Date de l'événement
26 avril 2024
EU COMPETITION DAY - A Competition Policy That Protects Our People, Strengthens Our Economy And Prepares For Our Shared Future
 26 April 2024 – EU COMPETITION DAY



8.30 am

Welcome breakfast

9 am


#1 – Which Competition Policy in Uncertain Geo-Economic Times?

  • Mr Pierre-Yves Dermagne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Employment
  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Dewatripont, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Ms Margrethe Vestager, Executive vice-President and Commissioner for Competition, European Commission

10.15 am


10.30 am

#2 – Which National Competition Policy for the Digital Economy in the Post-DMA Context?

2.1 “Competitive Strategies of Digital Platforms in Belgium: an Economic and Legal Assessment”

  • Mr Eduardo Salvador, IDEA Consult   

2.2 Panel discussion:

  • Ms Floriane de Kerchove, Senior Advisor Advocacy Digital, Agoria - The Technology Industry
  • Ms Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Board Member, Portuguese Competition Authority
  • Ms Inge Bernaerts, Director for Strategy and Policy, DG COMP, EU Commission
  • Prof. Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Yale School of Management

12 am

Questions & Answers

12.30 pm

Lunch break

2 pm

#3 – Which Competition Policy to Protect the EU Economy? The Present and Future of the Foreign Subsidies Regulation

  • Mr Eddy De Smijter, Head of Unit, DG COMP, European Commission

2.30 pm

#4 – Which Competition Policy for the Agro-Food Industry in an Inflationary Context?

4.1 “Rising Food Prices: Outcomes of Cross-Border Studies”

  • Mr Peter Van Herreweghe, Price Observatory
  • Mr Bert Willekens, Chief Economist Team, Belgian Competition Authority

4.2 Panel discussion:

  • Ms Natalie Harsdorf-Borsch, Director-General, Austrian Federal Competition Authority
  • Mr Martijn Snoep, Chairman, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
  • Mr Philippe Chauve, Head of Unit, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Prof. Dr. Ioannis Lianos, University College London, Member UK Competition Appeal Tribunal

4 pm

Questions & Answers

4.30 pm

#5 – Concluding remarks

  • Mr Olivier Guersent, Director-General, DG COMP, European Commission

5 pm



The conference will be held in English.

No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


Registration is free, but mandatory. You can register for the event until 17 April 2024.


Place du Musée
1000 Bruxelles
Dernière mise à jour
5 avril 2024