Digital Single Market key challenges and opportunities after the 2019 European Elections

Start: Sunday 24 February 2019 15:30

End: Sunday 24 February 2019 18:00

Venue: Hotel Barcelona Center

Location: Carrer de Balmes, 103, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

For the 6th year in a row the GSMA and the European Internet Forum (EIF) will host a high-level roundtable debate on the eve of the MWC19 Barcelona.
This year legislators, regulators, and both supply and demand side market participants will meet to discuss ‘Digital Single Market key challenges and opportunities after the 2019 European Elections’.


Introductory remarks by 
Afke Schaart, VP and Head of Europe, Russia and CIS, GSMA
Pilar del Castillo MEP, EIF Chair, Head of the European Parliament Delegation to MWC

Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT, European Commission
Jeremy Godfrey, Commissioner of ComReg (Ireland), BEREC Chair 2019

Presentation of a preview of EIF’s work on ‘Top 10 Digital Future Trends’
Peter Linton, Senior Advisor, EIF

This event is strictly by invitation only. For more information please contact:

Maria Sendin Valle

Senior Manager EU Affairs, GSMA

Maria Sendin Valle

Maria Sendin Valle is a Senior Manager at the GSMA Europe team. Maria is responsible for coordinating the EU institutional programme for MWC Barcelona and organising the Mobile Meetings Series. Maria also works on competition issues following closely the enforcement and regulatory developments in the European Union.
Before joining the GSMA in 2017, Maria worked for a Public Affairs consultancy in Brussels, where she developed and implemented public affairs, communications and public relations campaigns for clients in the technology, competition, security and social affairs sectors. Maria moved to Brussels in 2012 to work for the European Commission DG Competition department where she was part of the team negotiating the Common Agricultural Policy reform and investigating potential competition infringements in the food sector. Prior to DG Competition, Maria worked as a competition and EU lawyer for an international law firm in Madrid (Spain).
Maria has a Bachelor degree in Law, a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in EU and Competition law by Carlos III University of Madrid and speaks five languages.