Programme and Presentations

16th Königswinter Postal Seminar

2 - 4 November 2016, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany

 

Wednesday, November 2

 

19:00     

Reception and Welcome at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner 

 

Thursday, November 3

 

09:00

Welcome coffee & Registration

09:30  

   

Introduction
Alex Kalevi Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

Session 1: Postal Regulation
Chair: Iris Henseler-Unger, General Manager and Director, WIK

09:35

Competition in the Postal Sector: The Dutch Model
Drs. Joos Francke, Team Manager Telecommunications, Transport and Postal Services, Authority for Consumers & Markets, The Netherlands

10:15

Implementation of the Press Distribution Concession (SGEI) in Belgium – Recent Experience
Sophie De Schrevel, Advisor – Postal Services Market, Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT), Belgium

10:55

Coffee Break

11:25

Challenges to Achieving Efficiency in the Provision of Postal Services: Some Australian Observations
Rob Albon, Principal Economist, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australia

12:05

Modernizing Universal Service in Italy
Gennaro Scarfiglieri, Head of Regulation and Business Support, Poste Italiane, Italy

12:45

Lunch

Session 2: Delivering for E-Commerce
Chair: Sonja Thiele, Senior Economist, WIK

14:00

US Parcels Market: The Invasion of the Last Mile
Mohammad Adra, Assistant Inspector General, USPS OIG, USA

14:40

The Role of Letter Products for E-Commerce
Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

15:20

Coffee Break

15:50

Effects of the 2016 UPU Congress on International Package Delivery Services
James I Campbell Jr., Attorney and Independent Consultant, USA

16:30

An Online Platform to Create Transparency about International Parcel Offers
Stéphane Tomczak, CEO and Founder, Deliver in Europe


19:00

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner
Dinner Speaker: Ulrich Stumpf, Director at WIK and Veteran of Postal Regulation

 

Friday, November 4

 

   

Session 3: EU Parcel Regulation
Chair: Alex Kalevi Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

09:30  

The Proposed Regulation on Cross-Border Parcels. Evidence, Objectives and Prospects
Sarah Barraclough, Legal Officer, DG GROW, European Commission

10:10

ERGP perspective: How should NRAs regulate cross-border parcels?
Annegret Groebel, Head of Department ‘International Relations/Postal Regulation’, Bundesnetzagentur, Germany

10:50

Coffee Break

11:20

Parcel Regulation: Needed or Nonsense?
Jan Bart Henry, Head of EU Affairs, PostNL, The Netherlands

12:00

Chances and challenges in cross-border parcel distribution. Hermes’ perspective on the European X2C market
Carsten Siebe, Head of European Network Centre, Hermes Europe

12:40

Concluding Remarks
Alex Kaelvi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK

12:45

Lunch / Seminar ends