Workshop on competition analysis in e-commerce | online platforms

Workshop on competition analysis in e-commerce/online platforms
20 October 2015
No.301, Zhao Jia Bang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Agenda


08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:30

Opening remarks
Mr ZHONG Min, Deputy Director General, Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce
Mr LU Wanli, Deputy Director General, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R. China
Torben Toft, Principal Administrator, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission

Moderator: Ms Hilary JENNINGS, Special Adviser on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:30-12:00

Session I: Platform structure and antitrust analysis
Overview:

  • Key features of online environment: does online retailing raise new issues?
  • Competition concerns
  • Legal and economic framework: what is the appropriate focus of competition interventions?
  • Insights from competition interventions

09:30 – 10:30 Presentation by Bart Noé, Competition Department, Authority for Consumers and Markets, the Netherlands
10:30 – 11:20 Commentary:

11:30 – 12:00 Q&A (Georgina Lake, Assistant Project Director, UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Laure Dosogne-Varaire, Case handler, French Competition Authority to participate in Q&A)

12:00- 13:30

Lunch

13:30-16:00
(Tea break will be decided by moderator depending on progress of the discussion)

Session II: Online restraints: effects, analysis and enforcement
Overview:

  • Types of online price and non-price restraints
  • Using existing economic and legal frameworks to assess effects
  • Developing an administrable enforcement policy

13:30 – 14:30 Presentation by Antonio Butta, Economic Assistant to the Chairman of the Italian Competition Authority
14:30 – 14:50 Commentary by Bart Noé, Competition Department, Authority for Consumers and Markets, the Netherlands
14:50– 15:00 tea break
15:00 – 16:00 Presentation:

  • WANG Yanglin, Division Two, Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, NDRC (15 min speaking time, 15 min interpretation)
  • Professor LI Jian, Shanghai Jiaotong University (SAIC) (15 min speaking time, 15 min interpretation)

16:00-17:00

Q&A (Georgina Lake, Assistant Project Director, UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Laure Dosogne-Varaire, Case handler, French Competition Authority to participate in Q&A)

17:00-17:15

Closing remarks by NDRC and Torben Toft, DG Competition

[Consecutive interpretation from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]
Please note that speaking times must include time for interpretation.