Telecommunications and Media Forum, Brussels 16-17 March 2016

Creating the right conditions for digital products, networks and services to flourish in the Digital Single Market

This Telecommunications and Media Forum will look at how plans for the Digital Single Market are evolving and the challenge of balancing economic goals with consumer protection and sustainable development.

Over two days more than 40 expert speakers will converge in Brussels where we will be the guests of the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) for the first of our Telecommunications and Media Forums of 2016.  We will be debating seven key topics with keynote talks, expert speaker contributions and erudite panel discussions.

Just one of seven topics we will cover:


Cross border content and online services: spotlight on new proposals to better serve citizens, consumers and business in the digital age

  • How are regulators, industry and civil society balancing citizen protection with consumer satisfaction when considering cross border content and services?
  • Possible revision of AVMS Directive concerning alignment of linear and nonlinear services and geographical market definition (country of origin) - what is the likely direction of travel?
  • Debating the impact of new proposals on content portability, access to digital content and e-commerce across the EU.
    • Proposed new Copyright package
    • Proposed new Digital Contract Rules
  • Who are the potential winners and losers? What evidence is there of meaningful demand?


  • Augusto Preta, CEO, ITMedia Consulting, Italy; Chairman, Italian Chapter; Director, International Institute of Communications

Expert Speakers:

  • Celene Craig, Deputy Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Chairperson, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)
  • Andrew Hall, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs, NBCUniversal
  • Anna Herold, Member of Günther Oettinger Cabinet, European Commission
  • Helen Keefe, Head of International Policy, BBC
  • Stefan Krawczyk, Associate General Counsel & Head Government Relations International, eBay Inc; President, EDiMA
  • Mathieu Moreuil, Head of European Public Policy, The Premier League

For a full line up of speakers and details of other discussions that will be happening visit the TMF Brussels website or see the Programme.

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