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09.00 | Welcome by the President of the EESC's study group on Collaborative or participative consumption, Mr Hans-Joachim WILMS

09.05 |Opening remarks by Mr Bernardo HERNÁNDEZ BATALLER, rapporteur of the opinion on Collaborative or participative consumption: a sustainability model for the 21st century

09.10 | Opening remarks by Ms Reine-Claude MADER, spokesperson of the category Consumers and Environment

09.15 | Part I: Collaborative consumption – general concept, challenges and opportunities

  • Mr Vicente Miguel GARCÉS RAMÓN, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mr Albert CAÑIGUERAL & Ms Louise HAIN, OuiShare
  • Mr Harmen VAN SPRANG, shareNL

10:00 | Questions & Answers session – part I

10.30 | Coffee break

10.45 | Part II: Towards more sustainable consumption – benefits and concerns of the collaborative economy

  • Mr Marco TORREGROSSA, Founder and Managing Director of Euro Freelancers, Global Curator of
  • Mr Thierry LIBAERT / Mr Jean-Pierre HABER, rapporteur / co-rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on Product lifetimes and consumer information

11.15 | Questions & Answers session – part II

11.30 | Part III: Collaborative consumption in practice –examples, best practices, prospects for the future

  • Mr Olivier GREMILLON, Managing Director - Western Europe & Africa, Airbnb
  • Mr Oliver GAJDA, Chairman, European Crowdfunding Network
  • Mr Angelo MEULEMAN, Project Manager, Taxistop
  • Mr Jérôme BLANCHEVOYE, Deputy Managing Director for Cities and Finances for JCDecaux Belux (Villo!)

12.30 | Questions & Answers session – part III

12.55 | Summing up and closing remarks by the rapporteur Mr HERNÁNDEZ BATALLER

Interpretation provided from German, English, French and Spanish into German, English, French and Spanish