Broadband and telecom

Dubai 2002: OECD Global Conference on Telecommunications Policy for the Digital Economy

 

AGENDA

DAY 1: Monday 21 January 2002

8.00 Registration (Coffee available)

9.00 Introduction and Welcome

  • Ahmed Binbyat, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Internet City
  • Michael Tiger, Chair of OECD Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Services Policies and Senior Advisor, Industry Canada

Conference Intervenor: Malcolm Andrew, Senior Policy Advisor, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada

9.30 Session I: Role of Telecommunication Competition in Economic Change

10.30--10.45 Questions/Discussion

10.45--11.15 Coffee Break

12.35 - 13.00 Questions/ Discussion

13.00 - 14.30 LUNCH

14.30 Session II: The Process of Changing Telecommunications Markets

15.50 - 16.10 Questions/Discussion

16.10 - 16.40 Coffee Break

17.40 - 18.00 Questions/Discussion

18.00 Dinner

DAY 2: Tuesday 22 January 2002

9.00 Session III: Case Studies of Telecommunication Market Liberalisation

  • Mohammed Omran , Chairman, Thuraya, U.A.E.
  • Chun Koo Hahn , Director General of the Telecommunication Business Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Information and Communication, Korea
  • Erkan Akdemir , Member of the Board, Telecommunications Authority of Turkey

10.00 - 10.30 Questions/Discussion

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

12.00 - 12.30 Questions/Discussion

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 Session IV: Regulatory Frameworks and Safeguards

15.00 - 15.30 Questions/Discussion

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

  • Karim Michel Sabbagh , Principal, Communications, Media and Technology Practice, Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.
  • Tim Kelly , Head, of Strategy and Policy Unit, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Ewan Sutherland , Executive Director, International Telecommunications Users Groups (INTUG)

17.00 - 17.30 Questions/Discussion

17.30 CLOSING REMARKS

  • Ahmed Binbyat, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Internet City
  • Michael Tiger , Chair's Closing Statement

18.00 Dinner

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Wednesday 23 January 2002

POLICY AND REGULATORY CONSULTATION (9.00 - 12.00)

The purpose of this third day is to ask a selected number of experts to make themselves available to the representatives of non-OECD economies either for individual or group consultation on questions of policy and/or regulation. Participants from non-OECD economies should inform the organisers at registration whether they intend to participate in these consultations.