Run once a year, the ETSI Seminar provides an intensive and interactive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI. 

Why attend?

Although designed primarily for newcomers to the Institute, the fact that ETSI is constantly evolving means that even those individuals with an extensive experience of the Institute and its work find it beneficial to attend. 

The ETSI Seminar is an important step in the orientation programme for new members. It facilitates their active participation in ETSI, 3GPP or oneM2M - a must if your organization has just joined ETSI. In addition, this Seminar is essential for new delegates who have recently started to participate in ETSI work and is also an opportunity to meet key people in the ETSI Secretariat.

As well as describing the structure, organization and governance of the Institute and the partnership projects (3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPPTM) and oneM2M), the seminar provides a detailed look at ETSI's online services and other tools for electronic working, which support the standards-making process. 

The ETSI Seminar is free of charge to attend and is open to all, members and non-members alike.

Who should attend?

  • New members of ETSI
  • Candidate (applicant) members
  • Potential new members
  • New delegates in ETSI committees
  • Newly appointed chairs, vice-chairman or rapporteurs in ETSI
  • New experts on ETSI Special Task Forces
  • Those who are involved in managing or tracking standardization activities

In fact, anyone involved in ETSI and standards-making in any way will benefit from attending!

Please find below the agenda of the ETSI Seminar: 

  • Tuesday, 20 June


    09:00-09:05: Welcome and Introduction 
    Frederique Cheron, Director Meetings & Events

    09:05-09:25: ETSI Strategy 
    Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General

    09:25-09:45: The ETSI Community 
    Claire d'Esclercs, Director Membership Development

    09:45-10:05: Discover the ETSI Environment 
    Gavin Craik, Senior Technical Content Officer

    10:05-10:35: Research & Innovation 
    David Boswarthick, Director NET

    10:35-10:40: Q&A 

    10:40-11:10: Break

    11:10-11:30: Education about Standardization
    Gavin Craik, Senior Technical Content Officer

    11:30-11:50: Intellectual Property Rights at ETSI including Standard Essential Patents
    Magali Fitzgibbon, Legal Advisor

    11:50-12:00: Q&A

    12:00-13:30: Lunch

    13:30-13:45: Interactive Quiz Time 
    Therese Christoffersen, Event Professional

    13:45-14:00: ETSI Portal demo
    Claire d'Esclercs, Director Membership Development

    14:00-14:30: Standards & Regulation
    Igor Minaev, Technical Officer

    14:30-15:00: Technical Organization
    Anthony Brand, Director Standards Development Centre

    15:00-15:20: 3GPP
    Issam Toufik, Director Mobile Competence Centre

    15:20-15:30: Q&A

    15:30-16:00: Break

    16:00-16:20: oneM2M
    Xavier Piednoir, Technical Expert

    16:20-16:50: Testing & Interoperability
    Ultan Mulligan, Director Centre for Testing & Interoperability

    16:50-17:00: Specialist and Testing Task Forces
    Léa Belloulou, Head of Funded Activities

    17:00-17:15: ETSI Marketing & Events
    Frederique Cheron, Director Meetings & Events

    17:15-17:20: ETSI Seminar Online Modules
    Therese Christoffersen, Event Professional

    17:20-17:30: Q&A

    17:30: Networking Cocktail in ETSI reception area

ETSI Headquarters
650 Route des Lucioles
06560 Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis

Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

Information about the venue, travel, visa, local transports, accommodation is available here.

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