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HM Queen Máxima will open the ACM Conference on innovation and oversight

On Friday, June 20, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will open the international conference on ‘Innovation in oversight, oversight and innovation’ organized by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). HM Queen Máxima will be speaking in her capacity as United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). She will link the conference’s theme to her experience of and innovations in inclusive finance.

ACM is celebrating its first anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, we have organized this international conference. The conference will be about innovations in oversight such as bringing together different regulatory tasks into a single organization, and about the use of behavioral insights. But it will also discuss how regulators can help in stimulating companies to innovate, for example with regard to sustainability. At this conference, ACM will be holding a dialog with national and international attendees, sharing the latest insights and trends that are directly related to market oversight.

International speakers

Cass R. Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School and author of the book ‘Nudge,’ will be speaking about the use of behavioral insights in oversight, and how consumers can be stimulated to display certain behavior. William E. Kovacic, the former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, will be speaking about creating effective organizations for regulators. Annet Aris, adjunct professor of strategy at INSEAD, will be exploring what innovative trends in specific markets exactly mean. And finally, Charles Leadbeater, former advisor to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, will be discussing trends and developments in society, linking them to oversight.

Attendance is by invitation only. Members of the press who wish to attend the conference can apply for accreditation with ACM.