17th International Conference on Competition

March 25-27, 2015

Berlin

Berlin

Hilton Berlin Hotel

Hilton Berlin Hotel

Conference Materials

The authorised texts of the speeches will be published on this website as we receive them.

Opening address
Andreas Mundt; President of the Bundeskartellamt

Speech
Sigmar Gabriel; Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin

Q&A
Andreas Mundt (Moderator); President of the Bundeskartellamt

Speech
Margrethe Vestager; European Commissioner for Competition, Brussels

Q&A
Isolde Goggin (Moderator); Chairperson of the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Dublin

Speech
Timotheus Höttges; Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn

Q&A
Andreas Mundt (Moderator); President of the Bundeskartellamt

Panel I: Big Data, Media and Competition - New Rules for the Digital Economy?

Speech
Edith Ramirez (Chairwoman of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington, DC)

Speech
Mathias Döpfner (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Axel Springer SE, Berlin)

Panelists
Alex Chisholm (Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority, London), Kent Walker (Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Google Inc., Mountain View)

Moderation
Professor Justus Haucap (Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf


Panel II: Mergers - A New Era of Convergence

Moderation
Mark D. Whitener (Senior Counsel, Competition Law & Policy, General Electric Company, Washington, DC)

Panelists
Alexander Italianer (Director-General of Directorate-General Competition (DG COMP), Brussels), Frank Montag (Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels, Chairman, Competition Lawyers' Association, Duesseldorf), Jorge Padilla (Senior Managing Director & Head of Compass Lexecon Europe, Madrid)

Dinner Speech
Professor Carl Baudenbacher (President of the EFTA Court, Director of the Competence Center of European and International Law, Luxembourg/St. Gallen)


Panel III: Presidents' Breakfast: State-owned Enterprises between State and Economy

Moderation
Agnete Gersing (Director General of the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, Copenhagen)

Panelists
Ashok Chawla (Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India, New Delhi), Felipe Irarrázabal (National Economic Prosecutor, Santiago de Chile), Bruno Lasserre (President of the Autorité de la concurrence, Paris), Han Li Toh (Chief Executive of the Competition Commission, Singapore)


Panel IV: Cartel Prosecution - Optimal Procedures, Optimal Sanctions

Moderation
Chris Fonteijn (Chairman of the Netherlands Competition Authority, The Hague)

Panelists
Ian S. Forrester (Partner, White & Case LLP, Brussels), Donatus Kaufmann (Member of the Executive Board, Compliance and Legal, ThyssenKrupp AG, Essen), Andreas Schwab (Member of the European Parliament, Brussels), Brent C. Snyder (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC), Professor Marc van der Woude (Presiding Judge at the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg )

Closing speech
Andreas Mundt; President of the Bundeskartellamt

©Bundeskartellamt 2015