collaborate to update industrial and competition policy in an ever more connected world.

    Updated information on speakers and agenda available at this link

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  • 26

    FT Future of News Europe 2019

    ETNO is delighted to once again be partnering with Financial Times for the Future of News Europe summit, which will take place on 26 November in Amsterdam.

    Europe's newsrooms are facing multiple challenges as they adjust to a more populist environment, greater competition from digital rivals and continued financial constraints. Attend this intimate gathering of 150+ top editors, executives and dealmakers from across print, TV and digital, to:

    • Learn how media outlets are coping with digital, political and societal disruption
    • Discover how traditional media brands have embraced digital, and how newer digital-first brands have won credibility
    • Debate whether emerging technologies such as AI can benefit the news business
    • Question what policymakers can do to boost transparency and trust in the media
    • Explore the latest techniques to lure new readers including membership models and platform partnerships

    For the latest details on agenda and speakers and registration, please follow this link.

    As a media partner of the Summit, a 15% discount is available for ETNO members and observers. To redeem the discount, please quote the following marketing code when completing your registration: ETNO15

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  • 12

    Making #Sustainability Smarter

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  • 29

    Capacity Europe 2019

    For the second year in a row, we are partnering with Capacity Media for their flagship event, Capacity Europe, which will take place between 29-31 October 2019, in London, at the InterContinental London - The O2.

    Europe’s largest telecommunications trading event, conference and awards will bring together 2,500+ Senior-Level attendees, representing 650+ companies and 90+ countries. At least 9 members and observers of ETNO will be present at the 2019 event.

    For the latest details on agenda, 60+ industry-leading speakers and registration, please follow this link.

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  • 02

    Delivering Consumer Value in Digital Times

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  • 24

    5G Core Summit

    The 5G Core Summit is taking place in Madrid, between 24-25 September, and will focus on the main following areas:

    • 5G Use Cases & Ecosystem Development
    • Building a Services Friendly Core Network Architecture
    • Network Cloudification
    • Edge Clouds & Network Slicing
    • Standard Progress and Timelines
    • IMS and the Road to Vo5G

    Speakers include:

    • Enrique Blanco, Global CTIO, Telefonica
    • Lucy Lombardi, Senior VP, Digital & Ecosystem Innovation
    • Franz Seiser, VP, Core Network & PaaS and Infrastructure Cloud
    • Paul Ceely, Managing Director, Network Strategy
    • Goran Car, Operating Director, Core Network and Service Platforms, Hrvatski Telekom
    • Maria Cuevas, Principal Manager, Mobile Research, BT

    Latest agenda, speakers and registrations are available at this link

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  • 17

    Metro Connect Europe 2019

    ETNO and Capacity Media are continuing their joint work on events taking place in Europe and beyond.

    The latest Metro Connect Europe 2019 will be taking place in Amsterdam between 17-18 September 2019. More than 50 companies will be represented at the event, with 80% of participants having a Director-Level and above. 

    ETNO will be represented by Maarit Palovirta, Director of Regulatory Affairs, who will be part of the panel discussion on “How is regulation incentivising investment in fibre?”. Maarit joins the following panelists:

    • Alejandra de Iturriaga, Director of Telecommunications and Audiovisual Sector, AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR SPANISH NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR MARKETS AND COMPETITION (CNMC)
    • Annemarie Sipkes, Director of Telecommunications, Transport and Postal Services Department, AUTHORITY FOR CONSUMERS AND MARKETS (ACM)
    • Vincenzo Lobianco, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, AUTORITA PER LE GARANZIE NELLE COMMUNICAZIONI (AGCOM)
    • Anthony Whelan, Director for Electronic Communications Networks & Services, EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    As a supporting association of Metro Connect Europe, we are delighted to offer our Members and Observers a 15% discount off the full ticket price when purchasing 1 pass. To make use of this discount, please register at this link and enter the code ETNOMC15.

    The latest information on speakers and agenda is available at this link.  

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  • 03

    Europe's 5G Future - Powering The IIoT Revolution

    As the world prepares for a 5G future, the internet of things is about to become a reality. And with that comes a huge opportunity for the European Union, where advanced industries will be the first to make the leap toward fully automated factories, AI-controlled processes, complex supply chain management and hyper-fast product delivery.

    • Is the digital transformation a way for Europe’s industry to boost its competitiveness and lead on the global stage?
    • How can companies that have invested to develop world-beating manufacturing tools protect their highly connected networks from penetration and industrial espionage?
    • How can Europe’s industrial champions ensure that the networks to which they connect their factories of the future are secure from spying by corporate rivals or state-backed entities?

    All of these questions are clear and present as Europe prepares for the rollout of the high-speed 5G networks that will make IoT possible. This event will bring together top industry executives and policymakers to examine how Europe should lay the groundwork for an IoT future and how IoT is changing industry and manufacturing as we know it.

    Time: 3 September, from 12:15PM

    Venue: The Office (Rue d'Arlon 80, 1000 Bruxelles)

    Draft agenda:

    • 12:15 PM Registration and Networking Lunch
    • 1:00 PM Welcome Remarks by POLITICO’s moderator
    • 1:05 PM Introductory Remarks by Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General 
    • 1:10 PM Panel Discussion
      • Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Germany)
      • Pearse O’Donohue, Director for Future Networks, DG CNECT, European Commission
      • Henri Korpi, Executive Vice President, Elisa
      • Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim

    The panel discussion will be moderated by Laurens Cerulus, POLITICO's Senior Policy Reporter

    • 2:00 PM Closing Remarks followed by Networking Reception

    For more information, please contact the POLITICO Events team by email at

    Photography and filming — There will be photography and/or filming at this event and your image may be captured by us and used for our business and promotional purposes in print or on our website. By registering for the event you are giving us permission to use your image in this way. If you have any queries about this, please email

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