2013 Global Forum on Competition
28 February & 1 March 2013Paris
The 12th meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Competition took place in Paris, France on 28 February-1 March 2013.
Discussions focused on:
DAY 1 SESSIONS
Opening Remarks by Mr. Richard Boucher, OECD Deputy Secretary-General
Keynote Speech by Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, UNCTAD Secretary-General
Introductory Comments by Mr. Frédéric Jenny, Chairman of the Competition Committee
Session 1. Competition and Poverty Reduction
This full day session built on discussions first held at the 2012 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum on how competition can help lower the prices of essential goods and services for the poor and what competition authorities can do to help. The session also examined how competition policy can help reduce poverty by stimulating employment, innovation and growth. The session was based around plenary discussions with a series of presentations from, and exchanges with, a panel of experts and country representatives. It also drew on the country experiences as detailed in the country contributions.
DAY 2 SESSIONS
This session considered policy responses and regulatory challenges in the television and broadcasting industry. Broadcasting lies at the intersection of both media and telecommunications, and therefore shares regulatory and competition issues with both. The on-going convergence of traditional broadcasting with new media poses new challenges for developing and developed countries alike.
This session considered key findings from the OECD Secretariat report on the OECD/ICN questionnaire on international co-operation that was launched last summer. This session was an opportunity for delegations to discuss the status of international co-operation and possible ways forward for a more effective and efficient enforcement system at an international level. And in 2013, as a result of this session, OECD/ICN Survey on International Competition Enforcement Co-operation was published.
2013 Session Documentation
Final Session. Other business and proposals for future work