More speakers confirmed for the Global E-commerce Summit!


In less than a month, the Global E-commerce Summit (GES) 2017 will kick off in Barcelona! From 12 to 14 June, the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos Hotel will become the theatre of one of the biggest e-commerce conferences in Europe. The Summit will provide 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 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. In the past week, we presented some of our distinguished speakers. Today, we are delighted to add new speakers for these policy tracks.

Ecommerce Europe is pleased to announce new speakers to the program of the Global E-commerce Summit:

Oula Järvinen

Chief Globalization Officer,

Oula is the Chief Globalization Officer of – an e-commerce pure player with unique approach to European cross-border high volume second hand goods business. With an academic background in industrial management, the former MD of Ecommerce Finland has a long career in developing strategic international partnerships for scalable businesses. For the first time in his life, the father of 3 moved to atoms related business 3 years ago after a long family break and 15 years with intangibles such as software, lobbying, human resources and IPR.

Oula will join the parcel delivery policy track at the Global E-commerce Summit.

Sjoukje Goldman

Distinguished Professor in Marketing at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)

Sjoukje Goldman (MSc) has been a lecturer in marketing at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) since 2009. In her position as researcher and PhD candidate, she coordinates and contributes to research projects focused on cross-border e-commerce since 2014. In her PhD project, she examines what makes small- and medium sized enterprises successful in cross-border e-commerce. From January 2015, she led a large scale cross-national study in 31 European countries at the professorship of Digital Commerce at the AUAS.

Sjoukje will join the VAT policy track at the Global E-commerce Summit.

For more information on the program of the Global E-commerce Summit 2017 and to register, please visit the event website For more information on the Policy Arena, please contact

Join this interesting panel discussion and all the other inspirational sessions at the Global E-commerce Summit 2017! Registration is still open.