Programme and Presentations

12th Königswinter Seminar on Postal Economics

Regulation and Business in a Changing Postal Market

22 - 24 February 2010, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany

Monday, 22 February 2010

19:00       Reception at Hirschburg
20:00Dinner

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

09:00     

Introduction
Karl-Heinz Neumann, General Manager and Director, WIK

Session 1: Universal Service and USO Net Costs
Chair: Karl-Heinz Neumann, General Manager and Director, WIK
09:10

Regulation of universal postal service in Greece
Christos Apostolou, Director Postal Services, EETT, Greece

09:45

USO net costs in the postal sector: Where do we stand?
Bernard Roy, Director European and National Regulation, La Poste, France

10:20

Coffee Break

10:50

USO net costs in the USA
Robert H. Cohen, Postal Consultant, USA

11:25

Calculation and compensation of USO net costs in Norway
Tarjei Weseth, Senior Adviser, Governmental & International Affairs, Norway Post, Norway

12:00Compensating USO net costs under EU state aid rules
Christian Holzleitner, Case Handler, DG Competition, European Commission
12:35Lunch
Session 2: Cross-border Mail Markets
Chair: Alex Dieke, Head of Department, WIK
14:00

Cross border mail: the neglected child of EU Postal Policy Reform
Michael d'Arcy, D'Arcy Smyth & Associates, Ireland

14:35

Trends and challenges in cross border mail markets: The experience of IPC
Bernhard Bukovc, Director Intercompany Pricing and Regulation, IPC, Belgium

15:10Coffee Break
15:40

Challenges in cross border mail markets: The experience of IMX
Denis Cayet, CEO, IMX, France

16:15

Ensuring that the cost of processing incoming cross border mail is fully recovered from import rates. A case study by the Irish regulator
John Hearn, Manager Postal Liberalisation, ComReg, Ireland

18:30Reception at Hirschburg
19:30Dinner Speech by Annegret Groebel, Head of Division, Federal Network Agency, Germany
20:00Dinner

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

     

Session 3: Implementing the Third Postal Directive
Chair: Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

09:00

Upstream competition and retail price regulation. Lessons from downstream access models
Martin Zauner, Senior Economist, WIK

09:35

Regulatory challenges in the UK postal market
Tim Brown, Chief Executive, Postcomm, UK

10:10The new French postal law and regulatory challenges in France
Guillaume Lacroix, Director, Postal Activities Directorate, ARCEP, France
10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Regulatory challenges in the Swedish postal market
Lars Forslund, Head of Postal Supervision, PTS, Sweden

11:50

Regulatory challenges in the German postal market
Annegret Groebel, Head of Division, Federal Network Agency, Germany

12:25Implementing the Third Postal Directive. Progress and challenges
Kamil Kiljanski, Head of Unit, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
13:00Concluding remarks
Alex Dieke, Head of Department, WIK
13:10Lunch / Semiar ends
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