Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division to Co-Host the 19th Annual International Competition Network Conference

Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division to Co-Host the 19th Annual International Competition Network Conference

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will co-host the 19th annual International Competition Network, or ICN, Conference, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2020.

Originally planned as an in-person conference in Los Angeles in May, the conference will feature leadership and staff from antitrust agencies from around the globe, as well as competition experts from international organizations and the legal, business, academic, and consumer advocate communities.

FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim will open the conference and participate in a showcase program addressing competition enforcement in the digital economy.

ICN Working Groups will then present current ICN work product and discuss key competition issues, including those that arise in the digital economy. Supplemental conference programming will be held throughout the fall.

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Registration is not required. A link to view the entire conference will be provided on the FTC Events Calendar immediately preceding the opening of the conference on Sept. 14, 2020 at 8:00 am EDT. Further information about the conference is available on the conference webpage and on Twitter @IntCompNetwork.

The ICN’s members include 140 member competition agencies from 129 jurisdictions.

The ICN provides a forum for competition agencies to address enforcement and policy issues of common interest and to discuss ways that member agencies can more closely align their policies and procedures.

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