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Nov 2016
COFECE presents
The 2016 ICN Advocacy Workshop:
Designing Effective Advocacy Strategies
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Dear ICN colleagues,

The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) is honored to host the 2016 ICN Advocacy Workshop, which will be held in Mexico City on November 3rd and 4th.

The 2016 Advocacy Workshop is the fourth edition in a series of workshops aimed at providing training and experience sharing among ICN members on advocacy efforts. This year, the workshop will focus on how to design effective advocacy strategies when communicating and disseminating competition principles within society, businesses and policy-makers. Moreover, the workshop also represents a vehicle for presenting the AWG’s past, present and future work products and showcasing their usefulness for all member agencies.

During the workshop, discussions will focus on different topics such as advocacy strategies for public procurement, how to explain the benefits of competition to the general public and best practices for engaging in market studies. The workshop will combine both plenary sessions and practical discussions of hypothetical cases to ensure a strong participation by attendees.

In addition to ICN member agencies, Non-Governmental Advisors (NGAs) will be invited to participate in selected parts of the workshop.

COFECE looks forward to welcoming you at the workshop in November 2016.

On behalf of the AWG co-chairs,

Alejandra Palacios Prieto,
Chairwoman

About COFECE

The Federal Economic Competition Commission, COFECE, is the Mexican authority responsible for supervising, promoting, and guaranteeing competition and free access to markets. COFECE was created in June 2013 as part of a major constitutional reform of Article 28.

The mission of COFECE is to guarantee free market entry and competition as well as to prevent, investigate, and fight monopolies, monopolistic practices, and unlawful mergers; regulate essential facilities and barriers to competition, in addition to any other restrictions to efficient functioning markets, in accordance with the Mexican Constitution, international treaties, and corresponding legislation.

COFECE consists of a Board of Commissioners, the Chairman of the Board, the Technical Secretariat, the Investigative Authority and the Internal Comptroller’s Office.

About ICN and AWG

The International Competition Network has as principal mission to advocate the adoption of superior standards and procedures in competition policy around the world, formulate proposals for procedural and substantive convergence, and seek to facilitate effective international cooperation to the benefit of member agencies, consumers and economies worldwide.

The mission of the Advocacy Working Group (AWG) is to undertake projects, to develop practical tools and guidance, and to facilitate experience-sharing among ICN member agencies, in order to improve the effectiveness of ICN members in advocating the dissemination of competition principles and to promote the development of a competition culture within society. Advocacy reinforces the value of competition by educating citizens, businesses and policy-makers. In addition to supporting the efforts of competition agencies in tackling private anti-competitive behaviour, advocacy is an important tool in addressing public restrictions to competition.

Competition advocacy in this context refers to those activities conducted by the competition agency, that are related to the promotion of a competitive environment by means of non-enforcement mechanisms, mainly through its relationships with other governmental entities and by increasing public awareness in regard to the benefits of competition.

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Meet Our Speakers
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Chairwoman COFECE
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    Director General Swedish Competition Authority
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      Secretary General Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
        benjamin-contreras-1
        Commissioner COFECE
          amadoy-ceesay
          Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
            nuno-carvalho-4
            Member of the Board Portuguese Competition Authority
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              President American Antitrust Institute
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                Heritage Foundation
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                  ACODECO Panamá
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                    Counsel US FTC
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                      SIC Colombia
                        05
                        CADE Brazil
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                          Competition Commission South Africa
                            tsuyoshi-okumura
                            Japan Fair Trade Commission
                              lr_freek
                              Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
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                                Canadian Competition Bureau
                                  idit-from-2
                                  Israel Antitrust Authority
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                                    Bundeskartellamt
                                      david-lamb
                                      COFECE
                                        mattchiasson-2
                                        Canadian Competition Bureau
                                          aitor-ortiz-2
                                          Competition Policy International
                                            amilcar-peredo-1
                                            Basham, Ringe & Correa Law Firm
                                              michele-pacillo-1
                                              Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
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                                                Competition Commission of India
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