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Wednesday 2 June, 2010


13:30 – 14:00

Registration of participants

14:00 – 15:45

Conference Chair

Virginie Alloo, Senior Analyst, Cullen International

14:00 – 14:40

Keynote Speeches

14:00 – 14:15

The View from the Parliament

Evelyne Gebhardt, Shadow Rapporteur Consumer Rights Directive, Member, European Parliament

14:15 – 14:40

Contract and Marketing Law Fundamental to Citizen’s Rights

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission

14:40 – 15:30

Session 1: Will the final Consumer Rights Directive meet stakeholder expectations?

Panellists to include:

Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
Guillaume Delvallée, Conseiller en charge de la protection juridique des consommateurs, Représentation permanente française auprès de l'UE, French Permanent Representation to the EU
Michael Meissner, Vice President Corporate Affairs Europe, Amway
Patrice Pellegrino, Senior Adviser on Internal Market & Consumer Affairs and Fiscal Affairs , Eurocommerce

15:30 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:05

Session 2: Keynote Speech

The Consumer Rights Directive: what is achievable?

16:05 – 17:00

Session 2: Harmonisation of contract and marketing law: necessary or a step too far?

Panellists to include:

Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, BEUC
Michael Aendenhof, Counsellor for Consumer Affairs, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU
Jens Karsten, Director European Regulatory Affairs, FEDSA
Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Manager - EU Regulatory Policy Corporate Affairs, LCA, Microsoft



Wednesday 2 June, 2010
13.30 to 17.10




Stanhope Hotel

Rue du Commerce 9
B-1000 Brussels

Tel: 32 2 506 91 11

Fax: 32 2 512 1708

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Consumer Rights Forum 2010

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