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ECR Europe Conference & Marketplace

Tuesday | 14 May 2013 - Wednesday | 15 May 2013

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old-event1ECR Europe Conference & Marketplace
Date: 14-15 May 2013
Venue: Square Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels (Belgium)
Organisation: ECR Europe
URL: www.ecreuropeforum.net


The European Commissioner for Competition, Joaquín Almunia, is set to address the ECR Europe Conference & Marketplace in Brussels next 14 & 15 May.

Joaquín Almunia, a Vice-President of the European Commission, will speak on competition in the supply chain during a session on Working together… Responsibly. He joins a programme that already includes Carrefour Chairman Georges Plassat, Sonae’s Chief Operating Officer Luis Reis, Dominique Reiniche, President Europe Group of The Coca-Cola Company, GoodGuide consumer champion Dara O’Rourke, the renowned environmentalist, Sir Jonathon Porritt, and Marcel Corstjens, The Unilever Chaired Professor of Marketing at Insead business school.

For the first time, the two-day conference is being shared with the European retail organisation EuroCommerce, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. The event, under the theme The future’s bright, will be opened by EuroCommerce President Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe and the ECR Europe Co-chairs, Thomas Hübner (Carrefour) and Jan Zijderveld (Unilever).

There will also be a panel debate during the same session featuring, among others, the MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, who is a member of the EC Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Léandre Boulez, Supply Chain and Quality Director of Groupe Auchan, and Veronique Hombroekx, Vice President, Global Customer Development of Mondelez International (which split early October from Kraft Group).

The conference will be held on 14-15 May 2013 at The Square in Brussels; under the theme The
Future’s Bright.

ECR Europe (Efficient Consumer Response Europe) is a joint organisation of National ECR Initiatives and companies from trade and manufacturing in Europe. Its purpose is to promote collaborative processes as fundamental business principle in the consumer goods value chain in Europe to fulfil consumer wishes better, faster and at less cost in a more sustainable way. ECR Europe builds on more than 20 National ECR Initiatives that gather over 1800 leading companies and have issued more than 250 Best Practices Blue Books covering the different areas of ECR strategy (in particular supply chain and demand management) and optimizing other interface topics between manufacturers and retailers.