Innovation, IP and Competition Challenges for Global Businesses in the 21st Century

LeadershIP EU 2018 took place at The Hotel in Brussels on November 13, 2018


Challenges to Innovation for High-Tech Business Leadership in the 21st Century

Business executives and political leaders explore the global and European innovation trends and the upcoming launch of 5G in Europe in 2019.

Roberto Viola

Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Cristiano R. Amon

President Qualcomm Incorporated

Antonio Nicita

Commissioner, Italian Regulatory Authority (AGCOM)

Rochelle Toplensky

Financial Times

Effects-Based Analysis: Where Do We Stand on Both Sides of the Atlantic?

This Fireside Chat between a prominent US and EU judges explores the competition law trends in each jurisdiction.

Honorable Douglas Ginsburg

Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia

Sir Robin Jacob

Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, University College London; Former Justice in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

Jean-François Bellis

Partner, Van Bael & Bellis

Recent Decisions from the European Commission: Lessons Learned?

This timely panel focuses on some of the European Commission’s latest big antitrust decisions and remedies on high-tech companies.

Yannis Katsoulacos

Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

Miguel de la Mano

Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon

Giorgio Monti

Competition Chair and Head of Department, Florence School of Regulation

Alfonso Lamadrid

Senior Associate, Garrigues (Brussels)

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent, MLex

5G and IoT: Policy Challenges and the Road Ahead

Panelists will create a lay-of-the-land for the IP and competition Policy challenges that are and will likely surface towards making 5G, and other future G’s a reality.

Peter Stuckmann

Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Adrien Facon

Head of Research & Innovation, Secure-IC

Eeva Hakoranta

Head of Licensing, Nokia

Matthias Schneider

Chief Licensing Officer, Audi

Hon. David Kappos

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for IP, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Global Antitrust: What Rules and Whose Standards?

Panelists will discuss global trends in antitrust enforcement and whose rules and which standards are on the rise.

Roger Alford

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Kaarli Eichhorn

Partner, Jones Day

Pedro Gonzaga

Economist and Competition Expert, OECD

Thomas Kramler

Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG COMP, European Commission

Paul Lugard

Partner, Baker Botts