CBA Competition Law Fall Conference 

Oct. 17-18, 2019
Ottawa ON


Join us in Ottawa on October 17-18 for the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference – Are You Ready for 2020?  This is the leading Canadian event for competition law and policy professionals.

The conference brings together all segments of the competition law community, including Canadian and international enforcement officials, in-house counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defense lawyers, economists and academics in order to share knowledge, experience and advice regarding all areas of competition law and policy, including mergers, unilateral conduct, cartel and class action proceedings and deceptive marketing practices.

Participants will benefit from thoughtful and practical insights from distinguished panels of Canadian and international competition law experts, and they will leave the conference with a sound understanding of current and emerging issues in the area of competition law and policy.

Canada Wants Competition - Call for Proposals!

Join us this year in our exclusive panel “Canada Wants Competition!”. In “America’s Got Talent!”  style, four “policy entrepreneurs” will pitch their proposals for the improvements needed to ensure that Canada’s cartel, merger and unilateral conduct laws and enforcement are effective for the 2020s. Hear our distinguished judging panel weigh in with their assessments and recommendations, and vote for the “Canadian competition law priority for 2020”!

Do you have an idea for improving an important aspect of Canada’s competition regime – through changes to law, enforcement policies, institutions, resources or prioritization?  The Competition Section Executive will consider any submissions received by Monday, August 19th.

Please send a brief summary of your proposed idea to Huy Do, Vice-Chair and Neil Campbell, Conference Organizer.


On-line registration is now open. To register online (credit card only) please click the REGISTER NOW button on the right-hand side of the page. 

Competition Bureau Personnel, please contact Diane Cooper to register.

Be Green: We encourage everyone to register electronically. If you encounter any issues, please contact

Please note your registration will not be processed until payment has been received.

Conference Rates

  Fees Total
CBA Members                                                                $745.00 + taxes $841.85
Young Lawyers <5 years (CBA Members) $540.00 + taxes $610.20
Students (CBA Members) $295.00 + taxes $333.35
Non-Members $890.00 + taxes $1005.70
Competition Bureau's Annual Charity Golf Event - Wednesday, October 16
Golf, Reception and Dinner                                       $310.00 + taxes $350.30
After-Golf Reception and Dinner $110.00 + taxes $124.30
Dinner and Keynote Speaker - Thursday, October 17
All Registrants                                                       $150.00 + taxes $169.50
Please note: Pre-registration is required in order to attend this dinner.
Call to the Bar networking event, hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee - Thursday, October 17
All Registrants                         Complimentary
Panel Discussion and Networking Event hosted by Canadian Women in Competition Law - Friday, October 18
All Registrants                         Complimentary
Please note: Pre-registration is required in order to attend this lunch.
There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to September 17, 2019. No refund will be given after September 17, 2019. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue 

Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J2


Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4

Did you know that booking your stay at the conference hotel using the channels below allows the CBA to keep overall conference costs down, and pass these savings on to our delegates? The CBA guarantees a minimum number of bedroom bookings to the hotel and rooms booked outside our block put us at risk of paying a penalty. Your choice of hotel for this conference affects the association. We appreciate your help by booking in the official conference room block.

Reserve your room online or by contacting the Westin Ottawa directly at 613-560-7000 and mention the CBA Competition Law Conference to obtain the preferred rates starting at $259.00 per night plus tax.

The preferred room rate is now closed. To avoid disappointment, book your accommodations at one of the following hotels: 

Book your accommodations online at Le Germain or the ALT Ottawa subject to availability. 

Book your accommodations at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-257-7544 and quoting the Canadian Bar Association, subject to availability.

Book your accommodations online at the Westin Ottawa, subject to availability.


AIR CANADA: Book online 


WESTJET: Book online 

AVIS: Reserve online or call 1-800-525-7537 

Budget: Reserve online or call 1-800-842-5628




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Alisha Emond
CBA National Office
(613) 237-2925
1-800-267-8860 Ext. 189