FIR Annual Conference The Sharing Economy: Reality and Future

The Faculty of International Relations, University of Economic cordially invites you to attend FIR Annual Conference 2017 The Sharing Economy: Reality and Future which will take place on October 4, 1:45pm. The conference is divided into two panels, where representatives of businesses, experts and policy- makers will discuss phenomena of sharing economy – its potential, risks and future in Europe and in the Czech Republic. Partner of the conference is PwC Czech.

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13.45 Welcome

Roman Chlupaty, publicist and consultant

Josef Taušer, Dean, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague


14.00 – 15.30   Shared economy, shared future: The sector’s nuts and bolts

Chantal Ambord, BlaBlaCar: The present and future of sharing as seen as by the sector’s leader

Philippe Gugler, University of Fribourg: The challenges and threats of the shared economy

Pavla Žížalová, PwC Czechia, (Non-)sharing in the Czech context


16.00 – 17.30   Sharing economy policy: Going beyond policing

Jan Havlík, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czechia: The shared economy in Czechia – The good, the bad, and the ugly

Kalle Palling, MP, Estonia: Estonian ridesharing legislation, an example to follow (?)

Hubert Gambs, European Commission, The future of sharing (economy) in Europe: Centrepiece or just a piece?


17:30  Glass of wine



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