About the Organisers



EDiMA www.europeandigitalmedia.org

EDiMA, the European Digital Media Association, is an alliance of new media companies whose members provide new media platforms offering European consumers a wide range of online services, including e-content, media, E-commerce, communications and information/search services. EDiMA represents the interests of the new media sector in Europe in policymaking.
As the representative of the new media sector, EDiMA supports policy initiatives that are pro-consumer and promote innovation and growth in the new media sector.

The interests of all players in the value chain should be considered when formulating policy for the new media sector. This will ensure that everyone benefits from the cultural and economic opportunities that the new media sector offers and that new media continues to act as a driver for cultural diversity.

Pan-European E-commerce for physical and digital goods and services has the potential to be a key driver for greater consumer choice and enhanced competitiveness. EDiMA advocates policies to ensure barriers to pan-European E-commerce are addressed and consumers can benefit from cross-border commerce.



EMOTA www.emota.eu

EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association, is the umbrella organisation of at present 23 national associations representing the interests of e-retailers and multi-channel distance sellers.

EMOTA members’ associate companies offer a competitve range of goods and services including clothing, books, consumer electronics, cosmetics, furniture, gardening articles and wines. As early adopters of online technology, they have seen their internet operations make impressive progress over the past few years. In some European markets the internet is already, by some distance, the dominant channel.

EMOTA listens to opinions and ideas of its members, European lawmakers, business leaders and consumers, and builds consensus by combining the best of what distance sellers need to remain successful and what their costumers need to be satisfied

Forum Europe

Forum Europe

Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com

At Forum Europe, we've been staging leading European political events for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge of the Brussels and EU market makes us the number one choice for companies and organisations staging political and policy events in Europe and beyond.


With offices in the heart of Europe, at La Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels, our multilingual and dynamic team delivers excellent networking opportunities and high quality content, feeding directly into the policy formulation process. Our operations are divided into two distinct but complementary services:


- Conference Production

- Event Management


We work with a range of clients with varying interests, from large multinational corporations to NGOs and charities – and everything in between. We know that the success of every event depends on forming a strong, close working relationship with our partner or client. Click here to find out what our clients have to say about us.



PayPal www.paypal.com

PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal's service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and utilises the world's most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution.


Founded in 1998 in San Jose, CA (USA) and acquired by eBay Inc. in 2002, PayPal has become the global leader in online payment solutions with over 100 million active accounts worldwide. Available in 190 markets around the world, users can transact and hold balances in 25 currencies.


In Europe, PayPal has had an on-the-ground operation since 2004, acquiring a banking license in 2007 under the regulation of Luxembourg, and is serving now over 35 million active users.

bpost International

bpost International www.bpostinternational.com

bpost international, the international division of bpost (Belgian postal service) specialises in the handling and worldwide distribution of parcels, addressed commercial mailings and business mail.


As an ISO certificate awarded company, we guarantee tailor-made and fast-delivery logistics solutions all around the world.


No matter the size of your company, or the volume to send, we always provide customised solutions. It will be hard to find a postal partner as flexible as we are. But don’t just take our word for it. Try us!


For more information

Contact number: +32 (0) 2 276 22 74
e-mail address: sales.international@bpost.be



Media Partner

European Payments Council

European Payments Council www.europeanpaymentscouncil.eu

The European Payments Council (EPC) is the coordination and decision-making body of the European banking industry in relation to payments. The term bank is used in a non-discriminatory fashion and does not exclude payment institutions. The purpose of the EPC is to support and promote the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).


SEPA is an EU integration initiative in the area of payments designed to achieve the completion of the EU internal market and monetary union. In SEPA, bank customers can make electronic euro payments within and across 32 countries under the same basic rights and obligations. SEPA is currently defined as consisting of the EU 27 member states plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Monaco.


The EPC develops the payment schemes and frameworks necessary to realise SEPA. In particular, the EPC defines common positions for the cooperative space of payment services, provides strategic guidance for standardisation, formulates rules, best practices and standards and supports and monitors implementation of decisions taken. The EPC consists of 74 members representing banks, banking communities and payment institutions. More than 360 professionals from 32 countries are directly engaged in the work programme of the EPC, representing all sizes and sectors of the banking industry within Europe.


For further information on the EPC please contact secretariat@europeanpaymentscouncil.eu or visit www.epc-cep.eu.

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Tuesday 22 November, 2011
08.30 to 20.00




Stanhope Hotel

Rue du Commerce 9
B-1000 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 506 91 11

Fax: +32 2 512 1708


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The European E-Commerce Conference 2011