ECCO Offset Symposium in Brussels

The European Club for Countertrade & Offset (ECCO) will be hosting a Symposium on 14 and 15 December in Brussels , Belgium .

14 December from 14:00 to 18.00: Forum on Offsets within the European Union – Enforcement of Directive 2009/81/EC and Article 346 of the Lisbon Treaty

Registration will be open at 13.30.

The following topics are included in the agenda:

– European Centre for Law and economics presentation on the new European environment.

•  European Commission presentation on the transposition of Directive 2009/81/EC within the EU.

•  Discussions on the implementation of the 2009/81/EC directive in various EU Member States Finland, France , Poland , ect, and on how they will apply Article 346 TFEU. Various offset and governmental authority representatives from the EU will take part.

The afternoon will be concluded by a 60-minute roundtable discussion (Q&A), including the speakers .

15 December from 09:00 to 16:00 : Workshop on Best Offset Practices

Registration will be open from 08:00 to 09:00. The agenda includes:

•  Representatives from non-EU Offset authorities, including Malaysia , Emirates, will present the fundamentals reasons why their respective country chose to implement an Offset policy;

•  Two Offset obligors, Thales International Offset and General Dynamics European Land Systems, will present their best practices on Offset, introducing the impact of Offset on their companies, the way they address their Offset obligations, and a case study on the management of an Offset obligation in a given country.

The afternoon will include a roundtable discussion with speakers to further unravel topics raised during the presentations.

ECCO will make necessary arrangement to organise lunches at the venue and during the event. Attendants can either have lunch at the venue upon previous registration and payment or on their own.

ECCO will also organise a Gala dinner to be held on 14 December, starting at 19:00 subject to preliminary payment for attendees.

Registration is now open and compulsory for any participant. Please visit:

The venue is BNP Paribas Offices, Rue Royale 20, Brussels , Belgium .

Registration closes on 9 December 2011, at 17:00 ( Paris time).

Visit www. ecco – offset .eu to become a member of ECCO, or enquire about the next symposium.


ECCO is an European association for companies, individuals and institutions involved in Offset and countertrade. The association organises symposiums where members and guests can discuss matters related to international law, customs, trade and government procurement. Offset research and training are also aims of ECCO.