19 August 2020
GSR-20 Regional Regulatory Roundtable for Arab, Africa Regions to Hold

The “Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-20) Regional Regulatory Roundtable Discussion: Competition Policy and Analysis in Digital Apps Environment for Arab and Africa Regions” webinar is organized by the Telecommunication Development Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-D), on August 20.

The webinar is organized within the framework of GSR-20 and aims at engaging representatives of the National Regulatory Authorities as well as other stakeholders from the Africa and Arab regions to advance discussions on Competition Policy and Analysis in a Digital Apps environment. It also aims to build knowledge and skills of ICT policy makers, regulators, industry and academia, and provide them with the necessary policy and regulation tools to address competition issues in a digital applications environment, with emphasis on two-sided and multi-sided markets. 

The speakers will shed light on the digital strategies and innovative solutions adopted in terms of competition policy and analysis in a digital apps environment. An open discussion with all participants will explore the related challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in the form of an interactive discussion by eminent panelists and open discussion with participants.

Moreover, the meeting will also provide a unique opportunity to discuss GSR-20 consultation leading towards the adoption of the GSR-20 Best Practice Guidelines, being an outcome document of the GSR, in particular, the regional point of view that might be reflected in the 2020 edition of the Guidelines.

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