Global Meeting of e-Commerce Associations

On April 19th, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, during the UNCTAD e-Commerce week, the 1st Global Meeting of e-Commerce Associations will take place.

In the evolving landscape for e-Commerce and the digital economy, various forms of digital platforms play a central role, facilitating e-Commerce, payments, labour opportunities and cloud work as well as social interaction. The UNCTAD's fourth e-Commerce Week will place particular emphasis on the Development Dimension of Digital Platforms.

NetComm Suisse, the Swiss e-Commerce Association, has been appointed by UNCTAD as the first in line of all International e-Commerce Associations who will gather in Switzerland for this summit.

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19 April 2018

15:00 - 18:00

Geneva - Switzerland
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Palais des Nations, 8-14, Av. de la Paix, 1211 Geneva


Moderator: Carlo Terreni, General Director, NetComm Suisse Association

15.00-16.15 Opening session

  • Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief  ICT Policy Section, UNCTAD, Welcome remarks
  • Mr. Luca Cassetti, Director of EU Public Affairs, Ecommerce Europe, Current and upcoming EU regulatory challenges in the e-commerce sector
  • Mr. Alan Rhode, CEO, Taxmen, Current trends in the taxation of international digital activities
  • Mr. Jorij Abraham, General Manager, Ecommerce Foundation, Highlights of NRF 2018 Retail’s Big Show

16.15-16.40 Coffee Break

16.40-17.10 Interactive panel on “the role an e-Commerce association plays in developing the sales channel nationally and internationally”

  • Ms. Lorraine Higgins, Deputy CEO, Retail Excellence
  • Mr. Martin Svoboda, Project manager, APEK
  • Mr. Caio Colagrande and Ms. Alice Pinha Wakai, Editors, E-Commerce Brasil
  • Ms. Nina Angelovska, President & General Director, Macedonian E-Commerce Association
  • Mr. Florinel Chis, Director, ARMO Romanian E-Commerce Association

17.10-17.50 Interactive panel on “different cultures, the same challenges, one market… opportunities for sharing”

  • Mr. Ibrahima Nour Eddine Diagne, Chair, African Performance Institute - E-Commerce & E-Gov
  • Mr. Alexander Gansel, CEO/Co-Founder, DutyPay Gmbh
  • Mr. Muhammad Abdul Wahed Tomal, General Secretary, E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh e-CAB
  • Mr. Dylan Piatti, Chief, Deloitte Africa and Chairman of the Board, E-commerce Forum Africa
  • Mr. Saifullah Khan, Managing Partner, S.U.Khan Associates Corporate & Legal Consultants

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