21st Century Consumer Amazon Academy_Brussels_September2018

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The agenda featured a great lineup of speakers among them Věra Jourová, Commissioner to Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality; Frédéric Duval, Vice President, Amazon France and Malcolm Pinkerton, Vice President, eCommerce & Digital Insights at Kantar Consulting.

The keynote speakers were followed by a panel discussion evaluating where retail is heading next, as well as how consumer rights will evolve with high-tech innovations.

Daniel Dalton, consumer advocate and Member of European Parliament, Richard Piggin, Head of External Affairs from Which?, Eirini Zafeiratou, Director, EMEA Public Policy Amazon, and Irina Cruceru, Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania, who takes over the rotating EU Presidency in January, participated.

The event ended by a variety of European food entrepreneurs, who presented their culinary delights, among them: Redondo Iglesias specialized in traditional Spanish Ibérico and Serrano ham; MixDeinBrot German producer of organic bread making mixes; Rarezze, a Sicilian company offering a range of artisanal delicacies and Mon Petit Panier a French company proposing quality products from local producers to create ready-to-use baskets.

Amazon Academy Welcome Image
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Amazon Academy Brussels welcoming
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Amazon Academy welcoming
Amazon Academy inside architecture of the Thon Hotel, Brussels.
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Amazon Academy Brussels welcoming
James Waterworth  at Amazon Academy
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James Waterworth, Director EU Public Policy, Amazon opens 21st Century Consumer panel.
Fred Duval speaking at Amazon Academy 2018.
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Frédéric Duval, Vice President, Amazon France opens the panel by presenting our core values at Amazon, and why consumer satisfaction is very important to us.
European Commissioner Věra Jourová gives a speech to Amazon Academy participants.
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European Commissioner Věra Jourová
Věra Jourová
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European Commissioner Věra Jourová who specializes in Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, started a stimulating conversation on the needs of today's consumers and what businesses should pay attention to in response to those needs.
Amazon Academy panelists image
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Amazon Academy panelists (from left to right): Conor Sweeney, Head of Public Relations at Amazon; Richard Piggin, Head of External Affairs from Which?; Irina Cruceru, Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania; Daniel Dalton, Member of European Parliament; and Eirini Zafeiratou, Director of EMEA Public Policy at Amazon.
 Richard Piggin, Head of External Affairs from Which? speaking at Amazon Academy Brussels panel.
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Richard Piggin, Head of External Affairs from Which? speaking at Amazon Academy Brussels panel.
Irina Cruceru, Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania at Amazon Academy Brussels.
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Irina Cruceru, Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania at Amazon Academy Brussels.
Daniel Dalton, Member of the European Parliament at Amazon Academy listening to other panelists.
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Daniel Dalton, Member of the European Parliament was one of the panelists of Amazon Academy Brussels.
Eirini Zafeiratou, Director of EMEA Public Policy at Amazon speaking as one of the panelists.
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Eirini Zafeiratou, Director of EMEA Public Policy at Amazon speaking as one of the panelists.
Conor Sweeney, Amazon EU Head of Public Relations at Amazon Academy Brussels panel as the moderator.
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Conor Sweeney, Amazon EU Head of Public Relations at Amazon Academy Brussels panel as the moderator.
Malcom Pinkerton at Amazon Academy
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Malcolm Pinkerton, Vice President eCommerce and Digital Insights at Kantar Consulting
Amazon Academy image of the crowd from the back of the room.
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Amazon Academy Brussels 2018
Mona Glock, CEO of MixDeinBrot
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Mona Glock is the founder of MixDeinBrot, a German company specialized in organic bread and baking mixes.
Francesco Morici
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Francesco Morici is the CEO of Rarezze, a Sicilian company that offers a wide range of Sicilian delicacies and organic foods.
Mon Petit Panier
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Nathan Mouné and Cecile Mouné are Company Manager and International sales administrator of Mon Petit Panier, a French company in Marseille (Provence). They create and sell ready-to-use gourmet baskets with local specialties and regional products, focusing on true craftsmanship and quality.
Inma Redondo
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Inma Redondo is the Online Sales Manager of Redondo Iglesias, a Spanish family company based in Valencia. They have been dedicated to the elaboration of the traditional Spanish “Jamón Ibérico & Serrano” since 1920.
Amazon Marketplace exhibition at the Academy
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Amazon Marketplace exhibition at the Academy
Amazon Academy Marketplace Exhibition, numerous people standing and tasting delicacies from different small brands selling on Amazon.
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Amazon Academy Brussels Marketplace Exhibition
Marketplace
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Věra Jourová and Frédéric Duval touring the Marketplace, and discussing with each seller the background of their business and story of their products.
Věra Jourová and Frédéric Duval touring the Marketplace, and discussing with each seller the background of their business and story of their products.
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Věra Jourová and Frédéric Duval touring the Marketplace, and discussing with each seller the background of their business and story of their products.
Amazon Marketplace
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Amazon Marketplace
Amazon Marketplace
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Amazon Marketplace presentation
Redondo Iglesias specialized in traditional Spanish Ibérico and Serrano ham at Amazon Academy open marketplace exhibition, slicing ham for the visitors.
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Redondo Iglesias specialized in traditional Spanish Ibérico and Serrano ham at Amazon Academy open marketplace exhibition.
Rarezze, a Sicilian company offering a range of artisanal delicacies at Amazon Academy Brussels marketplace exhibition. This image focuses on almond pastries in the shape of yellow mini apples and oranges.
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Rarezze, a Sicilian company offering a range of artisanal delicacies at Amazon Academy Brussels marketplace exhibition.
Amazon EU Global Corporate Affairs Team with Vera Jurova
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Amazon EU Global Corporate Affairs Team with Vera Jurova