5GAA confirmed as Organisational Partner for Baltic Sea Region 5G Forum Riga, Latvia – 27 and 28 September 2018

Press Release 17 Aug. 2018

5GAA confirmed as Organisational Partner for Baltic Sea Region 5G Forum Riga, Latvia – 27 and 28 September 2018

Organized by the Electronic Communication Office of Latvia in close cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, the Nordic Council of Ministers and other international partners – the Baltic Sea Region 5G Ecosystem Forum “5G Techritory” – one of the leading 5G events worldwide will be held on 27-28 September in Riga, Latvia.

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), as the key industry associations in this field, have now joined this esteemed list of organisational partners, and during the event 5GAA will be represented by the newly appointed Director-General Johannes Springer, who will be sharing insights in the transition towards 5G, focusing on both the technological and policy environment, now and in the future, as Europe transitions towards the of 5G communication technology.

As Europe actively works to become a leader at the forefront of the transition to use 5G technology in the areas of mobility, energy, and health, the Baltic Sea region is perfectly positioned to be a digital frontrunner in capturing the opportunities that 5G will present society with. Capacity for harnessing momentum in the development of 5G is already being established at great speed supported by both regulators and industry in China and the US, Europe must be no different, and the Baltic Sea Region is aiming to be central to this process, with 5G Techritory an important step in this direction.

The 5G Automotive Association are delighted to be an organisational partner in an event which will host several plenary sessions and roundtable discussions involving many key policy-makers at both national and EU level including:

  • Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for the EU Digital Single Market,
  • Roberto Viola, Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission
  • Anne-Catherine Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland
  • Urve Palo, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia

In addition to the list of impressive high-level plenary attendees, there will also be several parallel discussions focusing on Smart Cities, Smart Health and of course Smart Mobility, which all attendees and speakers will be invited to actively participate.