In June, the World Bank celebrated the award-winning stories from the 2014-2015 Competition Advocacy Contest organized by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the International Competition Network (ICN).
The Hungarian GVH recently used an improved methodology to quantify the benefits of its activities. Read about it here.
The Portuguese Competition Authority will host the IV Lisbon Conference on 22-23 October 2015. The program of the conference includes panels on leniency and other means of detecting cartels, restrictions by object and by effect, public procurement, and innovative technologies and business models. The IV Lisbon Conference will also examine common issues for competition authorities from Portuguese speaking countries.
For more information and pre-registration: http://www.concorrencia.pt/LisbonConference2015/
Among its many educational resources, the Competition Commission of Singapore offers an online e-learning module about Singapore’s Competition Act titled “Competing on Merit.”
The Swedish Competition Authority is the supervisory body for public procurement in Sweden. It offers extensive online resources that include the fundamental principles for public procurement and common features of public procurement.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on June 9 to explore issues relating to emerging internet peer-to-peer platforms—often called the “sharing” economy—and the economic activity these platforms facilitate. The workshop will examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues arising in the sharing economy to promote more informed analysis of its competitive dynamics as well as benefits and risks to consumers.The workshop will be webcast.
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Read the JFTC’s press release about Compliance Efforts of Japanese Companies for Foreign Competition Laws.
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Find out more about the Competition Commission of New Zealand’s upcoming 2015 Competition Matters conference in July.
On 19-20 March 2015 the Italian Competition Authority and the World Intellectual Property Organization jointly organized an “International Conference on Intellectual Property and Competition in the Pharmaceutical Industry” on the premises of the Authority in Rome. Materials are available here.