12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE GCLC
Dynamic markets and dynamic enforcement:
which competition policy for a world in flux?
26-27 JANUARY 2017
RESIDENCE PALACE, BRUSSELS
The advent of the digital revolution combined with the globalization process and, at
EU level, the completion of the Single Market, have transformed the way businesses
compete in today’s world. These phenomena are said to have significantly accelerated
innovation cycles and the pace of change across many industries, while challenging the
relevance of competition to deliver optimal welfare outcomes. Against this background,
the conference will explore how competition policy has faced and accompanied the
emergence of increasingly dynamic market environments and how it has developed
strategies to ensure its lasting relevance both in the design of substantive principles and
in enforcement practices. Likewise, it will attempt to capture how the implementation
of innovative enforcement tools has affected outcomes and the evolution of the law.
Associating lawyers and economists, practitioners and academics, the conference will
therefore seek to assess the interplay between dynamic markets and dynamic
enforcement strategies with a view to contributing to the design of an optimal
competition policy for today’s world in flux.