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Details of 2011 Conference

  Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Digital Affairs
US Ambassador to the EU, United States Mission to the EU

On the 14th & 15th June 2011, more than 280 stakeholders once again gathered at the Management Centre Europe, Brussels for the 6th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference.


To view a detailed copy of the conference report from the event, please click here.

The event took place during a period in which much debate was taking place in Brussels around the Commission's proposed first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP), which outlined at a strategic level how the use of spectrum can contribute to the most important political objectives of the European Union from 2011 to 2015. 


With top-level contributions from all of the main stakeholders at both a policy and industry level (including Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda; and William E Kennard, US Ambassador to the EU), the event provided an opportunity to focus on the RSPP in more detail, and discuss the extent to which it will help maintain the EU's continued global competitiveness.


In addition, with Europe at the time approaching the half way stage of the biggest ever release of spectrum for commercial uses, focus was given to spectrum auction design and formats, with a look back on approaches used for auctions that have taken place in the last 12 months, and options going forward to help encourage the participation of smaller bidders in auctions, and tackle the problem of low competition.


Finally, the event looked forward to the main considerations and priorities for discussion ahead of WRC12; and by attempting to map future spectrum supply and demand, tackled the huge issue of best ensuring that there is enough spectrum to meet future demand. 


Visit the website for the 6th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference, to see all photos from the event and to order your copy of the full conference proceedings please click here.

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Mon 18 June, 2012 13.15 to
Wed 20 June, 2012 17.30




The Management Centre Europe

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118

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