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Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a listening forum to hear from members of the public about the effects of mergers and acquisitions on a range of market participants. This listening forum will not be limited to a specific industry or labor market. Rather, the reach of this forum is intended to be broad.  This fifth forum is an addition to the four forums already helmed by FTC Chair Lina M. Khan and Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Antitrust Division.

FTC Chair Lina M. Khan and FTC Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Christine Wilson, and Alvaro M. Bedoya will attend this event. During the event, the Chair and each Commissioner will provide a brief introduction followed by remarks from each invited speaker. At the conclusion of the speakers’ remarks, members of the public will have an opportunity to comment. 

The forums will supplement the agencies’ request for comments on merger enforcement guidelines to ensure that the agencies hear from affected groups who might not otherwise participate in the process. The comment period closed April 21, 2022; the submitted comments can be reviewed at

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register for events that require registration. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s Privacy Act system for public records and comprehensive privacy policy.

This event will be open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded.  By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.