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Stakeholder workshop on territorial supply constraints in EU retail

This workshop gathered representatives of relevant stakeholders – retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, consumers, academics, EU member countries and the European Commission – to discuss the outcomes of the fact-finding on TSCs contracted by the Commission, and the possible way forward.

The Commission published the final report of the TSCs study, carried out by VVA and London Economics Europe (LEE) on behalf of the Commission, on 19 November 2020 (see below).

Agenda

Time

Session

Speakers

9.15 – 9.25

Welcome

Damir Hajduk, DG GROW

9.25 – 9.35

Introductory speech

Hubert Gambs, DG GROW

9.35 – 9.55

Presentation of the TSCs study

Lucas Porsch, VVA

Patrice Muller, London Economics Europe

9.55 – 10.45

Panel 1: Outcomes of the study

Moderator: Paulina Gbur, DG GROW

Sabine Schnabel, SPAR Austria Group

Michelle Gibbons, AIM – the European Brands Association

Jacques Steenbergen, the Belgian Competition Authority

10.45 – 11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00 – 12.:05

Panel 2 : Follow up on territorial supply constraints

Moderator: Damir Hajduk, DG GROW

Pierre Thielen, Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg

Walter Gelens, BABM - the Belgian Brands Association

Christel Delberghe, EuroCommerce

Michelle Gibbons, AIM – the European Brands Association

Alexis Waravka, Independent Retail Europe

12.05 – 12.45

Discussion

All participants

12.45 – 13.00

Conclusion and next steps

Damir Hajduk, DG GROW

13.00

End

 


Position papers and other related documents can be sent to GROW-RETAIL@ec.europa.eu by 15 February 2021.

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