Competition in the Water sector: reality or mirage?

10 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

Speakers: Professor Martin Cave, Deputy Chair, Competition Commission
               Jonson Cox, Chairman, Ofwat

Commentator: Tony Ballance, Regulation & Strategy Director, Severn Trent

Under this year’s Water Bill the UK water sector faces what is, on paper, the most significant market reform since privatisation. The lecture will examine how likely these reforms are to introduce meaningful competition in the sector and what needs to be done to ensure their success.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 3rd October and 21st November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the audience for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

For more information, click here.

In association with:The School of Social Sciences, City University London

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