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19 April, ETNO/ITU Workshop: Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) - Preparations for WCIT 2012

ETNO, in co-operation with the ITU, is pleased to announce a workshop entitled ‘Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) - Preparations for WCIT 2012’ that will gather a range of high level industry speakers from across the globe, including speakers from the ITU, ISOC, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, Ambassador David Gross and US Ambassador to the EU, William Kennard.


Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) - 
Preparations for WCIT 2012


ETNO, in co-operation with the ITU, is pleased to announce a workshop entitled ‘Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) - Preparations for WCIT 2012’ that will gather a range of high level industry speakers from across the globe, including speakers from the ITU, ISOC, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, Ambassador David Gross and US Ambassador to the EU, William Kennard.

The International Rules for Telecommunications (ITRs) are to be revised at the next World Conference in International Telecommunications due to be held in Dubai in December. This will be an opportunity to adapt the ITRs to better reflect today’s telecoms market and the innovation that has occurred since 1988, when the rules were last negotiated.

This is a highly political debate and it is important that as many players as possible engage in the review process at an early stage, although ultimately not all will have a seat at the negotiating table in December. This workshop is aimed at bringing the issues to the fore and providing a platform for policy makers and industry to discuss the issues and any concerns, with a view to finding common ground or at least identifying areas for closer collaboration going forward.

When? April 19, from 9.15am to 1.15pm
Where? Belgacom Headquarters, Bd. du Roi Albert II 27, Brussels 1030 

Programme:

 [Welcome coffee available from 8.30am]

1. Welcome and Introduction (9.15-9.45am)
 
Didier Bellens, Belgacom CEO 
Luigi Gambardella, ETNO Board Chairman
Malcolm Johnson, ITU Director

2. Setting the Scene (9.45am-10.30pm)

Richard Hill, ITU, Secretary CWG-WCIT12
Manuel da Costa Cabral,  CEPT Chairman for WCIT preparation, Anacom
Robert Madelin,  European Commission DG INFSO Director-General

3. Industry Perspectives (10.30-11.30am)

[Moderator: Karim Lesina, Executive Director Government Affairs, AT&T]

Carlos Lopez Blanco, Director of the International Office, Telefónica
Walter McCormick, CEO US Telecom 
Tom Wilson, CEO Samena
Isabelle Mauro,  GSMA Head of International Affairs 
Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
Rob Middlehurst, Vice President Regulatory Policy, Etisalat Group

                       *** Coffee Break: 11.30-11.50am ***

4. Open Discussion in Preparation for WCIT 2012 (11.50am-1pm)

 [Moderator: Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications]

William Kennard,  US Ambassador to the EU 
Jan Malinowski, Head of the Information Society Department, Council of Europe
Ambassador David Gross, Wiley Rein
Naser Ahmed Eidha Al Rashedi, Manager of ITU Affairs, UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Sally Wentworth, Regional Bureau Director for N. America/Public Policy, ISOC
Dominique Wurges, Orange, ETNO Special Rapporteur to the ITU

5. Closing Remarks (1pm-1.15pm)

Malcolm Johnson, ITU Director
Daniel Pataki, ETNO Director

                                *** Followed by buffet lunch ***

In order to attend this workshop, please register via this link, as space is limited: http://www.etno.be/Default.aspx?tabid=2477


Members & Observers - View companies map

  • A1 Telekom Austria Group
  • Albtelecom
  • Altice Portugal
  • BH Telecom
  • BT
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
  • Orange Polska
  • OTE
  • POST Group
  • Proximus
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
  • Verizon

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