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CONSUMER PROTECTION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
25+ YEARS OF THE IACL

Date: from July 16th to July 19th, 2017. Venue: Porto Alegre (UFRGS), Brazil

PARTNERS:

PROGRAM

The Conference celebrating the 25th year of IACL will begin an Opening Session with its Founders, on the Sunday of July 16th, 2017, from 5pm to 8pm, and a Welcome Cocktail. The Conference will run from Monday, July 17th, until Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, from 09am to 06pm. The main purpose of this 25+ Conference is to provide a forum where leading international scholars, practitioners, representatives of the consumer organization, public authorities and business representatives can join to present and discuss together the fundaments, the challenges and the future of consumer protection worldwide.

 

VENUE

The Conference will be held at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS - downtown campus, Law School (80, João Pessoa Avenue, phone: +55 51 3308 4059), in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

CALL FOR PAPERS

10 CANDIDATES TO THE IACL 2017 “BEST ABSTRACT” PRIZE - Students

We kindly invite participants from all around the world to submit an abstract (max. 500 words, until November 15th December 12th, 2016) of a paper they would like to present during the conference, and a CV, to this address: iacl2017@ufrgs.br. Submissions may be in English or French. All submissions will be reviewed by the organizers of the conference. All participants will be notified of the organizers' decisions by January 15th, 2017. The submissions can be addressing one these three themes:

1. Roots and fundamentals of the consumer law and policy (vulnerability, mass society and social development, competition and fairness on the market, bargaining powers, lawmaking, transparency on standard contracts, civil society and their role, individual and collective implementation of consumer law; private/public enforcement of consumer law, history, evolution and scientific bases of consumer law and policy; dialogue of consumer law with other disciplines: economy, psychology, sociology, political and ethical studies, anthropology, empirical and critical studies etc.).

2. Contemporary Challenges of the consumer protection (codification and pluralism of legal sources, consumer notion, vulnerable and disadvantage consumers, notion of products and services in a digital society, E-commerce, e-money and Internet of Things, Sharing Economy, behavioral economics perspective, Network, time life and relational contracts, access to justice and effective consumer collective and individual redress, collective action, consumer ADR and ODR, problems of arbitration, disappearing of class actions, warranties, product safety, advertising, unfair commercial practices, consumer harassment, consumer credit, over-indebtedness and bankruptcy, insurance, tourism, entertainment).

3. Future – Towards International and Sustainable Consumer Law (national, regional and international consumer protection, Double Standard, cross-border enforcement, international tourism, international e-commerce, international regulation and new fora and institutional machinery, Revision of the UNGCP, Second hand Circular Economy, Brand and Gatekeepers Liability, Sustainable Consumption, Planned Obsolescence, Digital products and intellectual property, privacy and personal data protection).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Antônio Herman Benjamin

Superior Tribunal de Justiça (Brazil)

Ricardo Lorenzetti

Corte Suprema de la Nación (Argentina)

Thierry Bourgoignie

UQÀM (Canada)

Gabriel Stiglitz

La Plata University (Argentina)

Beate Gsell

University of Munich (Germany)

Gilles Paisant

Savoie University (Chambéry, France)

Hans-W. Micklitz

European University Institute (Florence, Italian)

Gail Pearson

University of Sydney (Australia)

REGISTRATIONS

Note: The receipt will be send per email by FAURGS. In case of payment by credit card, it will be send only after the day of payment by the credit card.

The registration fees to all participants (including admission to the academic programming on all 3 days and refreshment breaks, 2 lunches at the Law School, one Welcome Cocktail and one Conference Dinner, transportation from Hotel to the Law School and back, as well as one optional city tour on the open top bus on Sunday) will be:

Academic / non-profit / public sector: R$ 930,00*
Business: R$ 1.300,00*
PhD students / students / Brasilcon members: R$ 560,00* (or without lunches/dinner: R$ 190,00*)
Online registration, click here

SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE CONFERENCE

* Approximate rate of conversion Dollar / Real (FAURGS): 0.27

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President:

Gail Pearson

University of Sydney (Australia)

Local General Coordinators:

Claudia Lima Marques

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Roberto Castellaños Pfeiffer

São Paulo University (Brazil)

Rosangela Cavallazzi

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Members:

Thierry Bourgoignie

UQÀM, Canada

Wei Dan

University of Macau, China

Kathleen Engel

Suffolk University, USA

Patricia Galindo

UFF, Brazil

Beate Gsell

Munich University, Germany

José Alcebíades de Oliveira Junior

UFRGS, Brazil

Eladio Lecey

ESM, Brazil

Marco Loos

Amsterdam University, The Netherlands

Michelle Kelly-Louw

UNISA, South Africa, Vice-President of IACL

Fabiano Menke

UFRGS, Brazil

Bruno Miragem

UFRGS, Brazil

Amanda Flávio de Oliveira

Brasilcon, Brazil

Adalberto Pasqualotto

PUC-RS, Brazil

Fabiana Ramos

UFRGS, Brazil

Carlos Reverbel

UFRGS, Brazil

Christine Riefa

Brunel, UK

Hector Valverde Santana

UNICEUB, Brazil

Cesar Viterbo Matos Santolim

UFRGS, Brazil

Gonzallo Sozzo

UNL, Argentina

Toni Williams

Kent University, UK

Maria Goretti Sanchez Lima

IFTTA, Brazil

Flávia do Canto Pereira

PROCON/RS, Brazil

SCHEDULE

Activity Start Finish
Call for papers Jul 31st, 2016 Dec 12th, 2016
List of accepted abstracts and panelists Jan 15th, 2017 -
Registrations Online registration, click here Aug 15th, 2016 Jun 30th, 2017
Registrations with special price for Academic / non-profit / public sector Online registration, click here Aug 15th, 2016 Mar 30th, 2017
Selection of students to work as volunteers during the conference Mar 1st, 2017 Mar 30th, 2017
The conference - Sunday: Opening session with the founders of the IACL, followed by a welcome reception Jul 16th, 2017 - 05:00pm Jul 16th, 2017 - 08:00pm
Full day conference - Monday Jul 17th, 2017 - 09:00am Jul 17th, 2017 - 06:00pm
Full day conference - Thuesday Jul 18th, 2017 - 09:00am Jul 18th, 2017 - 06:00pm
Full day conference - Wednesday Jul 19th, 2017 - 09:00am Jul 19th, 2017 - 06:00pm

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