Side events

5-9 October 2020 | Brussels time zone (GMT+2)

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Day 2 | 6 October

13:00 – 15:30

Afternoon side talk: How to accelerate 5G launch in EaP region?

Information and discussion on the roll-out of new generation 5G technology in the region

12:45 – 13:00

Time for connection – the session will start at 13:00 sharp

13:00 – 13:05

Opening: welcome speech and opening remarks

13:05 – 14:00

Presentation: on electromagnetic fields norms

14:00 – 14:15

Feedback from SEWG of the EaPeReg

14:15 – 14:45

Q&A: common discussion and closing

Speaker

Mr. Marcin Biec, Spectrum Team Lead, EU4Digital Facility

Marcin BiecMarcin Bieć is a Manager in Advisory practice at EY Warsaw in Poland. He has more than 10 years of experience in telecommunication industry with clear focus on regulatory policy, frequency valuation and financial modelling and costing. Marcin has realized projects regarding telecommunication issues including spectrum valuation for Regulatory Authorities, costs modelling of mobile and fixed networks, development of financial and business models for mobile and fixed operators as well as fixed and mobile telephony market analysis. 

Marcin has been involved in a valuation of number of frequency bands in Poland and has also carried out analysis of current use of 3400-3800 MHz spectrum. He also has a degree in Teleinformatics from Wroclaw University of Technology.

Day 3 | 7 October

13:30 – 15:30

Afternoon side talk: Independence of National Regulatory Authorities

Initial insights on EaP regulatory independence assessment and relevant EU experience

13:15 – 13:30

Time for connection – the session will start at 13:30 sharp

13:30 – 13:35

Opening: welcome speech and opening remarks

13:35 – 14:00

Part 1: Methodology for NRA independence assessment in EaP and relevant EU best practices

14:00 – 14:30

Part 2: Overview of observations per EaP countries

14:35 – 14:45

Feedback from IRB EWG of the EaPeReg

14:45 – 14:55

Feedback from BEREC

14:55 – 15:05

Feedback from DG CONNECT

15:05 – 15:30

Q&A: common discussion and closing

Speaker

Mr. Andrejs Dombrovskis, Telecom Rules Stream Lead, EU4Digital Facility

Andrejs DombrovskisAndrejs Dombrovskis has been a Deputy Director for Electronic Communications and Post regulation at the SPRK, the Latvian national regulatory authority for public utilities for almost 18 years. He joined the authority in 2001 and was responsible for market regulation and international relations. He has been the SPRK contact point for Independent Regulators Group (IRG) and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Before joining the national regulatory authority he worked with the national competition authority the Competition Council.

In various capacities he has worked in international projects in Western Balkans, Middle-East and Eastern Europe.

Andrejs has a degree from the University of Latvia on International Economic Relations as well as completed Master’s Degree on International Business.

16:00 – 17:00

Afternoon side event: Launch of EaP-EU roaming study

Information sharing: study on the feasibility of a common international roaming space between the EaP countries and the EU

12:45 – 13:00

Time for connection – the session will start at 13:00 sharp

13:00 – 13:05

Opening: welcome speech and opening remarks

13:05 – 14:00

Presentation: on electromagnetic fields norms

14:00 – 14:15

Feedback from SEWG of the EaPeReg

14:15 – 14:45

Q&A: common discussion and closing

Speaker

Mr. Marcin Biec, Spectrum Team Lead, EU4Digital Facility

Marcin BiecMarcin Bieć is a Manager in Advisory practice at EY Warsaw in Poland. He has more than 10 years of experience in telecommunication industry with clear focus on regulatory policy, frequency valuation and financial modelling and costing. Marcin has realized projects regarding telecommunication issues including spectrum valuation for Regulatory Authorities, costs modelling of mobile and fixed networks, development of financial and business models for mobile and fixed operators as well as fixed and mobile telephony market analysis. 

Marcin has been involved in a valuation of number of frequency bands in Poland and has also carried out analysis of current use of 3400-3800 MHz spectrum. He also has a degree in Teleinformatics from Wroclaw University of Technology.

Day 4 | 8 October

12:00 – 16:30

Afternoon side event: Integration of business angels and venture capital associations into the EU and global networks and their capacity building

ICT Innovation networking event on digital innovation and SMEs’ access to finance

Session 1 – Introduction & keynote speech

11:45 - 12:00

Time for connection – the session will start at 12:00 sharp

12:00 - 12:10

Opening notes

12:10 - 12:20

Participants brief introduction

12:20 - 12:35

Networking event organisation – goals and objectives

12:35 - 12:55

Keynote speech: Angel Investments in the EaP Region

12:55 - 13:05

Q&As

Session 2 – Networking of innovation & business support ecosystems

13:05 - 13:25

European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN): Value proposition and vision of possible cooperation in the EaP region

13:25 - 13:40

SME Development Office Ukraine (SMEDO): Establishing EBN Business and Innovation Centres in Ukraine: opportunities, challenges and next steps

13:40 - 14:00

Q&As; discussion of possible cooperation

14:00 - 14:20

Short Break - Stretch your legs

Session 3 – Networking of BA and VC associations

14:20 - 14:40

European Business Angels Network (EBAN): Understanding the business angel landscape in Europe and connecting with it

14:40 - 14:55

Q&As; discussion of possible cooperation

14:55 - 15:15

Business Angels Europe (BAE): Working with the leading angel networks in Europe

15:15 - 15:30

Q&As; discussion of possible cooperation

Session 4 – Networking of crowdfunding ecosystems

15:30 - 15:50

European Crowdfunding Network (ECN): Value proposition and vision of possible cooperation in the EaP region

15:50 - 16:10

Challenges and progress in developing regulation for crowdfunding in Georgia and Ukraine (TBC)

16:10 - 16:20

Q&As; discussion of possible cooperation

16:20 - 16:30

Closure remarks

Speakers

Mr. Jesus Lozano, ICT Strategic Advisor at European Innovation Council and CEO at IT Entrepreneur

Jesus LozanoJesus Lozano is one of the high-level advisors of the European Innovation Council in the high-tech sector and has 27 years of management experience as an expert in business model innovation and operations strategy with a focus on ICT start-ups. Jesus is the CEO and founder of several IT start-ups worldwide. As an angel investor and venture capitalist, he is investing in technology start-ups, with a present portfolio valuation of 34m EUR. Currently, he is combining his professional career with a passion to support start-ups through investing, conferences, workshops, and mentoring sessions in Universities and international events. Jesus is a co-author of the “Top Challenge Acceleration Program” methodology to support entrepreneurs from idea-stage to seed-stage.

Day 5 | 9 October

13:00 – 16:30

Afternoon side event: Virtual eDelivery study visit

Practical introduction to eDelivery CEF Building Block and its benefits

Session 1 – Introduction of eDelivery

12:45 – 13:00

Time for connection – the session will start at 13:00 sharp

13:00 - 13:05

Opening of the study visit

13:05 - 13:45

Introduction of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): eDelivery

13:45 – 13:55

Q&As; reflections and open questions

Session 2 – Use case #1 e-Codex

13:55 - 14:35

Establishment of digital infrastructure for secure cross-border communication in justice domain for citizens, business and legal professionals

14:35 – 14:45

Q&As; reflections and open questions

14:45 - 14:55

Short Break - Stretch your legs

Session 3 – Use case #2 Peppol

14:55 - 15:35

Application of the Peppol eDelivery Network

15:35 – 15:45

Q&As; reflections and open questions

Session 4 – eDelivery in practice & closing remarks

15:45 - 16:20

Norwegian experience of implementation of Peppol eDelivery as national standard in the public procurement service domain

16:20 – 16:30

Q&As; reflections and open questions

16:30 - 16:40

Closure remarks

Speakers

Ms. Inês Da Costa, Stakeholder Management Officer in DIGIT on CEF Digital

Inês Da CostaInes Da Costa is working as a Stakeholder Management Officer in DIGIT on CEF Digital. Moreover, Ines is also a senior consultant in the EU Services team of Wavestone. Prior to joining DIGIT, Ines worked in the cultural heritage sector. Also, she has a background in communication and cultural management.