17th International Conference on Competition

March 25-27, 2015

Berlin

Berlin

Hilton Berlin Hotel

Hilton Berlin Hotel

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

from 16.00 h
Registration

19.00 h
Reception and buffet dinner at the restaurant "Nolle", Berlin


Thursday, 26 March 2015 - morning

from 09.00 h
Registration

09.30 h
Opening address
Andreas Mundt; President of the Bundeskartellamt

17th International Conference on Competition

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

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

10.30 h
Coffee break


11.00 h
Speech
Margrethe Vestager; European Commissioner for Competition, Brussels

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

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

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

12.30 h
Lunch


Thursday, 26 March 2015 - afternoon

14.00 - 15.30 h
Panel I: Big Data, Media and Competition - New Rules for the Digital Economy?

Speech
Edith Ramirez; Chairwoman of the US Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

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

Panelists
Alex Chisholm; Chief Executive of the UK 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, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

Discussion

15.30 h
Coffee break


16.00 - 17.15 h
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 for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Frank Montag; Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Chairman of the Competition Lawyers' Association, Brussels/Düsseldorf

Jorge Padilla; Senior Managing Director & Head of Compass Lexecon Europe, Madrid

Discussion

19.30 h
Reception and dinner at the Orangery of Charlottenburg Palace

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


Friday, 27 March 2015 - morning

09.30 - 10.45 h
Panel III: Presidents' Breakfast: State-owned Enterprises between State and Economy

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

Panelisten
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

Discussion

10.45 h
Coffee break


11.15 - 12.45 h
Panel IV: Cartel Prosecution - Optimal Procedures, Optimal Sanctions

Moderation
Chris Fonteijn; Chairman of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, The Hague

Panelists
Professor Ian S. Forrester QC; 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

Discussion

12.45 h
Closing speech
Andreas Mundt; President of the Bundeskartellamt

©Bundeskartellamt 2014