Get ready for Ecommerce Europe’s Annual Conference in Barcelona May 30!


The Ecommerce Europe Annual Conference will take place on May 30 in Barcelona. Once again part of the Global E-commerce Summit 2016 (from May 29 – June 1), the event promises to bring together online merchants, key stakeholders and European policy makers to discuss this year’s theme: “Shaping the future of digital commerce”.

How will the digital economy shape the future?

The Ecommerce Europe Annual Conference is the biggest platform of information exchange, learning and networking in European e-commerce. In 6 parallel thematic panels, the Conference enables business leaders to discuss key concerns and future trends of the e-commerce sector with policy makers and stakeholders.

How can policy foster Europe’s future digital economy and stimulate cross-border e-commerce? This question will be at the heart of the day’s program with the day’s e-Regulations theme sessions addressing the European Commission’s upcoming legislative proposals on geo-blocking and online platforms. While the morning geo-blocking discussion on “Is banning geo-blocking practices the right answer?” will dive into the question of ensuring online merchants’ right to economic and contractual freedom, the afternoon panel will debate European legislators’ plans to regulate online platforms.

With Member States currently busy implementing the Payment Services Directive 2, the morning’s e-Payments discussion will focus on upcoming disruptive market solutions in online payments. After lunch, the afternoon session will then bring attendees together to examine how to address payment security in the check-out process of the future.

Europe’s fragmented and costly parcel delivery market continues to be among the top 3 barriers European online merchants face when shipping goods cross-border. In the day’s e-Logistics theme sessions, Ecommerce Europe brings together industry leaders, stakeholders and policy makers to debate the improvements generated through standardization and harmonization as well as the innovative and sustainability solutions brought to the parcel delivery sector by smart logistics.

Perfect opportunity to network

The Ecommerce Europe Annual Conference provides participants with a perfect opportunity to network with industry leaders and policy makers. Monday evening’s welcome reception is the perfect opportunity to expand your professional network and create new business opportunities. The entrance to the reception is free for all attendees of the Global E-commerce Summit.