2017 Special Project

Amplifying the impact of enforcement: Proactive outreach strategies for deterrence

Deterrence of anti-competitive practices is a fundamental part of the mission of a competition authority. Communication and outreach is an essential element of a competition agency’s deterrence agenda. How can competition agencies reach out and engage stakeholders to better communicate their enforcement activity? What communications tools and strategies do competition authorities have at their disposal to promote deterrence within their jurisdictions? What are their limitations, legal or otherwise? What is the role of public and private stakeholders?

At the 2017 Annual Conference, conference attendees will have the opportunity to discuss strategies and experiences from their home jurisdictions and discuss international good practice.

  • Wednesday, 10 May
    14:30 - 15:45

    Porto Room

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

    Breakout Session • Special Project

    • 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

  • Wednesday, 10 May
    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

    • 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

  • Thursday, 11 May
    10:30 - 11:45

    São João Room

    Strategic Thinking in Communicating for Deterrence: From planning to implementation

    Breakout Session • Special project

    • 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

  • Friday, 12 May
    10:30 - 11:45

    Porto Room

    Deterrence: the role of private enforcement

    Breakout Session • Special Project

    • 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