Global E-Commerce Summit: New Speakers Confirmed


Less than three months to go until the Global E-commerce Summit 2017 (GES), that will take place 12-14 June in Barcelona! The Summit provides digital B2C commercial stakeholders a platform to learn about the latest and most impactful disruptions, develop and nurture professional networks and showcase e-commerce ecosystem services. The event – that is hosted by Ecommerce Europe and organized by BBP Media – is taking more and more shape as we are approaching the date.

For the first time in history, Ecommerce Europe is organizing a Policy Arena with no less than four sessions within the program of the GES. The policy sessions will touch upon key areas for the e-commerce sector: consumer policies, VAT, digital currencies and parcel delivery. At this point, we are able to again confirm new speakers for these policy tracks.

Ecommerce is pleased to add the following confirmed speakers to the program of the  the Global E-Commerce Summit:

Just Hasselaar

Policy Advisor Digital Transactions

Just Hasselaar is a technical expert on the Euro Retail Payments Board, chaired by the European Central Bank, and a member of the Scheme End-User Forum of the European Payments Council. Next to this, Just Hasselaar is an advisor for Payments at, the association for the B2C e-commerce industry in The Netherlands. In this role, Just Hasselaar is the Co-Chair of the e-Payments Working Committee of Ecommerce Europe

Despina Spanou

Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity at the European Commission’s DG Connect

Despina Spanou started her career at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition after
having practiced European competition law with the Brussels branch of a US law firm. She is a qualified lawyer and holds a Ph.D. in European law from the University of Cambridge. Before arriving at DG Connect, Despina Spanou was the Director for Consumers at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers where she headed a department of six Units in charge of consumer law and policy including consumer markets, redress and enforcement, as well as consumers’ safety. She served as Principal Adviser the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and was responsible for reshaping the DG’s communication department and policy. She was also the Deputy Head of Cabinet for the European Commissioners for Health Mr. Kyprianou (2004-2008) and Mrs. Vassiliou (2008-2010). During her time at the Cabinet of Health and Consumers, she coordinated food chain issues, including the EU response to the avian flu crisis in 2006, and EU food trade relations with Russia. She also advised on public health policy files, including the first EU action against cancer.

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder & CEO Bitbond

Radoslav is the founder & CEO of Bitbond, the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about financial innovation and financial inclusion using bitcoin and blockchain technology. Before founding Bitbond he worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and advised financial services providers in Europe and Western Africa in restructuring and post-merger integrations. Prior to that Radoslav was with Deutsche Bank London in sales & trading.

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