THE CONSUMER RIGHTS DIRECTIVE
CENTRAL BRUSSELS BELGIUM 8TH DECEMBER2009

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The Consumer Rights Directive Conference 2009

Summary

On the 8th of December, Forum Europe in partnership with Amway will bring together key decision-makers and opinion formers to take stock of the Consumer Rights Directive proposal and debate where if possible progress can be made. The event will feature senior and influential stakeholders who are playing a key role in the development of the directive and the debate comes at a crucial point after the council meeting of the 3rd December.

Registration is now open and places are limited. Further information can be found by browsing the site.

Speakers include

Jacki Davis

Jacki Davis

Freelance

Journalist and Analyst

Carlos Almaraz

Carlos Almaraz

Deputy Director General

BUSINESSEUROPE

Andreas Schwab

Andreas Schwab

Member

European Parliament

Anders Dölling

Anders Dölling

Counsellor for Consumer Affairs

Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union

Background

 

The Internal Market is still far from a reality for Europe’s consumers and small businesses. The number of cross-border transactions in percentage terms remains very low. Whilst language, familiarity and culture play a role in stunting this growth, one major area is the lack of trust and confidence in Member States’ consumer protection laws.

 

Both consumers and small businesses are discouraged from trading cross-border when confronted by 27 different sets of consumer protection rules. These deny businesses access to the pan-European market, and consumers access to a wider choice of goods and services. Importantly, the EU is denied a much needed motor of economic growth. In response the European Commission published in October 2008 a proposal to revise existing rules and tackle the problem head on.

Amidst much controversy a debate on the proposal has been raging between national governments, consumer groups, businesses and European and national Parliamentarians. Despite this, a year after publication, the proposal is far from ready for adoption.

 

This half day conference will bring together key stakeholders from around Europe for a frank and open debate, aimed at finding common ground in order to progress the directive in a positive direction.

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Tuesday December 8, 2009
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The Consumer Rights Directive – Taking Stock and

Moving Forward

 

Your invitation to a FREE 1/2 day debate!

 


Places are very limited and will go quickly, so register now to

secure your place at this not to be missed event!

 

 

On the 8th December 2009, Forum Europe and Amway will host a half day event looking at the controversial Consumer Rights Directive.

Many of the key policy-makers and stakeholders will be in attendance and the event will

enable participants to take stock after the Council meeting but before the New Year.



Confirmed speakers include:

Jacki Davis, Freelance Journalist and Analyst
Andreas Schwab, Member, European Parliament and Rapporteur for the Directive
Anders Dölling, Counsellor for Consumer Affairs, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union
Carlos Almaraz, Deputy Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE
Gösta Petri, Deputy Head of Unit, Unit B2 - Unfair Commercial Practices and other Consumer Protection Legislation, DG Health and Consumer Protection

Alison Mooney, Public Affairs, EMOTA

Ursula Pachl, Senior Policy Advisor, BEUC


For further details, including the current agenda and online registration, please visit:
www.consumer-rights-directive.eu

Alternatively, please contact me on +44 (0) 2920 783023,

or laura.cooper-young@forum-europe.com


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