kzkThe Commission for the Protection of Competition participated in the 21st annual conference “Global Forum on Competition”, which is traditionally organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at its headquarters in Paris.

Officials from around 110 competition protection authorities and international organizations were invited to this year’s conference, and the topics were: “Goals of competition policy”, “Subsidies, competition and trade”, “Interaction between competition protection bodies and sector regulators” and “Remedies and commitments in cases of abuse of a dominant position”.

In the introductory part of the conference, the participants of the meeting were addressed by high-ranking officials of international organizations, namely the general secretaries of the OECD and UNCTAD, Mathias Cormann and Rebeca Grynspan, the executive vice-president and commissioner for competition of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, the chairman of the OECD Committee on Competition, Frédéric Jenny and Director of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Business Affairs, Carmine di Noia.
On the second day, during the panel, representatives of the Commission gave a presentation related to the previously submitted written contribution and the Commission’s relationship with national sector regulators.

The conference represented a good way of connecting the Commission with representatives of competition protection authorities from all over the world, then, actualizing contacts with competition protection authorities from the region during the coronavirus pandemic aftermath and finally, direct representation of the Commission in the international arena.