Competition policy experts from government, the private sector, NGAs and academia are meeting in Sydney today.

The ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy, an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will see participants from around the world discussing issues such as anti-trust compliance for small business, best practices in pre-merger control and the increasing importance of foreign investment reviews.

The event is hosted by the ICC and the ICC Australia, the Australian national committee of the global organisation. The ICC Australia is part of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

Kate Carnell AO, the CEO of the ACCI, said: “Competition policy is always a hot topic for the business community and regulators, and the ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy is a fantastic forum for experts in the field to come together to tease out issues.

“This event again shows the value in Australian businesses playing their part in international cooperative efforts to improve policy outcomes.

“I look forward to welcoming Roundtable participants from around the world to Sydney. We hope they, and many others, will return to Sydney in 2017 when the city hosts the World Chambers Congress, another initiative of the ICC.”

The event is recommended for anyone interested in genuine exchange with competition agency officials and private sector experts.

Participants on the Roundtable include:

  • Kate Carnell AO, CEO of the ACCI
  • Paul Lugard, Chair of the ICC Competition Commission (Belgium)
  • Rod Sims, Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • Anne Riley, Group Antitrust Counsel at Shell International Limited (Britain)
  • Anny Tubbs, Chief Compliance Officer at Unilever Legal Group (Belgium)
  • Patrick Hubert, Partner at Clifford Chance Europe (France)
  • Hardin Ratshisusu, Acting Deputy Commissioner/Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Competition Commission South Africa
  • Calvin S. Goldman QC, Partner at Goodmans (Canada)
  • Andrew McBride, Acting Chief Compliance Officer at BHP Billiton (Britain)

Extracted in full from Food Magazine.