"Technological Disruption: Market Competition Issues and Challenges"
01 february 2019 | quezon city

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Technological Disruption: Market Competition Issues and Challenges

The Forum

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will organize the 2019 Forum on Competition in Developing Countries (“2019 FCDC”) to discuss competition issues faced by the Philippines and other developing economies amid disruptive technological change. As countries climb the development ladder, innovations that drive the emergence of Industry 4.0 offer many unique opportunities to fast-track progress towards the technological frontier. Although platform technologies and applications boost market access and productivity especially for small market players or traditional sectors such as agriculture, innovations may also strengthen the market power of incumbent or dominant players.


The 2019 FCDC serves as a platform of discourse for competition authorities, sector regulators, industry players, and renowned experts on competition law and policy from the ASEAN+3 region. Focusing on the features of the local competition landscape, the 2019 FCDC will delve into the opportunities for small market players and risks to market competition that accompany technological disruptions. The 2019 FCDC will also explore ways by which competition authorities can effectively work with sector regulators amid dynamic and emerging business models that change how markets operate.

Technological Disruption: Issues and Challenges in Market Competition

The Race between Platform Technologies and Competition Authorities


speakers and moderators

University of the Philippines
School of Economics

emmanuel esguerra



Trade, and Investment 

The World Bank Group


President and CEO
Philippine Investment
Management, Inc.

Ramon del Rosario, Jr.

Undersecretary for

Policy and Planning

National Economic and

Development Authority

rosemarie edillon

University of the Philippines
School of Economics

Raul Fabella

Assistant Secretary

Department of Trade

and Industry

Rafaelita Aldaba

The PCC is an independent quasi-judicial body mandated to implement the national competition policy and enforce Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), which serves as the primary competition law in the Philippines for promoting and protecting competitive markets.

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