Major conference on product safety and product liability in Europe

United Kingdom
Brussels 24 and 25 October 2000

The European Commission is supporting a major international conference, "Product Safety and Product Liability in Europe: A Time for Revision" organised by the newly-formed Consumer Policy Centre in Brussels. The conference will cover general product safety, the precautionary principle, emergency situations, food safety and product liability, with a line up of major speakers including:

  • Patrick Deboyser, Head of Unit, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General, European Commission

  • Bernardo Delogu, Head of Unit, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General, European Commission

  • Jim Murray, Director, BEUC (consumer organisation)

  • Luis Gonzalez Vaque, Head of Unit, Internal Market Directorate General, European Commission

  • Stig Hakansson, Director Product Safety, Konsumentverket - Chairman, Prosafe, Sweden (EU association of enforcement bodies)

  • Howard N Tarnoff, Office of Compliance, US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Dirk H Meijer, Chief Public Health Officer Non-food, Inspectorate for Health Protection, Commodities and Veterinary Public Health, The Netherlands

  • Professor Hans Micklitz, Professor of Civil Law and European Economic Law, University of Bamberg.

  • Erik Jonnaert, Director, Corporate External Relations Europe, Middle East and Africa, Procter & Gamble.

  • Professor Thierry Bourgoignie, Director, Consumer Policy Centre, Belgium

  • Christopher Hodges, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna, UK

The conference will take place at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels. For further information please contact Nicole Coopman in Brussels on +32(0)2 237 0916.