Panel Discussion on “Digital Economy, Innovation and Competition

December 05, 2018, New Delhi, India

Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International) and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC), organised a Panel Discussion on ‘Digital Economy, Innovation and Competition’ to celebrate the World Competition Day on December 05, 2018, at India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi, India.

The Panel Discussion was chaired and moderated by Dr. Arvind Mayaram, IAS(R), Former finance secretary of India and Chairman, CUTS Institution for Regulation & Competition (CIRC).

Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, Former Chairperson, Competition Commission of India; Dr. Geeta Gauri, Former Member, Competition Commission of India; Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Executive Vice-Chairman, Infoedge ( and Mr Mukund Kulashekaran, VP Business Development, Urban Clap were the distinguished speakers in the Panel Discussion.

Mr Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS, through a video address (, urged all stakeholders to celebrate WCD in order to remind ourselves of the various benefits brought forth by an effective competition law and policy. He also emphasised the significance of the date, i.e. 5th December, which is the day when United Nations Conference on Restrictive Business Practices approved the UN Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices in 1980.

The discussion was attended by close to 30 participants from various stakeholder groups like competition experts, academia, law firms, civil society groups, government officials and the media.