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Event Description

On April 8, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department's Antitrust Division will cohost a Spring Enforcers Summit for international and state competition enforcement officials in Washington, D.C. FTC Chair Lina M. Khan and DOJ Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter, as well as senior staff from both agencies, will facilitate discussions on enforcement priorities and strategies for effective coordination.

The Enforcers Summit will include publicly streamed plenary sessions as well as closed-door, in-person breakout discussions, designed to allow enforcers to share experiences, strategies, and successes.

Given capacity constraints, we invite Attorneys General and agency heads who will be in Washington on April 8 to join in-person; we will allocate additional places to other senior officials as space permits. In-person participation only for those international and state enforcement officials who are pre-registered. All others are welcome to view the plenary sessions virtually.

Viewing Instructions

The link to the live webcast will be available here just prior to the start of the program on Monday, April 8, 2024.

  • Agenda

    Monday, April 8


    Welcome Remarks by Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter


    Conversation with Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter and Chair Lina Khan


    Whole of Government Approach to Competition Policy

    In July 2021, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy which called for a whole of government approach to competition policy.  As part of this Administration-wide approach, Federal agencies have used their authorities to facilitate more competition through information sharing, interagency collaboration, reciprocal trainings, and service on the President’s Competition Council.  This session will highlight collaborations between competition enforcers and Federal regulators in the pursuit of a procompetitive agenda.  It will also discuss best practices and lessons learned when channeling the whole of government to address competition policy. 

    Moderator: Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice


    • Thomas Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Katherine Tai, Ambassador, United States Trade Representative
    • Rohit Chopra, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    • Gary Gensler, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Martin Oberman, Chair, Surface Transportation Board 



    From Farmer to Grocer: Competition Concerns in the Food Supply Chain

    High and rising food prices are a significant concern to citizens and governments both domestically and abroad, especially as those with lower incomes bear the disproportionate brunt of these higher costs. The food supply chain has become increasingly concentrated over the last several decades and may be contributing to this concerning trend.  This session will explore potentially anticompetitive conduct and mergers up and down the food supply chain.

    Moderator: Alvaro Bedoya, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission


    • Zach Biesanz, Senior Enforcement Counsel, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
    • Matthew Boswell, Commissioner, Competition Bureau Canada
    • Andrew Green, Senior Advisor for Fair and Competitive Markets, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Michael Kades, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Ravneet Kaur, Chairperson, Competition Commission of India
    • Schonette Walker, Chief, Antitrust Division, Maryland Office of the Attorney General

    Close of public session

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.

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