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Bordeaux, France, 14 Nov | 15 Nov | 16 Nov

25th Annual Task Group Cigarettes Conference

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Programme



Day 1 - Monday, 14 November 2022

  1. 16:00 - 18:00

    Registration

  2. 20:00 - 23:00

    Welcome cocktail and dinner



Day 2 - Tuesday, 15 November 2022

  1. 08:30 - 09:00

    Registration

  2. 09:00 - 09:10

    Welcome speech and introduction of the conference - OLAF

    Mr Ernesto BIANCHI, Director, Directorate B, Revenue and International Operations – Investigations and Strategy, OLAF

  3. 09:10 - 09:40

    Opening speech by French authorities

    Mr Florian COLAS, Director of DNRED

  4. 09:40 - 09:50

    OLAF – Overview of activities

    Ms Marta CASTILLO GONZALEZ, Deputy Head of Unit B2 OLAF

  5. 09:50 - 10:35

    Presentation by the OLAF liaison officers

    Overview of the illicit tobacco trade in UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Mr Dragos-Lucian VACARESCU, LO Abu Dabi

    OLAF cooperation with Chinese authorities on tobacco smuggling
    Mr Dominique KLEIN, LO Beijing

    OLAF cooperation with Ukrainian authorities on tobacco smuggling
    Mr Audrius POVILIUNAS, LO Kiev

  6. 10:35 - 10:50

    Coffee break

  7. 10:50 - 12:20

    Panel – new threats/modus operandi linked to the war in Ukraine

    OLAF as moderator

  8. 12:20 - 12:30

    Questions/Open discussion

  9. 12:30 - 12:45

    Group photo

  10. 12:45 - 14:15

    Lunch

  11. 14:15 - 15:15

    Panel – Cigarette smuggling in SEE, current situation

    OLAF as moderator

  12. 15:15 - 15:35

    Presentation by Israel - Cigarettes smuggling in Israel

    Ms Alissa YEFIMOV

  13. 15:35 - 15:40

    Questions/Open discussions

  14. 15:40 - 16:00

    Coffee break

  15. 16:00 - 16:20

    Presentation by AMERIPOL – Experience and tools in fighting tobacco smuggling

    Mr Milton FORNAZARI JUNIOR

  16. 16:20 - 16:40

    Presentation by UK – Illicit tobacco – from a UK perspective

    Mr Denis KERR

  17. 16:40 - 16:50

    Questions/Open discussions

  18. 16:50 - 17:00

    End of the first session: concluding remarks by OLAF

    Mr Ernesto BIANCHI, Director, Directorate B, Revenue and International Operations – Investigations and Strategy, OLAF

  19. 20:00

    Dinner



Day 3 - Wednesday, 16 November 2022

  1. 09:00 - 09:10

    Review of Day 1 and Introduction of the second part of the conference

    Mr Ernesto BIANCHI, Director, Directorate B, Revenue and International Operations – Investigations and Strategy, OLAF

  2. 09:10 - 09:40

    Presentation by France – Fight against illicit tobacco trade:
    A top priority for the French Customs

    Mr Niels BRALEY, Mr Christophe BERGEON

  3. 09:40 - 10:00

    Presentation by OLAF B2 - Water Pipe Tobacco – trends and transport routes

    Mr Stefan DAHMEN

  4. 10:00 - 10:10

    Presentation by Ireland – Joint Agency Task Force (JATF)

    Mr Michael GILLIGAN

  5. 10:10 - 10:20

    Questions/Open discussion

  6. 10:20 - 10:50

    Presentation by OLAF B1 – OLAF tobacco analysis

    Ms Sara PILLER, Mr Giuseppe MARRA

  7. 10:50 - 11:00

    Questions/Open discussion

  8. 11:00 - 11:40

    Coffee Break

  9. 11:40 - 12:10

    Presentation by OLAF B1 – Second tobacco action plan – Stocktaking exercise

    Mr Giuseppe MARRA

  10. 12:10 - 12:20

    Questions/Open discussion

  11. 12:20 - 12:30

    Presentation and preparation of the workshops

    Ms Ivana JAVOR

  12. 12:30 - 14:00

    Lunch

  13. 14:00 - 15:30

    Working Groups

    WG 1: New trends – cigarettes smuggling

    WG 2: Illegal factories

    WG 3: Water pipe tobacco

  14. 15:30 - 16:00

    Coffee Break

  15. 16:00 - 17:00

    Report back from Working Groups and Open discussions

    10 minutes report for each Working Group and 20 minutes for discussion

  16. 17:00 - 17:10

    Closing remarks by OLAF

    Ms Marta CASTILLO GONZALEZ, Deputy Head of Unit B2 OLAF

  17. 17:10 - 17:15

    Conclusions by French authorities

    Mr David PETIT

  18. 20:00

    Dinner



Conference presentations



Working Groups

WORKING GROUP (WG) 1 – Plenary Room - MERLOT

New trends – cigarettes smuggling

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WORKING GROUP (WG) 2 – Room SAINT EMILION

Illegal factories

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WORKING GROUP (WG) 3 – Room GRAVES

Water pipe tobacco

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Conference’s conclusions

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Contact

Name
Ms Ivana JAVOR
Phone number
+32 229 67195
Mobile number
+32 460 76 71 95
Email address
ivana.javor@ec.europa.eu
Name
Mr Antonio GALLO
Phone number
+32 229 86629
Mobile
+32 460 75 64 12
Email address
antonio.gallo@ec.europa.eu



Venue and logistic information


The Task Group Cigarettes Conference will take place in the Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux. Transfers will be provided between the airport and the conference hotel.


Hotel information:

The modern Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre is located by the Garonne River. Saint-Michel Basilica is 1.8 km from the hotel, while Great Bell Bordeaux is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Mérignac Airport, 16 km from Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre. Bordeaux Saint-Jean Station is a 10-minute walk away and Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA is a 5-minute walk away.

Details

  • Address

    17 Allée de Rio,
    33800 Bordeaux,
    France

    • Hotel Amenities

      • Buffet breakfast
      • Free WiFi
      • Check-in 16:00 / Check-out 12:00
    • Guest Room Amenities

      • Double bed
      • Wi-Fi
      • TV
      • Coffee/tea maker
  • For more information on the venue location, public transportation and nearby useful addresses, please click here to consult Google Maps and here to learn about the Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre for the 25th Task Group Cigarettes Conference.