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What is a platform and should they be regulated?

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In its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission reflected on the concerns of some member states and some players about the growing market power of online platforms. A public consultation is now underway to better understand the social and economic role of platforms, market trends, the dynamics of platform development and the various business models underpinning platforms. This seminar aims to support the quest for a better understanding of online platforms and the regulatory environment by exploring two key questions:

  • What is a platform?
  • Is specific regulation necessary?

The seminar, in cooperation with CCIA Europe, comprised keynote speeches and panel discussions to shed light on the definition of platforms, the dynamics of online markets, whether online platforms present real problems, and whether they need to be specifically regulated or whether existing completion rules are adequate.


Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo, EU and Competition Law Department, Garrigues

Thibault Larger, Senior Consultant, Oxera

Mark Hiley, CEO, The Analyst Group

Nicolai van Gorp, Founder, e-Conomics

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Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

Colin Blackman

Colin Blackman

Associate Research Fellow

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Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo

EU and Competition Law Department, Garrigues

Mark Hiley

CEO, The Analyst Group

Nicolai van Gorp

Founder, e-Conomics

Thibault Larger

Senior Consultant, Oxera

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What is a platform and should they be regulated?

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CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels
Event Date

Day 1 - Tuesday
Anne-Marie Boudou Anne-Marie Boudou
Anne-Marie Boudou
+32 (0)2 229 39 12
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Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be provided after the event from 12.30

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