Programme and Presentations

17th Königswinter Postal Seminar

5 - 7 February 2018, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany

Monday, February 5

19:00     Reception and Welcome at Hirschburg
20:00Dinner 

Tuesday, February 6

09:00

Welcome coffee & registration

09:30     

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

Session 1: Pricing in Competition
Chair: Sonja Thiele, Senior Economist, WIK

09:35Competition and pricing in the Dutch mail market
Drs. Joos Francke, Team Manager Telecommunications, Transport and Postal Services, Authority for Consumers & Markets, The Netherlands
10:10Consolidation and volume discounts in the Swedish mail market
Joakim Levin, Expert Adviser in Economic Analysis and Regulation. PTS, Sweden
10:45

Coffee Break

11:15Competition and regulatory issues in the German mail market
Christina Sontheim-Leven, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Postcon Deutschland
11:50Linking price caps to volume: Options for making Z-factors work
Christian Bender, Senior Economist, WIK

12:25

Recent trends in US postal regulation: 10-year Review of the Rate and Classification System for Market Dominant Products
David A. Trissell, General Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, United States
13:00

Lunch

Session 2: Future Universal Service
Chair: Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

14:00Universal service in transition: some insights on usage and preferences of Swiss households and SMEs
Fabio Wälti, Economist, Federal Office of Communications, Switzerland
14:35

Coffee Break

15:05Overview of the Estonian postal market and future developments
Indrek Ahermaa, Senior Analyst, Department of Energy and Postal Communications, Estonian Competition Authority
15:40Future of the USO from a Belgian perspective
Sophie de Schrevel, Regulatory Expert, Legal & Regulatory Department, bpost
19:00

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00Dinner
Dinner Speaker: Jan Bart Henry, Head of EU Affairs, PostNL, The Netherlands

Wednesday, February 7

   

Session 3: Cross-Border Parcels
Chair: Iris Henseler-Unger, General Manager and Director, WIK

09:30  Trends in cross-border e-commerce
Oliver Sukowski, Managing Director Customer Solutions, DHL Parcel Europe
10:00Challenges in shipping cross-border parcels
Jörgen Bödmar, President, EMOTA
10:30Implementing the Parcel Regulation
Raphaël Goulet, Head of Unit 'Public Interest Services', GROW, European Commission
11:00Making the Parcel Regulation work: Issues for NRAs
Jack Hamande, Chairman of the ERGP

11:30

Coffee Break

12:00

Panel Discussion on Cross-Border Parcels
Chair: Alex Kalevi Dieke, Director and Head of Department, WIK

 

Panellists:
Jörgen Bödmar, President, EMOTA
Jean-Paul Forceville, Chairman of PostEurop Management Board
Raphaël Goulet, Head of Unit 'Public Interest Services', GROW, European Commission
Jack Hamande, Chairman of the ERGP
Oliver Sukowski, Managing Director Customer Solutions, DHL Parcel Europe
12:55

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

13:00

Lunch / Seminar Ends

Pictures from the seminar