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Opening - 8th UN Conference on Competition and Consumer Protection
19 Oct 2020 -  Opening plenary
-Opening of the Conference by UNCTAD Secretary-General, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
-Election of the president and other officers
-Adoption of the rules of procedure
-Adoption of the agenda and organization of the work of the Conference
-Credentials of the representatives to the Conference: Appointment of a credentials committee
-General statements

High-level segment: “Leaving no one behind in the post COVID-19 world: the contribution of competition and consumer policies Key-note speech: Prof. Frederic Jenny, ESSEC Paris Business School and Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee

-H.E. Ms. Victoria Hernández Mora, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Costa Rica
-H. E. Ms. Peggy Serame, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana
-H.E. Mr. Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Trade and Integration, Kazakhstan
-H.E. Mr. Christian Kastrop, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection,Germany
-H.E. Mr. João Torres, Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumer Protection, Ministryfor the Economy and Digital Transition, Portugal

Session on the implementation of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices

Presentation by the UNCTAD secretariat

-H.E. Mr. Vladimir Koltovich, Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, Republic of Belarus
-Mr. Looi Teck Kheong, Head of Competition, Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Rights Division, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
-Mr. Arman Shakkaliyev, Head of Secretariat for Member of the Board-Minister in Charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation, Eurasian Economic Commission
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