WRC-19 Insights March 2018 Roundtable

Please join our March 2018 WRC-19 Insights roundtable, where we will discuss with both industry and government officials the framework of the WRC-19. This will include providing roundtable participants with an overview and lessons learned from previous conferences, as well as reviewing the process of how to advocate positions and impact the outcome of this major global conference.

Event Details

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Program: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP
Main Conference Center
1776 K Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006

Opening Remarks

  • Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

Roundtable Series Leaders

  • Ambassador David A. Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein; former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

  • Anna M. Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, NTIA; former Deputy Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Roundtable Panels

Overview and Lessons Learned

  • Decker Anstrom, Ambassador and Head of United States Delegation, World Radiocommunication Conference (2012, 2015)

  • Paige Atkins, Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA

  • Tom Sullivan, Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Moderator: Richard Beaird, Consultant, Wiley Rein; former Senior Deputy Coordinator (Ret.), International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

How to Advocate Positions and Exert Influence                 

  • Donna Bethea-Murphy, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory, Inmarsat

  • Paul Mitchell, General Manager, Microsoft Corporation

  • Tom Power, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, CTIA, and Chair of the FCC WRC Advisory Committee

Moderator: Brandon Hinton, Senior Engineering Advisor, Wiley Rein 

Click here to view the agenda

Info: CLE credit may be available. The event is complimentary, but advance registration is required, as space is limited. For more information, please contact Janine Marderian. 


About the Wiley Rein WRC-19 Insights Roundtable Series: We will be holding a series of roundtables leading up to the WRC-19 to provide insight into the key issues and decisions regarding WRC-19, as well as their regulatory impacts on the industry.

About WRC-19: On October 28, 2019, the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) will convene in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for four weeks of multinational deliberations on updates to the ITU Radio Regulations. Held every three or four years, the WRC has a large impact on the communications industry – revising regulations, allocating spectrum, and updating regulatory procedures. The WRC process can be daunting – but without the conference, connecting more than 5 billion people worldwide would be impossible. The process has helped to create economies of scale and to make mobile services more affordable. 

The economic and national security stakes are high – in fact, WRC-19 may be one of the most significant telecommunications conferences in history. As a result, it is important for everyone with an interest in the wireless industry (both terrestrial and satellite) to understand how the WRC process works and how to participate in that process.


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