Improving consumer protection in the EU has been a priority for the Juncker Commission, in particular in the context of the completion of the Digital Single Market. In addition to the latest “New Deal for Consumers”, which represents the new cornerstone of the EU consumer protection policy, several proposals are currently under discussion at EU level in order to support this objective.
While it is important that these initiatives offer an environment in which consumers’ rights are protected both online and offline, it is also essential that they do not create a complex and fragmented legal framework for the industry, but instead ensure that both consumers and businesses are able to rely on coherent and harmonised rules across the EU.
This event is by invitation only and will be held under Chatham House rules. Registration will be granted under a first-come first-served basis and limited to one representative per company.
Earlier this year the GSMA launched the Data Value Chain report. The report shines a light on the data value chain in terms of its activities and business models. In addition, it highlights how the key driver of growth in the data economy could create potential policy issues in respect to both competition and innovation.
Further to its launch, the GSMA is organising a workshop, bringing together stakeholders from the mobile ecosystem, the European institutions and the GSMA to explore issues from a European policy perspective, including: How do you continue to create value in a data driven economy? What are the market issues? What are the policy implications? and, How does the consumer fit within the wider picture?
The 10th European Innovation Summit is taking place from 26 – 29 November 2018 in and around the European Parliament in Brussels.
The programme will address hot topics currently on the policy agenda, developments in sectors crucial for Europe’s competitiveness as well as a deep dive into emerging technologies. A special session will be dedicated to European elections and how MEPs play the innovation card during their campaign.
And last but not least we celebrate 10 Years European Innovation Summit
Disruptive innovations — such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), quantum computing or blockchain — have already started to transform our societies and a breadth of industries from financial services to advertising, logistics, health, transport, food, even governments. These innovations have the potential to boost growth, investment, sustainability but also well-being in Europe.
However, these disruptors are raising a multitude of social and ethical questions on issues such as data protection, jobs, liability, security, safety, and more. The final results in the Man vs. Machine race will be in part up to the decision of policy-makers and the way they work with civil society and industry in designing a framework that sees the benefits of technology work for Europe’s citizens.
After 20 years: Competition past, present and future
Where competition in the EU telecommunications industry has been, where it is and where it will go
The ecta Regulatory Conference 2018 will therefore focus on the questions of how to protect and stimulate telecoms competition and its role in the digital transformation of the European economy as a whole. Twenty years after the full liberalisation of telecommunications in the EU, do the successes of competition remain viable or have they come under threat? What will future telecoms and telecoms-enabled competition look like, and how well do current and prospective tools match evolving market realities?
From medical advances to cleaner energy and high-level engineering, research projects funded by the European Union play a key role in improving our daily lives.
To acknowledge the thousands of talented people who have delivered cutting-edge innovations that make Europe a competitive global leader, Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, would like to invite you to a high-level conference on EU research and innovation in our daily life on 27 November 2018 in Brussels.
The conference will also be an opportunity for policy-makers to exchange and put forward new ideas on EU research and innovation with stakeholders, citizens as well with representatives from EU institutions, member states, universities and research centres.
MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress) is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies, with a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry.
The event also features extensive learning opportunities from dozens of partner-led programmes, GSMA seminars, summits and more. Everything you need to know about the industry, today and beyond, can be found here.
With over 107,000 key decision-makers expected to attend, #MWC19 promises to expand your professional network and help you achieve your goals.