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Commissioner Neelie Kroes delivering the opening keynote speech Roberto Viola, Chairman of RSPG and Secretary General of AGCOM addresses delegates Delegates enjoying the session focussing on Digital Dividend, chaired by Catherine Trautmann MEP Julius Knapp (Chief of the Office of Engineering Technology at the FCC) provides the view from the US

For a full selection of event photos, please click here!


A big thank you to everybody who participated at this year's event!


Event photos are now available by clicking on the link above, and full conference proceedings (including slides from all presentations and a full audio recording of all sessions) have been sent out to all conference attendees. If you attended the event and have not received your access information for the proceedings, please contact Dan Craft.


Copies of the full conference proceedings are also available to purchase for non-attendees at a price of €195. You can purchase your copy here, or for more information please contact Dan Craft.


See you in 2011!


Further Information


More than 250 stakeholders once again gathered in Brussels on 23rd & 24th June for the 5th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference.


More than 40 top level speakers participated in the programme, and issues that were discussed included:



- The Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

      - Commissioner Kroes & other key policymakers delivered their thoughts on the RSPP, which is due to be adopted soon after the event

- GSM Refarming and Licence Renewals

      - The global status of 900 Mhz band refarming

      - Rights of use & legal implications of refarming

      - What financial and economic issues does refarming raise, and how can these be resolved?

- Spectrum Auctions: what is the role of auctions in the award of radio spectrum?

       - Auction design for the 800MHz and 2.6GHz awards

       - Using auctions to determine allocations to different technologies

- Digital Dividend: Progress made in the 6 months since the release of the Commission recommendation

- Market and technology developments and future spectrum management challenges and solutions

       - Cognitive & Software Defined Radios: has their time finally arrived?

       - Responding to market needs for mobile broadband: spectrum and technology

- WRC12: what are the big issues to be discussed?


Plus an optional pre-conference workshop:

- Spectrum auction design and bid strategy masterclass

This interactive workshop offered participants a unique opportunity to participate in a number of different auction formats, and explore the impact of design decisions on bidder behaviour and auction outcomes.





Tue 22 June, 2010 09.00 to
Thu 24 June, 2010 17.30




Management Centre Europe

rue de l'Aqueduc 118
1050 Brussels

Tel: +32 (0)2 543 21 00

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The 5th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference 2010