kzk-ekofThe 16th Annual conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) held in Portugal was attended by Mr. Čedomir Radojčić, member of the Council of the Commission for Protection of Competition.

Nominated topics of this year’s conference of the International Competition Network, comprising of competition authorities from around the world as its members, are chosen in accordance with current challenges arising from the implementation of competition policy. In such manner, more than 600 participants had an opportunity to share experiences from the competition policy implementation processes. Activities that might contribute to increasing successfulness of leniency programs were particularly discussed, as well as tools that might enhance competition advocacy related efforts.

The focus of discussions were placed on transformed conditions of competition authorities’ operational activities brought by globalization and new technologies, bearing in mind the practice demonstrating that globalization is leading towards increased protectionism in developed economies, while the new digital age is also bringing considerable changes in the notion of competition, since in the Internet-operated world, monopolistic position is becoming the rule, rather than the exception.

kzk-ekofAt the special ceremony held during the conference, the Commission for Protection of Competition received the Honorable Mention Award of the 2016-2017 Competition Advocacy Contest – Elevating Competition Policies in Economic Policy Agendas: “Innovative Advocacy Strategies to Address Market Challenges”, launched by the International Competition Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group (WBG). Submitted story, written by Ms. Gordana Bulatović, Chief of Staff to the Office of the Commission President and Coordinator of the International Cooperation Affairs of the Commission, was entered into one of the categories presented – “Implementing advocacy strategies at multiple levels (regional, national, subnational – economic wide and sector specific)”.

This year’s conference program that gathered more than 600 representatives of competition authorities worldwide, is jointly prepared by the International Competition Network (ICN) and the Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC).