On 18-19 May 2012, the International Distribution Institute (IDI) will hold its annual conference on international distribution law in Venice: “New Challenges in International Distribution – Distribution contracts with Department Stores and Sales through Internet”. Here’s an excerpt of the event’s presentation (programme in .pdf):
The conference is addressed to lawyers and businessmen involved in negotiating, drafting and managing international distribution contracts (agency, distributorship, franchising, etc.) and will deal with a number of topical issues which justify an in-depth discussion between the participants and qualified experts in this field. The conference is divided into a main session (on Friday 18 May) and three parallel workshops on specific issues chosen by IDI in collaboration with its members (on Saturday 19 May, morning).
Friday 18 May
- Morning Session (9h00 – 13h00): Negotiating agreements for distribution within department stores (concessions, corners, etc.);
- Afternoon Session (14h30 – 19h00): Selling through the Internet without jeopardizing the existing network and the supplier’s corporate image.
Saturday 19 May
- Workshop 1 (9h00 – 13h00): Critical issues arising in case of termination of a master franchise agreement.
- Workshop 2 (9h00 – 13h00): Drafting sales contracts/general conditions for distributors: would the European Common Sales Law be an appropriate tool?
- Workshop 3 (9h00 – 13h00): The notion of commercial agency and its borderlines. Are there alternative solutions with other types of contracts?
(Many thanks to Prof. Fabrizio Marrella for the tip-off)