5th Mena Spectrum Management Conference

Event Overview

The 7th Latin America Spectrum Management Conference has gone virtual!

Taking place across a series of individual sessions from 10 – 13 November, the conference will provide an online platform for stakeholders to come together and discuss topical issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum policy across the region.
Held using an interactive virtual event system, sessions will go far beyond the standard webinar. Attendees will have the opportunity to get involved and engage through interactive sessions, one-to-one and group networking, technology demonstrations, a virtual exhibition area and much, much more…

Sessions will include a focus on issues such as  review of WRC-19 and the path towards WRC-23; A focus on the C-Band; Managing Spectrum in times of crisis; Building a co-ordinated strategy towards universal access – funding and technology options; Maximising the potential of the UHF band for all users; Roadmaps for 5G implementation across Latin America; and priorities for regulators in bringing spectrum to market.

The conference is part of The Global Spectrum Series. The world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy conferences.

Registration is now open and FREE OF CHARGE for all attendees.

Organisers & Partners

Event Organiser
Forum Global
Forum Global specializes in policy focused conferences and events, providing a platform for discussion and debate on topical issues across a variety of different sectors. These events are organized with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe, which was founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune, and is widely recognized as the leading EU dedicated event provider.Headed by a team of events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Global works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike. Its strategic services can maintain and develop your key policy networks, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Event Partner
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.
Event Partner
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Intel expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Additional information about Intel is available at intel.com
Event Partner
Coleago Consulting
Coleago profile for conference website Founded in 2001, Coleago is a specialist telecoms management consulting firm. Our expertise has been developed exclusively within the telecoms sector and delivers a rare combination of telecoms-related commercial and technical skills and experience. Since 2001 we have worked on over 110 spectrum related projects in developed and emerging markets. Since 2017 our spectrum projects included the transition to 5G, including valuating spectrum most relevant for 5G such as 600MHz, 700MHz, 3.5GHz, and mm wave. We advise regulators on spectrum policy, spectrum roadmap, spectrum pricing, spectrum auctions and capacity building on the topic best practice in spectrum auctions. For mobile operators Coleago delivers regulatory advocacy and responses to consultation, spectrum valuation, bid strategy development and live auction support. Coleago also authored complete bid books for spectrum licence awards by means of a beauty contest. For further information, please visit www.coleago.com
Event Partner
GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) is a not-for-profit industry organisation representing companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services. GSA actively promotes the 3GPP technology road-map – 3G; 4G; 5G, – and is a single source of information resource for industry reports and market intelligence. GSA Members drive the GSA agenda and define the communications and development strategy for the Association. The GSA Spectrum Group develops strategies and plans, and contributes studies and technical analysis to international, regional and individual country policy-makers and regulators to facilitate the timely availability of spectrum for use by mobile network operators.
Event Partner
The Global Satellite Coalition (GSC) brings together the world's satellite associations to drive industry priorities with one voice, unlocking opportunities for industry growth and ensuring the future for millions of stakeholders who depend on satellite-based solutions. The GSC’s ultimate objective is to secure an ecosystem that allows every world citizen to be connected. The GSC’s priority is to advocate the role of satellite in achieving complete connectivity from contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Broadband Commission’s connectivity objectives to realizing the Network of Networks required for 5G. In addition, it will work on ensuring satellite services are an essential element of national broadband strategies, universal service programs and disaster preparedness efforts.
Event Partner
GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, it brings together organizations from around the world representing the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, commercial and government organizations worldwide. GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, which is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders. For more details visit our website www.gvf.org or contact us on info@gvf.org.
Event Partner
LS telecom
LS telcom specialises in software and hardware solutions as well as consulting services for spectrum management, radio monitoring and radio network planning for every type of wireless technology. Our comprehensive portfolio includes market and technology developments regarding future spectrum management challenges and solutions.We are at the forefront of Spectrum Auctioning, E-Licensing, GSM Refarming, Cognitive Radio and Digital Dividend worldwide.Our customer portfolio includes most of the spectrum regulators worldwide, major network operators and commercial customers in more than 90 countries.
Event Partner
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Speakers include:

Mario Maniewicz


Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

Tariq Al Awadhi

Tariq Al

Chairman, Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)

Mohammed Al Janoobi


Director for Frequency International Coordination, CITC, Saudi Arabia



Senior Manager Spectrum Regulation Policy, Huawei

Branimir Stantchev


Head of Sector, Spectrum for Wireless Broadband, European Commission

ross bateson


Special Adviser, Government Affairs, GSMA

philip marnick


Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

Imad Hoballah


Provost and Chief Academic Officer,
American University in Dubai

Johann Adjovi


Principal, Analysys Mason

Dr El-Moghazi


Director of Spectrum Research and Studies Department, NTRA


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Event Background

Launched in 2014, and now in its seventh consecutive year, the Latin America Spectrum Management conference is established as the leading platform for spectrum policy discussion within the region.

In the 6 years since it begun, the conference has grown year-on-year due to its positioning as a neutral platform, which ensure all key stakeholders get their voices heard.

Forum Global works closely with national governments and regulators, plus industry stakeholders from mobile, satellite, broadcast, public safety, HAPS and more to ensure that their voices are included.

Previous Event

Taking place in Lima, Peru on September 18 – 19, 2019, The 6th Annual Latin America Spectrum Management Conference welcomed over 200 delegates from across Latin America, US, Canada and beyond for high-level discussions on preparation for WRC-19 and beyond, planning ahead to deliver the 5G further, Spectrum auctions awards and pricing, delivering a spectrum environment that meets the needs of all, and much, much more.

You can view more details of the 2019 edition of this event here.

New Virtual Format

“Virtual events do not have to be passive experiences, limited to only watching presentations and panel discussions. They can be engaging and interactive, enabling face-to-face conversations and the possibility to connect with policymakers and stakeholders.”
As we transition The Latin-America Spectrum Management Conference to a new virtual format, our aim is to provide a platform that replicates the benefits normally enjoyed by attendees at the event when it is held in person and face-to-face.

The format of the event has been designed to not only enable participants to listen to the discussions and debates, but to also have the opportunity to network and engage with speakers, partners and other attendees.

Session will follow an interactive format, and include the following elements

An interactive panel discussion with expert speakers, and the opportunity to ask questions and make comments using a live chat function
A ‘have your say…’ audience engagement session, where all participants will have the opportunity to request to bring their audio and video feed ‘live’ and actively participate in the debate
A virtual networking lounge, with options to take part in one-to-one networking meetings, join private networking rooms and visit the virtual exhibition area
A ‘Showcase’ stage, where speakers and partners will be providing technology demos, hosting interactive Q&A sessions, and taking part in smaller ‘breakout’ sessions on key topics
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Event platform

This conference will take place using Forum Global’s virtual event platform – Forum Vision


For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Lula Howard using any of the details below.

Lula Howard
Senior Event Manager
Forum Global


Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 026