Event – Innovation, Regulation, and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy

Event – Innovation, Regulation, and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy

Hosted by TPI and ITIF

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Program 9:00 am – 11:00 am

June 11, 2015
Holeman Lounge
National Press Club
13th Floor
529 14th St. NW
Washington DC

Pre-Registration is now closed. Please join us at the event, we’ll be happy to register you onsite.


The European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy is intended to break down the numerous barriers to cross-border online activity that currently exist in the European Union. The proposal covers a broad array of policies, including harmonizing EU rules for online purchases of goods, improving cross-border parcel delivery, integrating telecommunications regulation, and reducing burdens of different VAT regimes. While many of these proposals do not seem controversial-at least on this side of the Atlantic-some require closer scrutiny. For example, the strategy document includes a section on online platforms, reflecting the support of some officials for a general regulatory framework for “essential digital platforms.” In addition, the Commission is launching in tandem with the Digital Single Market Strategy a competition law inquiry in the e-commerce area.

Panelists at “Innovation, Regulation, and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy” will evaluate the Digital Single Market strategy’s effect on economies and, most importantly, incentives to innovate, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Richard Allan, Vice President of Policy, Europe, Facebook
  • Stephen Ezell, Director, Global Innovation Economy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Andrea Glorioso, Counselor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
  • Ambassador David Gross, Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein
  • Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Innovation, Regulation, and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy” will be held Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 8:30 am to 11:00am in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, located at 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, in Washington, DC. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 and the program will begin at 9:00am. Questions should be directed to Ashley Benjamin at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

Share This Article

View More Publications by TPI

Recommended Reads

Related Articles

Sign Up for Updates

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.