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17th International Conference on Competition, Berlin, 25 – 27 March 2015

17th International Conference on Competition, Berlin,
25 – 27 March 2015

The International Conference on Competition is one of the most renowned international events dealing with competition law issues. At this conference, the heads of competition authorities, antitrust lawyers, academics, politicians, prominent representatives of international companies and other high-ranking participants discuss current internationally relevant issues of competition policy and competition law.

The Bundeskartellamt is proud to announce that it will host its 17th International Conference on Competition in Berlin on 25 - 27 March 2015.

Keynote speeches will be given by Sigmar Gabriel,Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and Timotheus Höttges, CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG.

The Opening Session will be followed by speeches and a panel discussion on “Big data, media and competition”,featuring Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the US Federal Trade Commission, Mathias Döpfner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Axel Springer SE, Professor Justus Haucap, Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive of the UK Competition and Markets Authority, and Kent Walker, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Google Inc.

Three subsequent panel discussions willdeal with the international application of merger control, the role of state-owned enterprises between state and economy and the design of effective investigation procedures and sanctions in cartel cases.

Further conference speakers and panelists will include Professor Carl Baudenbacher (EFTA Court), Ashok Chawla (Competition Commission of India), Chris Fonteijn (Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets), Ian S. Forrester (White & Case LLP), Agnete Gersing (Danish Competition and Consumer Authority), Isolde Goggin (Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission),Felipe Irarrázabal (National Economic Prosecutor, Chile), Alexander Italianer (DG Competition, European Commission), Donatus Kaufmann (ThyssenKrupp AG), Bruno Lasserre (Autorité de la concurrence, France), Frank Montag (Competition Lawyers’ Association), Dae-lae Noh (Korea Fair Trade Commission), Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon Europe), Andreas Schwab (European Parliament), Han Li Toh (Competition Commission, Singapore), Professor Marc van der Woude (General Court, Luxembourg) and Mark D. Whitener (Competition Law & Policy, General Electric Company).


The event will start with a welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday, 25 March. The conference will begin in the morning of Thursday, 26 March and will end in the early afternoon of Friday, 27 March.

The working languages of the conference will be German and English (simultaneous translation services will be provided).

For more information about the conference, please visit our website which will go online soon.

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