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 - 18:00

Bern City Hall
Rathaus - Rathauspl. 2, 3011 Bern

Only for invited guests

Event 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 General @ 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

Online boom and crossborder sales: the need for a political agenda

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

12:45 / 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:20 / 15:40

A democratic debate on how politicians should address the Amazon topic

Carlo Terreni, General Director @ NetComm Suisse Association

Matthias Fröhlicher, Director e-Commerce, Projects & Operations @ KOALA.CH - Chaussures Aeschbach SA

Enrique Sanz, CEO @ Yogatree.ch

Isabelle Ohnemus, CEO, Founder @ EyeFitU AG

Alex Naray, Founding Partner @ Naray & Freymond Avocats

Ursula Sury, Vice Director @ Lucerne School of Information Technology

15:40 / 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 / 16:15

Amazon FBA: Opportunities and legal aspects from a Swiss perspective

Alex Naray, Founding Partner @ Naray & Freymond Avocats

16:15 / 16:30

The Swiss VAT challenge in a digital world

Patrick Kessler, President @ VSV ASVAD

16:30 / 16:45

Closing notes and wrap-up

Carlo Terreni, General Director @ NetComm Suisse Association

16:45 / 18:00

Networking apéro

Speakers

Carlo Terreni

General Director @ NetComm Suisse Association

Herbert Binggeli

Rector @ Bern University of Applied Sciences

Luca Cassetti

Director of EU Public Affairs @ Ecommerce Europe

Reinhard Riedl

Professor @ Bern University of Applied Sciences

Martin Dumermuth

Director General @ Federal Office of Justice

Philipp Metzger

Director General @ OFCOM

Pascal Clivaz

Deputy Director General @ Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Patrick Wolf

Business Development Manager e-Commerce

Swiss Post, Asendia Switzerland
Nikolaus Lindner

Director Government Relations @ eBay

Beat Vonlanthen

Member of the Council of States @ Swiss Parliament

Patrick Kessler

President @ VSV ASVAD

Isabelle Ohnemus

CEO, Founder @ EyeFitU AG

Ursula Sury

Vice Director @ Lucerne School of Information Technology

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