Theory and Practice of Competition Policy in Developing Countries
Structured around a series of plenary and panel discussions, the 2018 Manila Forum on Competition in Developing Countries will feature eminent competition and development experts, prominent business leaders, high-level government officials, including competition experts from multilateral development agencies, think tanks, professional societies, and academic institutions. The forum will also include pre-forum activities with key stakeholders in the Philippines as part of the ongoing advocacy of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) in fostering a culture of competition in the Philippines.
Through the 2018 Manila Forum, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) provides a platform for an open discussion of the theory and practice of competition law and policy from a developing country perspective. More than 300 competition law and economics experts and key stakeholders in the business community, government, academe, and multilateral development institutions are expected to participate.
Competition in Development: Special Considerations for Developing Countries?
Competition Policy and the Quality of Institutions
Competition Agency Effectiveness in Developing Countries
Competition Policy and Public Interest Considerations
Conglomerates and Competition Policy
SMEs and Competition Policy
Disruptive Innovations and Competition Policy
speakers and moderators
Chairman of the Competition Committee
Organisation for Economic Co-operation
Asian Development Bank
Professor of Economics
University of Hawaii
National Academy of
Science and Technology
Korea Fair Trade Commission
Toh han Li
Department of Finance
Republic of the Philippines
carlos dominguez III
Philippine Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
The 2018 Manila Forum is brought to you by the Philippine Competition Commission, in partnership with:
Chairman | Philippine Competition Commission
Arsenio M. Balisacan, PHD
"Developing countries, such as the Philippines, face unique challenges in the design and enforcement of competition policy appropriate for their economic, institutional, and legal conditions. The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is pleased to organize the 2018 Manila Forum on Competition in Developing Countries. The inaugural event shall have the theme 'Theory and Practice of Competition Policy in Developing Countries'.
Coinciding with the founding anniversary of the PCC, the event will provide an opportunity for young competition agencies in Asia and the Pacific region to engage meaningfully in the global discourse on competition law and policy and to learn from the cross-cutting experiences of both developed and developing jurisdictions.
See you at the 2018 Manila Forum!"