5G: Empowering Recovery and Fighting Misinformation

Start: Wednesday 3 June 2020 1:00 pm

End: Wednesday 3 June 2020 3:00 pm

Location: Online Event

Join us for a conversation co-hosted by leading MEPs, as well as the GSMA and ETNO, to discuss the role that 5G can play in the coming months, as Europe copes with the coronavirus recession. During the discussion, we will not only inform about 5G technology and use cases, but also we will discuss the impact that misinformation is having on the public discourse around mobile networks.

Programme – 3 June 2020

13.00 – 13.10 | Introduction: the big picture

Afke Schaart, VP and Head of Europe, GSMA

Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO

13.10 – 13.30 | A European Parliament view on 5G

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, S&D – Finland

MEP Susana Solís Pérez, Renew Europe – Spain

13.30 – 14.15 | Voices from the Member States

MEP Pilar del Castillo, EPP – Spain

MEP Andreas Schwab, EPP – Germany

MEP Anna Michelle Asimakopoulou, EPP – Greece

MEP Sean Kelly, EPP – Ireland

Lisa Felton, Head of Data, Services and Consumer Regulation, Vodafone Group

Olga Sihmane, Head of Public Affairs, Telia Company

14.15 – 14.30 | Science, Facts, EU Policies

Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Dr Frank de Vocht, Reader in Epidemiology and Public Health, Bristol Medical School

Dr Jack Rowley, Senior Director– Research and Sustainability, GSMA

14.30 – 14.45 | Q&A

Moderated by: Maria Sotiriou, Manager EU Affairs GSMA & Paolo Grassia, Director Public Policy, ETNO