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eSignatures and eSeals – Opportunities & Challenges

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25th February 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Conference Organisers

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In collaboration with


demystifying and preparing for the age of eIDAS

In collaboration with the European Commission

By now many parties know that on July 1st 2016 the rules related to trust services (such as eSignatures, eSeals, eTime stamps, e-registered delivery and website authentication) under the eIDAS Regulation (REGULATION (EU) No 910/2014 of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market) will come into effect. Some say they will mostly impact public sector services. Others state they might have a significant impact on online private sector services. Legal/Compliance officers and enterprise architects are trying to prepare whilst implementing acts have been adopted and related ETSI-standards are evolving. One thing is certain… The market of Trust Services (and consuming services) is taking form now… We invite you to come and share your practical questions/concerns on one of the sub-areas being eSignatures & eSeals with peers.

Programme & Speakers

  • 10:00-10:15 Opening of the Briefing / Workshop
    Andrea Servida (Head of eIDAS Taskforce, European Commission) & Erik R. van Zuuren (vice-chair EEMA)
  • 10:15-10:45 Demystifying the new eIDAS framework: Regulation and Implementing Acts – content, intention & impact
    Marco Fernandez Gonzalez & Elena Alampi – Das Neves Moreira – eIDAS TaskForce
  • 10:45-11:30 Towards Real Implementation – An Overview of & Experiences with applying CEN/ETSI Standards & Best Practices
    Sylvie Lacroix – Trust Tree Europe / Sealed
  • 11:30-12:00 The use of eSignatures & eSeals in the Commission
    EC-speaker to be confirmed
  • 12:00-12:45 Panel session – Regulation, Implementation and Standards
    Morning Speakers
  • 12:45-13:45 Lunch Break
  • 13:45-14:15 Building a shared eSignature Platform
    Wim Martens / Martine Waeckens – Internal ICT services – Flemish Government
  • 14:15-14:45 Usage/Experiences of and the road ahead for (mobile/remote) eSignatures in an Austrian context
    Herbert Leitold, A-SIT, Secure Information Technology Center – Austria
  • 14:45-15:15 eSignatures & eSeals – application & perspectives now and in the age of eIDAS
    Stefano Arbia, Accreditation and Supervision Service – Italy
  • 15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
  • 15:45-16:15 Estonian lessons from the ubiquitous use of e-Signatures and -eSeals
    Jaana Sahk, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
  • 16:15-17:00 Panel session – Implementing / Using eSignature(-related) services Afternoon speakers
  • 17:00-18:30 Closing Drink & Further Informal Discussions



25th February 2016
10:00 am - 6:30 pm


Gateway Building Luchthaven Nationaal 1J
1930 Zaventem, Belgium
+32 2 600 60 00