About the Forum
Established in 2001, the OECD Global Forum on Competition brings together each year high-level officials from more than 100 competition authorities worldwide, including both OECD and non-OECD economies. Joining with representatives of international organisations and invited experts, participants debate and discuss key topics on the global competition agenda. With a broad focus on development, the Forum promotes a wider dialogue that encompasses the linkages between competition policy and other cornerstones of economic development.
The programme includes OECD-style roundtable discussions, presentations from notable experts as well as peer reviews. Discussion topics benefit from the input of the Competition Committee whose work has already generated substantial results in many countries and economies, such as the voluntary adoption of ‘best practices’, substantial analytical convergence, the establishment of strong networks of enforcement authorities, and enhanced co-operation.
Previous forums - topics & materials
Opening Remarks by Mathias Cormann, OECD Secretary General (replay)
Keynote Address by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Trade, development and competition
Peer review of Tunisia
Economic analysis and evidence in abuse cases
The promotion of competitive neutrality by competition authorities
Peer review of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Competition policy: Time for a reset?
Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
Keynote address by Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President European Commission
Abuse of dominance in digital markets
Economic analysis in merger investigations
Using market studies to tackle emerging competition issues
Industrial policy and national champions
Challenges faced by young authorities
Role of authorities during economic crisis
China: Challenges of transition for competition
Consumers and pro-competitive reforms
Consumer policies and competition
High switching costs
Ukraine Peer review
Prosecuting Cartels without Direct Evidence of Agreement
Chinese Taipei - Peer review
Bringing competition into regulated sectors
Competition authorities and sectoral regulators
Turkey - Peer review
Regulatory reform - OECD experience
Challenges in achieving economic development
Enforcement against anti-competitive conduct
Russia Peer review
Objectives and optimal design of an agency
South Africa Peer review
Economic growth and development
Capacity building and technical assistance
International co-operation in mergers and cartels
Economic reform: Roles and tools of competition
Instruments of co-operation
Hard core cartels
Co-operation in transborder mergers
Leaders and decision makers at the forum
Many business leaders, influencers and decision makers have attended the Global Forum since it was first launched in 2001.
Quotes about the forum
The GFC is a high level forum where heads of the competition authorities worldwide both from developed and developing economies get together and consider trends and future developments in three areas which are competition law enforcement, competition policy and the relationship between competition policy and other economic policies.
Chairman, OECD Competition Committee
A great and unique event to discuss and give answers to issues of a great common interest related to competition and the role it plays to stimulate fair and efficient developpement in all countries.
Commissioner, Competition Authority of Albania
The Global Forum on Competition is now one of the most plural and effective incubators of innovative competition policies. It provides support to competition authorities and addresses some of the most complex challenges in this area.
The OECD Competition Forum gives participants a great opportunity to meet enthusiastic and knowledgeable women and men from diverse backgrounds united under the same conviction: finding the best way, in a world of constant changes, to ensure common well-being specially of consumers, through the consistent, appropriate and responsible application of the competition law.
Chair, Senegal Competition Commission
The GFC is one of the highlights of the competition agenda worldwide. OECD members and non-members get together in this singular forum and exchange experiences that help take competition policy and enforcement forward, with a sound technical background. This is often an opportunity to connect competition with other policy areas, exploring synergies and recognizing trade-offs, for the well-being of societies.
Head of the OECD Competition Division
Excellent forum that gives added emphasis by the Top-Notch speakers, informative and interesting topics, a great way to keep abreast of what is going on in competition world.
Member of the Council, Croatian Competition Agency
The annual OECD Global Forum on Competition is a significant event in the sphere of competition, that is full of intellect, proficiency, expertise and motivation.
Chairman's press officer, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
Unique platform to discuss the latest issues surrounding competition and micro economics.
Secretary General, CUTS International
It is a great opportunity to exchange experience and ideas with colleagues from all over the world. This helps us in the pursuit of our common aim: the protection of competition.
Chief Expert, Commission on Protection of Competition, Bulgaria
This forum enriches participants knowledge and understanding of competition law as well as its evolution. Developing economies particular benefit from the spillover effect of more developed economies.
Mariana CASTRO SOTELA
Commissioner, COPROCOM, Costa Rica
Excellent forum with very useful topics aimed to equip competition agencies with knowledge and experience shared freely by other jurisdictions.
Jagjit Singh BANT SINGH
Member, Malaysian Competition Commission MyCC
The Global Competition Forum is the ideal venue for national and regional competition authorities to sharing their experiences.
Pamphile Edgar Roger ESTEGUET
Secretary, Cameroon Competition Commission
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Since 2001, the OECD Global Forum on Competition has gathered high-level competition officials to discuss a wide variety of competition-related topics.
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