Inspiring women in competition policy: promoting support networks among women working in antitrust in the public and private sector

Competition policy: what does the future hold?

Competition policy faces many challenges in 2017 and beyond, with a traditional approach based on consumer welfare and economic effects being called into question from the left and the right. Other factors, such as the interplay between competition and the public interest, innovation, big data, privacy, and even industrial policy are coming increasingly to the fore. This conference will explore what these developments mean for antitrust, and whether they spell a growing or weakening role for competition policy in tomorrow’s global economy.

This conference will be unique not only in its broad vision of the future of competition enforcement and policy. It will also celebrate the many leading women in antitrust. The conference is chaired by women and will showcase the strength of women in antitrust among our speakers and moderators. GCR will also celebrate the leading Women in Antitrust named in our recent survey with an all-conference dinner after the event.

CONFERENCE TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Populism, public interest and antitrust
  • The nexus between competition and innovation
  • Big data and privacy as competitive concerns
  • US and EU: diverging competition enforcement priorities?

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

Chairs

Kristina Nordlander

Sidley Austin, Brussels

Kristina Nordlander has a thriving EU competition, litigation and regulatory practice, representing major companies in a variety of sectors, including e-commerce, life sciences, financial services and payments, technology and chemicals. 

Edith Ramirez

Edith Ramirez was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 5, 2010, and served as Chairwoman from March 4, 2013 to January 25, 2017. At the FTC, Commissioner Ramirez has focused on protecting consumers and promoting competition in the technology and healthcare sectors, safeguarding consumer privacy, and protecting vulnerable communities from deceptive and unfair practices.

Venue

Willard Intercontinental Washington, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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