How should Europe address gatekeeping platforms?

Date: 
04/03/2020 - 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
The University Foundation, 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels

On 19 February 2020, the European Commission will present its strategy to make Europe fit for the digital age. The Commission will launch a debate on possible adaptations of EU competition rules and the options for an ex-ante regulatory framework for gatekeeping platforms.

This CERRE Executive Seminar aims to contribute to this debate on the basis of a new report written by Prof. Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur & CERRE) and Peter Alexiadis (Partner, Gibson Dunn & Visiting Professor, Kings College London) on 'Designing an EU Intervention Standard for Digital Gatekeepers'. 

This event will bring together representatives from national and European competition authorities, policy-makers, key industry players and academic experts.

 

Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics

 

13:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

14:00

Welcome and Introduction 
 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:10

Designing an EU Intervention Standard for Digital Gatekeepers | Presentation of the Report
 

Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur

 

14:35
Reactions to the Report 
 

An Academic Perspective

Amelia Fletcher

Professor, Competition Policy, 
University of East Anglia
 

 

The adaptation of EU Competition Policy

Marieke Scholz

Deputy Head of Unit ‘Antitrust Case Support & Policy’, 
DG COMP, European Commission 


 

The Possible Need of Complementary Regulation

Prabhat Agarwal 

Acting Head of Unit, E-Commerce & Platforms
DG CNECT, European Commission

 

 

15:20
Coffee Break
15:40
Panel Discussion |  'Challenges & Recommendations for an Efficient EU Intervention Standard'
16:55
Conclusions
17:00
Cocktail Reception

Discussants

 

Nicholas Blades

Director, Regulation, Competition & Data Policy, 
Telefónica 

 

 

Axel Desmedt

Member of the Council,
BIPT

 

 

Lisa Felton

Group Head, Services Regulation,
Vodafone

 

 

Joos Francke

Manager, Telecom & Digital Affairs,
Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets

 

 

Johan Keetelaar

Director, Public Policy, Connectivity & Access EMEA
Facebook

 

 

Stéphane Lhermitte

Director, Economy, Markets & Digital,
Arcep

 

 

Antonio Nicita

Commissioner,
AGCOM

 

 

Olivia Regnier

Director, EU Policy,
Spotify

 

 

Agustin Reyna

Head, Legal & Economic Affairs,
BEUC

 

 

Petra Wikström

Director, Public Policy,
Schibsted

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 14.00-17.00,
The University Foundation, 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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