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Wednesday 14 November, 2012
Welcome Coffee & Registration
Keynote Address: E-Commerce - Completing the single market for online services
Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources,
Forthcoming Irish Presidency of the EU
Keynote Address: E-Commerce in Europe - The Forthcoming Irish Presidency View
Deputy Director General, DG MARKT,
William E. Kennard,
Ambassador to the European Union,
United States Mission to the EU
Q&A Session with keynote speakers
Session 1: Realising the potential for e-commerce in Europe - the next steps
E-Commerce carries the potential to provide consumers with greater choice in terms of both product and price. This huge potential is increasingly being realised, as shopping online becomes the first, and often final, port-of-call when purchasing products and services. It is argued however that the true potential for e-commerce in Europe (including economic growth and job creation) will only be fully realised once existing barriers, both cross-border and within member states are removed.
This opening panel session will identify the barriers that continue to stymy the role e-commerce can play in boosting economic growth in Europe and will discuss how such barriers can be removed. Ultimately, the panel will seek to address how consumers can take full advantage of the benefits and increased choice that e-commerce delivers.
Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein,
Senior Director and Counsel Government Relations Europe,
Head of Unit, Consumer Markets, DG SANCO,
Senior Legal Officer,
James Roper FRSA,
Vice President, EMOTA,
Katarzyna Lasota Heller,
Afternoon Speech: An update on progress towards completing the digital single market
Pablo Arias Echeverría,
Presentation of European E-Commerce Award 2012
Each year, a member of the EU policy community working on matters relating to e-commerce in Europe is presented with an award in recognition of their work in the area. The winner will be announced on the day of the event.
Katarzyna Lasota Heller,
Session 2: Payments and Logistics – Delivering choice and trust on time
Payment systems and the efficient delivery of goods, whether digital or physical, underpin the smooth running of the single market in Europe and are central to realising the potential for e-commerce. What needs to be done to ensure both a competitive payments and logistics market, and what new technologies and business models are emerging that may indicate market responses to changing consumer demands? What consumer protection issues remain unresolved and how can industry work to increase the confidence and trust consumers have in these critical elements of the value chain?
Head of Unit Online and Postal Services,
General Manager for Western Europe,
Sampo Terho MEP,
Rapporteur “Towards an integrated European Market for card, internet & mobile payments,
Vice President Customs & Regulatory Affairs,
Chair, European Union Affairs Committee,
Session 3: Implications of the new data protection rules for e-commerce
How will the latest data protection proposals from the European Commission impact on e-commerce businesses? Do the proposals go far enough in terms of consumer protection or do they place an unnecessary burden on businesses? What are e-commerce businesses doing autonomously to improve consumer confidence in the digital single market with regards data privacy? What is the latest thinking on future developments in the area?
Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP,
General Data Protection Regulation
European Data Protection Supervisor
Director of Privacy, EU Affairs,
Managing Director EMEA,
Policy Officer - Data Protection, DG Justice,
Legals Affairs Advisor,