Conference 2017

Working languages: Russian, English. Simultaneous interpreting.

Venue: conference hall Jurmala, SemaraH Hotel Lielupe SPA & Conferences

Address: Bulduru prospekts 64/68, Jurmala, LV-2010, Latvia


The conference agenda will be updated.

14. August, Monday

Throughout the day

Meeting the participants of the Conference and Exhibition TELCO TRENDS 2017, check-in

18:00 - 23:00

Channel "O!" Welcome party

Invites the Digital TV Family, Channel One Worldwide, GENERAL MEDIA PARTNER

Venue: Panorama restaurant, SemaraH Hotel Lielupe

Address: Bulduru prespekts 64/68, Jurmala, Latvia

15. August, Tuesday

09:00 - 10:00

Registration of the Conference and Exhibition participants

10:00 - 10:30

Opening of the International Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition "TELCO TRENDS 2017"

10:30 - 12:30

New rules of the game for the Single Digital Europe

Single digital market - development perspectives, opportunities and risks.

Moderator: Toms Meisitis, SIA Lattelecom, Director of Legal and Corporate Support Division


Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia (Latvia)

New stages in implementation of the programme Digital Europe.

Speaker: Edmunds Belskis, Deputy State Secretary in charge of information and communication technologies


Polish Chamber for Electronic Communication PIKE (Poland)

Trends of the Polish telecommunications market.

Speaker: Jerzy Straszewski, president (PIKE)


Ministry of Culture (Latvia)

Regulatory environment and upcoming invitatives.

EU Audiovisual media services directive.

Speaker: Andris Mellakauls, Head of Information Space Integration Division


Cableman (Russia)

Dependent and independent Russian-speaking media in Europe.

Figures, facts, and nuances.

Speaker: Yana Belska, editor-in-chief

12:30 - 13:00

Coffe break

13:00 - 14:00

Cross-platform environment - new opportunities and perspectives.

Moderators: Vladislav Gurman, member of the Board of Latnet



Still shaping the future of Ultra HD and new opportunities.

Speaker: Nils Filip Abrahamsson, Sales Manager in Scandinavia and the Baltic States



How to Create Virtual OTT Service Provider in the Cloud.

Speaker: Norberts Ositis, Head of Product Management


CONAX (Norway)

How can OTT increase the value of your offer in Pay TV?

Speaker: Dmitry Bronner, Regional sales director

14:00 - 14:30

Coffe break

14:30 - 17:30

Panel discussion of European experts and industry leaders

Cooperation between copyright rights holders and operators in the digital environment.

Moderator: Dace Kotzeva, Executive Director of the Association "For Legal Content"


Association "For Legal Content" (Latvia)

During first half of the year illegal audio visual market has been decreased up to 20%.

Speaker: Dace Kotzeva, Executive Director of the Association "For Legal Content"


"Discovery Communications Europe Limited" (United Kingdom)

Change in consumer habits and business models - what implications for anti-piracy?

Speaker: Ross Biggam, VP Government Affairs


MUSO (United Kingdom)

Strategies of measurement and prosecution of pirate market in the Baltic States.

Speaker: Christopher Elkins, Chief Strategy Officer


Association Internet-video (Russia)

Fighting video piracy today and tomorrow.

Speaker: Alexey Byrdin, CEO of the Association Internet-video


Participants of the discussion:

Tatyana Tolstaya, owner of Kosmos IMAX Cinema (Estonia)

Jerzy Straszewski, president of PIKE (Poland)

Gunta Lidaka, Member of National Electronic Mass Media Council (Latvia)

Dmitry Khomenko, head of the Department of Cyber-Crimes and Protection of Intellectual Property, Economic Crime Police, State Police (Latvia)


Transfer from SemaraH Hotel Lielupe to the restaurant "36.Line"


Opening evening of TELCO TRENDS 2017

Invites the company SES, GENERAL PARTNER 

Venue: restaurant "36.Line"

Address: 36.line, Jurmala, LV-2110, Latvia

16. August, Wednesday

10:30 - 11:00

Registration of the Conference and Exhibition participants.

11:00 - 13:00

Equipment and technologies

Moderator: Germann Geer, Sales Director of the company ASTRO Strobel



Actual development of European operators by the example of solutions from ASTRO Company.

Speaker: Germann Geer, Sales Director of the company ASTRO Strobel


BKTEL (Germany)

FTTH Solution from Germany.

Speaker: Lars Bahlmann, Sales FTTH BKTEL


Eutelsat (France)

New Satellite Solutions for Baltic States.

Speaker: Karen Badalov, Regional Director, Baltic States & Caucuses


MSK-IX (Russia)

Medialogistics. Delivery of TV channels between Latvia and Russia.

Speaker: Grigory Kuzin, Head of Medialogistics project


LifeStream (Russia)

Cloud TV solution for operators.

Speaker: Zharkin Tursinov, Managing Partner LifeStream


TVIP (Russia)

Modern OTT service - solutions from TVIP company.

Speaker: Stanislav Krynin, Head of Sales Department; Danilenko Egor, Head of Intergrations

13:00 - 13:30

Coffee break

13:30 - 15:30

Pay TV trends and business-models

Moderator: Vladislavs Gurmans, member of the Board of the Latvian Internet Association (Latvia)


Ampere Analysis (UK)

Future of TV in OTT world: survival's guide

Speaker: Guy Bisson, Executive of analytics company Ampere Analysis


Media Group Ukraine (Ukraine)

IPTV vs OTT in figures.

Speaker: Kurakin Alexey, Business Development Director, Vedia Group Ukraine


INVR.SPACE (Germany)

What does virtual reality mean for television?

Speaker: Sonke Kirchhof, CEO of INVR.SPACE


J'son & Partners Consulting

Analysis of pay-TV operators’ actions to increase ARPU in terms of offered content.

Speaker: Dmitry Kolesov, Director of the Department of TV and Content J'son & Partners Consulting


Association "Electronic money" (Russia)

Interaction between telecommunication operators and payment technologies.

Speaker: Vikrtor Dostov, President of the Association "Electronic money"

15:30 - 16:00

Coffe break

16:00 - 17:30

Top content. Presentation of novelties.

Moderator: Yana Belskaya, Chief Editor of Cableman


Digital TV Family, Channel One Russia Worldwide, GENERAL MEDIA PARTNER

The popularity of movie series and cognitive content on TV. TVchannels "Dom kino" and "O!" cases.

Speaker: Evgeniy Khilchenko, Deputy Head of Marketing Department- Head of Analytics and Reserch, Channel One Russia Worldwide


WILD TV (Russia)

The presentation of a new thematic package of TV channels about hunting and fishing: "Wild channel", "Wild Hunting HD", "Wild Fishing HD".

Speaker: Konstantin Zakharov, Chief Producer of the company WILD TV



Speaker: Vladislav Gurman, respresentative of TV channels of A&E Networks and Scripps Networks group in the Baltic States


TV channel Game Show (Russia)

Speaker: Natalya Chaykovskaya, General Producer of the TV channel Game Show


Cable Television Networks & Partners (Poland)


Speaker: Ewa Michalska, CEO of Cable Television Networks & Partners


TELCO TRENDS 2017 Partners awarding ceremony


RU group Transfer from SemaraH Hotel Lielupe to the restaurant "Lido"


ENG group Transfer from SemaraH Hotel Lielupe to the restaurant "Lido"


RU group Transfer from SemaraH Hotel Lielupe to the restaurant "Lido"


"Poehali!" channel invites you to a dinner

Digital TV Family, Channel One Russia Worldwide, GENERAL MEDIA PARTNER

Venue: famous national restaurant LIDO

Address: 76 Krasta Street, Riga

17. August, Thursday


Transfer from SemaraH Hotel Lielupe to the "Silakas"

12:00 - 22:00

Sturgeon and trout fishing.

Hosted by TV channel Wild TV

Informal socialising.

Venue: Sillakas Recreation centre, a favourite among Telco Trends guests.

Address: Silakas, Liepas pagasts, Priekulu novads, LV 41-25, Latvia

18. August, Friday

Throughout the day

Departure of the conference participants