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LeadershIP EU 2018


13 Nov 2018


The Hotel
Boulevard de Waterloo 38


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Location


Event Description

LeadershIP, a forum where global thought-leaders come to exchange ideas on IP and competition issues, is pleased to launch its second European LeadershIP event in Brussels on November 13.
This one-day conference will bring together a global network of industry experts, influencers and policymakers to promote a balanced dialogue on today's cutting-edge policy issues.
This second annual LeadershIP EU conference will explore the impact of IP and competition policy on business and innovation as we look toward the future, 5G, IoT, and emerging technologies.
LeadershIP EU 2018 will take place at The Hotel in Brussels.
Event Agenda
08:00 - 08:45
Registration and Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00
Welcome Remarks
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Keynote
Roberto Viola  Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
09:15 - 10:15
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)
Moderated by:
Rochelle Toplensky Financial Times
10:15 - 11:30
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
Moderated by:
Jean-François Bellis Partner, Van Bael & Bellis
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:00
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)
Moderated by:
Matthew Newman Chief Correspondent, MLex
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:15
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 Nokia, Senior Vice President and Head of Intellectual Property​
Matthias Schneider Chief Licensing Officer, Audi
Moderated by:
David Kappos Partner, Cravath; Former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:45
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 for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice’s 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
Moderated by:
Paul Lugard Partner, Baker Botts
16:45 - 17:00
Closing Remarks