About the Forum
In 2003, the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD decided to join their efforts to foster effective competition law and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean by launching the Latin American Competition Forum. The Forum was seen as a concrete means for both organisations to promote dialogue, consensus building and networking among policy makers and enforcers.
In 2015, competition authorities decided to change the official title of the Forum to “Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum” to reflect the involvement of Caribbean countries in this annual event.
On an yearly basis, the Forum brings together competition officials and experts from the LAC region to share best practices and identify potential policy reforms in a regional context. The participation of practitioners from OECD member governments and input from other international organisations promotes an exchange of views and experiences from different perspectives.
The Forum is held in a different Latin American country every year with the partnership/support of a host competition authority. In 2017, Nicaragua hosted the 15th meeting of the LACCF and Argentina hosted its 16th edition on 18-19 September 2018.
Previous host countries
2003 Paris, France
2004 Washington, United States
2005 Madrid, Spain
2006 San Salvador, El Salvador
2007 Puebla, Mexico
2008 Panama, Panama
2009 Santiago, Chile2010 San Jose, Costa Rica
2011 Bogota, Colombia
2012 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2013 Lima, Peru
2014 Montevideo, Uruguay
2015 Montego Bay, Jamaica
2016 Mexico City, Mexico
2017 Managua, Nicaragua2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Participants in previous LACCF meetings include:
Trinidad and Tobago