ICN Sustainability Workshop

Join Us for the ICN Workshop on Competition and Sustainable Development

We are excited to announce the first ICN workshop on “The Role of Competition in Supporting Sustainable Development Goals,” which will be organized by the French Autorité de la concurrence and held online from July 2-3, 2024.

Event Overview

This workshop will explore the crucial role that competition plays in achieving sustainable development goals. It will provide a platform for experts, heads of agencies, and non-governmental advisors (NGAs) to discuss and share insights on integrating sustainability considerations into competition law assessments.

 

Agenda Highlights

Day One: Open to ICN Members

1:00 pm CEST: Introductory remarks by President Benoît Coeuré

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm CEST: Panel Discussion 1: “Sustainability considerations in competition law assessments: competition agencies’ mandate and where to draw the line.” This session will feature a moderator and four speakers who will delve into the mandates of competition agencies and the boundaries of sustainability considerations in legal assessments.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm CEST: Panel Discussion 2: “How to effectively address behaviors that positively or negatively affect sustainability: advocacy, ex ante guidance, and the suitability of traditional enforcement tools.” This panel will discuss the practical tools and strategies for addressing sustainability-related behaviors.

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm CEST: Closing remarks by ICN Chair Andreas Mundt

 

Day Two: Agencies Only

This day will be dedicated to internal discussions among agency experts, focusing on practical issues and challenges related to sustainability in their day-to-day work. Topics will include capacity building, advocacy, ex ante guidance, and enforcement.

 

If you have any questions regarding the event or your agency is willing to share relevant experience on these topics, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

We look forward to your participation in this event as we explore the intersection of competition and sustainability to support global development goals.


ICN Steering Group confirms Andrea Marván, COFECE Mexico, as new ICN Vice Chair

ICN Steering Group confirms Andrea Marván, COFECE Mexico, as new ICN Vice Chair

 

Andrea Marván Saltiel, Chair of the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), has been newly appointed as one of two ICN Steering Group Vice Chairs at the ICN Annual Conference in Brazil in May 2024 alongside Lina Khan, Chair of the US FTC. In this capacity, Andrea will focus on emerging competition issues.

The ICN would like to thank Sia Aik Kor for her commitment and leadership as former ICN Vice Chair.


2024 ICN Annual Conference in Sauipe, Brazil

The 23rd Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) was hosted by the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) in Sauipe, Brazil from 14 to 17 May 2024.

At the conference, participants shared experiences and engaged in discussions in the plenaries and breakout sessions organised by the ICN working groups. Special sessions were dedicated to new developments in the field of artificial intelligence as well as the topic of state-owned enterprises for which the ICN had also invited the OECD and UNCTAD to participate.

For further information on the ICN Annual Conference, please visit the conference website (https://icn2024sauipe.cade.gov.br/). The recordings of the plenary sessions are available here without prior registration.

The ICN Statement of Achievement 2023-2024 is available here.

ICN 2023-24 Statement of Achievements


ICN in brief 2023/24

Check the 2023/24 ICN projects and get involved.

More detailed information and additional projects can be found in the ICN Working Group work plans available on the Working Group subpages along with the relevant contact information.


2024 ICN Advocacy Workshop

The ICN Advocacy Workshop will be hosted by the Competition Authority of Kenya in Nairobi from 22-23 February 2024.

The website is online, please click on the e-shot below.


22nd ICN Annual Conference – it's a wrap

The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) hosted by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) in Barcelona from 18 to 20 October 2023 was a great success.

The Conference video is available here and the plenary sessions can be watched here.

 


ICN Statement of Achievements 2022-2023

The ICN Statement of Achievements 2022-2023 is now available. Please click on the button below.



22nd ICN Annual Conference – Record participation expected in Barcelona

The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) will be hosted by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) in Barcelona from 18 to 20 October 2023. Rising close to an unprecedented 100, the number of jurisdictions represented by the members and NGAs attending the event will be larger than ever before.

At the conference, participants will discuss and exchange experiences in Working Group sessions and address cross-cutting issues, including the interaction with courts, intersection of competition and data, food markets with a focus on developing countries, artificial intelligence, and sustainability.

For further information on the ICN Annual Conference, please visit the conference website. The livestreams of the plenary sessions will be available here without prior registration.

 


ICN Virtual Spotlight with Doris Tshepe, Commissioner Competition Commission, South Africa


ICN Virtual Spotlight – July 4

Today’s challenges on different levels

 

 Doris Tshepe, Commissioner Competition Commission, South Africa

Andreas Mundt, President Bundeskartellamt and ICN Chair

 45 minutes, 1:1

 

Public interest, digital markets and inclusive economic growth – listen to Doris Tshepe and Andreas Mundt when they discussed these topics from the perspective of different competition agencies. #ICN Spotlight

 

Please click the link below for video of the Spotlight.


Link to video

2023 ICN-WBG Competition Advocacy Contest

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2023 ICN-WBG Competition Advocacy Contest

The International Competition Network and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Competition Advocacy Contest, which follows the successful experience of the previous eight joint editions.
We are looking for success stories from competition agencies, other government bodies or non-governmental organizations that demonstrate the tangible results of competition advocacy regarding:

Theme 1 – Embedding competition principles in public policies, especially when responding to crises

Theme 2 – Advocating for competition across borders to meet global challenges

Theme 3 – Reinforcing market institutions to deliver better market outcomes

Theme 4 – Supporting the climate change agenda through competition policy

The deadline for submissions is JULY 14, 2023.

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the following web-page: https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2023/05/22/competition-advocacy-contest-2023

We welcome your participation!

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For more information and details on how to apply, please click here