The FSR C&M is organising, in collaboration with the CRRI Centre at the Rutgers Business School, the 28th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, a world leading Conference open to academics, representatives from companies, regulatory authorities, public institutions, sector-specific associations and consultancies active in the postal and delivery ecosystem.
This edition will be held in Gdańsk, Poland, 3-6 June 2020. The topics covered include:
• Public-Private Partnerships
• Scale and productivity
• Privatisation and commercialisation
• Competitive postal markets
• Settlements and terminal dues
• Demand for postal services
• Digitalisation and innovation
• Diversification and new market strategies
• The role of the Universal Postal Union
• Postal business in emerging economies
• Labour economics
• Financial viability
• Anti trust and competition policy
• Parcel markets
• E-Commerce and cross border parcels
• News services
• Electronic competition
• Postal big data
• Patents and technological innovation
Ahead of the conference we are publishing a call for papers. The deadline for abstracts is 15 December. See below the details of the call and the submission of abstracts.
Please consider becoming a supporting organisation. Organisations supporting the 27th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, 22-25 May 2019, Dublin, Ireland, were: UPS, Pitney Bowes, Ofcom, Poste Italiane, Swiss Post, La Poste, Copenhagen Economics, bpost, IBM, Cullen International, ComReg, An Post, OXERA, Postal Hub Podcast.
A book is planned, composed of conference papers. Authors of papers selected for the programme will be advised on the prospects of publication in the conference volume once an agreement is reached with a publisher. In this regard, please see the guidelines below, which might also be helpful when drafting the paper for the Conference.
To be considered for the Conference, abstracts should be received by 15 December 2019. There is no guarantee that abstracts received after the deadline of 15 December 2019 will be considered. If your paper is selected, you will be responsible for payment of the conference registration fee. The FSR Team will inform you of the Committee’s decision in January 2020. Complete papers selected for the programme are due 4 May 2020, so papers will be available to the participants prior to the Conference.
Acceptance of any abstract automatically registers the lead author for the Conference. All participants, including persons presenting papers, must register for the Conference and are required to pay the registration fee, except for a limited number of persons from approved supporting organisations. The registration fee for authors presenting papers is 1.200,00 Euro provided payment is received by 29 February 2020. After this date the registration fee will be for the full-rate of 1.400,00 Euro. A no-cancellation policy is applicable to lead authors of accepted papers, unless we are notified prior to the abstract submission deadline. All participants are required to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation. In the case of full-time faculty of colleges and universities selected for the programme, a reduction or waiver of the registration fee may be available.
Persons interested in presenting papers that need additional information should contact Paula Gori at email@example.com
The hashtag for the postal conference will be #Postalconf2020 and you can follow our account on Twitter here for updates.
Radisson Hotel & Suites, Ul. Chmielna 10-25 – Gdansk, Poland
Fees for the conference package (without hotel accommodation): €150 per day
Conference package fee, 3 days: €670 (€240 per day)
Conference package fee for two people sharing the room, 3 days: € 950 – (€ 330 per day)
Should you need any additional information regarding registration, booking and your stay please contact Elisabetta Spagnoli at firstname.lastname@example.org or call [+39] 0554685709