Agenda for the October 31st

08.30 am – 09.00 am

09.00 am – 09.30 am

09.30 am – 10.45 am

10.45 am – 11.00 am

11.00 am – 12.30 pm

12.30 pm – 01.30 pm

01.30 pm – 02.30 pm

07.30 pm – 09.30 pm


Opening Speeches
Prof. Dr. Ahmet İNCEKARA, Chairman, Economic Research Foundation
Prof. Dr. Ömer TORLAK, Chairman, Turkish Competition Authority

Speeches by Turkish Competition Authority and Economic Research Foundation
- Prof. Dr. Mehmet BARCA, Rector, Social Sciences University of Ankara
- “Regional Development and Competition”, Prof. Dr. Sudi APAK, Rector, Istanbul Esenyurt University
- “Patents and Competition”, Asst. Prof. Özgür ÖZTÜRK, Faculty Member, Istanbul Technical University
- “Competition Policy and Competitiveness”, Kürşat ÜNLÜSOY, Vice President, Turkish Competition Authority

Coffee Break

Speeches by Participants:
Competition Law Enforcement in the Eurasian Countries: Challenges and Opportunities
- Dr. Theodor THANNER, Director General, Austrian Competition Authority
- Ayaz ALIYEV, Deputy Head, Azerbijan Antimonopoly State Service, Ministry of Economic Development
- Karolina ANDONOVSKA, Department Head, Macedonian Commission for Protection of Competition
- David CHICHINADZE, Deputy Chairman, Georgian Competition Agency
- Juliana LATİFAJ, Chairwoman, Albanian Competition Authority
- Lejla SAKOVIĆ KARIĆ, Expert Advisor for Competition, Competition Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Sabirov SHUKHRAT, Director, State Agency of Antimonopoly Regulation under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Concluding Speech:
“The Improvement of Investment Environment via Competition Law Enforcement”, Prof. Dr. Adem ŞAHİN, Rector, TOBB University of Economics and Technology


Welcome Reception

TOPIC: Competition Law Enforcement in the Eurasian Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

This session is especially designed for Eurasian countries and aims to put forward:
• the current state and prospects (in terms of challenges and opportunities) of competition law and policy enforcement of the Eurasian countries,
• the regional collobaration possibilities in terms of competition law and policy enforcement

Speakers are expected to provide their own experience and views as regards to:
• The brief competition law enforcement experience of the country
• Institutional design/characteristics of the competition authority, the factors (social, economic and politic) that affect the design.
• The evaluation of the effectiveness of the competition authority and competition law enforcement: Strengths and Weaknesses
• The challenges and opportunities the competition authority faces in its enforcement activities.
• The need for international/regional collaborations in terms of competition law enforcements: What steps have been taken so far and are planned to be taken in the future, in which contexts?