Ecommerce Europe travelled to Warsaw for its Member Days 2024

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For this year’s edition of Ecommerce Europe’s Member Days, which took place on 23 and 24 May, our association organised a two-day trip to the Polish capital city. As every year, these days were an occasion for our members to get together, discuss, work on common strategies, and discover yet another vibrant European city. This year’s agenda was once again packed with various meetings, panel discussions, cultural activities and even a gala award ceremony, organised by Ecommerce Europe’s Polish Association, e-Izba, the Chamber of Digital Economy. We are thankful to the team at e-Izba for having co-organised the 2024 edition of our Member Days in Warsaw and for sharing with us insights into the day-to-day of their association. Read about the highlights of the different events organised below.

Board of Directors meeting: a view to the future of the association

In this EU elections year, discussions on the future of our association were a must. With the new mandate of the European Parliament in sight, our members exchanged on their priorities for the next five years and beyond. Key action points to ensure that the European digital cross-border commerce continues to flourish were defined in a cooperative atmosphere. Because the involvement in EU policy is important to ensure the future of e-commerce, our members presented their plans for pre- and post-elections events. Communication and awareness-raising campaigns, panels and Q&As with (candidate) MEPs are only few examples of Ecommerce Europe’s members dedication to the EU Single Market.

Warsaw’s first ever European e-Commerce Summit

As part of our Polish National Association’s programme, our members had the chance to discuss topics of high relevance for the future of our sector. A first roundtable discussion tackled the challenges to creating an equal legal and competitive framework in the Digital Single Market for all e-commerce players. The second panel event, featuring speakers from the Ecommerce Europe’s family, examined a wide range of issues, from national specificities to the shortcomings of the current regulatory framework to build a real European Single Market for e-commerce.

Performance Marketing Diamonds EU Awards Gala

Against the 5-star backdrop offered by Warsaw’s Bellotto Hotel venue, Ecommerce Europe took part in the sixth edition of the Performance Marketing Diamonds EU 2024 EU Awards Gala. As previously promoted in our website, this competition aims to award the best performance marketing solutions. This year, some of the awards were handed out to the winners directly by members of our Board of Directors, symbolising a continuous connection between the national and European level. Our own President, Wijnand Jongen, was also awarded for his remarkable contribution to the further development of our association.

 

Ecommerce Europe’s Horizontal Policy Working Committee

With many member companies and associations physically present in Warsaw for the Member Days, Ecommerce Europe held a Horizontal Policy Working Committee, kindly hosted in the Allegro’s breathtaking offices. During the meeting, our members could exchange and find out more about the currently open priority files and the next steps. On the agenda were ADR/ODR, Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, Waste legislation, the Union Custom Code, VAT in the digital age, the Payment Services Regulation, among others.

Ecommerce Europe’s next batch of Working Committee meetings will be convened after the EU elections in Brussels & online, in autumn 2024. If you want to have more information on how to get involved in shaping e-commerce related EU policies, please contact us at info@ecommerce-europe.eu.

 

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