Dear ICN Delegates,

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) is honored to host the 2019 International Competition Network (ICN) Cartel Workshop from October 7 to 10, at the Wish Resort in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

The theme of the workshop is “Cartels in the Age of Data-Driven Economy” and it will focus on the paradoxical impact of data on cartels since it can be used to facilitate collusion and also help agencies to detect cartels. Some of the topics that will be discussed at the event are: delineation of cartel activities in a changing business environment; challenges and information management for data-driven markets; antitrust liability for software-based infringements; intelligence and screening tools; effective leniency and evidence assessment in the digital era; due process and cooperation tools.

As in the past editions, the 2019 ICN Cartel Workshop will focus on practical issues of cartel enforcement, encouraging experience sharing and dynamic debates among its participants. In addition to representatives of ICN member agencies and Non-Governmental Advisors (NGAs) are invited to participate in the Workshop.

CADE looks forward to welcoming ICN members from around the world to Foz do Iguaçu in the South American spring of 2019, in the week on which Brazil celebrates the national day on fighting cartels.

Alexandre Barreto
President of Administrative Council for Economic Defense


For more information, please visit: https://www.visitefoz.com.br/en/

• Iguaçu Falls

The Iguaçu Falls are located in the Iguaçu National Park, on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Internationally known for its beauty, the Iguaçu Falls has a qualified structure for receiving tourists. The place has visitors center, parking, hotel, restaurant, buses, additional sightseeing tours, shops, food court and a hiking trail to access the falls. The tour on the Brazilian side of the Iguaçu Falls lasts 2-4 hours and is performed on foot through a path among the trees and with open spaces for observation.

• Bird Park

The Bird Park is a Conservation Center for Birds of the Atlantic Forest, in which visitors can have close contact with the birds. As one of the largest bird parks in Latin America, the center has as main task the conservation of 120 species of birds from the Atlantic Forest, some of them threatened by extinction.

• Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu Dam is located on the Paraná River on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Its plan is known as one of the greatest works of modern engineering and is currently the largest hydroelectric power plant in production in the world, generating clean and renewable energy. The plant includes also the Boa Vista Biological Sanctuary, a center of fauna and flora research that provides a home for the animals displaced by the flooding of the reservoir.


Wish Resort Golf Convention
Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná
For more accommodation options, please visit https://www.visitefoz.com.br/en/onde-ficar/


Do I need a visa to travel to Brazil?

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. According to the Brazilian law, Brazil must agree, on a reciprocal basis, to offer visa waiver to nationals of another country, except for the hypotheses established in the Decree 9.731 / 2019. Brazil has signed visa exemption agreements with about 90 countries. To find out if you need a visa, access Entry Visas to Brazil.

Where to apply for a visa?

Itamaraty (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is the body of the Brazilian government responsible for granting visas, which occurs through the Embassies, General Consulates, Consulates and Vice consulates of Brazil abroad. Take note that the Brazilian visa will never be granted in Brazilian territory. Therefore, it is not possible to obtain your visa in airports, ports of entry or any other point of the Brazilian border. Itamaraty and the Federal Policy (agency responsible for immigration control in Brazilian borders) cannot and will not authorize the entry of foreign nationals who do not have the proper visa.
The visit visa will be issued to foreigners traveling to Brazil for staying up to 90 days without purposes of immigration or the exercise of paid activity (daily allowances, artistic paychecks, compensation or other travel expenses are allowed). Visit visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, study, volunteer work, or to attend to conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes - provided there is no remuneration in Brazil and the stay does not exceed 90 days.
For apply for a Brazilian Visa, please access Guidelines For Visa Application.

Who can attend the Workshop?

Officials from competition agencies and multilateral institutions, which are members of the ICN. Participation of Non-Governmental Advisors is by invitation only.

How can I register for the Workshop?

Register by filling in the online registration form on the website. Once we receive the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email.

Is there any participation fee for the Workshop?

No, there is no participation fee. However, participants or their institutions/agencies are responsible for covering travel, accommodation and other related costs.

How do I know if my registration has been confirmed?

Your participation in the Workshop will be confirmed by an email from CADE, which will be sent following your registration in the system.

I haven’t received the email confirming my registration: what should I do?

In that case, please contact us through 2019icncartelworkshop@cade.gov.br.

I am not able to pre-register online. Can I register when I arrive at the Workshop?

No, registration at the Workshop will not be possible. Please note that pre-registration online is required for all participants.

Will I receive printed Workshop materials?

Participants will receive a printed copy of the agenda at the conference. Materials will be available on the Workshop website for download.

Will laptops or tablets be available for rent at the Workshop?

No, participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Will there be free Wi-Fi at the conference venue?

There will be free Wi-Fi connection at the conference venue.

What is the dress code for the Workshop?

You are kindly requested to wear business.

Can you help me to book a hotel room?

Participants must make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Special rates have been negotiated with Wish Resort Foz do Iguaçu. The code with the special rate to the hotel registration has been sent to the guests by e-mail along with the invitation letter. Please go to the accommodation section of this website for information regarding nearby hotels.

Will I be provided with transportation from the airport to my hotel?

No, you will have to make your own arrangements to get to your hotel and the conference venue.

What is the currency used in Brazil?

The currency used in Brazil is the Brazilian Real. For current exchange rates, please access https://www.xe.com/.

What language is spoken in Brazil?

Brazil´s official language is Portuguese.

How is the weather in Foz do Iguaçu?

The temperature at Foz do Iguaçu between October 7 and 10th will be between 32 and 13 Celsius degrees. The weather forecast announced for this same period is of sun.

Should I have travel or health insurance during my stay in Foz do Iguaçu?

It is highly recommended that all participants carry an adequate travel and health insurance, as the organizers of 2019 ICN Cartel Workshop cannot accept any liability for accidents, illnesses or injuries that may occur during the Workshop.

Whom should I contact in an emergency?

You are advised to obtain travel/medical insurance. CADE is not responsible for any issues relating to travel/medical insurance. You may also wish to keep your embassy informed about your visit. In case of an emergency, dial 192 free of charge.

What vaccines are needed for travel to Brazil?

There is no obligation to provide vaccine or prophylaxis evidence for entry in Brazil, however, the Brazilian Ministry of Health recommends that international tourists should upgrade their vaccination status before arrival in the country, according to the guidelines of the vaccination timetable of the country of origin or residence. Foz do Iguaçu is a Brazilian area with a recommendation of vaccine for Yellow Fever. In this case, if you are not vaccinated or have been vaccinated more than 10 years ago with only 1 (one) dose against yellow fever, vaccination is recommended at least 10 days before travel.

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

For general information on the Workshop, please contact us through 2019icncartelworkshop@cade.gov.br.

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