KPPU and World Bank Held Series of Refreshment Workshop for Commissioners and Investigators.

Jakarta, 9 November 2018 – In the next five years, KPPU will prioritise our enforcement and policy advisory work and focus on sectors which correspond to the followings:

  • Monitoring public interest in the sectors of food, health, education, housing, digital economy and automotive;
  • Supporting national economic efficiency in the sectors of logistic, transportation, and ICT;
  • Assisting the development of the finance and banking sector and also the energy and natural resource sector, to be sound and resilient;
  • Supervising partnerships as stated in the Law Number 20 Year 2008 in the industries of food and beverages, retail, and MSME to ensure they are aligned with the framework of equal business opportunity.

In fulfilling these priorities, KPPU need to equip ourselves with proper knowledge and best practices. With this regards, KPPU with the support of World Bank held a series of workshop for Commissioner/Directors/Head of Divisions and Investigators in Jakarta and Bogor, Indonesia, from 5 – 8 November 2018. The first part of the workshop was attended by 25 Junior Investigators/Junior Analysts from KPPU’s Head Office and Representative Offices, and the second part of the workshop was attended by 15 Commissioners/Directors/Head of Divisions from KPPU’s Head Office.

This workshop is designed specifically to explore topics in analyzing competition cases, merger review, market study, competition advocacy, and agency effectiveness. Appeared as speakers at this workshop are Professor Allan Fels (Melbourne University, former Chairman for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), Dirk Van Erps (Adviser Antitrust & Cartels, DG COMPETITION – European Commission), Brent Snyder (CEO of the Hong Kong Competition Commission, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division for the US Department of Justice), Lilla Csorgo (Chief Economist of the Hong Kong Competition Commission, former chief economist in New Zealand Competition Commission and economist member of the Canadian Competition Tribunal), and Tania Begazo (Senior Competition Economist, Markets and Competition Policy team, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank Group).