Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:55pm
Jackman Law Building

University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Law and Economics Program


Symposium on Competition Policy in the Age of Big Data Net Neutrality and
Multi-sided Platforms

Today’s economy is increasingly dependent on industries that are network oriented and data driven. While this has the potential for tremendous efficiency and innovation it also raises important and complex considerations that competition law and policy will need to confront. Is robust competition policy a viable alternative to net neutrality? Is the existing competition law framework well suited to assess conduct involving multi-sided platforms? Innovative industries are constantly evolving; can competition regulators keep up?

The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto invites you to participate in a lively discussion and debate with leading economists, Competition Bureau representatives and practitioners at its Symposium on Competition Policy in the Age of Big Data.

Register online here. Admission for students is free.

See the event flyer (PDF)

Thursday April 26, 2018
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Jackman Law Building, Lower Level

This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 3 hours toward the CPD’s annual Substantive Hours.

Program Schedule

1:00 – 1:15 Opening Remarks
Prof. Michael Trebilcock and Brian Facey

1:15 – 2:45 Net Neutrality
Ken Engelhart (StrategyCorp)
Ken Jull (Competition Bureau)
Margaret Sanderson (Charles RiverAssociates)
Roger Ware (Queen’s University)
Micah Wood (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

Roundtable Discussion

2:45 – 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:45 Multi-sided Platforms
Amanda Reeves (Latham & Watkins LLP)
Francesco Ducci (University of Toronto)
Joshua Gans (University of Toronto)
Navin Joneja (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)
Paul Johnston (Competition Bureau)

Roundtable Discussion

4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00 Reception at the Faculty of Law