Conference Day One - October 4th, 2011

8:45 Registration

9:20 Chair's Opening Remarks
Mihai CONSTANTIN, President, Asociatia pentru Comunicatii Digitale

9:30 Keynote Message: The Digital Revolution in Romania: Supporting Human and Socio- Economic Development
• His Excellency Emil BOC, Prime Minister of Romania(TBC)

9:40 Keynote Address: Romania: The Most Competitive Telecom Market in Europe
Valerian VREME, Minister, MCSI Romania

10:00 Keynote Address: Stimulating Innovation and Competitiveness through the Wider Use of ICT
Florin LUPESCU, Principal Adviser Director-General, EC, DG Information Society and Media

10:30 Coffee break at Regina Maria


10:50 Keynote: The Digital Future: Prospects for Satellite TV
Sybren De VRIES, Deputy Head Sales Europe, SES

11:10 Keynote: Learning the Tricks of the Digital Switchover
Helmut EGENBAUER, President for Central Europe, TDF

11:30 Keynote: Harmonizing Broadcast and Broadband Through Hybrid TV, an Editorial and Business Perspective
Alexandru LAZESCU, President & General Director, TVR

11:50 Panel Discussion: Is it still worth fighting to participate in the Romanian digital switchover? Which are the options and the associated opportunities for industry players? Can market overpass lack of regulatory framework?

Keynote speakers discuss together with:

Marius FECIORU, Deputy Minister, MCSI

Catalin NICULESCU, Managing Director, Rohde & Schwarz Romania

Varujan PAMBUCCIAN, MP, Member of the Parliament's IT&C Committee

Ovidiu STANESCU, CTO, Romkatel

12:30 Networking Lunch at Roberto's


13:30 Keynote: TV Set in the Digital World - a Highly Interactive Tool
Stefan ICHIM, Country Manager, Panasonic Romania

13:50Case Study: TNT SAT, Extending the Reach of Terrestrial Platforms
Philippe SAGE, Development Director, SES France

14:10 Panel Discussion: The new technologies redefine the TV experience: the viewer has the ultimate decision on what to watch, when and on what device. What are the new opportunities and challenges for content owners, distributors and broadcasters.

Keynote speakers discuss together with:

Patrice SIDOT, Head of Sales CEE, Eutelsat

Emil GRECU, CTO, RCS&RDS Romania

Peter TERPAK, Product Marketing & TV Business Director, Romtelecom

Mihai MOGA, Technical Director, Intact Media Group

14:45 Coffee Break at Regina Maria


15:00 Keynote: Tradiotional Broadcasting in a World with New Options
Horia CAZAN, Chief Technical Officer, TVR

15:20 Keynote: Digital TV, a Key Profitability Factor in a Quadruple Play Strategy
Ovidiu GHIMAN, Executive Director, Strategy , Romtelecom

15:40 Keynote: Technology-Driven Market Expansion for Digital TV
Valentin POPOVICIU, Development Director, RCS&RDS

16:00 Panel Discussion: Is there a business case for value-added TV services (in Romania): HDTV, VOD, DVR, 3DTV? How could these be marketed and are they really expected to deliver bottomline results anytime soon?

Keynote speakers discuss together with:

Claudiu PARASCHIV, Head of Technology, CME

Mihai URSOI, General Manager Romania, SES

George MOTOC, Vice-President, ACD

16:40 Keynote: There is More Than TV in Digitalization: Listening to HD Radio
Dumitru MIHALI, General Manager, Prima 2M

17:00Closing of the Day

17:30 Networking Dinner at Regina Maria

Conference Day Two - October 5th, 2011

9:00 Registration & Coffee


9:30 Keynote: A Snapshot of Romanian Spectrum Allocation Strategies
Catalin MARINESCU, President, ANCOM

09:50 Keynote: : Charging Policies for Mobile Data Transfers
Razvan PIRVU, Marketing & Strategy Director, Ericsson Romania

10:10 Keynote: RADIOCOM - Active Supporter for Digital TV Introduction in Romania
Cristian NITU, President & General Director, Radiocom

10:45 Panel Discussion: Internet is the big game for mobile operators and can be a major achievement of ions. How much the predictability and clarity of spectrum allocation strategies, including the use of the digital dividend, are holding back the development of new services?

Keynote speakers discuss together with:

Liviu POPESCU, Executive Director, AOMR

Marian VELICU, Senior Director Corporate Affairs & Legal, Vodafone

Andreea MOLDOVAN, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Orange

Adrian IONESCU, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Cosmote

11:30 Closing Remarks:
Mihai CONSTANTIN, President, Asociatia pentru Comunicatii Digitale

12:00 End of Conference followed by Networking Lunch at Roberto's