Policy Day: Transformational Regulatory Policies to support Industry 4.0 and 5G - Full Day Conference (Part 1) - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Policy Day: Transformational Regulatory Policies to support Industry 4.0 and 5G – Full Day Conference (Part 1)


Date & Time

Thursday, 26 Sep

09:30 - 10:30


Level 4 - Bintang 6


Transformational Digital Policies to Support Industry 4.0 and 5G – Morning Session 1

Policymakers, regulators and experts from the Asia Pacific Region

9:30 – 9:45

· Introduction and objectives

Emanuela Lecchi, GSMA, Head of Public Policy – APAC

9:45 – 10:30

· Participants (one per country) provide a 5-minute introduction regarding the key objectives, opportunities and challenges of their I4.0 initiatives.

Policymakers, regulators and experts from the Asia Pacific Region, will discuss the policy challenges and levers to support and achieve their Digital Agendas. Participants will be invited to exchange views and consider questions such as these:

  1. The traditional models for creating policies and regulations have been relatively time consuming and top-down in approach whereas I4.0 requires a different set of guiding principles. As technologies evolve, regulators need to adopt a more agile and flexible approach to policymaking.
    • How are governments in APAC adapting to this important trend?
    • Is sector-focused regulation struggling to cope with changing markets, and how should it interact with horizontal regulation?
    • What can we learn from countries that have adopted an agile and whole of government approach to address these challenges?
    • How can Innovation Offices, Regulatory Sandboxes and RegTech tools help policymakers develop ideas rapidly, learn lessons quickly and provide feedback into the policy-making process?


  1. What are the critical policies and regulations required to support the development of the digital economy and I4.0 in APAC?
    • What can we learn from governments that have implemented supportive spectrum polices, data privacy and protection laws, national digital identity programs, provided incentives to support universal broadband access, developed investment friendly policies for businesses to gain access to local and foreign capital from multiple sources?
    • What are the opportunities for policy makers in APAC to work together develop interoperable regulatory frameworks for digital-data governance, e-commerce rules, taxation of digital services, cybersecurity, and innovative but ethical usage of AI technology?


Off the Record

This is a ‘by invitation” only event.


Journalists/media are not permitted. We will follow the Chatham House Rule, the aim of which is to provide anonymity and encourage openness and sharing of information. In practice, this means:

  • We will be open about the fact that this meeting is taking place, but we will not publicise it.
  • We will not make public or circulate the names of the attendees, beyond the participants and/or their advisors.
  • We will not film or audio-record the meeting, but will take notes to summarise conclusions, with any follow-up actions, for later distribution to attendees.
  • A group photograph of the participants will be taken after the meeting, for those who wish to be included.


Apply to attend this session here.