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Actual trends in the European Consumer Products Industry

The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels

24 september 2015, 10:00 - 16:00

We are delighted to invite you to the 7th CMS Consumer Products Annual Conference which will be held in The Hotel in Brussels on Thursday 24 September 2015.


10.00 a.m.


10.15 a.m.

The EU Commission's initiatives in the food retail sector: What lies ahead?

Philippe Chauve, Head of Food Task Force, DG COMP, EU Commission

Michael Bauer, CMS Brussels

11.00 a.m.

The e-commerce sector inquiry: Possible outcomes for e-traders

Kai Neuhaus, CMS Brussels

11.45 a.m.

The EU trademark package: What’s new?

Michael König, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW, EU Commission [invited]

Tom Scourfield, CMS London

12.30 p.m.

Lunch break

1.30 p.m.

Resale price management: Recent case law from EU jurisdictions

France: Nathalie Pétrignet, CMS Paris

Germany: Björn Herbers, CMS Brussels

Netherlands: Edmon Oude Elferink, CMS Brussels

Poland: Malgosia Urbanska, CMS Warsaw

Spain: Patricia Liñán, CMS Madrid

UK: Caroline Hobson, CMS London

2.30 p.m.

Retail alliances: What are the borderlines?

Neil McMillan, Director Advocacy and Political Affairs, EuroCommerce

Michael Bauer, CMS Brussels

3.10 p.m.

Big data: Big impact on FMCG companies?

Toon Vanagt, Managing Partner Data.be

Tom De Cordier, CMS Brussels

4.00 p.m.

End of conference

The presentations and discussions will be conducted in English.

We would be delighted to welcome you at the conference.


For any questions, please contact Céline Mairiaux by e-mail:

[email protected]


Edmon Oude Elferink