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Competition Workshop on Advocacy

OECD KPC Seminar Explores Competition Advocacy Strategies

Seoul, May 29-30, 2024 — The OECD Korea Policy Centre (KPC) hosted a two-day seminar focused on competition advocacy strategies. Experts, policymakers, and representatives from various countries gathered to discuss key topics related to competition policy.

Highlights of the Seminar:

  1. Day 1: May 29, 2024

    • Opening Remarks:
      • Ms. Alessandra Tonazzi (Senior Competition Expert, OECD)
      • Mr. Hotae Kim (Director General, OECD KPC Competition Programme)
    • Group Photo Session
    • Participants’ Introductions:
      • Attendees briefly introduced themselves and their agencies.
    • Competition Assessment:
      • Part I led by Mr. Ori Schwartz (Head of Competition Division, OECD)
      • Experiences in competition assessment from ASEAN countries (ASEAN Secretariat Representative, TBC/Online)
    • Lunch Break
    • Competition Assessment:
      • Part II presented by Ms. Songrim Koo (Senior Competition Expert, OECD)
    • Market Studies for Advocacy:
      • Mr. Ori Schwartz discussed the use of market studies to support advocacy.
      • Mr. Paul Barnes (Head of Advocacy, Strategy Communication and Advocacy, CMA UK) shared insights on the UK context (online).
    • Competition Impact Assessment:
      • Mr. Alexander Hodnett (Principal Advisor, Strategy Communication and Advocacy, CMA UK) addressed this topic (online).
  2. Day 2: May 30, 2024

    • Competition Advocacy Strategy in Korea:
      • Mr. Dongyeon Kim (Director, OECD KPC Competition Programme) highlighted improvements in competition-restricting regulations.
    • Promoting a Competition Culture:
      • Mr. Timothy Paul Ker (Head Advisory & International Affairs, Hong Kong Competition Commission) emphasized the importance of fostering a competition culture.
    • Lunch Break
    • Assessing and Communicating Benefits:
      • Ms. Alessandra Tonazzi discussed effective ways to assess and communicate the benefits of competition interventions.
    • Case Studies on Advocacy:
      • Ms. Liasari Sunaryo (Investigator, KPPU, Indonesia) and Ms. Ambreen Abbasi (Director General, Competition Commission of Pakistan) shared insights from their respective countries.
    • Malaysia Case Study:
      • Mr. Iskandar Ismail (Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Competition Commission) presented a case study.
    • Wrap-up Session and Closing Ceremony

The seminar provided valuable insights into competition policy and strategies for promoting fair markets and economic growth.

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