2019 ICN Advocacy Workshop

The 2019 ICN Advocacy Workshop was hosted in Kyiv. Under the theme of “Competition Advocacy: from Barriers to Prosperity,” the two-day event gathered more than 100 competition officials, advocacy professionals, lawyers, economists and academics from about 60 enforcement agencies and organizations. It was co-organized by the Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) and the Advocacy Working Group (AWG) co-chairs, i.e. Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA), Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) and Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS). AMCU Chairman Yuriy Terentiev and HKCC Senior Executive Director Rasul Butt delivered the opening remarks to welcome participants. Representing the co-chairs, Butt gave a brief overview of the work that has been done by the Working Group in 2018-19, including three main work-streams on (1) Advocacy Strategy, (2) Advocacy and Digital Markets and (3) Impact Assessment. With continued, firm support from member agencies and NGAs on those projects, the Working Group has been able to carry out its mission to improve the effectiveness of ICN members in advocating competition principles and to promote the development of a competition culture.

The Workshop began with five competition and advocacy experts sharing their insights on formulating a successful and effective advocacy strategy in the first plenary. It was followed by the second session “Bridging Competition Advocacy and Enforcement” in which speakers talked about how to foster competition culture through advocacy to enhance enforcement impact with cases from their jurisdictions. On the second day, the Workshop continued with the discussion on competition assessment in the policy development process. To conclude the Workshop, recognized experts from the ICN, OECD, the World Bank Group and UNCTAD came together to discuss practical ways for the competition agencies to assist and cooperate with each other in the last plenary “Advocating International Best Practices”.

The Workshop also consisted of nine break-out sessions, enabling lively discussions following up on various aspects of the matters that were more broadly debated in the plenaries, such as advocacy in the digital era, traditional and social media as well as inter-agency collaboration. In addition, these more focused discussions also covered topics that are highly relevant to the current advocacy challenges facing the competition authorities in Ukraine and the region, including issues in relation to natural monopoly, adjacent market, state-owned enterprises and privatization process.


2018 ICN Merger Workshop

The Japan Fair Trade Commission is honoured to host the 2018 International Competition Network (ICN) Merger Workshop!

This two-day workshop will be held on 7th and 8th November in the city of Tokyo, where traditionalism and modernism co-exist. Participants will be able to enjoy significant benefits from sharing their knowledge and experiences with each other and enriching the discussion on cutting-edge issues in merger regulation in the rapidly changing economy. Japan Fair Trade Commission looks forward to welcoming ICN member agencies and NGAs to participate in this beneficial and valuable event.

Contact: icnmergerworkshop2018@jftc.go.jp

Website : https://icnmergerworkshop2018.jftc.go.jp/

 


2018 ICN Cartel Workshop

The Israeli Antitrust Authority is honored to host the 2018 International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Workshop from October 15 to 18, 2018, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The theme of the 15th Cartel Workshop is How To Crack A Cartel Step By Step.

The discussions will focus on developing the capabilities required to uncover a cartel, and the legal issues that require attention at every step from the beginning of the investigation until the final sentencing. The 3 day Workshop will tackle various issues such as intelligence, digital evidence gathering, cloud computing and the unique legal challenges faced by agencies during legal enforcement. The Workshop will also include a hands-on practice session aimed at sharing experience on the conduct of effective questioning and dawn raids.

https://icn.forms-wizard.net/


ICN Annual Conference 2018

February 15-16, 2017

Washington, DC

The ICN’s Merger Working Group will hold a two-day workshop hosted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, aimed at promoting the ICN’s merger anlaysis and investigation work.

See member registration form to the right. NGAs (non members) should in inquire with their home jurisdiction agency or the MWG co-chairs before registering.


2017 Merger Workshop ICN Merger Workshop on Investigative Techniques

February 15-16, 2017

Washington, DC

The ICN’s Merger Working Group will hold a two-day workshop hosted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, aimed at promoting the ICN’s merger anlaysis and investigation work.

See member registration form to the right. NGAs (non members) should in inquire with their home jurisdiction agency or the MWG co-chairs before registering.