The role of policy decisions in the postal & delivery industry

Future developments in the Universal Service Obligation, e-government, and e-substitution: are regulatory and competition constraints sustainable?

We are pleased to invite you to our annual midsummer conference 20 June 2017 in Copenhagen

The conference will address three central discussions for policy decisions in the postal & delivery industry, featuring panels of key decision makers and industry leaders.

The long term view on the USO: what would an ideal future USO look like?
What is the future outlook for universal postal services? What are the key characteristics of the universal service likely to be future-proof in terms of (i) user preferences and needs; and (ii) delivery costs and efficiency? How do these vary across countries? What remain as core policy aims for the sector?

E-government and e-substitution of postal services: strategic and policy implications
What regulatory implications from competition between physical and digital communications? E-government: experiences and next steps? What proof and size of socio-economic benefits of digitising postal communication?

Access regulation and competition in postal and delivery markets: key cases across Europe, lessons learned and unlearned
What are the key features of the latest national competition cases in the postal sector? What case and rationale for access regulation has been put forward by national regulators? What expected benefits and pitfalls?

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Programme

10.00     Arrival and coffee

10.30     Setting the scene

10.40     Session 1
The long term view on the USO: what would an ideal future USO look like?

12.00     Lunch

13.00     Session 2
E-government and e-substitution of postal services: strategic and policy implications

14.20     Coffee break

14.50     Session 3
Access regulation and competition in postal and delivery markets: key cases across Europe, lessons learned and unlearned

16.10     Concluding remarks

16.30     Reception

Confirmed speakers

István Dénes
Managing Director, Janton Holdings

Lars Frelle-Petersen
Director-General, Danish Agency for Digitisation

Damien Geradin
Partner, Euclid Law

Alison Jessopp
Principal, Financial economics, Ofcom

Denis Joram
Chief Economist, Regulation Department, La Poste

Jessica Karlberg Lagrelius
General Counsel, PostNord Sweden

Morten O. Nielsen
Head of Communication, PostNord Denmark

Robert Pochmarski
Senior expert, DG GROW, Unit Public Interest Services

Damian Quinn
Head of Regulatory Affairs, An Post

Andrea Servida
Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, Unit e-Government & Trust

Dirk Tirez
Group Counsel and Secretary-General, bpost

Corina Wahlin
Senior Case Officer, Swedish Competition Authority

Tim Walsh
Chairman of the Supply Chain Committee, EMOTA