Day One - Monday 19th November 2018
09:00 Registration and Refreshments

09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Introductions
Chair’s introduction and welcome
Looking ahead to the symposium

10:15 Regulation in an Increasingly Challenging Global Landscape
The impact of changes to the economic, political and environmental climate
Complexities of new/emerging industries and sectors
To regulate or not to regulate?
Emerging challenges to regulation
How to foresee new regulatory challenges
Challenges in managing stakeholders and how to overcome them

11:15 Morning Coffee

11:30 Latest Initiatives in Smart Regulation
Analysing new ways of approaching regulation
Who is implementing the new initiatives?
Testbeds and sandboxes
Risk-based regulation

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Smart Regulation with Limited Resources
Ensuring there is balance in regulation: over-regulated and under-regulated industries
Reducing excessive costs and bureaucracy to improve efficiency
Cutting costs whilst implementing reforms

14:30 Smart Regulation Case Study

15:30 Afternoon Tea

15:45 Discussion: Exchange of Innovative Regulatory Practices from the Delegates Perspectives

16:45 End of Day Wrap-Up

17:00 Networking Drinks and Close

Day Two - Tuesday 20th November 2018
09:30 Refreshments

09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap

10:00 Being Proactive with Regulation in a Challenging Environment
Can regulators act too early in regulating an industry?
What can happen when a regulator is too late in regulating an industry?
Anticipatory Regulation

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:15 Collaborating with Stakeholders for Smarter Regulation
More explicit and open dialogue with stakeholders and innovators
Iterative relationship and rules with stakeholders
Communicating ideas and impacts of regulation
Towards a more joined-up regulatory structure
Using technology effectively to attain public engagement

12:15 Panel Discussion: Deregulation vs. Better Regulation
The pros and cons of deregulation and better regulation
The hidden costs of regulation and deregulation
How much should we deregulate?

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Utilising Impact Assessments to Inform Future Regulation
Good regulation starts with good foresight and planning
Identifying the problem in greater detail
Identifying the risks and analyzing how to minimize negative impact
How impact assessments can be acted upon to achieve desired outcomes

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:15 Regulating Data: Challenges in regulating data sensitivities and how to overcome them
Understanding the growth and use of data across different industries
Identifying the sensitivities of public data in any industry
New initiatives for regulating data
How can data be used effectively and how can regulators foster a healthy environment for data?

16:15 Closing Discussion: How Do We Make Smart Regulation 

17:00 Close

Professional Certificate in International Regulatory Affairs

Day Three - Wednesday 21st November 2018
09:30 Refreshments

09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Introduction to the Certificate

10:00 Regulatory Behaviour: Challenges and Developments
Market challenges
Where regulators get it wrong
Reasons for failure
How regulators fulfil their roles
Are Regulators getting angry at last? 

11:15 Morning Coffee

11:30 Regulatory Reform Initiatives
Approach to different sized organisations
Reform in business regulation and beyond
Right-touch regulation

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Economic Regulation, Competition and Markets

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:15 Economic Regulation, Competition and Markets (continued)

16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up

16:30 Close

Day Four - Thursday 22nd November 2018
09:30 Refreshments

09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap

10:00 Governance of Regulators

11:15 Morning Coffee

11:30 Raising Regulatory Standards
Stages for targeting regulation
Principles vs rules-based regulation

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Full Range of Alternatives to Regulation
Guided workshop and discussion

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Risk in Regulation
Risk and the case for regulation
Risk assessment
Public perception of risk

16:15 End of Day Wrap-Up

16:30 Close

Day Five - Friday 23rd November 2018
09:30 Refreshments

09:45 Chair’s Welcome and Recap

10:00 People and Culture in Regulation
Why we keep making the same mistakes

Morning Coffee

11:15 The Relationship Between Stakeholder Engagement and Regulatory Quality

12:15 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending strategic regulatory reform content into these structures

12:45 End of Course Wrap-Up
Certificate presentation
Group photo
Evaluation forms

13:00 Lunch and Close