W@Competition Talk





W@Competition and Women in Trade invite you to hear from two panels:​


  • New facets of protectionism: ​challenges or tools for regulators? beneficial or detrimental for industry?

  • Competition clauses in trade agreements: aims, uses (or abuses?) and effectiveness 


Speakers will discuss the current status and implications of the ​European ​Commission​'s​ proposal for a framework ​to screen foreign direct investments, its use of power to block state measures that adversely affect mergers, State aid and liberalisation. 


​The discussion will also explore competition clauses in trade agreements - whether and how such clauses could directly affect industry, such as potential consequences on the territorial application of EU Competition law.


W@Competition – ​a platform for women competition professionals.


Women in Trade – a network for women trade professionals.


Join this event to hear from:

  • Maria Martin-Prat, Director, Directorate B, DG Trade, European Commission

  • Penny Naas, Vice-President and Managing Director for International Public Affairs, UPS

  • Anna Jarosz-Friis, Head of Unit (State aid), Directorate B, DG Competition, European Commission 

  • Katharina Bongs, Counsel, Van Bael & Bellis

  • Luisa Santos, International Relations Director, BusinessEurope

  • Tiina Pitkanen, Senior Expert, DG Trade, European Commission

  • Elisabetta Righini, Counsel, Latham & Watkins

  • Agnieszka Sobiecka-Kuik, Legal service, European Commission

  • Eva Valle, Team Leader,  Bilateral relations with China, Directorate C, DG Trade, European Commission

  • Raluca Marian, Senior Adviser, Passenger transport, International Road Union (IRU)

  • Sophie Moonen, Head of unit, DG Competition, European Commission


Opening remarks:

  • Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU


Please confirm your attendance by clicking here.

WHEN: 6 June,  14.30 – 17.00

WHERE: AmCham EU office, Kunstlaan 53, 1000 Brussels


The event, hosted by AmCham EU, is open to everyone interested, regardless of gender.

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