Digital Conglomerates and EU Competition Policy

Date: 
13/03/2019 - 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
The University Foundation, rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels

* Registration for this event has closed * - The report presented at the event can be accessed here or here

This high-level seminar will present and debate the policy recommendations of a new report on ‘Digital Conglomerates and EU Competition Policy’*.

As many await Commissioner Vestager’s special advisors report on future challenges of digitisation for competition policy, this CERRE event will present an independent study by Marc Bourreau (Telecom ParisTech & CERRE) and Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur & CERRE) that addresses many of these challenges.

The report ‘Digital Conglomerates and EU Competition Policy’ that will be presented at this event examines the motivations as well as the competitive effects of digital conglomerates. It delivers clear recommendations to improve EU competition policy, making it more fit to deal with this fast-evolving sector.

Join senior representatives from digital platforms, telecom operators, national competition authorities and the European institutions, as well as independent experts to discuss the recommendations of this new report.

 

*This report has received funding from ETNO

 

13:30

Registration 

14:00

Welcome & introduction 
 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:10

Presentation of the report 'Digital Conglomerates and EU Competition Policy'
 

Marc Bourreau

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, Telecom ParisTech

 

 

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Namur

 

14:30 
Reactions to the presentation
 

Wolfgang Kerber

Professor of Economic Policy, 
Philipps-Universität Marburg

 

 

Alexandre Verheyden

Partner-in-Charge, Brussels Office,
Jones Day

 

 

Alexis Walckiers

Chief Economist, 
Belgian Competition Authority

 

15:15
Coffee break
15:30
Panel Discussion - Digital Conglomerates & EU Competition Policy
17:00
Conclusions
   

 Panellists

 

Riccardo Falconi

Legal Director Western & Southern Europe, EU Legal Affairs & EMEA Antitrust,  
Uber

 

 

Grania Holzwarth

Chair, Competition Policy Task Force, ETNO  
Legal Counsel, Deutsche Telekom

 

 

Cornelia Kutterer

Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, 
Microsoft

 

 

Beatriz Sanz Fernández-Vega 

Head, Competition & Data Policy,
Telefónica

 

 

Geza Sapi

Economist, Chief Economist Team, 
DG COMP, European Commission

 

 

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 14.00-17.00,
The University Foundation, rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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