Premier Cercle : 2nd COMPETITION SUMMIT highlights new ways for Antitrust in Brussels

11/15/2011, 8:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
new ways for Antitrust in Brussels

Striking right balances for antitrust, State aid and merger control is key for
120 speakers, 350 delegates.

* What must be the European Union and member states' policies for Competition
in the current climate?
* Should certain industry segments such as finance, automotive, media...
deserve special treatment?
* EU Commissioner for Competition, policy-makers and 70 industry leaders will
comment on these trends.

* Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47, Brussels,
* Agenda: Thursday and Friday, 1 & 2 December, 2011.

Brussels, November 15 2011 - Joaquín Almunia, Vice President and European
Commissioner for Competition, Bruno Lasserre, President of the French Autorité
de la Concurrence and William E. Kovacic, former Commissioner of the US Federal
Trade Commission, are among keynote and plenary speakers at the Competition
Summit 2011, to be held on 1 & 2 December in Brussels.

Competition 2011 is the second of a series organised every two years by Premier
Cercle(TM), the team behind the pan-European Intellectual Property Summit
series, and the IP Week 2011.

This leading pan-European congress will feature 32 plenary sessions including
27 horizontal and industry-focused workshops with speeches delivered by 120
high-level experts in front of 350 delegates.

The summit, at the Radisson Blu Royal hotel, will tackle many important topics
covering all major, recent and future trends in antitrust, cartels, dawn raids,
private enforcement, merger control, vertical restraints, State aids and crisis-
related policies, as well as cases at the halfway between Intellectual Property
and Competition law.

è Vice President and Commissioner Joaquín Almunia will provide guidance on the
strategy of the EU Commission to address Competition challenges the right way in
facing the European debt crisis.

è Bruno Lasserre, President of the French competition authority, will lead a
debate along with Schindler Group and the UK consumer organization Which? about
how to reach sound balance between the calculation of fines and the coverage of
damages to third-parties.

Competition 2011 will bring even more industry focuses this year, with entire
streams devoted to Internet, media and telecoms, and financial services.
Specific workshops will address particular concerns in vertical segments such as
Automotive, Railways, Energy, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, and the commerce of
Luxury Goods.

Among other panels, several will cope with fast-moving markets, notably cloud
computing, e-books, WebTV, and 3D-TV standards. Debates will rage about how
authorities are keeping the pace with business models coming along with new
technologies and burgeoning media initiatives.

Case studies from multinational companies at Competition 2011 will include:
Adidas, Allianz, Amlin, Anglo Irish Bank, ArcelorMittal, Autoneum Management,
Bekaert, BNP Paribas, B-Post, Capgemini, Cartel Damage Claims, Ciena, The Coca-
Cola Company, Dekra E.V., Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Lufthansa, EADS, E-Bay, EFPIA,
Electrabel, English Premier League, E.On, Ericsson Television, Estée Lauder,
FFSA, Ford of Europe, GDF Suez, Hachette Livre, Honeywell, IBM, International
Airlines Group, Johnson & Johnson, KBC Group, Kemira, Lloyds Banking Group,
Michelin, Microsoft, Monsanto, News Corporation, Nexans, Novartis, Pfizer Inc.,
The Procter & Gamble Company, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Richemont
International, Royal KPN, Philips International, RTL Group, RWE, SAP,, Schindler Group, SFR, Shell International, Siemens, Sisvel
Technology, Sky Deutschland, SNCF, Telefónica, Total Chemicals Division, Veolia
Environnement, Vodafone Group, The Walt Disney Company.

The Competition Summit 2011 programme is available at

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