Web-conference on postal, delivery and e-commerce economics and policy

We are pleased to invite you to a web-conference on postal, delivery and e-commerce economics and policy 19 May 2020 

Back in February, we sent a "save the date" for Tuesday 19 May for the annual postal, delivery and e-commerce economics conference in Copenhagen. Since then, the COVID-19 emergency and its response has taken priority across the community of interested parties. Important efforts are ongoing. At the same time the economic policy conversations about postal, delivery and e-commerce remain as important as ever.

Instead of the in-person event, we would like to invite you to take part in a short web-conference on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 May from 14.00 - 16.00.  

This online event is not a substitute, but a complement to the annual in-person event. We postpone the in-person event to after the summer, if the logistics conditions and guidance from authorities will allow this. 

The web-conference is planned to cover:

  • Session 1: Postal reform: Global questions on the functioning of postal markets – the evaluation of the EU Postal services Directive and US reform proposals

  • Session 2: Taking the pulse of the sectoral impact of COVID-19 measures: Strategic developments and implications for society and economy

  • Session 3: The role of the State and State Aid in informing and supporting postal & delivery markets

We have now closed for registrations. You will receive an e-mail from ce@copenhageneconomics.com with a link to participation. 

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Programme | CET time

14.00 - 14.05
Welcome and opening remarks

14.05 - 14.55
Session 1

14.55 - 15.05
Short coffee break-out sessions

15.05 - 15.55
Session 2

16.00 - 16.25
Session 3

16.25 - 16.30
Summary and closing remarks

Speakers include

Jasmin Battista
Head of Sector E-commerce, European Commission DG CONNECT

Jan Denecker
Marketing Director, UPS Europe

Jean Paul Forceville
Management Board Chairman, PostEurop & Director, Regulation and Institutional and European Affairs, Le Groupe La Poste

Alessandra Fratini
Partner, FratiniVergano – European Lawyers

Jack Hamande
Board Member, ERGP & Executive Board Member, BIPT Institute

David McRedmond
Chief Executive Officer, An Post

Jean Yves Muylle
Head of Unit Public Interest Services, European Commission DG GROW

Spyros Pantelis 
2020 Chair, ERGP & Vice President for Postal Services, EETT Commission

Gert Rammeloo
State Aid Unit Post and other services, European Commission DG COMP

Lori Rectanus
Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Francesco Russo
Head of Regulatory Affairs and Relations with the Authorities, Poste Italiane & Board Member, PostEurop

Siva Somasundram
Director of Policy, Regulation & Market, UPU

Robert G. Taub
Chairman, U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission 

Germán Vázquez
CERP Chairman / CEPT Co-President & Spanish Ministry of Ministry of Transports, Mobility and Urban Agenda