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Competition Policy Conference

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39th Annual Competition Policy Conference

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Hybrid Event

How can competition rules be leveraged to drive the European economic recovery? What's next for competition policy in a digital age? And how can the EU and US move forward together and further cooperate in a volatile world? These questions are not only pressing for the future of competition policy, but the future of EU economic competitiveness itself. Please join us for our 39th Annual Competition Policy Conference, where you will have the chance to discuss these pressing issues and more with our panel of experts and invited guests.  


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09.00 - 09.15  Welcome and opening remarks

  • Kaarli Eichhorn (Jones Day), Vice-Chair, AmCham EU

09.15 - 09.45 Opening keynote address

  • Olivier Guersent, Director-General, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission 

09.45 - 10.45 Panel 1 -- Competition in a new world: rethinking rules of the future   

  • Angélique de Brousse, Senior Legal Counsel, Head of the Competition Law and Policy Group, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson
  • Maria Jaspers, Director, Cartels Directorate, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission
  • Aurelien Portuese, Director, Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
    • Moderator: Liliane Gam, Counsel, Linklaters

Our first panel will address the current review of competition rules. In uncertain economic times, companies need to respond to the challenges they face creatively and head on. Whether this means structural adjustments, cooperation on research and development, or the reorganisation of supply chains, the future of competition policy should allow companies to adapt to an ever-changing business landscape.  

10.45 - 11.00 Break

11.00 - 12.00 Panel 2 -- Keeping pace: investing in a resilient economy   

  • Hendrik Bourgeois, Vice-President, European Government Affairs, Intel Corporation
  • Dr Johannes Luebking, Secretariate-General, Principal Adviser, European Semester Coordination, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission
  • Federica Maiorano, Senior Competition Expert, OECD
    • Moderator: Alberta Laschena (KREAB), Vice-Chair, Competition Policy Committee, AmCham EU

Can the EU keep up in a subsidies race, and should it? Our second panel will examine the role of state aid to support national economies in periods of economic upheaval. The EU has many tools at its disposal to drive European competitiveness, including REPower EU, Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI), and state aid rules themselves. Following the War in Ukraine and in the face of rising energy prices, which is the best strategy for the European economy? And how can US companies contribute to a resilient recovery?

12.00 - Close Closing Remarks

  • Kaarli Eichhorn, (Jones Day) Vice-Chair, AmCham EU

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