19 October 2023 from 10.00 until 12.00 (Finnish time)
Venue : European Commission Representation in Finland, Helsinki

10.00 - 10.05

Opening words

Maria Kokkonen, Deputy Head of Commission Representation in Finland

10.05 - 10.15

Greetings from the Commissioner

Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, European Commission

10.15 - 10.30

What does Finland want for the future of EU consumer policy?

Teija Makkonen, State Secretary, Ministry of Justice

10.30 - 11.50

Consumers and the EU – future challenges, priorities and needs for development

Panel discussion about the future of EU Consumer Policy

  • Katri Väänänen, Head of Consumer Division, Consumer Ombudsman, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Juha Beurling-Pomoell, General Secretary, The Consumers’ Union of Finland
  • Tiina Toivonen, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
  • Tea Taivalkoski, Senior Adviser, Finnish Commerce Federation
  • Jaana Norio, Senior University Lecturer, University of Helsinki
  • Isabelle Pérignon, Director for Consumers, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers, European Commission

11.50 - 12.00