Workshops on Vertical Agreements and Intellectual Property Rights - Day 1

11-12 October 2012, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province,China
Building No 12, Shaanxi Hotel, No 1 Zhang Ba Gou Road, Xi’an 710032

Agenda
11 October 2012

09:00-09:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr  XU Kunlin, Director General, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, National Development and Reform Commission, P.R.China
Ms  LIU Ye, Deputy Director General, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China
Mr  Torben TOFT, Principal Administrator of International Relations, Directorate-General for Competition, the European Commission
Mr  ZHANG Wenbo, Director General, Price Bureau of Shaanxi Province
Chaired by Ms LI Qing, Deputy Director General Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, National Development and Reform Commission, P.R.China

Topic I-Vertical Agreements
Moderator:  Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP (II)

09:30-10:30

Session I- EU Experience and Practice on Vertical Agreement
Overview of regulation of vertical relationships, Article 101 TFEU, relevant concepts, structure of vertical restraints block exemption regulation (Commission Reg (EU) No 330/2010 (VRBER) and Guidelines on Vertical Restraints VRGL), presented by Mr Lucas PEEPERKORN, Policy Analyst, Unit of Anti-trust Case Support and Policy, Directorate-General for Competition, the European Commission

10:30-10:45

Tea Break

10:45-11:45

Session I- EU Experience and Practice on Vertical Agreement (cont.)
Overview of regulation of vertical relationships, Article 101 TFEU, relevant concepts, structure of vertical restraints block exemption regulation (Commission Reg (EU) No 330/2010 (VRBER) and Guidelines on Vertical Restraints VRGL), presented by Mr Lucas PEEPERKORN, Policy Analyst, Unit of Anti-trust Case Support and Policy, Directorate-General for Competition, the European Commission

11:45-12:15

Q & A Session

12:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Session I: EU Experience and Practice on Vertical Agreement (cont.)
Speech on Details of VRBER and VRGL and Case Examples, presented by Mr Lucas PEEPERKORN, Policy Analyst, Unit of Anti-trust Case Support and Policy, Directorate-General for Competition, the European Commission

15:00-15:15

Tea Break

15:15-16:15

Session II: The Experience of the Office of Fair Trading, the United Kingdom
Speech on Vertical Restraints in UK, presented by Dr Edward SMITH, Director and Senior Economist in the Services, Infrastructure and Public Markets Groups of Office of Fair Trade in the UK

16:15-17:00

Panel Discussion:
Ms LI Qing  Deputy General Director, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, National Development and Reform Commission, P.R.China
Processor WANG Xiaoye, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Professor  HUANG Yong, University of International Business & Economics
Professor  WU Hanhong, Renmin University of China
Mr Lucas PEEPERKORN, Policy Analyst, Unit of Anti-trust Case Support and Policy, Directorate-General for Competition, the European Commission
Dr Edward SMITH, Director and Senior Economist in the Services, Infrastructure and Public Markets Groups of Office of Fair Trade in the UK
Ms Ninette DODOO, Counsel of Clifford Chance LLP, Beijing

17:00-17:30

Q & A Session

 [Consecutive Intepretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English is Provided]