12.03.2024 - ARCUB(Strada Lipscani 84-90)


PRIAevents and Competition Council Romania are organizing PRIA Competition conference, the most important event dedicated to competition in Romania on March 12th 2024, on-site, in Bucharest, Romania, starting with 9,30 am – Romanian time (GMT+2) and during this year’s edition we will discuss about the most important trends in Competition for Romania, but also – the importance of the EU approach on competition, and also partnerships with nearest EU countries.

The main topics we propose for the edition of this year:

  • Importance of the EU Approach on Competition
  • Key trends in competition authority resources
  • Trends in Mergers and FDI
  • Consumer Welfare Standard in Enforcement Decisions
  • The Relationship between Competition and Innovation
  • Algorithms and Competition
  • Digital Mergers and theories of harm currently used in the analysis of digital mergers, the potential need to develop new ones that could better capture competitive harms
  • Antitrust investigations – the effectiveness and efficiency of antitrust enforcement in fast-moving markets
  • Continuous improvement of competition law and policy in the region
  • Antitrust and State aid in the EU
  • Digital and Competition in the EU
  • Green and Competition in the EU
  • EU Competition policy adjustments in light of the Ukraine crisis
  • Romania Competition Annual Report for 2023/Competition estate forecast for 2024
  • No-poaching agreements
  • Competition and Public Acquisitions
  • Vertical Agreements under the new legal framework in Romania
  • Competition and the Business Associations

Competition is a vital mechanism of the economy and the Competition Councils all over the world are having very important roles in ensuring a healthy competitive environment. This encourages efficiency and innovation and reduces prices. Also, companies are encouraged to provide consumer goods and services in the most favorable terms.

We would like to emphasize also the relevant changes during pandemic and also relevant case studies for energy, IT&C, retail, environment, construct and real estate and other industries.

Managers, entrepreneurs, legal managers, compliance and public affairs managers and acquisition directors of companies from all business sectors in Romania are interested in competition regulations because Competition Council advises important business maters from how companies fix their prices to authorizing millions M&A transactions.

In this context, PRIA Conferences and the Competition Council invites you, as always, at the beginning of every year, to attend the first complex event completely dedicated to competition.




Bogdan Chirițoiu

President of the Competition Council Romania

Alexander Winterstein

Head of Unit, Communications Policy, DG Competition

Alexei Gherțescu

President of the Competition Council Republic of Moldova

Daniel Mańkowski

Vice-President of Competition and Consumer Protection of Poland

Mihaela Ion

Partner, Popovici Nițu Stoica și Asociații

Otilia Vilcu

Partner, GNP Guia Naghi și Asociații

Oana Bucșa

Senior Associate, PeliPartners

Manuela Lupeanu

Counsel, Mușat&Asociații

Cristian Erbașu

President of Federation of Constructing Companies in Romania

Adrian Șter

Partner, 360Competition

George Bădescu

Director Execuriv, AMRCR

Cristina Păun

Directorul Adjunct, ACUE

Adrian Sandu

General secretary, ACAROM

Gerald Flintoacă-Filip

Secretary General, PRISA

Florin Dănescu

Executive President, ARB


Welcome Coffee and Registration

09:15 - 09:45

Panel 1-The Importance of the EU Approach on Competition. In this panel 4 heads of a competition agencies and a DG Competition official will discuss some of the latest developments in competition enforcement, including from their own jurisdiction

- Key Trends in the Romanian Competition Scene. Focus on the emerging business sectors. In this panel the most important Competition specialists will debate together with proeminent representatives of the business in Romania • Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Competition Council Romania • Alexander Winterstein, Head of Unit, Communications Policy, DG Competition • Alexei Gherțescu, President of the Competition Council Republic of Moldova • Daniel Mańkowski, Vice-President of Competition and Consumer Protection of Poland • Mihaela Ion, Partner, Popovici Nițu Stoica și Asociații • Otilia Vilcu, Partner, GNP Guia Naghi și Asociații • Oana Bucșa, Senior Associate, PeliPartners • Manuela Lupeanu, Counsel, Mușat&Asociații

09:45 - 11:45

Panel 2 – Focus on Competition for the emerging business sectors in Romania

• Adrian Șter, Partner, 360Competition • Cristian Erbașu, President of Federation of Constructing Companies in Romania • Daniela Dărăban, Executive Director, ACUE • Gerald Flintoacă-Filip, Secretary General, PRISA • George Bădescu, Director Execuriv, AMRCR • Adrian Sandu, Secretary General – Member of the Board · ACAROM

11:45 - 13:00

Q&A Session

13:00 - 13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15 - 14:15
During PRIA Competition Romania 2024 conference you will benefit from hearing legislative novelties regarding competition, high-level analysis and case studies of the most important competition investigations of this year.
The focus is still on the fight against cartels, abuse of dominant companies in their activity sector, mergers and acquisitions, and against unfair competition.
Therefore, competition policies must be known and understood by all those involved in the economy. Companies must know ways of how they can be protected by legislation if they become victims of anti-competitive practices, and which are the penalties they can receive if they decide not to respect competition rules. It is very important for companies to know these regulations in the business field, but for individuals.

Participate to PRIA Competition Conference to analyze the legislation novelties and challenges, but also to find out when they will enter into force. Meet the most important representatives of the Competition Council and other state authorities, representatives of Chambers of Commerce and embassies, representatives from the energy, retail, telecom, media market, the construction and real estate, IT&C, banking sector, pharmaceutical market, transport and logistics, tourism and mass media.

PRIAevents conferences bring always into attention the most important and current issues of debate in each business area and benefit of a large number of participants and mass – media representatives. With an experience of over 15 years in organizing premium business events, PRIAevents team is recognized for organizing top events of the most representative sectors of the economy and it is leader in online and hybrid conferences in Romania, Republica Moldova and Bulgaria.


ARCUB(Strada Lipscani 84-90)



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