2024 ICN Annual Conference in Sauipe, Brazil

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

At the conference, participants will share experiences and engage in discussions in the plenaries and breakout sessions organised by the ICN working groups. Special sessions will be dedicated to new developments in the field of artificial intelligence as well as the topic of state-owned enterprises for which the ICN has 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 livestreams of the plenary sessions will be 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

Recording: Merger Working Group webinar on nonhorizontal theories of harm

The Merger Working Group organized a webinar on Non-horizontal theories of harm in March 2023.

A recording of that webinar is available via the link below for review.

LINK TO WEBINAR recording

2023 ICN Virtual Itinerary


The ICN’s Virtual Itinerary keeps you up-to-date with the schedule of upcoming ICN events, including seminars, workshops, and the annual conference. This list is updated monthly, and other additions and changes are made when available, so check back often for confirmation.