About the Organisers & Sponsors
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com
Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.
The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
You can find out more about us by going to www.forum-europe.com
EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association, is the umbrella organisation of at present 23 national associations representing the interests of e-retailers and multi-channel distance sellers.
EMOTA members’ associate companies offer a competitve range of goods and services including clothing, books, consumer electronics, cosmetics, furniture, gardening articles and wines. As early adopters of online technology, they have seen their internet operations make impressive progress over the past few years. In some European markets the internet is already, by some distance, the dominant channel.
EMOTA listens to opinions and ideas of its members, European lawmakers, business leaders and consumers, and builds consensus by combining the best of what distance sellers need to remain successful and what their costumers need to be satisfied.
International Post Corporation www.ipc.be
International Post Corporation (IPC) is a cooperative association of 24 member postal operators in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Over the past two decades IPC has provided industry leadership by driving service quality and interoperability, supporting its members to ensure the high performance of international mail, packet and parcel services, providing solutions to enable the growth of cross-border e-Commerce, and developing the IT infrastructure required to achieve this. IPC engages in industry research, creates business-critical intelligence, provides a range of platforms for member post CEOs and senior management to exchange best practices and discuss strategy, and gives its members an authoritative, independent and collective voice. IPC also manages the system for incentive – based payments between postal operators. With member delivering some 80 % of global postal mail, IPC represents the majority of the world’s mail volume.
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS has been active in the European market since 1976. It introduced a pan European Service portfolio in 1996, providing seamless delivery solutions within the EU, allowing its customers to capitalize on the internal European market. UPS currently employs over 40.000 people in Europe
The Allegro Group is the leading Central and East European e-commerce company and one of the largest European Internet companies, with some 6500 employees across more than 15 countries (including 10 EU Member States). It was founded in Poland in 1999 (its headquarters is in Poznań) and has grown primarily by acquisition across the region. In many ways it remains a network of European start-ups, with various business units run locally by their founders. Our fast-growing business spans e-marketplaces, classifieds, price comparison, e-retail, and e-payments, enabling easy and safe online transactions for consumers.
EURid is the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu top-level domain, following a tender process and appointment by the European Commission. EURid works with over 750 accredited registrars and provides support in the 24 official EU languages. As part of its ongoing commitment to data security, EURid has been certified for the ISO27001 security standard since 2013. EURid is also registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which is an expression of its environmental commitment. EURid has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), and regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden). More information at: www.eurid.eu.
The .eu domain ranks among the largest top-level domains in the world, connecting more than 500 million people across 31 countries to one Internet identity. More than 3.9 million .eu names have been registered since the domain opened for registration in 2005. Many companies and brands use a .eu website as a practical solution to convey a clear European identity and their business ambitions.