Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: Future of Mobile 2012

Morning, Tuesday 27th March 2012
Central London


David Dyson, Chief Executive Officer, Three

and presentations from:

Amit Nagpal, Partner, Aetha Consulting; Russell Sheffield, Director of Innovation and Development, Paythru; David Stewart, Director, Competition Policy Group, Ofcom; senior representative, PhonePayPlus

Seminar supported by Three

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This seminar follows the annual unveiling of upcoming mobile products and services – to assess the public policy and regulatory priorities, business opportunities and technical challenges created by the increasing sophistication of smartphones and tablet PCs, as well as the future of HTML5 and the mobile app.

Delegates will consider, in the context of expected proposals in the Communications Green Paper, what ‘cross-media’ regulation and policy-making will mean in practice to the UK’s mobile sector – in particular the possible changes to frameworks governing mobile payments, voice communications and VoD content.

Planned sessions focus on the prospects and challenges facing regulators and the industry posed by the use of the mobile as a payment device, the projected impact of the O2, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere joint venture and the rumored inclusion of NFC (Near Field Communication) in the iPhone 5 and what this new functionality will mean for users and retailers.

Further topics for discussion include:

  • 4G auction: hotly anticipated but long delayed – what are the next steps for the delivery of the next-generation mobile infrastructure;
  • Mobile payments and mCommerce – the options for providing consumer protection, and regulation, without stifling the market;
  • Networks and data demands – will 4G offer the greater speeds promised while filling in broadband not-spots?

The draft agenda  is available to view online here. The seminar is sponsored by Three and is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster eForum.

Further senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact us at speakeroffers@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk specifying the event and session where you would like to speak and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are offering to speak yourself please don’t fill in the booking form, as this will be taken as an order and you will be charged for a place subject to our T&Cs.*


Westminster eForum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties. Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering around 100, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior Government officials involved in this area of public policy, representatives of the technology and telecoms industries, media businesses, their suppliers and their advisors, organisations and individuals representing the views of consumers and citizens, regulators and academics, and representatives of the national and trade press.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out within a week of the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at BIS, DCMS, HM Treasury and other government departments; officials at the Competition Commission, OFT and Ofcom and other agencies; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. The document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda and sponsor information. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

All delegates will receive free PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

The Westminster eForum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition spokespersons and senior opinion formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade press.

Booking arrangements

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796.  If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at Future of Mobile 2012 (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

    • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 7 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
    • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

*Terms & Conditions

The delegate fee includes copies of the presentations via PDF and refreshments. Cancellation policy is as follows: (1) cancellations 14 or more days before the event: £70+VAT cancellation fee per delegate; (2) cancellations less than 14 days before the event: no refunds. Cancellations must be notified in writing to Westminster Forum Projects. No charge will be made for replacement delegates. Transfer of any confirmed booking between events is not possible. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and change the speakers without prior notice. Westminster Forum Projects is unable to grant extended credit and therefore must request that full payment be made within 30 days from the date of invoice. Should payment not be received within 30 days from the date of invoice, Westminster Forum Projects will apply an administration charge of £40+VAT. Payments made to our account in error will also be subject to an administration charge of £40+VAT.

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