The GSMA’s prestigious Ministerial Programme brings together the most influential telecommunications leaders from across the world. Convening industry CEOs, ministers, telecom regulators, data protection authorities and senior representatives of international organisations, this unique forum expands knowledge, stimulates debate around current issues and provides an opportunity to engage with mobile industry experts on policy and regulatory topics.

Since launching in 2006, the Ministerial Programme’s popularity and scope has grown each year. In 2018, the event welcomed over 2,000 senior-level participants, including representatives from 181 governments and international organisations.

On 25-27 February 2019, the Ministerial Programme will return to MWC’s Hall 4, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain.

The 2019 Ministerial Programme will feature:

A three-day agenda centred on the digital citizen
Daily themes on the Rise of the Digital Citizen, Modernising Policy for the Digital Citizen, and Innovating for the Digital Citizen.

Technology changing the world
Does the advent of technologies such as blockchain and AI create new value for governments and the services they offer? 

New digital divide
With the arrival of 5G in some advanced economies, are we in danger of a new digital divide? 

Ask the regulator returns
A highly interactive format – by regulators, for regulators – presenting innovative tools and strategies for improving and streamlining regulation.

Is it time for reform?
With 2 billion people currently unconnected, how can mobile reduce the divide in an economically viable way?

Prediction panel
What do we forecast for the industry in 2020? This year’s programme will conclude by offering five industry predictions for government and industry leaders to debate.

Interactive and immersive experiences
Discover a future world powered by mobile. Become a decision maker, understand the impact of your policy choice, and learn how you can deliver a digital world to your citizens.

High level roundtables and bilateral meetings
The GSMA brings together governments and representatives of the mobile industry for focused discussions on specific opportunities and challenges of mobile.  

Extensive networking opportunities
Engage with your peers over daily lunches and evening receptions

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