REACT Annual General Meeting Amsterdam: 18+19 April 2024

The Anti-Counterfeiting Network

Event

AGM2024

Date

18 - 19 april 2024

Location

De Hallen Studio's, Amsterdam

Theme

The important developments in customs and online enforcement with special attention to the introduction of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the important revisions in the (EU) Union Customs Code (UCC)

Time schedule

Thursday 18 april 2024

09:00 - 09:15 Check-in (members only)
09:15 - 10:30 Members meeting (members only)
10:30 - 11:00 Check-in all other guests
11:00 - 13:00 Presentations
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Presentations
17:00 - 00:00 Dinner & Drinks

Friday 19 april 2024

09:00 - 14:00 Product Identification Training (market style) [Location: De Hallen Studio's]
09:00 - 16:00 Consultation sessions [Location: Kanarieclub]
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
16:00 End of the event

Agenda

Morning program (members only)

 

  • Opening and introduction new members – Jan de Visser, chairman
  • Finances 2023 / Budget and fees 2023 - Daan Rau, Financial Controller
  • React statistics/ summary 2023 and objectives 2024 & REACT Core Values – Ronald Brohm, Managing Director

 

  • Amendment Internal Rules
  • Composition Management Board
  • OCEAN project
  • REACT Sustains

Presentations:

 

Topic 1: Online monitoring and enforcement to offline actions are becoming more and more effective.

Moderator: Katerina Vardalaki

 

  • What are the relevant provisions in the DSA, and how to use those to obtain the necessary information for an offline investigation – Speakers: Legal React team.
  • Our cooperation with the platforms; cooperate rather than combat to exchange information to enable intelligence collection. In case, we do not manage to find the necessary cooperation, we explore legal options to enforce this. Summary of pending litigations. Speakers: Jonathan Selvasegaram & Legal React team.
  • OCEAN: React will shortly introduce its software to facilitate the online enforcement process which will include Ai Tools to identify suspected trade and traders, and hence O2O. External speakers from CapiSoft.
  • Intelligence processing, O2O: How we work, our results and what we expect in the near future from the introduction of the KYC concept in the DSA, the cooperation by platforms and our IT tool OCEAN. Speaker: PJ Whyte.
  • How to build a case based on information available online so that it is understandable/relatable to prosecutors to take up the matter for prosecution and the perspective of the prosecutors – External speaker Sandra Gudaytite from Eurojust.

 

Topic 2:

Enforcement at the border can and should be improved.

Moderator: Ronald Brohm

 

  • By analyzing customs enforcement results, routes, and trends, resources can be used more efficiently. Speakers: Global Customs React Team.
  • The customs recordal process should be simplified/automized; there are some positive national developments to mention in the EU, Vietnam, Thailand.. and also some obstacles! Speakers: Global Customs React Team.
  • The Union Customs Code (UCC) introduces new concepts for example on customs inspections and declarations for E-Commerce, an EU customs authority, an EU datahub. Which could provide more clarity about the imported products and the importers and exporters.
    Will this help identify fake products and will it determine more clearly the responsibilities for the consequences of counterfeit trade? Dutch Customs will explain the basic principles of the UCC. External speakers – Forra de Jong, Dutch Customs Enforcement Directorate.
  • REACT Sustains strives to destroy counterfeit products as sustainably as possible. Not only because our members and we care about the environment, but also to maintain the support we have, to stop counterfeit products. Where do we stand with REACT Sustains, the recent developments and our ambitions? Speaker: Sander Bakker.

Consultation sessions

To book your consultation session for Friday 19th of April, please get directly in contact with our offices/teams and partners who will have a table for a session. Click on the name and send them an e-mail for requesting your appointment:

React offices:

 

React teams and departments:

React partners attending:

  • AAA
    • United Arabic Emirates, Saudia Arabia & Egypt
  • ATB Intellectual Property L.L.C
    • Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait
  • Avokat Florin Lata
    • Kosovo
  • Betita Cabilao Casuela Sarmiento
    • Philippines
  • Contratak
    • France
  • Drakopoulos
    • Greece
  • Heidenstam
    • Sweden
  • Ip Breach 
    • United Kingdom
  • KUASA
    • Mauritius
  • Lipkus Law
    • Canada
  • Maric & Co LLC Law Firm 
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • MET Partners Law Firm
    • Turkey
  • MGT Legal
    • Georgia
  • Osiris Consultancy
    • Pakistan
  • Palmer Biggs
    • United Kingdom
  • React UK – Tony Williams
    • United Kingdom
  • Settle Law Firm 
    • Uzbekistan
  • Shubik & Partners
    • Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • Spoor & Fisher
    • South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia
  • Spoor & Fisher Jersey
    • Kenya, Tanzanie, Ugunda, Zambia
  • THB Consulting 
    • Vietnam
  • Turcu & Turcu 
    • Romania
  • Turcu & Turcu Moldova
    • Moldova
  • Turcu, Tadjer & Turcu legal services
    • Bulgaria
  • Vazdar Law Office
    • Croatia

Members attendance

Members who are joining the AGM [Last update: 20feb]

  • AbbVie Inc.
  • ABRO Industries Inc.
  • Alcon
  • Andreas Stihl
  • Apple
  • Beam Suntory
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bulgari S.p.A.
  • Calvink KLein / Crime Unit
  • Epson Europe
  • Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH
  • Geneva Laboraties (Bio-Oil)
  • HP Inc.
  • IOC (International Olympic Committee)
  • Japan Tobacco International
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JTI
  • Kenvue
  • Legrand
  • Longchamp
  • Mobis Parts Europe
  • Nintendo of Europe
  • OSRAM
  • Panasonic
  • Pentland Brands Ltd.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PVH (Tommy Hilfiger)
  • Scribos
  • Secrid
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Western Digital
  • Xerox

Location & directions

Hotels

We advise you to book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible as hotels are limited in Amsterdam. By booking with the promotion code REACTAGM2024 at the hotels listed here below you get a 10% discount!

All the hotels are within a 10-30 minute drive from Central Station Amsterdam and a 20-30 minute drive from Schiphol Airport.

Address venue

De Hallen Studios
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 18
1053 RT Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.dehallenstudios.nl

Floorplan

FAQ's

Registrations on this website

Register for the Product Identification Training as a member

Contact

2024 React AGM
HQ React
De Cuserstraat 89
1081 CN Amsterdam
Netherlands

+31206406363
hq@react.org
www.react.org