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Registration for the 3rd Chillin’Competition Conference (+ other interesting events)

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As announced back in July, our next Chillin’Competition conference will take place on 25 October in Brussels. We are quite satisfied with our previous events, but this time we want to do something even more interesting, dynamic and even fun. As always, it will be free for attendees. On Friday we will publish the program together with an explanation of some of the novelties envisaged for this new edition of the conference. 

The registration window will then open via a link that we will publish here on Monday 25 September at 10 a.m. Last year all availabe tickets were gone in 6 minutes, so you better be quick! Unfortunately we have had to keep the maximum number of attendees at 275.

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Since it may be problematic for a blog (an online platform after all) to advertise only its own conference, and because we want to prove that organizing our own conference was intended to address a market failure that causes an insufficiency of competition law events, see below some other very interesting events that will take place in the course of next month:

-On 4 October Queen Mary University will be holding a conference on “Cross-border challenges in competition enforcement in innovative markets” in London. The aim is to showcase areas of convergence and divergence in competition enforcement, in markets where innovation plays an essential role. The conference will present different perspectives from EU, US as well as China. More information is available here.

-On 13-14 October the UniSA School of Law will hold the 15th edition of its Competition Law and Economics Workshop (CLEC) in Adelaide, Australia, with the participation of Nicolas Petit. The programme is available here. The workshop will be held in partnership with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”). Click here for further info.

-On 18 October antitrustitalia will host its 40th lunch talk at the auditorium of DG Comp in the Madou Tower. Chief Economist Tommaso Valletti will deliver a presentation assessing the role of the Chief Economist and clarifying the methodological issues of economics and econometrics that can be crucial in determining which competition law enforcement to pursue, if any. It will offer a survey of previous cases where the economic analysis “made a difference” as well as other cases where the economic defences put forward by the parties were “out of focus”. For more info, click here.

-On 20 October the GCLC and UCL will be holding a joint event in London on “Transformations of Competition Law” with a superb list of speakers. More info is available here.

-On 26 October our friends at ERA will host a workshop on “Anticompetitive Practices in the Online World: Hot Issues”. It will also be streamed live. You can access the program and register via this link.

-On 25 October, unfortunately on the same day as our conference, GCR, Baker Botts and E.CA will hold a seminar on innovation, IP and antitrust. More info is available here.

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

19 September 2017 at 5:19 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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