Programme and Presentations

15th Königswinter Seminar on Postal Economics

Postal regulation and delivery markets in transition

9 - 11 February 2015, Hirschburg, Königswinter, Germany

 

Monday, 9 February 2015

 

19:00     

Reception and welcome at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner 

 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

 

08:30

Welcome coffee & Registration

09:10      

Introduction
Alex Kalevi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK

Session 1: International & parcels
Chair: Alex Kalevi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK 

09:15

Cross-border e-commerce: Solutions from an operator's perspective
Thomas Baldry, Senior Vice President, International Mail & International Relations, Deutsche Post DHL

10:00

The UPU's role in global e-commerce
Wendy Eitan, UPU

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

MetaPack's experience with cross-border delivey Services
Arjan Kerkhoff, Sales Director Central Europe, MetaPack Germany

12:00

American perspective for the Istanbul UPU congress 2016
James I Campbell Jr., Attorney and Independent Consultant

12:45

Lunch

Session 2: Pricing and regulation
Chair: Iris Henseler-Unger, General Manager and Director, WIK

13:45

Pricing Trends in the postal sector
Sonja Thiele & Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Economists, WIK

14:30

Volume Discounts, Special tariffs and the Postal Directive
Axel Desmedt, Council Member, BIPT, Belgium

15:15

Price Regulation in the context of volume decline
François Lions, Deputy Director-General, ARCEP, France

16:00

Coffee Break

Session 1: International & parcels (continued)
Chair: Alex Kalevi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK 

16:30

Interconnecting postal Networks to provide better cross-border B2C e-commerce solutions
Herbert Goetz, Director Marketing, International Post Corporation

19:00

Reception at Hirschburg

20:00

Dinner
Dinner speech given by Iris Henseler-Unger, General Manager and Director, WIK

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

 

Session 3: Modernizing universal service
Chair: Antonia Niederprüm, Senior Eonomist, WIK

09:15      

Recent developments in the Dutch postal market, the policy Response
Jeroen Sas, Deputy Director Competition and Consumer Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands

10:00

Finnish experiences on a 4-day delivery Pilot
Päivi Rokkanen, Senior Legal Counsel, Posti Ltd

10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

Danish views on a sustainable universal Service
Troels Thomsen, Head of International Relations, Post Danmark A/S - PostNord AB

12:00

Modernizing the USO in the EU
Werner Stengg, Head of Unit, DG GROW D3, European Commission

12:45

Concluding remarks
Alex Kalevi Dieke, Head of Department, WIK

13:00

Lunch / Semiar ends