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The Programme of the 2nd Chillin’Competition Conference

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On 21 November we will be holding our second Chillin’Competition Conference.

We can confirm that it will take place at the MCE Conference Center in Brussels. It will again be free of charge (thanks to our very generous sponsors, to which we will devote another post).

We will be opening up registrations this Friday, 14 October, at 10 am CET via a link that will be posted on the blog (remember that last year all 200 slots were gone in 36 minutes; we still think that was because of the free beer…).

[UPDATE: For special pre-registration, see here]

Today we are very proud to present you with the final programme, and also immensely grateful to all the speakers below. It can’t get much better than them!

More details coming soon…

Chilllin’Competition Conference- The Programme

8.30: Coffee and Registration

9.00: Introduction – Alfonso Lamadrid

9.15: Keynote Speech – Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

9.30-11.00: Neutrality everywhere? Legal and economic perspectives

Introduction: Pablo Ibanez Colomo

Panellists: Antonio Bavasso (Allen & Overy), Christopher Bellamy (Linklaters), Cristina Caffarra (CRA), Assimakis Komninos (White & Case)

11.00-11.15: Coffee break

11.15-12.45: Neutrality and product design

Introduction: Marcos Araujo (Garrigues)

Panellists: Benoît Durand (RBB), Thomas Graf (Cleary Gottlieb), Kristina Nordlander (Sidley Austin), Sven Völcker (Latham & Watkins)

12.45-13.45: Lunch

13.45-15.15: Neutrality and regulation

Introduction: Niamh Dunne (LSE)

Panellists: Jose Luis Buendia (Garrigues), John Fingleton (Fingleton Associates), Felipe Florez Duncan (Oxera), Scott McInnes (Bird&Bird)

15.15-16.30: Neutrality and licensing

Introduction: Paul Lugard (Baker Botts)

Panellists: James Aitken (Freshfields), Mark English (Shearman & Sterling), Stephen Wisking (Herbert Smith Freehills)

16.30-16.45: Break

16.45-18:00: Neutrality and distribution

Introduction: Kevin Coates (Covington & Burling)

Panellists: Bill Batchelor (Baker & McKenzie), Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon) and David Wood (Gibson Dunn)

18:00-18:20 Closing keynote: Ian Forrester (Judge, General Court)

18.30 onwards (coming soon)

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

11 October 2016 at 9:20 am

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