W@Competition Talk



W@Competition Talk: The Final Report of the E-Commerce Sector Enquiry – How Will It Influence E-Commerce?


  • Siún O'Keeffe, Senior Strategy Advisor, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

  • Eliana Garcés Tolón, Deputy Chief Economist, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry and Entrepreneurship, the European Commission

  • Tihana Meić, Economist, Digital Single Market Task Force, Directorate General for Competition, the European Commission

  • Hanne Melin, Director Global Public Policy, eBay


Pola Karolczyk, Senior Associate at Sidley Austin


The discussion will explore:

  • the use of algorithms

  • brick and mortar requirements

  • geo-blocking and dual-pricing

  • bans on marketplaces and price comparison websites

  • hardcore restrictions in the context of e-commerce

  • the future of mobile e-commerce


The event, hosted by Sidley Austin, is open to all interested professionals, irrespective of their gender.

Register Now as number of places is limited; first-come, first served.


Thursday, 29 June, 2017

18:00 – 20:00 followed by networking drinks

The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels

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Eliana Garcés Tolón

Deputy Chief Economist at DG GROWTH, the European Commission, proving analysis for regulatory initiatives to promote European economic competitiveness. She is a former Member of the Cabinet of VP Joaquin Almunia, European Commissioner for Competition as well as the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Meglena Kuneva. She has worked in DG COMP’s Chief Economist Team and in private economic consulting in the US. Eliana holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California.

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