A COMPAL lunch event will be organised at the UNCTAD XIII Conference in Doha, Qatar on 25 April 2012. The title of the event: "Competition and Consumer Policies for Development: UNCTAD and Switzerland Capacity Building Programmes support to Latin America".
The event will show case the successful experiences and positive impact of COMPAL in Latin America, including the recently created the UNCTAD-SELA working group on trade and competition, how it has assisted young competition and consumer agencies, and the lessons learned for other countries. The meeting will also serve as a forum to explore how COMPAL activities can be expanded to other interested countries.
Introductory remarks ( ~ 30 min)
• Secretary General of UNCTAD.
• Mr. José Rivera. SELA Permanent Secretary
• Mr. Hans-Peter Egler, Head of the Division for Trade Promotion of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
• On behalf of the COMPAL Programme by key members
o Mr. José Miguel De la Calle. Superintendent of Industry and Commerce. Colombia
o Mr. Luis Diego Vargas. Commissioner of COPROCOM. Costa Rica
o Mr. Hebert Tassano, President of the Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI), Peru.
Panel Discussion (~ 60 min)
Moderator: Guillermo Valles, Director of DITC/UNCTAD
"Lessons learnt from COMPAL and other capacity building programmes in the areas of competition and consumer protection policies, including areas for possible replication"
The way forward: COMPAL and Beyond (~ 15 min)
Presentation by Hassan Qaqaya. Head of Competition and Consumer Policies Branch/UNCTAD
See the lunch event at the official UNCTAD XIII website
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