The Digital Single Market (DSM) comprises two strands which were discussed during the workshop: online transactions of physical goods; and online transactions of digital content. The DSM is the focus of many EU-level policies, which was also discussed in addition to the experiences and considerations of entrepreneurs.
8:15 - 9:00 - Registration and welcome coffee
Morning session - To go or not to go online – the dilemma for a SME?
9:15 - Introductory note: presentation of the agenda of the day and feedback from the online discussions by Andrew Montgomery
9:30 - Key note speech by Malcolm Harbour, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee
9:40 - Presentation of Connemara online and the ICT Inovation Voucher Scheme of the European Commission by Colum Joyce, John Doyle and Ben Crow.
10:00 - Panel I
10:45 - 11:00 - Coffee break
11:00 - Panel II
12:00 - 12:15 - Closing remakrs by Malcolm Harbour
12:15 - 13:45 - Lunch break
Afternoon session - Digital content platforms – can we have European champions?
13:45 - Introductory welcome by the moderator Andrew Montgomery
14:00 - Panel I
Raoul Grünthal, CEO, Schibsted, Sweden
Emanuel Forest, Executive Vice-President, European and Public Affairs, Bouygues Telecom
Mark Foster, Managing Director for Ireland and the UK, Deezer
Antonio Murta, Partner, Pathena venture investment
Alice Enders, consultant on the digital media, Endersanalysis
15:15 - 15:30 - Coffee break
15:30 - Panel II
16:45 - Workshop closed
17:00 - 19:00 - Social reception, Dublin Castle
Plenary advocate for the Workshop 7: Saskia Van Uffelen