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Seminar: Digital Single Market – benefits and challenges

EU growth could be boosted significantly by the creation of single digital market giving access to 500m consumers across the 28 member states. 

Although the benefits to consumers and to the economy are clear, there are many obstacles to achieving this goal. Differing national standards, laws and regulations, protectionist non-tariff barriers and intellectual property issues are among the challenges that need to be met. And digital access to government services also varies greatly from member state to member state. Along the road to a single digital market, European governments seem to be the problem rather than the solution, with technology moving much faster than either the legislator or the regulator. And yet it is crucial to the long-term competitiveness of the EU that the single digital market is created.

The BPCC together with the British Embassy, AmCham, UPC and TTCPL are holding a seminar to discuss the single European market in digital services. The event will be an opportunity to hold an open dialogue with the Polish public sector, to see that can be done to ensure that here in Poland the right measures can be taken to move the local market in the right direction.

This event will be of interest for companies from the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector, companies active in e-commerce, as well as for lawyers and consultants with expert knowledge in these fields.


09:30-10:00 Registration, networking over coffee and croissants
10:00-10:10  Introduction and welcome
DHM Sarah Tiffin
10:10-10:25 Digital Single Market – UK Government approach
Alesha De-Freitas, Head of Digital Single Market at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
10:25-10:40 A single digital market - the view from Brussels
Michał Boni, Member of European Parliament
10:40-11:40   Panel discussion: The big picture - what we have to gain, the barriers we must overcome
        Moderator: Michał Kobosko, Director, Poland Office, Atlantic Council
Michał Boni, Member of European Parliament
Alesha De-Freitas, Head of Digital Single Market at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
    Chris Hutchins, Vice President Public Policy, Liberty Global
    Krzysztof Blusz, President, demosEuropa
    Igor Ostrowski, Partner, Dentons; President The Council for Digitisation,
Co-Chair, AmCham Digital Economy Committee
    Grzegorz Napieralski, Senator, Civic Platform
11:40-12:40   Panel discussion: the Potential Prize
Moderator: Michał Fura, Head of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, UPC Polska
Patrycja Gołos, Corporate Affairs & Public Policy Director, UPC Polska
Jurand Drop, Under-Secratary of State, Ministry of Administration and Digitization
Piotr Marczuk, Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft
Jakub Turowski, Head of Public Policy for Poland, Facebook
Krzysztof Szubert, Business Centre Club
12:40 – 13:30 Networking lunch

The meeting will be conducted in Polish; participation for registered delegates is free of charge.

Kind regards, 
BPCC Executive Team


2015-11-20, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy, ul. Kawalerii 12, Warsaw
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: event, bpcc

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