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Parliament & Internet Conference

21st November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year’s Parliament & Internet Conference is taking place on Tuesday 21st November. The Conference, now in its twelfth year, will be hosted by Nigel Huddleston MP. It brings together leading figures from Government, Parliament, academia and industry to discuss and debate the most pressing policy issues facing the internet.

This year’s programme will include high profile keynote speeches, panel debates with senior parliamentarians and industry figures, networking lunch and interactive presentations.

The following speakers have been confirmed to participate in this year’s P&I Conference:

  • Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital
  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Minister of State for Security at the Home Office
  • Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Digital Minister
  • Ciaran Martin, National Cyber Security Centre Chief Executive
  • Cormac Whelan, CEO, Nokia

The Conference will cover a range of policy matters, including the cyber threats to the critical national infrastructure, the connectivity challenges ahead (including fibre rollout and future 5G deployment), as well as the proposed Digital Charter.

The panel sessions:

Cyber Security – How prepared is the UK’s critical national infrastructure?

The issue of cyber security, especially relating to the UK’s critical national infrastructure, has never been more relevant. In the aftermath of high profile attacks this panel seeks to assess the readiness of the UK’s infrastructure and pinpointing challenges for the future.

Chair: Rachel Maclean MP Internet Safety

Internet Safety TBC


Mobile and broadband connectivity have been pressing issues for government and industry alike. The rolling out of fibreoptic and 5G remain key objectives, the issues in implementing, and the potential impact   of, such infrastructure, especially in light of Brexit, will form the basis of this panel discussion. 

Chair: Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP

The Conference is strictly invite-only but we can offer a few tickets to ISPA Members. If you are interested please contact admin@ispa.org.uk


21st November 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Portcullis House
London, SW1A 2LW United Kingdom + Google Map