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The 6th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference once again comes to The National Press Club on October 12 & 13 2017, and will provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across the region and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region.

Speakers include

Paige Atkins

Paige Atkins

Associate Administrator


Carmelo  Rivera

Carmelo Rivera

Chair for WRC-19 Preparation


Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss

Head of Spectrum Policy Unit

European Commission

Charla  Rath

Charla Rath

Vice President, Wireless Policy Development


Carl Povelites

Carl Povelites

Assistant Vice President Public Policy


Rick Kaplan

Rick Kaplan

General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs

National Association of Broadcasters

Gerry Oberst

Gerry Oberst

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy


Edgar Figueroa

Edgar Figueroa

President & CEO

WiFi Alliance

Brett Kilbourne

Brett Kilbourne

General Counsel & VP of Policy

Utilities Telecom Council

Rebecca  Hanson

Rebecca Hanson

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Plus a number of high level representatives from the FCC (speaker names to be confirmed shortly).


More Information


This Conference is the North American leg of the 'Global Spectrum Series', the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of regional Spectrum Management policy conferences.


Bringing together more than 250 top level delegates from across the US, North America, Latin America and beyond, it is the leading event of the year for spectrum stakeholders throughout the region.


Sessions at the event will focus on:


  • Policy Roundtable: Spectrum Policy in the US – Where are we currently, and what lies ahead?
  • After the Incentive Auction – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • The UHF and beyond - future shape of the mobile spectrum landscape
  • Spectrum for Next Generation Wireless Services including 5G
  • What future for the 3.7GHz – 4.2GHz band?
  • Key issues and thinking ahead of WRC-19
  • Freeing up federal spectrum – exploring the options and opportunities
  • What is the future of unlicensed spectrum in a world of next generation wireless services?
  • Millimeter spectrum for 5G – the battle of the bands?
  • The role of satellite in next generation wireless technologies
  • Spectrum for PPDR – Approaches to delivering PPDR networks in the US and beyond
  • The future of broadcast – opportunities, challenges and the path ahead


A full conference program and speaker list can be found here


For more information about the event, including speaking and wider visibility opportunities, please contact Ellen Wheable:


Ellen Wheable

T: +44 (0) 2920 783 025





Thu October 12, 2017 08.30 to
Fri October 13, 2017 15.45




The National Press Club

529 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20045,

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