It is with great pleasure and anticipation that my colleague, Ventislav Karadjov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Data Protection Commission, and I will host you for the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels!
The responsibility to deliver this well-established, high-level annual meeting this year is an honour for both of our institutions and comes with a few novelties. For instance, it is the first time in the conference’s almost 40 year history that a European Union (EU) institution has been selected to host it.
GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS is a regionally-focused event drawing on global case studies for senior-level leaders from government & regulatory bodies, the international ICT industry and other economic sectors to address the implementation of the region’s digital economic plans. The conference features a visionary and balanced agenda complete with case studies and provocative discussions aimed at over 300 top-level regional and international decision makers.
To address their changing role in society, universities need to embrace initiatives in support of Open Science, interdisciplinarity, innovative education, entrepreneurship, as well as collaboration with industry.
As part of the Alliance’s joint mission to address major societal challenges by connecting innovation ecosystems across borders, the EuroTech Universities are at the forefront of promoting modernization, excellence and societal impact.
With Horizon Europe and the Modernization of European Higher Education high on the agenda, the event will stimulate a high-level debate on the opportunities and challenges the “university of the future” is facing – and what this means for future EU policies and programmes.
For the first time since the creation of the IGF, France hosts this forum organized annually by the United Nations. For the entire French internet community, it is a great pride. The Government, civil society, the private sector, the academic world work together and in close relationship with the General Secretariat of the United Nations and Unesco so that as many as possible can participate in the best conditions to this major global internet event.
The IGF 2018 waiting for you in Paris from the 12th to the 14th of November, and expect you to make your voice heard for inclusive internet governance.
The detailed agenda of this meeting will soon be published on the IGF official website intgovforum.org
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.
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?
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.