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Tuesday, 9 May

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Wednesday, 10 May

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Thursday, 11 May

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Friday, 12 May

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  • 09:00 - 18:00

    Pre-International Competition Network Forum: New Trends in Global Competition Policy

  • 19:00 - 21:00

    Porto City Hall

    Welcome Cocktail (Conference attendees only)

    Social Event

Previous Day

Tuesday, 9 May

Next Day
  • 08:00

    Registration (Badges + Materials)

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Opening Session

    Plenary

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Amplifying the Impact of Enforcement: Proactive outreach strategies for deterrence

    Plenary • Special Project

    Speakers
    • Margarida Matos Rosa
      Margarida Matos Rosa
      Portugal

      President, Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC)

    • Chris Fonteijn
      Chris Fonteijn
      Netherlands

      Chairman, Authority for Consumers and Markets

    • Alejandra Palacios
      Alejandra Palacios
      Mexico

      Chairwoman, Comisión Federal de Competencia Economica (COFECE)

    • Rose Webb
      Rose Webb
      Hong Kong

      Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Competition Commission

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Morning coffee

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Leniency and  Challenges for the Future

    Plenary • Cartel Working Group

    Speakers
    • Johannes Laitenberger
      Johannes Laitenberger
      European Union

      Director General, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Maria João Melícias
      Maria João Melícias
      Portugal

      Member of the Board, Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC)

    • Eduardo Frade
      Eduardo Frade
      Brazil

      General superintendent, Administrative Council for Economice Defense (CADE)

    • Kazuyuki Sugimoto
      Kazuyuki Sugimoto
      Japan

      Chairman, Japanese Federal Trade Commission (JFTC)

    • Brent Snyder
      Brent Snyder
      United States of America

      Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justuce

  • 12:30 - 13:00

    ICN 2017 Work Products at a Glance

    Plenary

  • 13:00 - 14:30

    Lunch

  • 13:45 - 14:30

    ICN-troduction

    Side Session

  • 13:45 - 14:30

    ICN Online Resources

    Side Session

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Social Media and Website Strategy

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Incentives and strategy when making leniency applications

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Fines and criminal sanctions against cartels

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Excessive prices - is this a matter for competition regulation?

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Vertical restraints

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Intensifying the impact of an investigation: An agency's toolbox

    Breakout Session • Special Project

  • 15:45 - 16:15

    Afternoon coffee

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Due Process and Transparency - an Agency Effectiveness Perspective

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Sharpening investigation tools

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    International Cooperation

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Challenges of big data and unilateral conduct

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    "Hot Topics" breakout session

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Engaging public and private partners in deterrence: The case of bid-rigging in public procurement

    Breakout Session • Special Project

  • 19:00 - 22:30

    Palácio da Bolsa

    Conference Dinner (Conference attendees only)

    Social Event

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Wednesday, 10 May

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  • 08:00 - 08:50

    State Restraints

    Side Session

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Non-price effects in merger review

    Plenary • Merger Working Group

    The merger plenary will explore the role of non-price dimensions of competition in merger analysis, including the potential effects of a merger on quality, innovation, product variety and service. The session will examine the challenges of assessing non-price effects in competition analysis and debate how emerging non-price aspects such as privacy should bear on merger analysis.

    Speakers
    • John Pecman
      John Pecman
      Canada

      Commissioner, Canada Competition Bureau

    • Isabelle de Silva
      Isabelle de Silva
      France

      President, Autorité de la Concurrence

    • Maureen Ohlhausen
      Maureen Ohlhausen
      United States

      Acting Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

    • Lars Sørgard
      Lars Sørgard
      Norway

      Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority

    • Cristina Cafarra
      Cristina Cafarra
      Spain

      NGA

    • Gesner Oliveira
      Gesner Oliveira

      Partner, Go Associados

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Morning coffee

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Advocacy in public procurement: how to assist procurement officials in designing and implementing competitive bids

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Market studies in innovation-based and novel markets: issues and perspectives

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Agency Effectiveness and Private Enforcement

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Non-price effects in merger review - Experience-sharing

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Merger notification: guidance on nexus and thresholds

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Strategic thinking in communicating for deterrence: From planning to implementation

    Breakout Session • Special project

  • 11:45 - 11:55

    Room change break

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Advocacy strategies to promote open and competitive markets in a changing world

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Innovative tools to advocate and promote competition

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Corruption and Bid rigging

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Fast Case Resolution Mechanisms

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Crafting merger remedies: success criteria and risk tolerance

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Public interest considerations in merger review [including income inequality, diversity of voices and labour market considerations]

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

  • 13:10 - 14:40

    Lunch

  • 13:55 - 14:40

    By younger agencies for younger agencies

    Side Session

  • 13:55 - 14:40

    NGA Engagement

    Side Session

  • 14:40 - 15:40

    Advocacy Strategy in Traditional and New Markets: Which Differences?

    Plenary • Advocacy Working Group

    In this plenary session, the panel will address challenges in planning and implementing advocacy strategies in "traditional" markets where players, industry features and competition issues are well known to competition agencies, as opposed to new or not yet existing markets in which competition authorities may struggle to grasp an understanding of the emerging business models and innovations and their impact on the competitive dynamics. The panel will discuss whether novel markets demand novel strategies ? and if so what these strategies are - or whether established advocacy methods remain relevant regardless of the market to which they are apply.

    Speakers
    • Diana Moss
      Diana Moss
      United States of America

      Chair, American Antitrust Institute

    • Rod Sims
      Rod Sims
      Australia

      Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Policies Commission (ACCC)

    • Nuno Rocha de Carvalho
      Nuno Rocha de Carvalho
      Portugal

      Member of the Board, Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC)

    • Gabriella Muscolo
      Gabriella Muscolo
      Italy

      Commissioner, Italian Competition Authority

    • Han Li Toh
      Han Li Toh
      Singapore

      Chief Executive, Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS)

    • Francis Kariuki
      Francis Kariuki
      Kenya

      Director General, Kenya Competition Authority

  • 15:40 - 16:00

    ICN/World Bank Advocacy Contest Awards Ceremony

    Plenary

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Afternoon coffee

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    An Outside View on Key Factors for Effective Agencies

    Plenary • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

    What characterizes the really effective enforcement agencies: Why are they effective? And why are others less effective? In this plenary, an outside perspective will be called upon to discuss this issue. The panel consists of speakers representing academia, OECD and UNCTAD, and their outside view will be complemented with comments from three insiders - prominent DGs representing different geographic areas.

    Speakers
    • Bill Kovacic
      Bill Kovacic
      United States of America

      Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, George Washington University

    • Annetje Ottow
      Annetje Ottow
      Netherlands

      NGA, University of Utrecht

    • Andreas Mundt
      Andreas Mundt
      Germany

      President, Bundeskartellamt

    • Teresa Moreira
      Teresa Moreira

      Head, UNCTAD Competition Division

    • Tembinkosi Bonakele
      Tembinkosi Bonakele
      South Africa

      Chairman, South African Competition Commission

    • Antonio Gomes
      Antonio Gomes

      Head, OECD Competition Division

    • Gilvandro Araújo
      Gilvandro Araújo
      Brazil

      Acting President, Administrative Council for Economice Defense (CADE)

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Thursday, 11 May

Next Day
  • 09:00 - 10:00

    The Analytical Framework for Evaluating Unilateral Conduct

    Plenary • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    Speakers
    • Deborah Garza
      Deborah Garza
      United States of America

      Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

    • Andrea Coscelli
      Andrea Coscelli
      United Kingdom

      Acting Chief Executive, UK Competition and Markets Authority

    • Cecilio Madero
      Cecilio Madero
      European Union

      Deputy Director General, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Michal Halperin
      Michal Halperin
      Israel

      Director General, Israel Antitrust Authority

    • Devender Kumar Sikri
      Devender Kumar Sikri
      India

      Chairman, Competition Commission of India (CCI)

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Morning Coffee

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    2016 ICN/WBG Advocacy Contest: innovative advocacy strategies to address market challenges

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Economists in Competition Authorities: Role, Experiences and Debrief of Chief Economists Workshop

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Staff Training

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    The role of efficiencies in merger analysis

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    A meeting of the Working Group to discuss the 2017 Work Program

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Deterrence: the role of private enforcement

    Breakout Session • Special Project

  • 11:45 - 12:05

    Room change break

  • 12:05 - 12:35

    Implementation in the ICN

    Plenary

  • 12:35 - 13:05

    Closing session

    Plenary

  • 13:05 - 15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:00

    Douro River Cruise

    Douro River Cruise (Spouses/Partners welcome)

    Social Event

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Friday, 12 May

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