The new Competition and Markets Authority: how will it promote competition?

7 November 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

Speaker: Lord David Currie, Chair Designate, Competition and Markets Authority

Commentator: To be confirmed

The new Competition and Markets Authority will assume its powers in April 2014, replacing the existing Office for Fair Trading and Competition Commission with the aim of “creating a single powerful advocate for competition in the UK and abroad”. This lecture will discuss how the CMA can best achieve this aim. 

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.

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