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The Future of Communications Services in Europe and the United States:
The Role of Regulation and Markets in a Converged World


February 22, 2007, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1 Place du Congrès,
1000 Brussels
Brussels, Belgium


8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speakers

Daniel Caprio, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Daniel Gros, Director, Centre for European Policy Studies

9:15 a.m.
Opening Keynotes

The Honorable C. Boyden Gray, Representative of the United States of America to the European Union

Fabio Colasanti, European Commission Director General for Information Society

10:00 a.m. Investment in Next-Generation Networks

The Honorable David Gross (Moderator), Ambassador and United States Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy

Martin Cave, Director, Centre for Management Under Regulation, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick

Robert W. Crandall, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
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Ilsa Godlovitch, Head of Regulatory Affairs, European Competitive Telecommunications Association
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Bernardo Herman, Regulatory Affairs Manager, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association

11:30 a.m.
Net Neutrality

Andrea Renda (Moderator), Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Bernard Benhamou, Senior Lecturer on the Information Society, Political Sciences Institute in Paris (Sciences Po)
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Lord David Currie, Chairman, Ofcom

William E. Kovacic, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Scott Wallsten, Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
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13:00 p.m.


14:30 p.m.
Content Development

Thomas Lenard (Moderator), Senior Fellow and Senior Vice President for Research, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Ross Biggam, Director General, Association of Commercial Television in Europe
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Link Hoewing, Assistant Vice President of Internet and Technology Issues, Verizon

Chris Marsden, RAND Europe

Josiane Morel, Government Affairs Manager, Apple Europe

Ted Shapiro, Deputy Managing Director, Vice President and General Counsel, Motion Picture Association – Europe

16:00 p.m. Adjourn

The Progress & Freedom Foundation and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) co-hosted a full day conference on Thursday, February 22nd in Brussels, Belgium to explore communications public policy concerns facing Europe and the U.S. "The Future of Communications Services in Europe and the United States: The Role of Regulation and Markets in a Converged World," assembling policymakers, academics and industry representatives to discuss and debate policy best practices to ensure competition and investment in today's communications industry.



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