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