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31 Jan 2018


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47
1000  Brussels



Event Location


Event Description

ETNO is once again partnering with MLex, the leading provider of insight, analysis and commentary to regulation and competition specialists in Europe, the US, Brazil and China.
Now in its seventh successful year, the Summit creates a platform for up to 200 high-level delegates, representing telecom operators, the EU institutions, regulators, academics, investors and other industry stakeholders, to discuss key EU regulatory issues.
The event’s high level panels will focus on the following aspects:
  • Regulation in 2018
  • Tomorrow’s telecom laws: towards a new access doctrine
  • Business models: what’s next
  • Fireside chat: 5G, technological convergence and industry collaboration
  • Spectrum policy: a European Chimera 
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Date: 31 January 2018
Time: 08.30-15.30h
Venue: Radisson Blu Royal, Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
​Twitter: #ETNOMLex


08.30 - 09.00: Registration & welcome coffee

09.00 - 09.45: Keynote Panel: European tech leadership on the global stage
From the Gigabit Society to the EECC: is regulatory reform keeping pace with high-level political objectives?​

  • Claire Bury, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission 
  • Pilar Del Castillo, Member of the European Parliament
  • Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO

09.45 - 10.00: Keynote Panel: Fireside chat: Regulation in 2018

  • Johannes Gungl, Chairman 2018, BEREC interviewed by Robert McLeod, Chairman, MLex

10.00 - 11.05: Tomorrow’s telecom laws: towards a new access doctrine
How is the European regulatory framework re-shaping? Is the Electronic Communications Code an evolution, a revolution or in line with the status-quo? Which models will be incentivised and which ones will be hampered? Will regulators have more or less powers?

  • Anthony Whelan, Director, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Wolfgang Kopf, Deutsche Telekom 
  • Gera van Duijvenvoorde, Competition Counsel, KPN and Professor in Telecommunications Law at eLaw, University Leiden
  • Marc Bourreau, Professor, Telecom ParisTech, and Joint Academic Director, CERRE 
  • Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Group

11.05 - 11.30: Networking break

11.30 - 12.30: Business models: what’s next?
Are telcos really moving towards the platform-model? Is free connectivity next? Which space for innovation in the telecoms sector? Can telcos leverage metadata and location data to expand consumer choice? Is there enough demand for FTTH networks? Which role for telecom-media convergence? 

  • Carl-Christian Buhr, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Gabriel 
  • Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, BEUC
  • Enrique Medina Malo, Chief Policy Officer, Telefonica
  • Erzsebet Fitori, Director General, FTTH Council Europe 

12.30 - 13.40: Networking lunch

13.40 - 13.55: 5G Keynote

  • Michael Peeters, Head of Innovation Portfolio, Nokia 

13.55 - 14.50: Fireside chat: 5G, technological convergence and industry collaboration
How do network development and management change in the 5G era? How will the convergence of technologies impact the markets? Is the business case for 5G solid? How important is collaboration within the industry? Which degree of scale is needed? How are we doing on integrating verticals and enhancing cross-industry collaboration?

  • Guillaume Loriot, Director, Information, Communication and Media, DG COMP, European Commission 
  • Marc Lebourges, Director, European Regulation and Economic Studies, Orange Group
  • Phillip Malloch, Executive Board Chair, ETNO 
  • Pastora Valero, Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs for Europe, EMEAR, Cisco Systems

14.50 - 15.30: Spectrum policy: a European Chimera 
Europe has discussed reform and harmonisation of spectrum policy for years: are we close to a breakthrough? What are the real roadblocks? What are the concrete 5G spectrum needs? Are we on track to meet them or miss them?

  • Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit for Spectrum Policy, DG Connect, European Commission 
  • Gunnar Hökmark, Member of the European Parliament 
  • Mathieu Weill, Head of Digital Economy Department, DG Entr, French Economy Ministry 
  • Afke Schaart, VP and Head of Europe, GSMA 

The sessions will be moderated by: 

  • Vesela Gladicheva, Senior Correspondent, Telecoms, Media, IT, MLex
  • Robert McLeod, Chairman, MLex
  • Magnus Franklin, Chief Correspondent, TMT, MLex



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