VI BRICS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION CONFERENCE 2019

22-05-2019 | 16:08

Over the past 10 years, the BRICS competition authorities have continuously deepened practical interaction and created the necessary institutional system for the further progressive development of multilateral cooperation.

An important institutional element in the joint work of the antimonopoly authorities of the BRICS countries has become the BRICS Competition Conference.

VI BRICS International Competition Conference will be held on September 16-19, 2019 in the Russian Federation (Moscow) under the leitmotif “10 years of successful cooperation between the BRICS competition authorities: results and prospects”.

Registration form is available on the official website of the VI BRICS International Competition Conference (https://brics-icc-2019.org/en/).

 

Draft agenda of the

VI BRICS Competition Conference

“10-year anniversary of successful cooperation: results and prospects”

September 16-19, 2019

 

September 16 (Monday)

08.30 – 09.00

Registration

09:00 – 17:00

Eurasian Anti-cartel Forum

(Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel, Kalanchevskaya st., 21/40)

The forum is organized by the Non-Profit Partnership “Promotion of Competition Development in the CIS Countries” and LF Academy with the support of the FAS Russia

Lectures by International Scientific Community (tbc.)

(Higher School of Economics, Myasnitskaya st., 11) 

 

September 17 (Tuesday)

08.30 – 09.00

Registration

09.00 – 10.30

Session on the topic: “Competition issues in the BRICS food markets”

(within the framework of the BRICS Working Group on global food value chains)

(Digital business space, Pokrovka st., 47, 2 floor, Lecture Hall 1)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Session on the topic: “Development of competition in the BRICS automobile markets”

(within the framework of the BRICS Working Group in automobile markets)

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Lecture Hall 1)

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Session on the topic: “Competition issues in the BRICS digital markets”

(within the framework of the BRICS Working Group in digital markets)

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Lecture Hall 1)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00

Session on the topic: “Promoting competition in the BRICS pharmaceutical markets”

(within the framework of the BRICS Working Group in pharmaceutical markets)

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Lecture Hall 1)

19:00 – 23:00

Gala dinner on behalf of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia)

(Petroff Palace, Leningradsky prospects st., 40)

 

September 18 (Wednesday)

08.30 – 09.00

Registration

09.00 – 10.30

VI BRICS Competition Conference opening ceremony

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Big Hall)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Plenary 1: “Development of competition policy and legislation in the BRICS countries”

Antimonopoly regulation is constantly adapting to the new realities. Within this session, the participants will discuss the latest changes in antimonopoly legislation, as well as identify key trends in the development of competition policy in their countries.

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Big Hall)

 

Parallel sessions

12:45 – 14:15

Parallel 1A: “Reducing state participation in the economy”

Within this session, its participants will share experiences and discuss key issues related to the antitrust regulation of natural monopolies and state corporations.

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Small Hall 1)

12:30 – 15:00

Lunch

15:15 – 16:45

Plenary 2: “BRICS: Cooperation and the formation of global competition policy”

Within this session, the participants will discuss the main achievements of the cooperation of the BRICS Competition Authorities and their impact on the formation of global competition policy. In particular, the participants will focus on the results of interaction in the framework of the Working Groups for the research of competition issues in socially important markets. Great attention will also be paid to new opportunities for expanding the five-sided cooperation on the basis of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center. In addition, the parties will give examples of successful cooperation and consider the prospects for the development of BRICS cooperation in the consideration of specific cases of violation of antimonopoly legislation, as well as in the analysis of global M&As.

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Big Hall)

18:00 – 23:00

Gala dinner on behalf of the Mayor of Moscow

(Moscow International Performing Arts Center, Kosmodamianskaya Emb., 52-8)

 

September 19 (Thursday)

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome coffee

09:30 – 11:00

Plenary 3: “Development of competition in the digital age”

Technological development underlies economic growth and stimulates the development of innovations. At the same time, the digitalization of the global economy requires the transformation of antimonopoly regulation, the adaptation of regulatory approaches to new realities, and the revision of competition policy in the context of its applicability to the era of the digital economy. Within this session, the participants will consider key issues related to the development of competition and the improvement of antimonopoly laws in the digital economy.

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Big Hall)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:30

Presentation of the report on the digital economy of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center academia working group

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Big Hall)

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Parallel sessions

Parallel 2A: “Tools of cooperation in considering global mergers”

High economic concentration in the digital economy is becoming a new challenge for antimonopoly authorities in both Russia and foreign countries. Within this session, the participants will look at examples of recent mega-mergers, as well as discuss tools and mechanisms for international cooperation when considering global M&As.

(Digital business space, 1 floor, Small Hall)

Parallel 2B: “Competition and public procurement”

Within the session, the participants will discuss the latest developments, tools and mechanisms aimed at protecting competition, used in the processes of public procurement.

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Lecture Hall 2)

 

14:30 – 15:30

Lecture by Joseph Stiglitz, Professor at Columbia University, Nobel Prize winner in Economics (tbc)

(Digital business space, 1 floor, Small Hall)

15:30 – 16:30

VI BRICS Competition Conference closing ceremony

(Digital business space, 2 floor, Big Hall)

16:30 – 17:30

Cocktail reception on behalf of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center                                                                                                         

17:30 – 19:00

Excursion for Conference participants

 

 

 

 

 

 



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