EU Passenger Law Towards 2020 (conference, Leuven, 6 December 2011)

A significant part of European private law is travel law.
The Package Travel Directive, Regulations on passenger rights
and international conventions all belong to both the private
law and the travel law acquis communautaire. Travel law is
evolving fast. A critical mass of law is emerging that is vastly
important for EU citizens, the service industry it regulates
and for the development of European private law. We think
these are good reasons to create a forum for discussing issues
of contemporary travel law. This is the purpose of the Leuven
Travel & Transport Law Forum. The LTTL-Forum is designed
as a platform for exchange and debate on Belgian, European
and global law on travel, tourism, leisure and passenger transport.
It is affiliated to the Study Centre of Consumer Law of the
K.U.Leuven. The LTTL-Forum will run a website, form a community
of scholars and practitioners of travel law and organise
conferences and seminars. This conference on passenger
law is the first the forum organizes; a second conference on
package travel and travel distribution will follow in 2012.
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to this important event.

Evelyne Terryn, Jules Stuyck and Jens Karsten

Programme:

09:30 – 09:40 A high-level discussion on passenger law – A kick-start for the LTTL-Forum Evelyne Terryn, Professor, K.U.Leuven, Director of the LTTL-Forum
09:40 – 10:00 A mobile society is getting organised: Intermodality & User rights for all modes of transport Saïd El Khadraoui, MEP from Leuven, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism
10:00 – 10:30 A European vision for passengers: protecting EU passengers’ rights in tomorrow’s transport Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Transport Commissioner
10:30 – 10:50 The Establishment and Implementation of Rights for People of Reduced Mobility Travelling by Air Artur Zasada, MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 11:35 Unfair commercial practices in travel Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
11:35 – 11:50 Passenger rights across transport modules Christopher Irwin, Vice-President, European Passengers Federation (EPF) (tbc)
11:50 – 12:30 Discussion
12:30 – 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 – 13:40 EU air passenger law and international governance Pablo Mendes de Leon, University of Leiden, President of the European Air Law Association
13:40 – 14:00 Regulation 261/2004 – Denied-boarding, cancellation & delay Sebastian Dreyer, Air Berlin
14:00 – 14:20 Regulation 1107/2006 – Persons with reduced mobility in transport Stig Langvad, European Disability Forum
14:20 – 14:40 Fare transparency – Regulation 1008/2008/EC and the Consumer Rights Directive John Balfour, Clyde&Co
14:40 – 15:00 Booking transparency and the level playing field – The reform of the CRS-Regulation 80/2009/EC Christoph Klenner, ETTSA
15:00 – 15:20 Passenger law determinants for a new Package Travel Directive Stephan Keiler, University of Salzburg / IFTTA
15:20 – 15:40 Smooth intermodality Salvatore D’Acunto, Head of Unit, DG MOVE/A4 “Passenger Rights”
15:40 – 16:30 Panel stakeholder discussion on the future of European air passenger law – Chaired by Jens Karsten, K.U.Leuven Hans de Coninck (Expert toerisme- en reiswetgeving), Monique De Smedt (IATA), Athar Husain-Khan (AEA)(tbc), Nuria Rodriguez (BEUC), Mia Wouters (LVP Law)(tbc), Monique De Smedt (IATA), Athar Husain-Khan (AEA, Nuria Rodriguez (BEUC) and Mia Wouters (LVP Law)
16:30 – 16:45 Summary & Closing remarks Jules Stuyck, Professor, K.U.Leuven

Source: http://euvr.eu/euvr/Events_files/LTTL-Forum%206.12.2011.pdf

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