The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), on the occasion of the 11th International Competition Network (ICN) Annual Conference, is hosting its fourth roundtable on competition policy in Rio de Janeiro on April 16, 2012. The central themes for this year’s roundtable conference are “Competition, Enforcement and Compliance.”
“The ICC roundtable is a unique opportunity to participate in a debate with officials of competition agencies from all over the world and business executives on topics that are shaping the current competition system and rules,” said Paul Lugard, acting chair of the ICC Commission on Competition.
“As in past years, I expect that this roundtable will provide a valuable forum for dialogue between the enforcement agencies and business representatives on important competition law issues,” added Michael Blechman, chair of USCIB’s Competition Committee and vice-chair of the ICC Commission on Competition.
Launched in 2009, this half-day high-level forum has previously looked at topics such as the cooperation between business and agencies in competition law enforcement and possible improvements to this system. Best practices in competition law, particularly from the angle of due process requirements, were discussed in 2010. Last year’s theme “Competition and Innovation” examined the interface between competition and innovation policy as a driver for economic growth and the impact of unilateral company conduct on consumer welfare.
This year’s focus on enforcement and compliance includes panels on South American enforcement priorities and business responses to those priorities, as well as company strategies to improve antitrust compliance. Participants are invited to take an interactive part in panel discussions.
This year’s roundtable panelists will include senior officials from government agencies around the world, competition experts from the private sector and high-level academics.
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