In the current globalized economy weakened by the health crisis, this Concurrences’s initiative is ideal for developing and promoting of compliance antitrust.
The international dimension and the format of the event give an exceptional character to the image of the participation of many professionals representative of the ecosystem (lawyers, experts, public authorities, enterprises, etc.). The opportunity to experience a 360 ° view of the antitrust issue not to be missed.
For me, Legaltech’s innovation and digital solutions are both major elements and catalysts for an effective implementation in terms of compliance antitrust by bringing traceability, consolidation, confidentiality and security to enterprises.
I believe the Antitrust Compliance Summit & Awards is an excellent opportunity to discuss about compliance programs (specifics, criteria, success and failure stories) and to acknowledge the role they may undertake on wide spreading a true culture of competition on stakeholders and society as a whole. This event, structured in panel discussions and formal awards recognitions, will allow us all to share thorough assessment of effectiveness of compliance programs thus far. I am very much looking forward to participate in this program and to my role as member of the Enforcer Steering Committee.
I am very delighted to be part of the Antitrust Compliance Summit & Awards Steering Committee together with other distinguished members.
The Italian Competition Authority strongly supports this much-needed initiative of Concurrences which contributes to promote and strengthen a competition culture at global level and I hope its innovative format will attract as many participant agencies as possible in sharing their experiences in evaluating compliance programmes for the purpose of potential fine reductions for businesses.
Since the adoption of our own guidelines in 2018, antitrust programmes in Italy have become an increasingly important component of businesses’ general compliance programmes. Our practice has shown that designing and implementing antitrust programmes is not a “box-checking exercise” and there is no “one size fits all” type of programme.
I believe this initiative, by exchanging best practices for successful antitrust compliance, will surely be of interest for our agency as well as many other competition agencies around the world.
Compliance should be in focus for competition authorities. Prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, the Antitrust Compliance Summit & Awards initiative is to be lauded.
I am delighted to join the jury panel for the 2021 Antitrust Compliance Global Summit & Awards. The Summit creates an important platform to acknowledge the challenges faced in the last year whilst the Awards allow us to recognize the achievements of those who have overcome such challenges and are producing great work despite the odds. Events such as the Antitrust Compliance Global Summit & Awards are an excellent opportunity for agencies across the world, particularly the smaller ones, to inspire each other by sharing their innovative ideas, discussing best practice and highlighting their successes. I look forward to seeing you in January!