• Digital retail & the global postal network facilitates cross-border ecommerce between Africa, Latin America and Europe. The first day of eDelivery Barcelona, 26 June, is dedicated to cross-continental matchmaking between postal infrastructure and cross-border commerce.


  • eDelivery Barcelona Expo & Congress, with the collaboration of Universal Postal Union (UPU) and Ecommerce Europe, will connect the SME from Africa and Latin America with the European e-commerce.


 Barcelona, 29th of May, 2019. – The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and Ecommerce Europe will collaborate with eDelivery Barcelona Congress 2019 with a full session on cross-border e-commerce between Europe, Africa and Latin America on the 26th of June.

The UPU, with its 192 Member States and their national postal administrations, forms the global backbone for commercial postal item delivery world-wide. As the umbrella organization for the 19 national e-commerce associations which make up its membership, Ecommerce Europe represents over 85,000 companies selling goods and services online to consumers in Europe.

To foster further development and growth in global commerce, the UPU and Ecommerce Europe, via the UPU Consultative Committee, is encouraging digital commerce by bringing together the commercial power of Africa and LATAM with European digital retail platforms. The UPU has developed sustainable solutions for the cross-border delivery of commercial articles. Local collection and the necessary customs applications are deployed so that commercial items ordered via ecommerce can be delivered globally. The single postal territory administered and maintained by the UPU and its 192 Member States ensures that items are delivered to end consumers by their national postal administrations around the world.

As the current chair of the UPU Consultative Committee which represents the wider postal stakeholders, Ecommerce Europe is providing the framework for African, LATAM and European associations (ES, PT, IT, NL, AT, DE), representing their almost 100,000 e-retailers, to meet and engage during the dedicated cross-border eDelivery Barcelona Congress on 26 June.

It must be recalled that eDelivery Barcelona Expo & Congress 2019 will celebrate its third edition on June 26-28 at Hall 8, Montjuic-Plaza de España venue, Fira de Barcelona, in parallel with SIL BARCELONA 2019, the leading e-Commerce Logistics, Transport, Intralogistics and Supply Chain Exhibition in Southern Europe.