About the Forum

Established in 2001, the OECD Global Forum on Competition brings together each year high-level officials from more than 100 competition auhtorities 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

2009

Industrial policy and national champions
Informal economy
Challenges faced by young authorities
Role of authorities during economic crisis

» Full set of documents (PDF)  Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3

2008

China: Challenges of transition for competition
Consumers and pro-competitive reforms
Consumer policies and competition
High switching costs
Ukraine  Peer review 

» Full set of documents (PDF) 

2005

Bringing competition into regulated sectors
Competition authorities and sectoral regulators
Turkey - Peer review

» Full set of documents (PDF)

2004

Regulatory reform - OECD experience
Challenges in achieving economic development
Enforcement against anti-competitive conduct 
Russia Peer review 

» Full set of documents (PDF) 

2003

Objectives and optimal design of an agency
South Africa Peer review
Small economies 

» Full set of documents (PDF) 

2002

Economic growth and development
Capacity building and technical assistance
International co-operation in mergers and cartels

» Full set of documents (PDF) 

2001

Economic reform: Roles and tools of competition
Instruments of co-operation
Hard core cartels
Co-operation in transborder mergers

» Full set of documents (PDF)

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. 

Angel GURRÍA

Secretary-General
OECD  

Gabriela RAMOS

Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa
OECD

Frédéric JENNY

Chairman of the
OECD Competition Committee
since 1994

Joaquín ALMUNIA

as EU Commissioner for Competition

2010

Dirk BRUINSMA

as UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General

2006

 

Otaviano CANUTO

as Vice President of the World Bank

2012, 2011 

Obiageli EZEKWESILI

as Co-founder of Transparency International

2014

 

Neelie KROES

as EU Commissioner for Competition

2005

 

Meglena KUNEVA

as EU Commissioner on Consumer Protection

2008

 

Pascal LAMY

as WTO Director General

2012

 

Richard MANNING

as Chairman, OECD's Development Assistance Committee

2004

 

Mario MONTI

as Senator and former Prime Minister of Italy

2015, 2001 

Supachai PANITCHPAKDI

as UNCTAD Secretary-General

2013

Rubens RICUPERO

as UNCTAD Secretary-General

2001  

 

Guy RYDER

as Director-General of the
International Labour Organisation

2015

Dominique
STRAUSS-KAHN

as IMF Managing Director

2009 

Margrethe
VESTAGER

as EU Commissioner for Competition

2016

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.

Frédéric JENNY
Chairman, OECD Competition Committee

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. 

Angel GURRÍA
OECD Secretary-General 

 

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.

Antonio GOMES
Head of the OECD Competition Division
 

 

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