Perspectives for Mobile and Broadband in the UK 2020

EIF-DPA Joint Event with Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes in London


The occasion will be an afternoon discussion with European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, UK State Secretary Maria Miller and other prominent speakers, and the launch of Digital Business First, a campaign aimed at putting digital issues at the top of the political agenda.

EIF will host this event jointly with UK-based Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) in London.

Programme (UK time) - 13/03/2013

15:15 - Registration
15:45 - Welcome and introduction by Co-chairman:

Lord Erroll, DPA Chair

15:50 - Presentation of Digital Business First background document

‘High-speed Broadband for all of Britain: The infrastructure priority for jobs and growth’ by:

Peter Linton, Managing Director, Burson-Marsteller Brussels and Advisor to EIF Board of Governors
Matthew Copeland, independent advisor on telecommunications networks and technologies

Comments by:
- Alex Pratt, Buckinghamshire Business First
- Frank Nigriello, Oxfordshire Business First

Key Note Speeches:

16:10 - Maria Miller, UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
16:20 - Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe

16:30 - Exchange of views with participants

(session chaired by Co-chairman James Elles MEP)
17.00 - Peter Olson, President, Digital Europe
17.05 - Tim Davie, Acting BBC Director-General

17:10 - Further exchange of views with participants
17.45 - Final comments by:

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe

17:50 - The Next Steps:

- Lord Erroll, DPA Chair
- James Elles, MEP and EIF Governor

Refreshments will be served in the room from 18.00 to 19.30

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