5th Annual Conference: Buyer Power and Antitrust

Jun 22

5th Annual Conference: Buyer Power and Antitrust

Date: June 22, 2004
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

S. Robson Walton, Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, will address the antitrust community’s hottest issue  - the power of mega-buyers and their impact on the marketplace - at this year’s conference of the American Antitrust Institute scheduled for  Tuesday, June 22 at the National Press Club.  Antitrust theory has traditionally focused on the power of sellers, but with the emergence of companies such as Walton’s Wal-Mart, buyer power has become the focus of the antitrust community in recent years.

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour will present AAI’s Antitrust Achievement Award to Lloyd Constantine, managing partner of Constantine and Partners in New York City, for his leadership role in developing the states as an effective antitrust enforcement mechanism.
 
The morning sessions of the conference will feature panel discussions on the emergence of market power in the hands of a small number of very large buyers.