PRESS RELEASE BY THE MALTAEU2017 PRESIDENCY UNIT

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will celebrate its European Consumer Day 2017 with an event in Malta on 21 March entitled The Digital Single Market: How does it benefit consumers?

Key issues to be debated will include:

o What are the expected impacts of the digital revolution on our everyday lives in the very near future?

o Are we aware of the pitfalls and risks when sharing our data online or feeding big data?

o How will Artificial Intelligence change production and consumption?

o How can digital technology effectively support the transition towards a more sustainable economy?

o How does a digitally-supported collaborative economy tie in with consumers’ rights as we know them?

Speakers will include prominent figures from government and civil society, amongst them:

o Goncalo Lobo Xavier, EESC Vice-President for Communication

o Helena Dalli, Maltese Minister for Consumer Affairs

o V?ra Jourova, European Commissioner for Consumers

o Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

o Jens Henriksson – ANEC, European Consumer Voice in Standardisation

o Ursula Pachl, European Consumers’ Association (BEUC)

o Viktorija Molnar, European Holiday Home Association

o Pauline Azzopardi, Association for Consumer Rights – Malta

o Michelle Mizzi Buontempo, Malta Financial Services Authority

Source: Government of Malta

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MALTAEU2017 PRESIDENCY UNIT

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will celebrate its European Consumer Day 2017 with an event in Malta on 21 March entitled The Digital Single Market: How does it benefit consumers?

Key issues to be debated will include:

o What are the expected impacts of the digital revolution on our everyday lives in the very near future?

o Are we aware of the pitfalls and risks when sharing our data online or feeding big data?

o How will Artificial Intelligence change production and consumption?

o How can digital technology effectively support the transition towards a more sustainable economy?

o How does a digitally-supported collaborative economy tie in with consumers’ rights as we know them?

Speakers will include prominent figures from government and civil society, amongst them:

o Goncalo Lobo Xavier, EESC Vice-President for Communication

o Helena Dalli, Maltese Minister for Consumer Affairs

o V?ra Jourova, European Commissioner for Consumers

o Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

o Jens Henriksson – ANEC, European Consumer Voice in Standardisation

o Ursula Pachl, European Consumers’ Association (BEUC)

o Viktorija Molnar, European Holiday Home Association

o Pauline Azzopardi, Association for Consumer Rights – Malta

o Michelle Mizzi Buontempo, Malta Financial Services Authority

Source: Government of Malta