The 10th Annual European


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Forum Europe events are where people and policy meet. We have been organising policy conferences in Brussels and around Europe since 1989. Our events provide unique insights from the people behind the policy and those seeking to influence it. Our expert team develop conference programmes with impact and provide first-class event logistics.


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EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association, is the umbrella organisation of at present 23 national associations representing the interests of e-retailers and multi-channel distance sellers.


EMOTA members’ associate companies offer a competitve range of goods and services including clothing, books, consumer electronics, cosmetics, furniture, gardening articles and wines. As early adopters of online technology, they have seen their internet operations make impressive progress over the past few years. In some European markets the internet is already, by some distance, the dominant channel.


EMOTA listens to opinions and ideas of its members, European lawmakers, business leaders and consumers, and builds consensus by combining the best of what distance sellers need to remain successful and what their costumers need to be satisfied.

Event Sponsors

Allegro is one of the leading technology-driven trading companies in Poland and in Europe. Since 1999, Allegro has made on-line shopping easier for Poles, offering the best prices, convenience and full transaction security.


21 million accounts have been created on the platform so far. Customers buy over 1.2 million products every day, of which over 90% are new items, sold at a fixed price, with a warranty and insurance. Allegro offers modern on-line financial services, such as 0% installments, renewable installments Raty Od.nowa and leasing. Allegro is home to over 125,000 merchants: not only the world's biggest brands, but mostly small and medium Polish enterprises. Allegro continues to improve standards on the e-commerce market by fostering consumer rights and supporting the development of entrepreneurship.


Allegro was founded in 1999 in Poznań and today has offices in Warsaw, Toruń, Wrocław, and Kraków. At the very start, the company created by just a few people was headquartered in the basement of a computer wholesaler and the first version of the site fitted on just one floppy disk. The e-commerce market in Poland was still in its infancy at that time, and Allegro was one of the businesses that contributed the most to its growth. Since then, over a dozen or so years, the company has undergone a huge transformation. From an auction site for hobbyists, it has evolved into the most popular e-commerce platform. Allegro currently employs over 1,700 people, nearly half of whom are top-class experts in technology.


Allegro is one of the strongest Polish brands, and stands out with the high quality of customer service. Allegro’s top positions in rankings such as Superbrands, Service Quality Stars, OC&C Retail Proposition Index, and Top Brand confirm this.

DPDgroup is Europe’s second largest parcel delivery network.   

DPDgroup combines innovative technology and local knowledge to provide a flexible and user-friendly service for both shippers and shoppers. With its industry-leading Predict service, DPDgroup is setting a new standard for convenience by keeping customers closely in touch with their delivery. 
With more than 75,000 delivery experts and a network of more than 42,000 Pickup points, DPDgroup delivers 5.2 million parcels each day through the brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR and BRT. 
DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, which posted sales of €7.3 billion in 2018. GeoPost is a holding company owned by Le Groupe La Poste. 

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. 

Media Partners

PaymentsCompliance is the leading provider of legal, regulatory and compliance solutions to the global payments and banking industry. Our analysis of legal and policy developments comprehensively covers the needs of payment industry professionals, helping them to make informed business decisions, uncover opportunities and reduce legal and compliance costs.

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