FICThe Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia will host the annual 2020 ACE Conference (Association of Competition Economics) in Belgrade. This decision was made during last week’s conference held in Bologna, Italy.

With the notable participation achieved this year also, designated representatives of the Serbian competition authority, Dr Siniša Milošević, Head of the Economic Analyses Division and Jelena Popović-Markopulos, Senior Advisor at the Economic Analyses Division, have been provided with an opportunity to present a Commission’s case study before 276 participants, European and other international competition economists. The manner in which the economic expertise is used in the presented case is recognized as notable, thus placing Serbia among nine other countries to present their case studies during the Conference.

As every year, the 2018 Annual ACE conference in Bologna has gathered numerous representatives of European competition authorities, reputable consulting firms and academia, providing them with an opportunity to exchange respective experiences concerning the assessment of competition and consumer protection authorities’ operating efficiencies.

Since its creation in 2003, the main activity of ACE is the annual conference that brings together competition economists.

The Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Serbia perceives this announcement on the selection of the host authority as an additional recognition of the results achieved during the last couple of years in advancing economic expert opinions, consequently reflecting on the quality of its enacted decisions.