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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
February 15 , 2007
(202) 289-8928
Comprehensive Agenda Set for PFF, CEPS Joint Event
Brussels Event to Feature Industry Reps, Academics and Policymakers

WASHINGTON D.C. - "The Future of Communications Services in Europe and the United States: The Role of Regulation and Markets in a Converged World," hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), will assemble an international group of experts and industry stakeholders for a discussion on communications policy in Europe and the U.S. The agenda for the full day conference, to be held February 22nd in Brussels, features pertinent panel discussions on emerging issues in the communications marketplace facing policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

After opening keynote speeches by The Honorable C. Boyden Gray, Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, and Fabio Colasanti, European Commission Director General for Information Society and Media, participants at the event will explore and debate policy best practices to ensure competition and investment in today's communications industry. The three discussion panels will address network innovation and investment, network neutrality mandates, and the development of content that is critical to the success of communications platforms. The conference agenda can be found on the PFF and CEPS websites.

"The Future of Communications Services in Europe and the United States: The Role of Regulation and Markets in a Converged World" will be held at CEPS, 1 Place du Congrès, Brussels, Belgium. To register for the full day conference, please contact Mrs. Anne-Marie Boudou at  or +32 (0)2 229 39 12  or visit the CEPS event registration page. Alternately, you can register by contacting Ms. Jane Creel at or 202-289-8928 or by visiting the PFF website. Members of the press should contact Mr. Marco Incerti at or +32 (0)2 229 39 70. For more information on PFF's and CEPS's activities concerning the global communication marketplace and regulations, please visit their websites at and

Founded in Brussels in 1983, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is among the most experienced and authoritative think tanks operating in the European Union today. CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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