Annual Conferences

Future Conferences

ACE is always looking for potential proposals to host its annual conference and aims to decide upon the venue at the annual conference at least one year in advance. Successful bids will need to demonstrate that they have suitable arrangements (including sponsorship) in place by then.  Typically ACE is hosted in universities and receives support from the economics departments, and/or local sponsors such as the competition authorities.  

If you would like to host the ACE conference in a future year, please contact 

For administrative questions in connection with the annual conferences, please contact the ACE Secretariat:

Future host cities for 2019 and 2020 were announced in Bologna on 16 November 2018:

ACE 2019 will take place in Copenhagen on 14 & 15 November 2019.

ACE 2020 will take place in Belgrade on 19 & 20 November 2020.

2018 Annual ACE conference in Bologna

The 16th Annual ACE conference will take place at the University of Bologna (Italy) from the 15th to the 16th of November 2018.
Address: Via Andreatta 8, Bologna 

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ACE 2018 Program

ACE 2018 Membership List

ACE Brochure Bologna 2018

For any further information, please contact  

2017 annual ACE conference in Madrid

The 15th annual ACE conference will be held in Madrid, Spain

Date: 16-17 November
Place: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Calle Madrid 126, 28903 Getafe, Spain

Info on hotels downtown, and how to get to the campus please see the programme and brochure.

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2016 annual ACE conference in Amsterdam

The 14th annual ACE conference took place at the University of Amsterdam 17-18 November 2016 

Program and presentations

2015 annual ACE conference in Milan

The 13th annual ACE conference took place at the Bocconi University in Milan 27-28 November 2015 

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2014 annual ACE conference in Mannheim

The 12th annual ACE conference took place at the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), University of Mannheim and ZEW, Mannheim 5-6 December, 2014. 

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2013 annual ACE conference in Brussels

The 11th annual ACE conference took place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels on 13th and 14th December, 2013.  

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2012 annual ACE conference in Paris

The 10th annual ACE conference took place at Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC) in Paris on 25th and 26th October, 2012. 

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2011 annual ACE conference in Bergen

It took place on 17-18 November at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen, Norway.  

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2010 Annual Conference in Norwich

It took place on 11-12th of November at the ESRC Center for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK.    

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2009 Annual Conference in Berlin

It took place in Berlin at the ESMT European School of Management and Technology from Thursday 26 November till Friday 27 November.  

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2008 Annual Conference in Budapest

It took place in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest from Thursday 27 November till Friday 28 November. Program is available here:  

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2007 Annual conference in Toulouse

It took place at University of Toulouse from Thursday 29 November till Friday 30 November. You find information about the conference here: 

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2006 Annual Conference in Mannheim

It took place at ZEW at the University of Mannheim, November 30 - December 1. 

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2005 Annual Conference in Copenhagen

It took place at Centre for Industrial Economics in Copenhagen.  

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2004 Annual conference at the University of Siena

It took place at University of Siena, 2-3 december 2004.
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2003 Annual Conference in Madrid

It took place at the Fundacion Rafael del Pino and IESE Business School in Madrid, November 20. 

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