Regulatory Framework for Operating e-Commerce in Switzerland 2018

Held in Bern at the City Hall, the event will form a number of think tanks about e-Commerce regulations involving different stakeholders, such as administration representatives and politicians, industry players on the supplier side, industry players on the merchant side, university researchers and representatives from the academic world, as well as consumer associations and international institutions.

NetComm Suisse wishes to share ideas and positions on a number of topics crucial to the development of e-Commerce in Switzerland.

Information

16 January 2018

09:00 - 17:00

Bern City Hall
Rathaus - Rathauspl. 2, 3011 Bern

Only for invited guests

DRAFT Program

09:00 / 09:30

Check-in

09:30 / 09:40

Welcome speeches

Carlo Terreni, General Director @ NetComm Suisse Association

Herbert Binggeli, Rector @ Bern University of Applied Sciences

09:40 / 10:00

Survey of policy and legislative activities in the EU

Luca Cassetti, Director of EU Public Affairs @ Ecommerce Europe

10:00 / 10:15

Where will Swiss e-Commerce be in 10 years?

Reinhard Riedl, Professor @ Bern University of Applied Sciences

10:15 / 10:35

Swiss legislative activities

Martin Dumermuth, Director @ Federal Office of Justice

10:35 / 10:55

Experiences with digital Switzerland strategies – next steps

Philipp Metzger, Director General @ OFCOM

10:55 / 11:25

Networking Break

11:25 / 11:45

Taking on the challenges of inclusive international e-Commerce

Pascal Clivaz, Deputy Director General @ Universal Postal Union (UPU)

11:45 / 12:05

"Swissness", the most underestimated sales point for Swiss cross-border e-Commerce

Patrick Wolf, Business Development Manager e-Commerce / Swiss Post, Asendia Switzerland

12:05 / 12:25

How eBay enables SMEs to sell internationally from Switzerland

Nikolaus Lindner, Director Government Relations @ eBay

12:25 / 12:45

How to support Swiss SMEs export through a Swiss online label

Beat Vonlanthen, Member of the Council of States @ Swiss Parliament

12:45 / 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 / 14:15

Amazon in Switzerland: threat or opportunity?

Carlo Terreni, General Director @ NetComm Suisse Association

14:15 / 15:15

A democratic debate on how politicians should address the Amazon topic - Part A

15:15 / 15:30

Networking Break

15:30 / 16:00

A democratic debate on how politicians should address the Amazon topic - Part B

16:00 / 16:15

The Swiss VAT challenge in a digital world

Patrick Kessler, President @ VSV ASVAD

16:15 / 17:30

Closing session & networking apéro

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