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October 2021, Virtual Conference
Delivered Live (CET Time) & On-Demand Afterwards

Big Data and Competition Law

Hear the latest proposals from the regulators & the practical repercussions for the industry – beamed directly to you at the touch of a button. Then connect with your peers from across the world through our innovative online networking app

Thank you to all those who attended in 2020!

We're currently putting the 2021 programme together - if you'd like to know once it's ready then please register your interest by downloading the 2020 agenda here

Why attend this unmissable event?

As the European Commission and other competition authorities around the world gain momentum in formulating their policies on this complex area of competition law, now is the time to ensure that you understand their proposals, consider their practical implications and ensure that your views are part of the discussion...

Regulating the Digital Sphere
Regulating the Digital Sphere

Join us to hear global perspectives on how competition authorities are approaching regulation:

  • View from the Commission
  • Enquiry into the Internet of Things
  • Proposals for a New Competition Law Tool
  • The Digital Services Act Package
  • Amending the German Competition Act
  • CMA's Digital Taskforce
  • A look to the USA and Australia
Is Antitrust Fit for the 21st Century?
Is Antitrust Fit for the 21st Century?

Hear practical perspectives from the industry including representatives from Facebook, Nets Denmark A/S and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) on: 

  • How should the digital sphere be regulated
  • Data access as a remedy
  • GDPR concerns
  • Global regulation for global companies
Merger Control
Merger Control

Analyse how competition authorities are approaching big data and other non-price factors in merger control, including the latest developments in failing firm defence, killer acquisitions and foreclosure:

  • Review of Google/FitBit merger
  • A look to the US, UK and Australia  
  • Failing firm defence: Amazon/Deliveroo 
  • How should competitive effects be judged?
  • Theories of harm

Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines
Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines
  • Review of the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulation
  • What cooperation in relation to data is permissible?
  • Data sharing and data pooling vs information exchange
  • Is data sharing just greenwashing?
  • Google and Apple COVID-19 tracing app
Horizontal/Vertical Dichotomy
Horizontal/Vertical Dichotomy
  • Platforms: when is a vertical relationship horizontal?
  • Forthcoming review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation: will it address the problem?
  • Review of the Amazon investigation
Data Protection and Competition Law
Data Protection and Competition Law
  • Is there a tension between the demands of data protection and competition law?
  • Data sharing as a remedy vs data protection
  • Implications of GDPR for competition law investigations 
  • Ownership of non-personal data


In an era of physical separation, ensure you are fully up to date with the latest developments affecting this fast evolving area of competition law and connect with your peers through informal roundtable discussions or by taking advantage of our AI matchmaking tool and 1-1 meetings through our sophisticated and fully interactive conference app.


In-depth insights:
In-depth insights:

Get same thoroughly researched conference agenda, with a broad variety of expert speakers, as you would expect at our face to face conferences - but from the comfort of your home or office. In-depth presentations, diverse panel discussions, interactive Q&As & engaging polls. Key sessions will be available on-demand for two weeks after the event giving you additional flexibility.

Flexible and cost-efficient:
Flexible and cost-efficient:

As we are saving on venue costs, we are passing these savings to you, benefit from lower costs for one year only. Plus, join us from anywhere in the world and save on travel and other costs associated with traditional conferences. Additionally, benefit from increased flexibility as you can watch key sessions on-demand to fit around your meetings and to take note of the finer details.

Supercharge your networking:
Supercharge your networking:

Take advantage of our innovative conference app to connect during and after the event with 1:1 meetings or join the informal round-table room - networking opportunities that go far beyond what a traditional conference could offer.

Spark spontaneous conversations:
Spark spontaneous conversations:

Do not leave networking to chance! Use the AI powered matchmaking algorithm to recommend the best people for you to connect with based on your professional experience and interests. Join informal round-table discussions centered around key themes to connect with like-minded attendees and spark spontaneous conversations either through text chat or video calls.

Ann-Karolina Braun

Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Great insight on competition law topics from different points of view.


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