Konferenzhotel GRAND ELYSEE

GRAND ELYSEE

Hamburg

Hamburg

Conference Agenda

Sunday, 26 April 2009

from 13.00 h
Registration at Hotel GRAND ELYSEE, Hamburg


Programme of social events
15.00 h
City and harbour sightseeing tour

Evening programme
18.00 h
Dinner on board the museum ship "Cap San Diego"


Monday, 27 April 2009

from 09.00 h
Registration at Hotel GRAND ELYSEE, Hamburg

10.00 h
Opening of the 14th International Conference on Competition

Dominant Companies - The Thin Line between Regulation and Competition Law

Opening address
Dr Bernhard Heitzer; President of the Bundeskartellamt

10.15 h
Welcoming address
Carsten Frigge; State Councillor of the Authority for Economic Affairs and Labour of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

10.30 h
Speech
Dr Walther Otremba; State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

11.00 h
Coffee break

11.30 h
Speech
Professor Dr Justus Haucap; Chairman of the Monopolies Commission

12.00 h
Speech
Dr Wulf Bernotat; CEO, E.ON AG

12.30 h
Lunch

14.00 h
Panel I: Release from Regulatory Control - When and How?

Moderator
Dr Karen Horn; Head of the Berlin office of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln

Statements
Ralph Dommermuth; CEO, United Internet AG

Matthias Kurth; President of the Federal Network Agency

René Obermann; CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG

Dr A. Jorge Padilla; Managing Director, LECG Corporation

Professor Dr Jacques Steenbergen; Director General, Belgian Competition Authority

15.30 h
Coffee break

16.00 h
Panel discussion

19.30 h
Evening programme at Restaurant Suellberg, Hamburg

Reception

Dinner


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

09.30 h
Speech
Neelie Kroes; Member of the European Commission

10.00 h
Panel II: "Dominant Company" – What Now? Consequences of a Categorisation under Competition Law

Moderator
Dr Frank Montag; Chairman of the Competition Lawyers' Association

Statements
Stefan H. Lauer; Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Philip Lowe; Director General for Competition, European Commission

Louise Pentland; Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President for Legal and IPR, Nokia Corporation

Professor Dr Manuel Sebastiăo; President of the Competition Authority, Portugal

Margret Suckale; Member of the Executive Board, DB Mobility Logistics AG
Chair of Forschungsinstitut für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb e.V. (FIW)

11.30 h
Coffee break

12.00 h
Panel discussion

13.00 h
Closing speech
Dr Bernhard Heitzer; President of the Bundeskartellamt


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©Bundeskartellamt 2009