Pre-ICN Forum 2020: Competition Policy in the digital age

11 May 2020

Los Angeles
Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, and the health security measures taken by governments around the world, ICC and IBA have taken the decision to postpone the Pre-ICN conference. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Co-organised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the IBA Antitrust Section, the Pre-International Competition Network (Pre-ICN) Forum is an annual high-level event immediately preceding the Annual Conference of the International Competition Network.

The Pre-ICN Forum offers attendees a unique chance to catch up with – and participate in – the debate about Competition Policy in the Digital Age as antitrust agencies from around the world gather in Los Angeles to chart the future course of enforcement in a highly dynamic environment. Enforcers, academics, in-house counsel and experienced private practitioners will come together in the audience and on the stage to share insights, offer predictions and engage in a lively interactive discussion of the latest developments.

At a time when antitrust issues occupy the headlines, the Pre-ICN Forum will provide a matchless opportunity to be at the epicentre of discussions and get to know the people who shape antitrust policy.

Programme content will include:

  • Keynote addresses from Leading Enforcers
  • Perspectives on the Path Forward in the Digital Technology Sector
  • Rethinking Compliance in a Dynamic World
  • Roundtable Discussion with Enforcers: Theories of harm, burdens of proof and the right remedies


Conference Co-Chairs

  • Thomas Janssens, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels
  • Paul Lugard, Baker Botts, Brussels; Chair, ICC Commission on Competition
  • Daniel Swanson, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles




Welcome and Opening Remarks


Opening Keynote Address


Panel: Perspectives on the Path Forward in the Digital Technology Sector


Mid-Morning Keynote Address 

  • Introduction by Michael Reynolds, Past IBA Chair; Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Address by Andreas Mundt, Chair, International Competition Network; President Bundeskartellamt


Coffee break


Keynote Address

  • Paul Lugard, Chair, ICC Commission on Competition; Partner, Baker Botts


Panel: Rethinking Compliance in A Dynamic World




Afternoon Keynote Address

  • Olivier Guersent, Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union


Roundtable Discussion With Enforcers: Dealing with New Challenges


Closing Keynote Address


Closing Remarks

  • Summary and farewell from the ICC and IBA

Speakers will be confirmed shortly.


UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center (tbc)

425 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles 90095

For further information, please contact:

Jennie Irving

Event Manager, Global Events, ICC

Tel. 01 49 53 30 78

Caroline Inthavisay

Deputy Director, Knowledge Solutions, ICC

Tel. 01 49 53 28 37

Sandra Sanchez-Nery

Sponsorship Project Manager, ICC

Tel. 01 49 53 28 42