Programme and Presentations

18th Königswinter Postal Seminar

9 - 10 December 2019, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany  

 

Monday, December 9 

 

12:00 

Welcome & Registration

12:30

    Lunch
  

Session 1: International mail markets & UPU
Chair: Alex Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

13:30

 

Results of the 2019 UPU Third Extraordinary Congress & international mail markets
Siva Somasundram, Director, Policy, Regulations and Markets, UPU International Bureau &
Jack Hamande, Co-chair Committee 2, UPU Council of Administration, and Member of the Council, BIPT

14:50

 

International mail: market trends, opportunities, and challenges in Spain
Ruth Medina, International Business Manager, Correos

15:30 

Coffee Break

  

Session 2: Overcoming borders: Customs and VAT on postal imports
Chair: James I. Campbell Jr., Attorney and Independent consultant

16:00

 

EU customs procedures and import VAT: On the way to 2021
Ágnes Nagy, Policy officer, DG TAXUD, European Commission

16:40

 

Import VAT on low value items: the Swedish Experience
Anders Hildingsson, Senior Analyst, Digitalisation Department, PTS

19:30 

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00

 Dinner

 

Tuesday, December 10

 

      

Session 3: Improving efficiency in delivery
Chair: Iris Henseler-Unger, General Manager and Director, WIK

09:00  

 

Delivering letters and parcels in Europe: Trends & challenges in postal operations
Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

09:40

 

Procurement of universal services in Finland
Päivi Rokkanen, Senior Legal Counsel, Posti Ltd

10:20

 

Adapting to changing market conditions - alternate day delivery in Norway
Kristin Bergum, SVP International and regulatory affairs, Posten Norge AS

11:00

 

Coffee Break

 

 Session 4: Experience from regulators
Chair: Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

 11:30

 

Postal service in Spain: Market trends and regulatory challenges
Teresa Sánchez Armas, Head of the Postal Sector Unit, CNMC (Spain)

12:10 

What has been the experience of giving Royal Mail more commercial freedom?
Marina Gibbs, Competition Policy Director, Ofcom (UK)

12:50 

Lunch

 

 

Session 5: Future directions for postal regulation
Chair: Sonja Thiele, Senior Economist, WIK

14:00

 

Reforming the Postal Act in Germany
Daniel Eimer, Deputy head of division, Telecommunications and postal law, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Germany)

14:40

 

NRA experience with implementing the Postal Directive
Rita Filipe Silva, Regulatory Specialist, ANACOM & Coordinator of ERGP Presidency

15:20

 

Concluding Remarks
Alex Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

15:30

 

Coffee / Seminar ends

  

Programme and Presentations

18th Königswinter Postal Seminar

9 - 10 December 2019, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany  

Monday, December 9 

12:00

Welcome & Registration

12:30

     Lunch

Session 1: International mail markets & UPU
Chair: Alex Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

13:30

Results of the 2019 UPU Third Extraordinary Congress & international mail markets
Siva Somasundram, Director, Policy, Regulations and Markets, UPU International Bureau &
Jack Hamande, Co-chair Committee 2, UPU Council of Administration, and Member of the Council, BIPT

14:50

International mail: market trends, opportunities, and challenges in Spain
Ruth Medina, International Business Manager, Correos

15:30 

Coffee Break

Session 2: Overcoming borders: Customs and VAT on postal imports
Chair: James I. Campbell Jr., Attorney and Independent consultant

16:00

EU customs procedures and import VAT: On the way to 2021
Ágnes Nagy, Policy officer, DG TAXUD, European Commission

16:40

Import VAT on low value items: the Swedish Experience
Anders Hildingsson, Senior Analyst, Digitalisation Department, PTS

19:30

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner

Tuesday, December 10

     

Session 3: Improving efficiency in delivery
Chair: Iris Henseler-Unger, General Manager and Director, WIK

09:00  

Delivering letters and parcels in Europe: Trends & challenges in postal operations
Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

09:40

Procurement of universal services in Finland
Päivi Rokkanen, Senior Legal Counsel, Posti Ltd

10:20

Adapting to changing market conditions - alternate day delivery in Norway
Kristin Bergum, SVP International and regulatory affairs, Posten Norge AS

11:00

Coffee Break

 

Session 4: Experience from regulators
Chair: Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

 11:30

Postal service in Spain: Market trends and regulatory challenges
Teresa Sánchez Armas, Head of the Postal Sector Unit, CNMC (Spain)

12:10

What has been the experience of giving Royal Mail more commercial freedom?
Marina Gibbs, Competition Policy Director, Ofcom (UK)

12:50

Lunch

 

Session 5: Future directions for postal regulation
Chair: Sonja Thiele, Senior Economist, WIK

14:00

Reforming the Postal Act in Germany
Daniel Eimer, Deputy head of division, Telecommunications and postal law, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Germany)

14:40

NRA experience with implementing the Postal Directive
Rita Filipe Silva, Regulatory Specialist, ANACOM & Coordinator of ERGP Presidency

15:20

Concluding Remarks
Alex Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

15:30

Coffee / Seminar ends

  

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