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  • 08:00

    Registration

  • 08:15 - 09:15

    Dom Luis Room

    Meeting of the Working Group Chairs

    Meeting

    Speakers
    • Cynthia Lagdameo

      Counsel for International Antitrust, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • Olaf Wrede

      International Competition Matters, Bundeskartellamt

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Morning coffee

  • 12:30 - 13:00

    Archive Hall

    ICN 2017 Work Products at a Glance

    Plenary

  • 13:00 - 14:30

    Lunch

  • 13:45 - 14:30

    Miragaia Room

    ICN-troduction

    Side Session

  • 13:45 - 14:30

    São João Room

    ICN Online Resources

    Side Session

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Miragaia Room

    Social Media and Website Strategies

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

    How agencies communicate externally via social media and their websites and what value the agencies get from their use.

    Speakers
    • Siún O'Keeffe

      Senior Strategy Advisor, Authority for Consumers and Markets, Netherlands

    • Cynthia Lagdameo

      Counsel for International Antitrust, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • Raymond Ng

      Senior Assistant Director, Competition Commission of Singapore

    • Kristina Geiger

      Deputy Director-General, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Meriam Triki

      Case-handler, Public Services Advisor, Tunisian Competition Council

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Dona Maria Room

    Incentives and Strategy When Making Leniency Applications

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

    An effective leniency program facilitates both detection and deterrence - the two pillars on which cartel enforcement of any competition authority is founded. The BOS will discuss the incentives and strategies that are pursued by leniency applicants as to the choice of the jurisdiction for making the application or parallel application, in particular, if they have to pay compensation or face criminal sanctions.

    Speakers
    • Anne Wachsmann

      Partner, Linklaters, France

    • Eduardo Caminati

      Partner, Lino, Beraldi, Belluzzo e Caminati, Brazil

    • Gerwin Van Gerven

      Linklaters, Belgium

    • Cholsoo Han

      Lawyer, Yoon & Yang, Korea

    • Weijer Verloren van Themaat

      Partner, Houthoff Buruma, Netherlands

    • Luis G. García Santos Coy

      Partner, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, S.C., Mexico

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Dom Luís Room

    Fines and Criminal Sanctions Against Cartels

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

    Sanctions are a tool to deter cartel activity. It is essential to understand the debate regarding the choice of criminal or civil/administrative sanctions for hard-core cartel conduct. The BOS will compare the records of both systems and will discuss what the implementation of each of the systems entails.

    Speakers
    • María Ortiz

      Member of the Board, Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC)

    • Saiko Nakajima

      Deputy Director, Planning Office, Investigation Bureau, Japan Fair Trade Commission

    • Kris Dekeyser

      Director, Policy and Strategy, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Peter Whelan

      Associate Professor in Law, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

    • Gideon N. Mokaya

      Manager, Enforcement and Compliance, Kenya Competition Authority

    • Felipe Garcia

      Head Advisor to the Superintendent Superintendence for Industry and Commerce, Colombia

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    São João Room

    Excessive Prices - is this a matter for competition regulation?

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    Most unilateral conduct laws are understood to prohibit excessive pricing under some circumstances, but the circumstances are unsettled. In contrast, some jurisdictions view excessive pricing enforcement as inconsistent with competition law. This session will address competition principles relevant to excessive pricing enforcement and present contrasting views.

    Speakers
    • Patricia Brink

      Director, Civil Enforcement, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

    • Naoko Teranishi

      Chief Deputy Director, Trade Practices Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission

    • Alessandra Tonazzi

      Director, International Affairs Office, Acting Director, EU Affairs Office, Italian Competition Authority

    • Andrew Groves

      Project Director, Competition and Markets Authority, United Kingdom

    • Luc Gyselen

      Managing Partner, Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer, Belgium

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Arrábida Room

    Online Vertical Restraints

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    Vertical restraints in digital markets, including in the online travel sector and the use of parity clauses, present issues of interest to competition agencies. The session will compare and contrast the approaches that agencies have taken.

    Speakers
    • Marcus Bezzi

      Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

    • Trine Osen Bergqvist

      Deputy Head of Unit, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Birgit Krueger

      Head, General Policy Division, Bundeskartellamt, Germany

    • James Musgrove

      Partner, McMillan, Canada

  • 14:30 - 15:45

    Porto Room

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

    Breakout Session • Special Project

    Speakers
    • Cristina Camacho

      Head of Cabinet of the President, Portuguese Competition Authority

    • Eduardo Frade

      General Superintendent, Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil

    • Eduardo Prieto Kessler

      Director of Competition, Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC)

    • Sarunas Keserauskas

      Chairman, Competition Council, Lithuania

  • 15:45 - 16:15

    Afternoon coffee

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Miragaia Room

    Due Process and Transparency - an Agency Effectiveness Perspective

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

    Is there a 'gold standard' for due process and transparency in competition enforcement? This BOS will start with a presentation from a major law firm on what in their view constitute a 'gold standard' for Due process and transparency. This will be contrasted with agency practices in a selection of agencies and jurisdictions.

    Speakers
    • Kjell J. Sunnevåg

      Director, External Relations, Norwegian Competition Authority

    • Paul O'Brien

      Counsel for International Antitrust, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • David Anderson

      Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Belgium

    • Rasul Butt

      Senior Executive Director, Hong Kong Competition Commission

    • Monique van Oers

      Director of the Legal Department, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

    • André Forte

      Head of Other Restrictive Practices Unit, Portuguese Competition Authority

    • Sophie-Anne Descoubès

      Adviser for International Affairs, French Autorité de la Concurrence

    • Hassan Qaqaya

      Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School and Perdana University, Australia

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Dom Luís Room

    Sharpening Investigation Tools (Agencies-only session)

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

    Considering the secrecy in which national/global cartels flourish, the investigation needs to be professional and strategically planned in order to uncover the details of the cartel activity. The use of modern communication tools poses significant challenges to the competition authorities investigating cartels and may create the illusion of impunity. The BOS will look at new investigation instruments and techniques, such as whistle-blower programmes, the use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and forensic IT and explore whether more traditional techniques, such as paper searches and interviews are still useful in the age of digitalisation.

    Speakers
    • Makgale Mohlala

      Manager, Cartels Division, Competition Commission of South Africa

    • Isabel López Gálvez

      Head of Cartels and Leniency Unit, Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC)

    • Peter Alstergren

      Senior Adviser, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Tzu-Shun Hu

      Deputy Director, Fair Trade Commission, Taiwan

    • József Sárai

      Head, International Section, Hungarian Competition Authority

    • Pierre Rauchs

      President, Competition Council, Luxembourg

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    São João Room

    International Cooperation

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

    International cooperation is the key to tackle cross border or global cartels. The BOS will explore how to improve exchange of information amongst agencies, the key moments and matters for coordination between agencies and discuss whether and when simultaneous international actions can be complementary, redundant or counterproductive.

    Speakers
    • Antonio Capobianco

      Senior Expert in Competition Law, OECD

    • Hideyuki Shimozu

      Senior Officer for Leniency Program, Japan Fair Trade Commission

    • Andrey Tsyganov

      Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service, Russia

    • Teresa Moreira

      Head of Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD

    • Osman Tan Catalcali

      International Relations Coordinator, Turkish Competition Authority, Turkey

    • Parret Muteto

      Chief Investigator in Mergers & Monopolies Division, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Zambia

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Dona Maria Room

    Challenges of Big Data and Unilateral Conduct

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    Does big data create novel issues for unilateral conduct enforcement or call for new tools? If so, what are those issues, and what tools are needed?

    Speakers
    • Bart Noe

      Senior Enforcement Official, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

    • George Cary

      Partner, Clearly Gottlieb, United States

    • Munesh Mahtani

      Counsel, Google, United Kingdom

    • Carlos Ragazzo

      Law Professor, FGV Rio, Brazil

    • Barbara Schulze

      Head of Unit, International Cooperation Matters, Bundeskartellamt

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Arrábida Room

    "Hot Topics" in Unilateral Conduct

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    Competition/antitrust policy, enforcement, and litigation change over time, with vital issues constantly surfacing. Take a look at how the past year has set the stage for the new of today and trends of tomorrow.

    Speakers
    • Jim Rill

      Senior Counsel, Baker Botts LLP, United States

    • Ernst Ferdinandusse

      International Relations Officer, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Lucia Ojeda Cardenas

      Partner, SAI Law & Economics, Mexico

    • Pinar Akman

      Professor, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

    • David Viros

      French Autorité de la Concurrence

  • 16:15 - 17:30

    Porto Room

    Engaging Public and Private Partners in Deterrence: The case of bid-rigging in public procurement

    Breakout Session • Special Project

    Speakers
    • Jorge Ferreira

      Head of Anti-Cartel Unit, Portuguese Competition Authority

    • Vladimir Kachalin

      Advisor to the Head, Federal Antimonopoly Serivce, Russian Federation

    • Daniel Wilcock

      Assistant Deputy Commissioner, International Affairs Directorate, Canadian Competition Bureau

    • Vinicius Marques de Carvalho

      Partner and Attorney, VMCA, Brazil

  • 19:00 - 22:30

    Palácio da Bolsa

    Conference Dinner (Conference attendees only)

    Social Event

    The Conference Dinner will be held at the Palácio da Bolsa, a 19th century palace built to house the Porto Commercial Association and the stock exchange, at walking distance from the conference venue. During the dinner, we will have the opportunity to visit the palace and dine in the main foyer.

    Speakers
    • Margrethe Vestager

      European Commissioner for Competition - Keynote Address

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Wednesday, 10 May

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  • 08:00 - 08:50

    Miragaia Room

    State Restraints

    Side Session

    Speakers
    • Eleanor Fox

      Professor, New York University, United States

    • Monique van Oers

      Director of the Legal Department, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

    • Ekaterina Rousseva

      DG Competition - European Commission

    • Graeme Jarvie

      Manager for International Affairs, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Andrey Tsyganov

      Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service, Russia

    • Venkatasamy Sriraj

      Deputy Director, Law, Competition Commission of India

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Archive Hall

    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.

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Morning coffee

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Arrábida Room

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

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

    Based on a short hypothetical, this breakout session offers an opportunity for participants to brainstorm and exchange ideas about how competition authorities can assist procurement officials to design and implement procedures to ensure effective competition in public procurement. To encourage interaction the session will take the form of table discussions in smaller groups.

    Speakers
    • Mirta Kapural

      Senior Advisor International and EU Cooperation Department, Croatian Competition Authority

    • Juan Manuel Contreras

      Head of Public Aids and Draft Regulation Unit, Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC), Spain

    • Ana Sofia Rodrigues

      Chief Economist, Portuguese Competition Authority, AdC

    • Márcio de Oliveira Júnior

      Visiting Lecturer, University College of London

    • Andrey Zakataev

      Counsel, Antimonopoly Law Office LLC, Russian Federation

    • Ritchie Hutton

      Head of Investigations, New Zealand Competition Commission

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Porto Room

    Market Studies in Innovation-based and Novel Markets: Issues and perspectives

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

    Drawing on questions raised in the Advocacy Plenary Session, participants will be engage in table discussions about the specific challenges posed when undertaking market studies in innovation-based and novel markets, and the methods employed by authorities. To encourage interaction the session will take the form of table discussions in smaller groups.

    Speakers
    • Johan Hedelin

      Director, Advocacy Department, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Marcio Bueno

      Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil

    • Ruben Maximiano

      Senior Competition Expert, OECD

    • Vian Quitaz

      Legal Adviser, Policy and International, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

    • Alden Abbot

      Deputy Director and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Dona Maria Room

    Agency Effectiveness and Private Enforcement

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

    What implications private enforcement (damage actions) can have for agencies' investigations, decision-making process and efficiency?

    Speakers
    • Rainer Lindberg

      Head of Unit, Finnish Competition Authority

    • Rose Webb

      Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Competition Commission, Hong Kong

    • Konrad Ost

      Vice- President, Bundeskartellamt, Germany

    • Miguel Mendes Pereira

      Partner, Vieira de Almeida Associados, Portugal

    • Marc Braithwaite

      Assistant Director, Competition and Markets Authority, United Kingdom

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Miragaia Room

    Non-price Effects in Merger Review - Experience-sharing

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

    The standard for evaluating the competitive impact of mergers is effect on price. For this breakout, leave your standards at the door and be prepared to grapple with less tangible measures of impact: the role of non-price dimensions of competition in merger analysis, including quality, innovation, product variety and service.

    Speakers
    • Etienne Chantrel

      Head of Mergers Unit, French Autorité de la Concurrence

    • Tommaso Valletti

      Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Bernardo Macedo

      Managing Partner, LCA Consultores, Brazil

    • Frank Montag

      Partner, Freshfields, Germany

    • Gene-oh Kim

      Partner, Kim & Chang Law, Korea

    • Mark Berry

      Chairman, New Zealand Competition Commission

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Dom Luís Room

    Merger Notification: Guidance on nexus and thresholds

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

    Speakers
    • Maria Coppola

      Counsel for International Antitrust, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • Felipe Irarrázabal

      President, Fiscalía Nacional Económica, Chile

    • Ron Stern

      NGA, United States

    • Andreas Reindl

      Counsel, Van Bael & Bellis

    • Rinel Patel

      Senior Adviser, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Melanie Aitken

      Managing Principal, Bennett Jones (US) LLP, Canada

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    São João Room

    Strategic Thinking in Communicating for Deterrence: From planning to implementation

    Breakout Session • Special project

    Speakers
    • Mariana Vital Morgado

      Adviser to the President - Strategic Coordination and Projects, Portuguese Competition Authority

    • Karin Lunning

      Acting Director-General, Swedish Competition Authority

    • Tembinkosi Bonakele

      Commissioner, South African Competition Commission, South Africa

    • David Currie

      Chairman, Competition and Markets Authority, United Kingdom

    • Andreas Stephan

      Professor of Competition Law, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

  • 11:45 - 11:55

    Room change break

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Arrábida Room

    Advocacy Strategies to preserve Open and Competitive Markets in a Changing World

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

    Participants will exchange experiences and strategies for how authorities can promote open and competitive markets in a shifting policy landscape. The session will draw on the AWG work on advocacy strategies and explaining the benefits of competition. To encourage interaction the session will take the form of table discussions in smaller groups.

    Speakers
    • Eduardo Pérez Motta

      Partner, Agon Economía Y Derecho, Mexico

    • Marianne Faessel

      Adviser for International Affairs, French Autorité de la Concurrence

    • Daniela Seeliger

      Partner, Linklaters, Germany

    • Jaegyu Park

      Director General Competition Policy Bureau, Korean Fair Trade Commission

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Porto Room

    Innovative Tools to Advocate and Promote Competition

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

    This breakout session aims to foster experience-sharing among ICN members with regards to novel methods or mechanisms that agencies use in order to reach different audiences as part of their efforts to promote competition. To encourage interaction the session will take the form of table discussions in smaller groups.

    Speakers
    • Michiel Denkers

      Director, Competition Department, Authority for Consumers and Markets, Netherlands

    • Fernando Carreño

      Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C., Mexico

    • Anne Riley

      Associate General Counsel Antitrust, Shell International

    • Vicente Bagnoli

      Partner, Vincente Bagnoli Advogados and Professor of Law at Mackenzie University, Brazil

    • Ivonne Santillán

      Director of Legal Affairs and International Cooperation, International Affairs Division, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE), Mexico

    • Martha Martinez Licetti

      Lead Economist and Global Lead, Competition Policy, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Dona Maria Room

    Corruption and Bid-rigging

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

    Bid rigging and corruption both distort the aim of procurement processes and go against the basic tenets of competition law principles. While bid rigging is a form of anti-competitive agreement between similarly placed bidders, the corruption issues are even more intricate considering their effects on the level playing field. The BOS will deal with methods to detect red flag situations by identifying improper submissions made during procurement procedures and discuss ways to tackle such illicit conduct under competition rules.

    Speakers
    • Jacques Steenbergen

      President, Belgian Competition Authority

    • Gosupamang D.T Masie

      Manager, Legal and Enforcement, Botswana Competition Authority

    • Roberto Chieppa

      Secretary-General, Italian Competition Authority

    • Carlos Mena

      Head of Investigative Authority (Chief Prosecutor), Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE), Mexico

    • Natalie Harsdorf

      Deputy Managing Director, Austrian Competition Authority (BWB)

    • Mahmoud Momtaz

      Head, Economic Case-handling Department, Egyptian Competition Authority

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Dom Luís Room

    Fast Case Resolution Mechanisms

    Breakout Session • Cartel Working Group

    The fight against cartels aims to end them and to deter other undertakings from cartelising. This BOS will present and compare different methods, such as settlement procedures, which aim the quick processing of cartel cases.

    Speakers
    • Paulo Burnier

      Commissioner, Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil

    • Brent Snyder

      Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, United States

    • Eric Van Ginderachter

      Director Cartels, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Pedro Marques Bom

      General Director of Investigation, Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC)

    • Harikumar Pillay

      Director Enforcement Competition, Competition Commission of Singapore

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    Miragaia Room

    Crafting Merger Remedies: Success criteria and risk tolerance

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

    Finding it hard to choose among the MWG's impressive breakout offerings? This discussion is the remedy you seek. Highlighting the launch of the ICN's acclaimed 2016 Remedies Guide, this session will explore key principles and guidance for sound merger remedy design and implementation.

    Speakers
    • Michele Pacillo

      Economist - International Affairs Officer, Italian Competition Authority

    • Toshiko Igarashi

      Senior Officer for Mergers and Acquisitions, Japan Fair Trade Commission

    • Alípio Codinha

      Deputy Director, Merger Department, Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC)

    • Rami Greiss

      Executive General Manager, Merger and Authorisation Review, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

    • Liz Kraus

      Deputy Director for International Antitrust, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • Josep Carpi Badia

      Head, Mergers Case Support and Policy Unit, DG Competition - European Commission

  • 11:55 - 13:10

    São João Room

    Public Interest Considerations in Merger Review

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

    Should there be more to merger review than competitive effects and consumer welfare? Yes, no, or maybe in some limited circumstances - join us for this interesting discussion on the role (if any) of public interest considerations in merger review. The session will explore the significant challenges in addressing public interest criteria alongside purely economic competition factors.

    Speakers
    • Sheldon Mills

      Senior Director, Competition and Markets Authority, United Kingdom

    • Cal Goldman

      Partner, Goodmans LLP, Canada

    • Gerardo Calderon-Villegas

      Associate, Baker McKenzie, Mexico

    • Magdeline Gabaraane

      Director, Mergers and Monopolies Department, Botswana Competition Authority

    • Vinod Dhall

      Executive Chairman, Dhall Chamber, India

    • Chia-Lin Yen

      Head of International Affairs, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission

  • 13:10 - 14:40

    Lunch

  • 13:55 - 14:40

    São João Room

    By younger agencies for younger agencies

    Side Session

    Join us to foster a fruitful dialogue on identifying key criteria regarding the monitoring and evaluation processes of agencies in their early years of competition enforcement.

    Speakers
    • Arsenio M. Balisacan

      Chairman, Philippine Competition Commission

    • Allan Fels

      Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia

    • Bevan Narinesingh

      Executive Director, Fair Trading Commission, Trinidad and Tobago

  • 13:55 - 14:40

    Miragaia Room

    NGA Engagement

    Side Session

    Join us for a discussion on "The future of the NGAs in the ICN's second decade" following up on the results of the consultation with NGAs included in the final report on "The Future of the ICN in its Second Decade". Possible next steps on how NGAs can help achieve the ICN's second decade agenda will be suggested for debate. We have a terrific panel of three NGAs representing Europe, the Americas and Asia to guide us through the discussion. NGAs, this is your session, your future! NGAs and member agencies are welcome.

    Speakers
    • Dina Kallay

      Head of Competition (IPR, Americas And Asia-Pacific), Ericsson, Sweden

    • Clara Ingen-Housz

      Partner, Linklaters, Hong Kong

    • Huy Do

      Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Canada

  • 14:40 - 15:40

    Archive Hall

    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.

  • 15:40 - 16:00

    Archive Hall

    ICN/World Bank Advocacy Contest Awards Ceremony

    Plenary

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Afternoon coffee

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Archive Hall

    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.

  • 17:40 - 18:40

    Dom Luís Room

    Roundtable | Mesa Redonda

    Side Session in Portuguese • Sessão em português

    Speakers
    • Margarida Matos Rosa

      President, Portuguese Competition Authority, Portugal

    • Johannes Laitenberger

      Director General, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Gilvandro Araújo

      Acting President, Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil

    • Antonio Gomes

      Head, OECD Competition Division

    • Teresa Moreira

      Head of Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD

    • Carla Soto

      Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Industry and Commerce, Mozambique

    • Octávio Oliveira

      Executive Administrator, Civil Aviation Agency, Cape Verde

    • António Cruz Lima

      General Manager, Institute Of Prices And Competition, Angola

Previous Day

Thursday, 11 May

Next Day
  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Morning Coffee

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Infante Room

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

    Breakout Session • Advocacy Working Group

    This breakout session will be an opportunity for ICN/WBG advocacy contest winners to share their advocacy stories in more detail and, most importantly, to discuss successful methods, strategies and messages that other agencies can employ in their own advocacy activities.

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    São João Room

    Economists of Scale and Scope - the Role of Expert Economists for Effective Enforcement

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

    Exploring common and useful components on how economic thinking and economic analysis could be incorporated into agencies' investigations and decision-making process.

    Speakers
    • Liberty Mncube

      Chief Economist, South African Competition Commission

    • Roar Gjelsvik

      Senior Economic Advisor, Norwegian Competition Authority

    • Ana Amante

      Director, Restrictive Practices Department, Portuguese Competition Authority

    • Renée Duplantis

      Principal, The Battle Group, Canada

    • Thomas Ross

      Professor, UPS Foundation Professorship in Regulation and Competition Policy, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Miragaia Room

    Staff Training

    Breakout Session • Agency Effectiveness Working Group

    Learn from approaches and best practices on staff training programmes, adopted by competition agencies.

    Speakers
    • Smita Jhingran

      Secretary, Competition Commission of India

    • Hardin Ratshisusu

      Deputy Commissioner, South African Competition Commission

    • Susan Philp

      Director, International, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

    • Akira Fujino

      Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission

    • Sabine Zigelski

      Senior Competition Expert, OECD

    • Julieta Coca

      Programme Management Officer, UNCTAD Competition Policy and Consumer Protection Branch

    • Lourenço Ventura

      Assistant Legal Director, Competition and Market Authority

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Dona Maria Room

    The Role of Efficiencies in Merger Analysis

    Breakout Session • Merger Working Group

    This session will explore the role that efficiencies should play in merger analysis, how agencies can determine whether efficiency claims are merger-specific, substantiated, and sufficient to offset the merger's anticompetitive harms. Efficiency amateurs and aficionados welcome; you won't find a more efficient breakout at this conference!

    Speakers
    • Bjorn Vroomen

      Head of Merger Unit, Authority for Consumers and Markets, Netherlands

    • Kathleen Bradish

      Assistant Chief, Foreign Commerce, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

    • Nathalie Jalabert-Doury

      Partner, Mayer Brown (Paris), France

    • Jonas Koponen

      Partner, Linklaters, Belgium

    • Joaquim Caimoto Duarte

      Counsel, Uría Menéndez, Portugal

    • Denis Gavrilov

      Counsel, Egorov, Puginskiy, Afanasiev and partners (EPA&P), Russia

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Dom Luís Room

    Meeting of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    Breakout Session • Unilateral Conduct Working Group

    What are the priorities and objectives of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group in 2017-2018? This Working Group meeting will be a fully interactive session moderated by the Working Group co-chairs.

    Speakers
    • Tim Longman

      International Counsel, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

    • Vian Quitaz

      Legal Adviser, Policy and International, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

    • Marcus Bezzi

      Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

  • 10:30 - 11:45

    Porto Room

    Deterrence: the role of private enforcement

    Breakout Session • Special Project

    Speakers
    • Mário Marques Mendes

      Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Portugal

    • Eddy de Smijter

      Head of International Unit, DG Competition - European Commission

    • Terry Calvani

      Of Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, United States

    • Ori Schwarz

      Chief Legal Counsel, Israel Antitrust Authority

  • 11:45 - 12:05

    Room change break

  • 12:05 - 12:35

    Archive Hall

    Implementation in the ICN

    Plenary

    Speakers
    • Randy Tritell

      Director of International Antitrust, United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • José Marín Quemada

      Chairman, Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC), Spain

    • Hiroshi Yamada

      Deputy Secretary-General for International Affairs, Japan Fair Trade Commission

    • Anna Poznyakova

      Deputy Head of Department for International Economic Cooperation, Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Russia

    • Arsenio M. Balisacan

      Chairman, Philippine Competition Commission

  • 13:05 - 15:00

    Lunch

  • 13:05 - 15:00

    Arrábida Room

    Meeting of the Steering Group

    Meeting

  • 15:00

    Douro River Bank

    Douro River Cruise (Delegates and Spouses/Partners welcome)

    Social Event

    Porto is located on the banks of the River Douro and a boat tour on the river is one of the most stunning sightseeing activities offered by the city to discover the six different bridges of the town and admire views of the old city and the beautiful landscapes of the countryside.

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