EFOW’s Seminar | Opportunities and challenges for Geographical Indication wines in the online market

EFOW’s Seminar
Hosted by Paolo De Castro MEP and Herbert Dorfmann MEP

“Opportunities and challenges for Geographical Indication wines in the online market”

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 10h30-12h30 | European Parliament – room ASP 3H1


Welcome address by Herbert Dorfmann MEP

Brief Introduction by EFOW’s President, Mr. Bernard Farges

Trends, opportunities and barriers to online sales

  • Mr. Grégory Bressolles – Prof. KEDGE Business School – developments of online sales of wines
  • Mr. Riccardo Ricci Curbastro – Vice-President of EFOW – EU legislative stumbling blocks
  • Mrs. Francesca Poggiali – GS1 Europe – & Mr. Paul Bounaud – GS1 France – “e-labelling” perspectives for the wine sector

Debate with the public

How to protect GI wine names on the internet

  • Mr. Alberto Ribeiro de Almeida – head of the legal department of IVDP – Loopholes in the current legal framework
  • Mr. Andrea Moretti – Director, Head of Legal Italy, eBay – filling the gap: stakeholders’ agreements on the protection of GIs online
  • Mr. Francis Fay – Head of the GI unit, DG AGRI – Tackling the protection of GIs online

Debate with the public

Brief conclusion by EFOW’s President, Mr. Bernard Farges

Closing remarks Paolo De Castro MEP

Interpretation will be provided in EN, FR, IT, ES