26 February - 1 March 2018


Over three days, the 2018 Ministerial Programme will explore how mobile connectivity is driving innovation and growth across multiple sectors, and exchange ideas on the policies needed to create a better future.

2018 Agenda

Day One
Creating a Better Future
In creating a world where we are all connected, how does the promise of 5G and a digital future impact communities – socially and economically – to ensure no one is left behind?

Day Two
Modernising Policy for the
Digital Era

With the digital era upon us, what are the best practices for updating regulation, ensuring smart data privacy and promoting digital engagement in our increasingly connected world?

Day Three
Realising the Power of Mobile
To unleash the full potential of mobile connectivity, how is the mobile industry working with government and other industries to increase citizen engagement, tackling the lack of digital skills and locally relevant content?

10.00 – 11.00

WRC-19: Safeguarding 5G and the Future of Mobile

Policymaking for the Dynamic Digital Age

Expanding Digital Services to the Next Billion

11.30 – 13.00

Embedding Sustainability into Mobile Business Models

Transforming Communities with Internet of Things (IoT)

Regulating Cross-Border Data Flows

Policies to Expand Access to Mobile

Accelerating Digital Health through the Power of Collaboration

Educate to Innovate: Opening New Markets to the Digital Revolution

13.00 – 14.30

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14.30 – 15.30

Supporting the Transition to 5G

Ask the Regulator: New Approaches to Policy and Regulation

Capturing the Big Data Potential for Social Good

16.00 – 17.30

Who is Leading the Investment Strategy?

Leaving No One Behind: Ensuring Digital Inclusion for All

Building Trust through Smart Data Privacy Policies

Developing Regulatory Skills to Encourage Innovation

Prediction Panel: What Expectations Can We Set for the Industry for the Year Ahead?

17.30 – 19.00

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception

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