Oct 13 Brussels anti-monopoly event: reminder and updates
See the draft programme, speakers, live stream and more
We’re delighted to bring you updates about this Thursday’s anti-monopoly conference in Brussels, including a rich programme, packed with world-class speakers.
This will be another landmark in the emergence in 2022 of a new anti-monopoly movement in Europe. It follows the highly successful conference in Berlin in May, and many other network-building activities now happening behind the scenes.
With Thursday’s event we aim to show the need to:
Strengthen and expand enforcement of antimonopoly laws and policies
Abandon the antidemocratic but immensely influential pro-monopoly “Consumer Welfare” ideology.
Open up and democratise an elite, technocratic “competition bubble.” Give a voice to public interest groups, labour organisations, small businesses, and democratic citizens threatened by monopoly power, and spur them to build capacity and understanding, and to co-ordinate actions.
Address the growing threats to European security posed by extreme concentration of production capacity and vulnerable chokepoints.
Please sign up for the Brussels event here. (To join an online live stream of the event, please click “Register,” and you will find a virtual option.)
Draft Programme: How Monopoly Threatens Democracy and Security
October 13, 2022, Sofitel, 1 Place Jourdan, Brussels
Strengthening Big Tech Enforcement (10.00 - 11.35)
Introduction: Balanced Economy Project, SOMO, LobbyControl, Open Markets Institute
Keynote: Stephanie Yon-Courtin
Speakers: Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Tommaso Valletti, Cristina Caffarra, Johnny Ryan.
Industrial Security in an Open and International World (11:40 - 12:20)
Speakers and panelist: Christopher Gopal, Rana Foroohar, Alan Riley
Moderator: Barry Lynn
Quick Grab Lunch 12:35 - 13:00
Privacy and Democracy (12:45 - 13:00)
Keynote: Max Schrems
Q&A Moderator: Johnny Ryan
The EU Imperative – Democracy and Security (13:05 - 13:30)
Keynote: Paul Tang
Q&A (moderator: tbd)
Defending Workers and Professionals from Concentrated Power (13:35 - 14:25)
Keynote: Christy Hoffman, General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Discussion: Thomas Höppner, Cory Crider
Moderator: Séverine Picard
Can Europe Protect SMEs, Creators, and Innovators? (14:30 - 15:10)
Panelists: Crispin Hunt, Lexie Kirkconnell-Kawana, Sebastiano Toffaletti,
Moderator: Max von Thun
Organising a European Movement to Protect Democracy Against Concentrated Power. (15:15 - 15:50)
Panelists: Nick Shaxson, Audrey Gaughran, Agustin Reyna, Max Bank
Moderator: Nellie Grotefendt
Closing Remarks (15:50 - 16:00)
Register here, for the in-person or online live-stream