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.
President of Administrative Council for Economic Defense
PLAN YOUR VISIT
• Iguaçu Falls
• Bird Park
• Itaipu Dam
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Officials from competition agencies and multilateral institutions, which are members of the ICN. Participation of Non-Governmental Advisors is by invitation only.
Register by filling in the online registration form on the website. Once we receive the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email.
No, there is no participation fee. However, participants or their institutions/agencies are responsible for covering travel, accommodation and other related costs.
Your participation in the Workshop will be confirmed by an email from CADE, which will be sent following your registration in the system.
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No, registration at the Workshop will not be possible. Please note that pre-registration online is required for all participants.
Please send an email to inform that you are canceling.
Participants will receive a printed copy of the agenda at the conference. Materials will be available on the Workshop website for download.
No, participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.
There will be free Wi-Fi connection at the conference venue.
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.
No, you will have to make your own arrangements to get to your hotel and the conference venue.
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.
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.
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.
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.