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Professor Hildebrand participates in ICN Annual Conference 2023 in Barcelona

Professor Hildebrand participated in the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) from 18 to 20 October, which took place in Barcelona.

Professor Hildebrand with FCO President Andreas Mundt and other advisors

The ICN is the most important network of competition authorities worldwide, bringing together over 140 authorities from 132 jurisdictions. This year’s conference was hosted by the Spanish Competition Authority, and involved high-level participants from government agencies, business, and academia. The conference covered a range of different antitrust topics, with a strong focus on digital issues.

Professor Hildebrand is a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for the German Federal Cartel Office. She has been active in the ICN Unilateral Conduct and Advocacy Working Groups since 2015.

The Unilateral Conduct Working Group examines global challenges in analysing companies' market power and market abuse. The Advocacy Working Group supports ICN members in promoting the dissemination of competition principles worldwide as well as the development of competition culture.

The ICN Annual Conference offers selected experts from politics and business a platform for exchange and cooperation to establish international standards. With over 30 years of expertise as a competition expert, Professor Hildebrand is one of the valued contributors in the ICN's panel discussions, power talks and breakout sessions.