The event takes place from October 25 to 27 at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok.
The meeting aims to provide a platform for analysis and exchange of experiences in promoting international trade competition among agencies responsible for promoting trade competition in the Asia-Pacific region. It also aims to facilitate the adjustment of competition law enforcement strategies to promote free trade in a way that is fair and appropriate for the post-Covid-19 era.
The event kicked off with former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva delivering a special keynote address on “Making Competition Policy a Pillar of Policy”. He underscored the importance of competition policy on Thailand’s economic system amid the changing situation in the Asia-Pacific region fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic and digital transformation. Next, Mr. Ruben Maximiano, Senior Competition Expert, OECD, delivered a speech on “The Importance of Promoting Competition for Our Economies”.
The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of on-site and online participants. The sessions included lectures, case studies and exchange of experiences between the participants, who are mainly representatives of competition authorities in the Asia-Pacific region, trade competition committees, officials of the Thai Commission of trade competition and Thai representatives of trade bodies monitoring competition.