Day 1 - Wednesday 7th December 2011
 

9:00 Registration and Refreshments

9:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Delegates’ Introduction

Mr. Mark Dean, Formerly Director, Department of Business Innovation and Skills (confirmed)

10:00 Session One: Introductory Section
Overview of Competition Policy
Pros and Cons of Competition Policy
Scope of Competition Policy

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Mark Dean, Formerly Director, Department of Business Innovation and Skills (confirmed)
10:25 Round of Discussion

  International Perspectives
10:50 Session Two: EU Competition Procedures from a Greek Perspective

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Assimakis P. Komninos, Partner, White & Case LLP (confirmed)

11:15 Round of Discussion

11:40 Morning Coffee

11:50 Session Three: Competition and Price Regulation of Retail Services in Belgium
Competition and the Role of OECD and International Trade


Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Jacques Steenbergen, Director, Belgian Competition Authority (confirmed)
Mr. John Davies, Head of the Competition Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD (confirmed)

12:50 Round of Discussion

13:15 Networking Lunch

  Technical Spectrum of Competition Policy
14:15 Session Four: Development in EU Cartel Enforcement
EU fining policy
Succession of liability
Human rights challenges following the Menarini judgment
The relationship between leniency and private
enforcement following the Pfleiderer judgment

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Matthew Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells Brussels (confirmed)

14:40 Dominance
How to Address Market and Sectoral Dominance
Effectively while Encouraging Success and Growth

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Patrick Mcilwee, Director of Business Continuity, Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (invited)

15:05 Round of Discussion

15:35 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Session Five: Merger Control

Keynote Speakers:
Juniorprof. Dr. Kai Hüschelrath, Senior Researcher, Department of Industrial Economics and International Management, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Germany (confirmed)

16:15 Final Questions and Discussion
17:00 Seminar Close
Day 2 - Thursday 8th December 2011
 

9:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction

10:00 Session One: Competition Policy in Russia: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Vitaly Pruzhansky, Senior Economist, RBB Economics (confirmed)

10:25 Round of Discussion

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:15 Session Two: National Case Study on Competition Policy in the Healthcare Sector – NHS Perspective
Recent Developments with the Health and Social Care Bill
Key issues in the Health Sector and Lessons Learned

Keynote Speakers:
Mrs. Catherine Davies, Director, Cooperation and Competition Panel for NHS-Funded Services UK (confirmed)

11:40 Round of Discussion

12:10 Session Three: Operational Risk and Resilience, Risk Governance and Regulation and the Role of Markets in terms of Competition Policy


Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Patrick Mcilwee, Director of Business Continuity, Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (invited)

12:35 Round of Discussion

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Session Four: Regulating Intrinsically Uncompetitive Sectors
The Role of Remedies in Regulating Intrinsically
Uncompetitive Sectors
European Merger Cases

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Justin Menezes, Director, CompetitionRx Brussels (confirmed)

14:25 Round of Discussion

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Session Five: Future Developments in Competition Policy

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo, Senior Associate, EU and Competition Law Department, Garrigues (Brussels) (confirmed)

15:35 Final Questions and Discussion

16:10 Seminar Close