Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
10th of October, 2011
We are glad to greet all participants of the International Conference on current issues of the competition policy in post crisis period, devoted to the 20th Anniversary of the antimonopoly authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The International Conference will take place in the House of Receptions in Almaty. Almaty has always been considered to be the city of gardens, combining both traditional and ultramodern features. City is also cultural and financial centre of Kazakhstan.
This event will also allow exchanging international experience on different approaches in the sphere of competition policy among the representatives of competition authorities from different countries.
The heads of the competition authorities of the near and far abroad, international and kazakhstani experts in the antimonopoly field, representatives from the government agencies and representatives of the domestic and foreign businesses are invited.
Sessions of the Conference:
Session 1 «Effective cartel disclosure practice».
Cartel agreements are considered to be one of the most dangerous kinds of the competition law violations, causing the most serious problems to the competition on the market. Cartels cause damage both directly and indirectly to the consumers as well as to the economy as a whole. As the market develop, considering rapid integration of the economies to the global economic system, the importance of the cartel disclosure becomes of the great matter, because only the provision of the healthy environment for the competition is the pledge of the economic progress.
Session 2 «Competition advocacy as a factor of the effective competition policy development»
Advocacy of the competition is the issue of the international cooperation among the competition authorities of the different countries. Competition advocacy helps to increase the awareness among market entities about the norms and actions of the competition laws and to minimize the possibility of the ineffective governmental policies that could damage the market competition.
Speeches of participants» Unification of Antitrust Approaches to Transactions Involving Economic Concentration