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Yet another interesting conference announcement

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In addition to Nico´s recommendation yesterday, here is another interesting conference:

The Centre for Competition Policy at San Pablo CEU´s  Institute of European Studies and the Spanish Competition Authority will be holding an international conference under the title Reviewing Vertical Restraints in Europe: Reform, Key Issues and National Enforcement.  The conference will take place on November 11th and 12th at San Pablo CEU University in Madrid. Amongst the speakers there will be many distinguished scholars and practitioners, and the program looks certainly well (nothing to do with the fact that this is actually the University where I got my law degree).

Btw, only today I´ve received 6 emails advertising conferences and competition law courses (in addition to those, you´ve also read a blog post doing the same). Some of them look great and others don´t. Now,  isn´t there an excess of offer on the “market” for conferences? Should output be somehow restricted?

This excess of offer may be at the origin of an opinion I´ve heard from various people: the traditional Fordham conference, which was held a couple of weeks ago, seems not to be at its best moment in terms of attendance. A real pity for an event which is always amongst the yearly highlights in our small world. Let´s hope it rises back up.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

7 October 2010 at 8:30 am