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The 12th Annual Asian Competition Forum
5th December - 6th December 2016
United Centre, Queensway 95, Hong Kong

Innovation, Creativity and Technology: The Role of Competition Law and Policy in Asia

The 12th Annual Conference will focus on the interaction between competition law and technological innovation. Technology is continuously advancing, however, is competition law stifling or assisting in this process? Do innovators gain adequate Intellectual Property Rights, and how do those rights affect competition?  For both large technology companies and startups alike, the regulation of the market is as pressing as the regulation of technology itself. 

Bringing together academics, lecturers, large technology companies and lawyers, the conference will discuss these issues over the course of two days. In particular, the conference will focus on abuse of market dominance in markets, Intellectual Property Rights in relation to competition law and technology regulations effect on stifling competition. These topics will be broadly discussed with the overarching question of whether competition in technology is stifled within the Asian market. 

Finally, if competition is stifling innovation, is there anything more competition authorities can do to assist innovation through competition? For instance, lobbying government, or can taxation and regulation policies assist to foster greater innovation. How viable are these solutions, and will these measures practically result in increased competition?

Registrations for speakers and delegates remain open.

I hope that you will consider attending the conference and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

 

Asian Competition Forum 12th Annual Conference

Asian Competition Forum 12th Annual Conference
5th December - 6th December 
United Centre, Admiralty

Innovation, Creativity, Technology: The Role of Competition Policy Law in Asia

The 12th Annual Conference will focus on the interaction between competition law and technological innovation. Technology is continuously advancing, however, is competition law stifling or assisting in this process? Do innovators gain adequate Intellectual Property Rights, and how do those rights affect competition?  For both large technology companies and startups alike, the regulation of the market is as pressing as the regulation of technology itself. 

Bringing together academics, lecturers, large technology companies and lawyers, the conference will discuss these issues over the course of two days. In particular, the conference will focus on abuse of market dominance in markets, Intellectual Property Rights in relation to competition law and technology regulations effect on stifling competition. These topics will be broadly discussed with the overarching question of whether competition in technology is stifled within the Asian market. 

Finally, if competition is stifling innovation, is there anything more competition authorities can do to assist innovation through competition? For instance, lobbying government, or can taxation and regulation policies assist to foster greater innovation. How viable are these solutions, and will these measures practically result in increased competition?

Registrations for speakers and delegates remain open.

I hope that you will consider attending the conference and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

 

Asian Competition Forum 10th Annual Conference

Asian Competition Forum
10th Annual Conference
8-9 December 2014
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A Decade of Change and Development in Competition Law and Policy in Asia:Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

 

I’m writing to invite to attend the 10th anniversary conference of the ACF. This conference will take a retrospective look at the last 10 years, an assessment of the current situation of competition developments across Asia and a look forward to what we can expect in the next few years.

In particular, we will take a close look at developments in Hong Kong and China as both jurisdictions are sharply gearing up competition enforcement intensity.

Our keynote speaker Mr. Eduardo Perez Motta, is a former President of the Mexican Competition Authority who has first hand experience of establishing and operating a new competition regime and will share his experiences with us; this will be especially useful to many Asian jurisdictions who also are at the start of consolidating new competition regimes.

We have an excellent range of speakers including:

Anna Wu, Chair of the Hong Kong Competition Commission
• Mr. Justice Godfrey Lam, President of the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal
• Mr.Lefu XU, Director of Antimonopoly Bureau, MOFCOM
• Dr. Hassan QAQAYA, Chief, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
• Mr. Eduardo Martinez-Rivero, DG Comp, European Union
• Mr. Toshiyuki NAMBU, Deputy Sec Gen, Int’l Affairs, Japan Fair Trade Commission
• Mr. Tim HUGHES, Technical Assistance Coordinator; SE Asia and Middle East, United States Federal Trade Commission
• Ms. Gilly WONG, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Consumer Council
• Ms. Ee Kia NG, Senior Director, Policy and Markets, Competition Commission of Singapore
• Dr. Seema GAUR, Adviser, Competition Commission of India, Government of India
• Mr.Ragunath KESAVAN, Member of the Malaysia Competition Commission
Additionally we will have a range of distinguished, legal practitioners, economic experts and competition academics speaking at the conference.

Registration is now closed !



Best wishes,
Prof. Mark Williams
Executive Director, ACF
 

2014 Conference Call for Papers

Contributions are particularly encouraged in relation to the following topics:

  • Analysis of the enhancement of the competitive environment through advocacy and effective adoption and enforcement by public and private sector actors;
  • Retrospective and prospective assessments of national and regional competition legal substantive regimes and the need for reform;
  • Critical assessment of national competition agencies and national courts structure and performance with regard to applying and enforcing competition law;
  • Critical assessment of the effectiveness of national penalty and remedy regimes; and
  • Benefits to or hindrance of economic growth by merger control systems on national or regional scale.

Potential contributors are requested to prepare a proposed title and maximum 350-word abstract of their proposed topic. Most speaker slots will be limited to 20 minutes.

Please submit your proposal to me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 July 2014.

Decisions on acceptances will be made and emails sent out on approximately 1 August 2014.

Please note that ACF may have funds to assist some speakers with all or part of travel and accommodation costs but any such subsidy will be subject to available sponsorship funds

Past Event Materials & Activities

The 12th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference will be held at United Centre, Admiralty on the 5th and 6th of December 2016. 

The 11th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2015 was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Nov 30 to December 1st 2015

The 10th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2014 was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 8th to the 9th December 2014

The 9th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2013 was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 8th to the 10th December 2013

The 8th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2012was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 10th and 11th December 2012.

Competition Law, Convergence and Economic Development on 14 February 2012 in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The Annual General Meeting and the 7th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2011 was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 5th and 6th December 2011.

The 7th International Syhmposium on Competition Law Policy
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & Asian Competition Forum (Beijing) 
was held at Jianguo Garden Hotel, Beijing on 3rd and 4th June 2011.

The Annual General Meeting and the 6th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2010 was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 6th and 7th December 2010.
The Annual General Meeting and the 5th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2009 was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 6th and 7th December 2009.

Effects of Anti-competitive Activities in Small and Developing Economies was held at Melia Hanoi Hotel inHanoion 26th May 2009.

The 4th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2008was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 8th and 9th December 2008.

Workshop on the Government's Competition Law Proposalswas held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 12th June 2008.

Emerging Competition Law Issues: Asia and the Worldwas held at Rendezvous Hotel in Singapore on 21st May 2008.

Third Asian Competition Law Conference 2007was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 10 th and 11 th December 2007.

Competition Policy Conference Challenges in Competition Law in Asiawas held at Aryaduta Hotel in Jakarta.

Second Asian Competition Law Conference 2006was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 11 th and 12 th December 2006.

 

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