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Program


9th International Conference

Electronic Communications & Postal Services in the Digital Single Market

8 & 9 June 2017 – Athens, Greece
Draft Program


Thursday 8 June 2017

09:00–09:30 Registration

09:30–10:00

Welcome
Professor Dimitris Tsamakis, EETT President


10:00–11:30

Session 1: Regulatory challenges for digital single market
This section will focus on the recommendations of the under consultation Code for Electronic Communications, which revises the electronic communications framework and demonstrates connectivity – i.e., the usage of multiple or bundled communication services (telecommunications, postal, over-the-top etc.) via fixed or mobile broadband access – as a main reference point and primary objective of the European Union. Representatives of the European Commission, European Regulators and European telecommunications operators will discuss the vision, content and regulatory challenges originating from the upcoming institutional changes.

Keynote speaker
Mr. Vesa Terävä, Head of “Electronic Communications Policy”, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission  

Roundtable discussion: 

  • Mr. Johannes Gungl, Vice Chair, BEREC
  • Mr. Wilhelm Eschweiler, Vice President, ΒΝetzA
  • Mr. Jonas Wessel, Vice President, Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)
  • Mrs. Marta Capelo, Director of Public Policy, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
  • Ms. Tiziana Talevi, Director Regulatory Affairs, European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) 

Moderator: Mr. Spiros Liveriatos, Plenary Member, EETT


11:30–12:00

Coffee Break

12:00–13:30

Session 2: NGA networks & infrastructures in Greece; The digital upgrade in practice
Senior executives of the Greek electronic communications market will discuss the critical contribution of private initiative and the introduction of NGA technologies (VDSL vectoring / FttH / FttB) in the access network to the digital upgrade of the country. The promotion of fair competition in the fixed broadband access infrastructure, the ultra-high speed development and the achievement of connectivity for the benefit of the consumer will be the main discussion points.

Roundtable discussion:

  • Mr. Babis Mazarakis, Chief Financial Officer, OTE Group
  • Mr. Haris Broumidis, Chairman & CEO, Vodafone Greece
  • Mr. Nassos Zarkalis, Chairman & CEO, WIND Hellas
  • Mr. Thodoris Mouroutis, Manager of Business and Technology Development, CYTA Hellas
Moderator: Mr. Nikos Papaoulakis, Vice President, EETT

13:30–14:30

Lunch

14:30–16:30

Session 3: Hybrid TV; Television reality in a single market
Representatives of the Greek State and institutions, executives of television stations and content broadcasting platforms will discuss the importance of content and transmission via NGA networks, hybrid TV of the future and the viewer's experience.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr. Lefteris Kretsos, Secretary General of Communication & Media, Ministry of Digital Policy, Media & Telecommunications
  • Mr. Rudolph Moronis, Vice President, Greek National Council for Radio & Television

Roundtable discussion:

Moderator: Mr. Ioannis Anastassakos, Plenary Member, EETT


Friday 9 June 2017

09:00-09:30

Registration

09:30–10:00

Opening addresses

Mrs. Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, MP & Head of Digital Policy, Telecommunications & Media for ND Party

Mr. Vassilis Maglaras, Secretary General for Communications, Ministry of Digital Policy, Media and Telecommunications


10:00–11:30

Session 4: Spectrum policies in the new digital 5G ecosystem
In this session, representatives of the European Commission and the European regulatory authorities, members of the research community, manufacturers and service providers will discuss strategic issues for spectrum and challenges emerging from the development of 5G networks and services in Europe’s digital single market.

Keynote speaker
Mr. Branimir Stantchev, Head of Sector "Spectrum for Wireless Broadband", European Commission
"The European Commission Action Plan on 5G"

Presentations:

  • Mr. Luigi Ardito, 5G Policy Lead, Qualcomm
    "Manufacturers' perspective of 5G networks"
  • Mr. Jaime Afonso, Vice Chairman ECC, CEPT
    "Spectrum Regulatory Challenges for 5G"
  • Mr. Ulrich Rehfuess, Head of Spectrum Policy, NOKIA member of 5GPPP
    "The 5G ecosystem challenges"
  • Mr. Stephen Pentland, Group Public Policy Head of Spectrum, Vodafone & Vice Chair of FREQ WG, GSMA
    "Service aspects of 5G all connected networks"

Moderator: Mr. George Stefanopoulos, General Director, Greek Mobile Operators Association (EEKT)

11:30–12:00

Coffee Break

12:00–13:30

Session 5: Postal Market; Regulatory framework and prospects
In this session, representatives of European regulatory authorities and postal service providers will discuss the development of competition in the postal market at European and national level, institutional developments, the draft EU Regulation and development prospects.

Keynote speaker
Mr. Pascal Clivaz, Deputy Director General, Universal Postal Union (UPU)
(recorded message)

Roundtable discussion:


Moderator: Mr. Constantine Delikostopoulos, Vice President, EETT

13:30–14:30

Lunch

14:30–16:00

Session 6: E-commerce and new services in the courier market
The issues to be addressed in this session relate to the development of e-commerce in Greece and the key role of industry companies in providing delivery services. Representatives of industry bodies, research centers and providers of courier services, will analyze market developments, challenges, opportunities and new services.

Keynote speaker:
Mr. Antonis Papaderakis, Secretary General of Commerce & Consumer Protection, Ministry of Economy & Development

Presentation
Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, Senior Advisor, WIK

Roundtable discussion:

  • Professor Georgios Doukidis, Director  of E-Business Research Center (ELTRUN), Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB)
  • Mr. Makis Savvidis, Member of the Consultative Committee of the Hellenic Electronic Commerce Association (GR.EC.A.) & Vice President of the Pan-Hellenic Distance and Electronic Commerce Association (ENEPEM)
  • Mr. Dimitris Kiriazis, Country Sales Manager, UPS Greece
  • Mr. Eleftherios Samaras, CEO DHL Express Greece, Cyprus & Malta
  • Mr. Antonios Feidopiastis, President of the Board, ELTA COURIER
  • Mr. Konstantinos Menegakis, General Manager, ACS
Moderator: Mr. Constantine Delikostopoulos, Vice President, EETT

16:00–16:30

Conference closing



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