Annual Conferences

2023 - Annual ACE Conference in Edinburgh

We are pleased to announce that the next ACE conference will be hosted by Mike Walker and Jenny Haydock (CMA) in Edinburgh.

The event is scheduled to take place on the 16th and 17th of November 2023.
Nathan Miller kindly accepted our invitation to be the key note speaker. The plenary sessions will focus on burning antitrust topics, such as the link between antitrust and media, the Commission’s announced guidelines on exclusionary abuses and the current status and future considerations regarding digital mergers.
But of course, the most distinctive characteristic of the ACE-conference, are its parallel case sessions. So we hereby also launch our yearly call for competition cases to be presented.
When applying, please include in your submission the following information:
• A brief (1-2 pages) summary of the main facts of the case, its main economic aspects and the reasons why the case may be of particular interest to competition economists.
• A suggestion of economists from the competition agency, the private sector and academia to present and discuss the case.
Please verify beforehand whether both the competition agency and at least one of the consultancy agencies involved agree on presenting the case at ACE.
• All publicly available material (decisions, reports, papers) as well the language of the decision.

Please only select a case that is not subject to potential litigation actions, or where these potential actions will not affect the possibility to present the case at the conference.
The deadline for submission of case proposals is the 30th of June.

Submissions should be sent by email to the ACE secretariat:
Further details on the program and registration information will follow closer to the date.


2022 - Annual ACE Conference in Lisbon

The ACE 2022 conference will take place on the 17th and 18th of November 2022, in Lisbon.
The conference will be an in-person event.
The Keynote speech will be delivered by Nancy Rose (MIT Economics). Further information on the program will follow soon.

We are reaching the maximum number of registrations. If you want to register, please contact the ACE Secretariat:

The conference will take place in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel, Rua Latino Coelho, 1 Lisbon, Portugal 1069. 



ACE Lisbon 2022 Final Programme.pdf

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:


Previous conferences

2021 - Annual ACE conference in Barcelona

On the 18th and 19th of November 2021, the ACE (Association of Competition Economics) conference took place in Barcelona, hosted by Massimo Motta at the Barcelona School of Economics.

The Keynote speech was presented by Jean Tirole.

You can find the final programme here.


2020 Annual ACE conference Virtual Edition


2019 Annual ACE conference in Copenhagen

The 17th Annual ACE conference took place at the Copenhagen Business School on 14 and 15 of November 2019.
Programme & Presentations  

2018 Annual ACE conference in Bologna

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

Program & Presentations  

2017 annual ACE conference in Madrid

The 15th annual ACE conference took place in Madrid, Spain

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

Program and presentations

ProgramACE Nov2017-final.pdf

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 

Program and presentations

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. 

Program and presentations

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.  

Program and presentations

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. 

Program and presentations

2011 annual ACE conference in Bergen

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

Program and presentations

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.    

Program and presentations

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.  

Program and presentations

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:  

Program and presentations

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: 

Program and presentations

2006 Annual Conference in Mannheim

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

Program and presentations

2005 Annual Conference in Copenhagen

It took place at Centre for Industrial Economics in Copenhagen.  

Program and presentations

2004 Annual conference at the University of Siena

It took place at University of Siena, 2-3 december 2004.
Read about the conference  

2003 Annual Conference in Madrid

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

Program and presentations