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European Competition Day

jun 2021

European Competition Day

Venue - Lisbon
The European Competition Day, organized by the AdC, in the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, was celebrated on June 15, 2021. Current topics were addressed, including digital markets, economic recovery and the role of competition policy for a more inclusive and social Europe. The Conference was aimed at the general public and brought together government representatives, competition authorities, companies and academia, with a total of more than 500 participants.

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Program and Speakers

Opening remarks and keynote addresses (09h15)

Opening remarks:
Margarida Matos Rosa (President, AdC, Portugal)
Keynote address:
Pedro Siza Vieira (Minister of State for the Economy and the Digital Transition, Portugal)
Keynote address:
Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President, European Commission)

Coffee break (10h15)

Digital markets: the road ahead (10h30)

How to ensure that Europe is fit for the digital age? The role of competition enforcement, the Digital Markets Act, killer acquisitions and other topical issues

Cristina Caffarra (CRA)
Agustín Reyna (BEUC)
Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF, BGSE)
Olivier Guersent (European Commission)
Philip Marsden (Bank of England)

Lunch (12h00)

Recovering the economy: the role of competition policy (13h30)

Build back better is the current challenge. In the panel we will discuss how competition policy and enforcement may play a role to a digital, green and fair recovery

José Luís da Cruz Vilaça (Cruz Vilaça & Associados)
Andreas Mundt (BKA)
António Ferreira Gomes (OECD),
Giulio Federico (European Commission)
Teresa Moreira (UNCTAD)
William Kovacic (GWULS)

Coffee break (15h00)

Effective competition as a catalyst for a more inclusive and social Europe (15h15)

Promoting the debate on the interplay between competition policy and labour markets, including barriers to professional mobility in self-regulated professions, collective bargaining in the digital economy and no-poach agreements
Cani Fernández (CNMC)
Eric Posner (UCLS)
Isabelle de Silva (ADLC)
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques (European Parliament)
Richard Whish (KCL)

Keynote address (16h15)

Paulo Rosado, Founder and CEO, Outsystems

Conference Venue

The conference took place at the Estufa Fria, in Parque Eduardo VII. It was also broadcast online.

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European Competition Day 2021 - Margarida Matos Rosa
European Competition Day 2021 - Pedro Siza Vieira
European Competition Day 2021 - Margrethe Vestager
European Competition Day 2021 - Effective competition to a more social Europe
European Competition Day 2021 - Recovering the Economy
European Competition Day 2021 - Digital Markets
European Competition Day 2021 - Paulo Rosado