The Public Policy Forum, now in its second year at Mobile Asia Expo, will take place on Thursday 27 June 2013. In 2012, GSMA hosted its first Public Policy Forum, bringing together representatives of ministries and regulatory bodies as well as industry experts from around the Asia Pacific region to gain insights and share perspectives on the deployment and adoption of mobile broadband. Among the more than 70 attendees at the half-day seminar were policymakers from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iran, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Forum engaged the audience with first class speakers, including speakers from the Ministry for Industry and Information Technology, People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of ICT of Indonesia, Cisco, Ernst & Young, The Boston Consulting Group and Axiata.
The Public Policy Forum in 2013 will give insights and information to regulators and policymakers through a half-day session on ‘Reaching Total Connectivity: delivering services; creating growth and improving lives’. The session will stimulate interactive discussion through presentations and panels as well as high level networking opportunities.
Attendance criteria – Invitation only event
- Senior representatives from Ministries of Telecommunications and Regulatory Authorities from Asia Pacific countries*
- Regulatory representatives from Mobile Network Operators, vendors and the wider mobile ecosystem
Public Policy Forum, Mobile Asia Expo 2013
Reaching Total Connectivity
Delivering services – Creating growth – Improving lives
Thursday 27 June 2013, 08:30-14:30
|08:30 – 09:00 WELCOME COFFEE AND REGISTRATION|
|09:00 – 10:00 OPENING ADDRESSES|
|09:00 – 09:20||Keynote – Asia Pacific using innovation to make the mobile world a reality
With over 4.2 billion consumers in Asia Pacific, this session will showcase the region’s success in influencing the global mobile environment.
|09:20 – 09:40||Keynote – How China is using mobile to enhance the mobile experience today and in the future
This session will explore and explain some of the ways in which mobile technology has been harnessed in China for the benefit of consumers and businesses, and take a look at the innovations on the horizon.
|09:40 – 10:00||Keynote – The Role of Regulators in Asia Pacific – Sharing experiences
The role of regional regulators and policy makers in enabling national governments to deliver on their mobile broadband plans.
|10:00 – 10:30 ASIA PACIFIC OUTLOOK – MOBILE 2015 AND BEYOND|
|Presentation – Predictions in mobile for Asia Pacific
Analysis of the economic and social impact that mobile and mobile services will have on markets in and around the Asia and Pacific region.
|10:30– 10:50 COFFEE BREAK|
|10:50 – 13:20 SHAPING THE CONNECTED ECONOMY|
|10:50 – 12:00||Panel discussion 1: Creating effective policy frameworks in a rapidly evolving mobile world characterised by IP convergence
What does the future hold for Asia Pacific and how will regional trends shape the global mobile economy into the next decade?
Discussion will focus on what is needed to create an enabling regulatory environment that will promote competition, encourage investment and drive innovation. The session will examine the challenges of implementing policies that support a wide range of industry players in countries at various stages of economic development.
Topics under debate will include spectrum assignment and taxation, as well as issues related to IP networks such as privacy, net neutrality, cyber security and new traffic models.
|12:00 – 12:10 COMFORT BREAK|
|12:10 – 13:20||Panel discussion 2: Regulatory challenges arising from the new mobile ecosystem
New mobile internet services are being launched at an ever increasing rate, from relatively “traditional” products, such as VoIP and instant messaging, to a plethora of commerce, banking, health, education and government services.
With so many new services using mobile as their primary access technology, many new players are entering the value chain, often creating regulatory challenges which go beyond the traditional scope of telecoms policy makers. How can regulators ensure a level playing field for all in order to encourage innovation and the rapid roll-out of new complimentary services to consumers?
|13:20 – 13:30 CLOSING REMARKS|
|13:30 – 14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH|
To register your interest and receive the update-to-date agenda, or for any other enquiries relating to the Public Policy Forum, please submit an enquiry through the form below and we will respond to you promptly.
*Countries outside the Asia Pacific region are also welcome to attend.