CCS-SAL Competition Law Conference: Dealing with Disruptive Innovation and Big Data in the New Economy
Themed “New Approaches For A New Economy”, the conference was jointly organised by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) and the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) on 16 August 2017 at the Supreme Court. In its fifth run, the conference brings together international and local experts to discuss the latest development in competition policy and law and learn how to identify and manage competition issues in the new economy.
Guest-of-honour, Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade), delivered the keynote address. In his speech, Mr Lim highlighted that the rapid advancement of technology today blurs the lines between the physical spaces and digital experiences, with unprecedented speed, scale and scope. While this has caused disruptions to many markets, it has also brought about new opportunities to businesses and benefits to consumers. Mr. Lim also cautioned that despite the many benefits brought about by the growth of the digital economy, it has also brought about new regulatory challenges for competition authorities and regulators.
Minister Lim also launched the Handbook on E-Commerce & Competition in ASEAN, which was completed by CCS with inputs from ASEAN Member States.