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International Conference on Competition

The International Conference on Competition has been organised by the Bundeskartellamt every other year since the early 1980s. The conference provides competition experts from more than 60 countries with an opportunity to discuss current problems of competition policy and competition law with high-ranking representatives from politics, academia and industry.

The 19th International Conference on Competition will take place
in Berlin from 13 – 15 March 2019.

Keynote speeches will be given by Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy (to be confirmed), Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, and Daniel Ek, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Spotify.

In four panel discussions we will deal with challenges for competition authorities with regard to the rise of global market power, abuse control in the digital age, the issue of whether privacy and data protection should be an element of competition law enforcement, and the relationship between private enforcement and the effectiveness of leniency programmes in antitrust enforcement.

The Bundeskartellamt is also planning to host a workshop for representatives of young competition authorities again on 13 March 2019 (day before the conference). This workshop has proved to be of great value as a forum for the international exchange between young competition authorities in recent years.

Here you can find further information on the 19th International Conference on Competition and the workshop.

Here you can find information of the conferences from 2001 to 2017:

2017
15 - 17 March 2017
18th International Conference on Competition

2015
25 - 27 March 2015
17th International Conference on Competition

2013
20 - 22 March
16th International Conference on Competition

2011
13 - 15 April - "A Spotlight on Cartel Prosecution"
15th International Conference on Competition

2009
26 - 28 April - "Dominant Companies - The Thin Line between Regulation and Competition Law"
14th International Conference on Competition

2007
25 - 27 March - "Competition as a Cornerstone of a Free Economic and Social Order"
13th International Conference on Competition and 14th European Competition Day

2005
6 June - "The principle of competition as a guideline for legislation and state action"
12th International Conference on Competition

2003
19 - 20 May - "Competition Policy at the Crossroad? Possibilities and Limits of Competition Control"
11th International Conference on Competition

2001
21 - 22 May - "Competition in the “New Economy” - The Internet - the new driving force"
10th International Conference on Competition