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International Conference

"Future Regulation for Inclusive Connectivity"


The Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services of Montenegro (EKIP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the Telecommunication Development Bureau, are organizing the International Conference “Regulatory activity in the electronic communications sector”.

This International Conference will take place under the working title “Future Regulation for Inclusive Connectivity” within the 26th Festival of ICT achievement – Infofest 2019, which is considered by the Government of Montenegro to be a manifestation of particular state interest.

The International Conference, which will be organized for the 17th time, is one of leading gatherings of the regulators, and it allows enough space to discuss on various aspects of the regulation of electronic communications market. All Conference events will organized in the hotel “Avala Resort & Villas” in the beautiful Mediterranean setting in Budva, the metropolis of the Montenegrin tourism, on 30 September – 01 October 2019.

9:30 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

·         Mr Branko Kovijanic, President of the Council, EKIP, Montenegro

·         Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the ITU Office for Europe, International Telecommunication Union

·         H.E. Milan Srzentic, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Montenegro

·         Ms. Fiona McCluney, UN Resident Coordinator in Montenegro

Statements of Regional Organisations

·           Ms. Mzia Gogilashvili, Representative of EaPeReg Chair for 2019  

Welcome Remarks by Heads of the National Regulatory Authorities Present

·           Mr. Ilir Zela, Executive Director, Agency for Electronic Communications and Post (AKEP), Republic of Albania

·           Mr. Konstantin Tilev, Member of Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), Bulgaria

·           Mr. Ante Milas, Member of the Council, Croatian Regulatory Authority for network industries (HAKOM), Republic of Croatia

·           Mr. Marcin Cichy, President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Republic of Poland

Technical Agreement Signing Ceremony

·           Signing of the technical agreement between the National Frequency Management Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Serbia

·           Mr. Predrag Kovač, Director General, Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA), Bosnia and Herzegovina

·           Mr. Sasho Dimitrijoski, Director, Agency for Electronic Communications (AEC),  Republic of North Macedonia

·           Mr. Vladica Tintor, Director, Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL), Republic of Serbia 

·           Mr. Darko Grgurović, Executive Director, Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP), Montenegro

10:30 - 11:30

Session 1: Global and Regional Trends in Evolution of ICT Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Inclusive Connectivity

This session will address the current trends in the ICT Policy and regulatory frameworks in the international context. The European Approach to ICT policies will be addressed from the point of view of regional organisations, national ministries and regulatory authorities, with particular emphasis on Western Balkans Countries and their inclusion of non-European Union countries.

 

Moderator

·         Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of the Office for Europe, International Telecommunication Union, ITU

Broadband Commission’s Message

·         Mr. Marcin Cichy, President of the Office of Electronic Communications, Poland, UKE and Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

The State of Broadband 2019, Broadband as a Foundation for Sustainable Development

Panellists

·         Ms. Nancy Sundberg, Senior Programme Officer, BDT, ITU

Collaborative regulation in the digital economy

·         Ms. Inga Popovici, Chair of IRB EWG of EaPeReg

Ms. Mzia Gogilashvili, Representative of EaPeReg Chair for 2019

Broadband Development in EaP Region Internetization of High Mountainous regions in Georgia

·         Mr. Paul Foley, Tech4i2, United Kingdom
Insights to the digital economy and electronic communications in the Western Balkans

 

11:30 - 12:00

Group Photo and Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00

Session 2: 5G National Strategies, Policies and Pilot Projects that Drive Inclusive Connectivity

This session will focus mainly on innovative pilot projects born recently in the 5G sector. Projects from mobile operators, public institutions, academia and the European Union will be presented. Following presentations, a short open discussion will provide the place to share challenges, best practices and comments from the audience.

 

Moderator

·         Ms. Nancy Sundberg, Senior Programme Officer, BDT, ITU

Panellists

·         Mr. Marcin Cichy, President of the Office of Electronic Communications, UKE, Republic of Poland

5G Implementation

·         Mr. Mazzone, Giacomo, European Broadcasting Union, EBU

5G and broadcasting: a marriage of interest or an interesting marriage

·         Mr. Franco Accordino, Head of the "Knowledge Management and Innovative Systems" unit, DG Connect, European Commission, EC

WIFI4EU, Bringing connectivity to public spaces

·         Ms. Vanesa Čačković, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Republic of Croatia
5G today: Trends and Insights

 

13:10 - 13:30 
       

 

13:30 - 15:00

INFOFEST: Company Presentation

·         Ibis Instruments & ATDI Eurasia, Ms. Sanja Lasica, Mr. Fiodor Stankevitch, Spectrum management and QoS in 5G and Gigabit Society

Lunch Break 

15:00 - 16:10

Session 3: Spectrum Policy Supporting European Gigabit Society Development

This session will focus on the shifting spectrum landscape in the context of the upcoming WRC-19 and 5G rollout. In particular, the opportunities and challenges encountered by countries as well as the point of view from the European Institutions in the topics of regulations and policies challenges and opportunities to develop high-speed connectivity for society will be discussed.

Moderator

·         Mr. Boris Jevrić, Deputy Executive Director, EKIP

Panellists

·         Mr. Daniel Gueorguiev, Public Policy Manager Europe, Russia and CIS, GSMA

Supporting the European Gigabit Society Development

·         Mr. Sami Walid, Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation, European Broadcasting Union, EBU

Contribution of Free-to-Air broadcasters to a better connectivity for everyone

·         Mr. Elvis Babačić, EKIP, Montenegro
Mobile Broadband in Montenegro, Current status and plans for future

·         Ms. Janja Varšek, AKOS, Slovenia
Current activities of the Agency regarding implementation 5G

 

16:10 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30

Session 3: Spectrum Policy Supporting European Gigabit Society Development

This session will focus on the shifting spectrum landscape in the context of the upcoming WRC-19 and 5G rollout. This session will discuss in particular the opportunities and challenges encountered by countries as well as the point of view from the European Institutions in the topics of regulations and policies challenges and opportunities to develop high-speed connectivity for society.

Moderator

·         Mr. Boris Jevrić, Deputy Executive Director, EKIP

Panellists

·         Mr. Goran Laovski, RATEL, Republic of Serbia
5G in Serbia - challenges and opportunities

·         Ms. Galya Blateva, Radio Spectrum Management Directorat, CRC Bulgaria
The preparation of Bulgaria for the new horizon in the communications (5G) – radio frequency spectrum management, Head o
f Department Terrestrial Mobile Networks

·         Ms. Julijana Jančula Bauer, Mr. Krešimir Mazor, HAKOM, Republic of Croatia
RF Spectrum Allocation for 5G in the Republic of Croatia

 

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

9:30 - 10:45

Session 4: Innovative Approaches to Boost Investment in the Gigabit Infrastructure

This session will present the status of the investment gap in telecommunications in Europe. The session will present both public and private perspectives on how close the gap as well as practical case studies (EC + Georgia) on policies aimed at fostering investment in connectivity.

Moderator

·         Mr. Pavle Mijušković,  Deputy Executive Director, EKIP

Panellists

·         Mr. Vitomir Dragaš, General Manager for Electronic networks and services, EKIP, Montenegro
Development of Broadband in Montenegro

·         Mr. Domagoj Jurjević, M2E savjetovanje, Republic of Croatia
Regulation of Dark fibre in the light of the introduction of 5G services and expected significant increase of the data traffic

·         Mr. Tomaž Šturm, AKOS, Slovenia
Presentation of publicly available GEOPortal aimed for fostering investments

·         Mr. Nedžad Eminagić, RAK, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The need for regulatory intervention to integrate socially vulnerable and neglected populations into digital society

·         Mr. Zoran Aleksov, Mr. Boris Arsov, AEC, Republic of North Macedonia
Multilayer mapping of the TK fix infrastructure in North Macedonia

 

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

Session 5: Emerging Issues in Regulation Fostering Inclusive Connectivity

This session will aim at highlighting the regulatory issues in the broad ICT domain including, among other, the implementation of the EECC, with views from industry associations, regulators and relevant institutions. The increasing demand and dependence on connectivity will be addressed vis a vis the changing regulatory landscape.

Moderator

·         Ms. Nancy Sundberg, Senior Programme Officer, BDT, ITU

Panellists

·         Ms. Vera Julia Major, Government and IGO Engagement, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN

Internet in your language: IDNs and Universal Acceptance

·         Ms. Ana Skočić, Ms. Nataša Vučelić, RATEL, Republic of Serbia
Independence of RATEL and regulatory challenges in the process of harmonization with Acquis

·         Ms. Vesna Gaspar, Ms. Željka Kadrum Ban, HAKOM, Republic of Croatia

Regulators' role regarding the security of networks and services in the electronic communications sector

·         Ms. Sabine Lobnig, Deputy Director Communications & Regulations, Mobile & Wireless Forum

 

12:30 - 13:00

Conclusion and Closing Ceremony

·         Ms. Nancy Sundberg, Senior Programme Officer, BDT, ITU

·         Darko Grgurovic, Executive Director, EKIP

13:45

Social Event for all Participants of the Conference

 

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