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IoD Scotland - Why Competition Matters with Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive at the Competition and Markets Authority

30 May 2019
IoD Scotland, Edinburgh

Competitive markets are fundamental to our economy and society, and to us all as business leaders, consumers and taxpayers. Hear from Andrea Coscelli on the importance of competition and the challenges of achieving this in a fast-moving world, with the opportunity to discuss what this means for business.

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Date & time: 30 May 2019 12:00 - 14:00
Location: IoD Scotland, Edinburgh
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15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member Price

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Ms Patricia Huth
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Competition is a critical issue for business, but our recent research shows that businesses in Scotland don’t understand competition law well -only 18% of Scottish businesses surveyed said did. This roundtable lunch is an opportunity to hear from Andrea Coscelli on why competition matters and what the CMA is doing to promote it.  This will include recent case studies and work the CMA has undertaken. There will also be an opportunity to share and discuss competition challenges facing business.

12pm: Networking/ lunch
12.15 – 12.45: Presentation
12.45 – 13.15: Questions and discussion
13.15 + Networking


Andrea Coscelli

Andrea Coscelli has been the Chief Executive of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) since July 2016.  He joined the CMA in November 2013 as the executive board member heading the Directorate responsible for UK merger control, the markets regime and the CMA’s work in regulated sectors.  He joined the CMA from Ofcom (UK Communications Regulator) where he was a Director of Economic Analysis.  He previously worked at Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) in London where he was a Vice President (Partner) in the Competition Practice.  He co-founded the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) in 2003.  He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.




Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member Price


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