Competition Law
Conference | 24.10.2019 | Brussels | Language: English

Dynamic Competition in Dynamic Markets: A Path Forward

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High-level speakers will address the newest developments in European competition policy and present a timely discussion on how to address the challenges to antitrust law posed by the tech industry worldwide.

The Dynamic Competition in Dynamic Markets conference is co-organized by CoRe and Competition Policy International. It is also sponsored by Computer & Communications Industry Association.

Registration is open and free to all participants.

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Topics to be discussed include:

• Mergers in the Digital Space: Impact on Innovation
• Big Data: Understanding and Analyzing its Competitive Effects
• A Fireside Chat with…
• Regulation or Competition in the Digital Space?
• Ongoing Consultations

Thursday, 24 October

08:30

Registration & Breakfast

09:00

OPENING KEYNOTE

(TBC)

09:15

MERGERS IN THE DIGITAL SPACE: IMPACT ON INNOVATION

Moderator: Ben VAN ROMPUY, Assistant Professor of Competition Law, Europa Institute, Leiden Law School

Adina CLAICI, Director, Copenhagen Economics; Director, GCLC

Aleksandra BOUTIN, Founding Partner, Positive Competition

Pedro GONZAGA, Competition Expert, Competition Division, OECD

Annemiek WILPSHAAR, Deputy Head of Unit, Mergers in IT, Telecom & Media Sector, DG COMP (TBC)

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

BIG DATA: UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYZING ITS COMPETITIVE EFFECTS

Moderator: Marianela LÓPEZ-GALDOS, Global Competition Counsel, CCIA

Thomas KRAMLER, Head of Unit, e-Commerce & Data Economy, DG Comp, European Commission

Justus HAUCAP, Director, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

Alfonso LAMADRID DE PABLO, Partner, Garrigues

Kai-Uwe KÜHN, Professor of Economics, University of East Anglia (TBC)

12:00

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH…

Ian S. FORRESTER QC, Judge, EU General Court (TBC)

William E. KOVACIC, Director, The GWU Competition Law Center; Former Chairman, US FTC

13:00

Lunch Break

13:45

REGULATION OR COMPETITION IN THE DIGITAL SPACE: WHAT’S BEST FOR CONSUMERS?

Moderator: Assimakis KOMNINOS, Partner, White & Case

Rene AUGUSTINE, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, International and Policy, US DOJ

Jonathan BAKER, Research Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

Oliver BETHELL, Director, EMEA Competition, Google (TBC)

Samuel Laurinkari, Head of EU Affairs, eBay (TBC)

Nicholas BANASEVIC, Head of Unit, IT, Internet & Consumer Electronics, DG Comp, European Commission (TBC)

15:00

Coffee Break

15:15

ONGOING CONSULTATIONS

Moderator: Jacques STEENBERGEN, President, Belgian Competition Authority

Maria COPPOLA, Counsel for International Antitrust, US FTC

Joaquín LÓPEZ VÁLLES, Director, Department for the Promotion of Competition, CNMC

Martijn SNOEP, Chairman, ACM (TBC)

Henri PIFFAUT, Vice President, French Competition Authority (TBC)

Stefan HUNT, Chief Data and Digital Insights Office, CMA (TBC)

16:30

End of Conference and Cocktail Reception

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Venue

Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, Belgium
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