Programme and Presentations

14th Königswinter Seminar on Postal Economics

Postal Regulation and Volumes under Pressure

25 November - 27 November 2013, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany

 

Monday, 25 November 2013

19:00     

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner 

 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

09:30      

Introduction
Alex Kalevi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK

Session 1: Volume Trends andUniversal Service
Chair: Annegret Groebel, Head of Division, Federal Network Agency, Germany 

09:40

Volume trends in EU postal market
Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economist, WIK

10:20

Letter demand and explaining factors in Finland and a Nordic comparison
Heikki Nikali, Research Director, Itella

11:00

Coffee Break

11:20

Downsizing universal postal service requirements in New Zealand
Robert Clarke, Director, Clarke Mosby Mehta

Session 2: E-Commerce and Parcels
Chair: Alex Kalevi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK

12:00

European cross border e-commerce parcels delivery and market analysis
Nicola Shorland, Senior Analyst, ARCEP and Chair of the related ERGP Working Group

12:40

Lunch

13:40

Opportunities in cross-border e-commerce
Thomas Baldry, Senior Vice President, Global Mail Germany, Deutsche Post DHL

14:20

E-commerce and opportunities for cross-border parcels in Europe
Didier Brune, Head of Regulation, Groupe La Poste

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Challenges in the European B2C parcels market
Ralf Wojtek, Chairman, BIEK e.V.

16:10

Parcel delivery services and cross-border e-commerce
Werner Stengg, Head of Unit, Online and Postal Services, DG MARKT, European Commission

19:00

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner

 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Session 3: Postal Regulation
Chair: Johannes Offermann, CEO, DVPT e.V.

09:30      

Prospects for postal reform in the U.S.
James I Campbell Jr., Attorney and Independent Consultant

10:15

New postal legislation in the Netherlands
Nanno Aukes, Director Public Affairs, PostNL

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Further developments in the UK postal sector
Chris Rowsell, Competition Policy Director, Ofcom

12:15

Concluding remarks
Alex Kaelvi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK

12:30

Lunch / Semiar ends