Agenda for the November 1st


08.30 am – 09.00 am

09.00 am – 10.45 am

10.45 am – 11:00 am

11.00 am – 12.00 pm


12.00 pm – 02:00 pm

02.00 pm – 02.45 pm



02.45 pm – 03.00 pm

03.00 pm – 05.30 pm

















07.00 pm – 07.30 pm

07.30 pm – 09.30 pm

Registration

Opening Speeches

Coffee Break

Keynote Speech:
- Prof. William E. KOVACIC, Director of Competition Law Center, The George Washington University Law School

Lunch

Presentation:
“An Academician’s Perspective on the Turkish Competition Law’s Effect on the Turkish Economy”
- Prof.Dr.Murat TAŞDEMİR, Faculty Member, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Coffee Break

International Panel I:
“Economic Impact of Competition Law and Policy Enforcement in Selected Jurisdictions”
Moderator:
- Maria Teresa MOREIRA, Head, UNCTAD Competition and Consumer Policies Branch
Speakers:
- Kelvin Fube BWALYA, Chairman, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (Zambia)
- Bogdan Marius CHIRITOIU, Chairman, Romanian Competition Council
- Ivo GAGLIUFFI, Chairman, National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Peru), INDECOPI
- Nodar KHADURI, Chairman, Georgian Competition Agency
- Vadiyya Shahnazgul KHALIL, Chairwoman, Competition Commission of Pakistan
- Azamat MAITIYEV, Chairman, Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Turkish Folk Dance Show

Gala Reception

TOPIC: Economic Impact of Competition Law and Policy Enforcement from the Perspective of Key Regional Developing Countries

TALKING POINTS:
The aim of this session is to provide a general framework of competition law and policy design and enforcement along with economic effects in developing countries.
Speakers are expected to provide their own experience and views, which can be supported by theoretical and empirical researches in general or concerning his/her jurisdiction as regards to:
The brief competition law enforcement experience of your country
• Institutional design/characteristics of your competition authority, the factors (social, economic and politic) that affect the design.
• To what extent existing theory about competition applies to developing countries according to your experience?
• Should/has the development stage of the country be taken into consideration in competition law and policy design? How?
• How effective could competition law and policy enforcement be in promoting economic development in developing countries in general, in your country in particular? What are the factors that enhance or impede this effectiveness in developing countries in general, in your country in particular?
• How does/should the competition authority promote effective competition law and policy enforcement in a developing economy?
• How does/should the competition law and policy enforcement differ for a developing economy from a developed economy?
        • Competition dynamics
        • Competition policy priorities/goals
        • Institutional design
• What are the competition policy tools that are deemed most effective in bringing competitiveness in developing economies? What are those tools used in your jurisdiction?
• What are/should be the measures being used for the assessment of the economic impact of competition law and policy enforcement in developing countries
in general, in your country in particular?
• What are the direct (savings) and indirect (macroeconomic-growth, sustainability, employment) effects of competition law and policy enforcement in your jurisdiction?
        • Does the Competition Authority employ competition assessment to determine distortions to competition? If yes, how are the results of these assessments used? What are the impacts observed so far from these assessments?
        • Does the Competition Authority measure the effectiveness of competition law and policy enforcement in the country? If yes, how often and how, by which tools and studies, quantitative or qualitative?