5th BRICS International Competition Conference

BRASILIA – BRAZIL

THE CONFERENCE

 

The Fifth BRICS International Competition Conference marks the culmination of the first cycle of competition policy conferences under the BRICS banner with previous conferences successfully hosted by competition authorities in South Africa in 2015, India in 2013, People’s Republic of China in 2011 and Russia in 2009.

The BRICS International Competition Conference provides an important cooperation platform for emerging markets and developing countries to share recent experiences and thinking in the field of competition. This year’s Conference theme, Towards a Successful Second Decade of Cooperation, celebrates the success of the first decade of BRICS cooperation and sets the scene for an exciting second phase of partnership.

As the Brazilian antitrust authority, CADE is honored to host the 5th BRICS International Competition Conference in Brasilia on 8-10 November 2017. For more information about CADE, click here.

 

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CONTEXT & BACKGROUND

Starting out in 2009 with a focus on challenges of competition policy development in BRICs countries the BRICS International Competition Conference has evolved over the years to be the premier event for policy debates on competition policy within the developing and emerging economy context.

The Conference provides an opportunity to share the challenges faced by the BRICS competition authorities and acts as a catalyst to advance the agenda of cooperation through the identification of areas for future joint work in the field of competition law, economics and policy. Thus, the conference program draws strongly on the policy, operational and intellectual capacity from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and covers critical issues that affect all five economies.

The Fifth BRICS International Competition Conference marks the culmination of the first cycle of competition policy conferences under the BRICS banner with previous conferences being successfully hosted by competition authorities in South Africa in 2015, India in 2013, People’s Republic of China in 2011 and Russia in 2009.

Download the PDF file to read more about previous BRICS Competition Conferences

PRE-EVENT

CADE’s Department of Economic Studies will host a one-day Pre-Event Seminar titled: ‘Lectures in Competition Analysis’ at CADE offices in Brasilia, Brazil on Wednesday, 8 November 2017. Registration for the 5th BRICS International Competition Conference does not automatically infer registration to this event given the limited number of seats available at this event. Booking is essential and interested conference participants are invited to register separately for the Pre-Event completing a form available on the seminar website. Please click on the flyer below for more information.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Download the Conference program PDF file

ABOUT BRASILIA

Aged 56 years old, Brasilia was originally planned to encourage settlement in and development of the country’s hinterlands.

The Brazilian capital is located in the Midwestern region of Brazil, on the top of the Central Plateau, being listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique modernist architectural and urban planning features.

When overflying Brasilia, visitors may have a view of the city’s airplane shape with its outstretched wings.

Tourist Attractions

Brasilia is well known for its modernist monuments and open green spaces. There are different tourist attractions all over the city.
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CONFERENCE VENUE

Located near the Alvorada Palace and the Paranoa Lake, Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada is a five-star hotel endowed with a distinct cosmopolitan architecture, signed by the Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake.

The 2017 BRICS International Competition Conference will be held in the hotel’s conference room.

Rooms are also available at a special rate for the Conference attendants.  For additional information on accommodation, please click here.

PRESS ACCREDITATION

The press accreditation process for media interested in covering the 5th BRICS International Competition Conference has opened.

If you are interested in being accredited, please send an e-mail to comunicacao@cade.gov.br, informing us of your full name; passport number; the group you represent; the location of your head office and relevant contact details.

We will provide accredited press with guidance for receiving Conference badges, on a date closer to the event.

Particular sessions will be closed and thus only accessible to representatives of competition authorities.

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ACCOMMODATION

Brasilia has a wide variety of choices for accommodation. The following hotels are offering preferential rates to participants of the Conference. Please ask for the ‘BRICS Competition Conference Package’ when emailing your reservation request in order to gain the relevant preferential rates.

USEFUL INFORMATION

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    Language

    Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.

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    Currency

    The Real (BRL) is the Brazilian currency. Although prices may vary according to the region of the city, average restaurant meals at the Conference Venue tend to vary between BRL 50 and BRL 70. Uber and Taxi rides may range from BRL 20 to BRL 50 in the city center.

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    Time Zone

    GMT – 3 

     

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    Telephone Access Code

    +55 (Brazil) / 61 (local area code)

     

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    Weather

    November is part of Brasilia’s rainy season. The average low temperature is 17° C (63° F) and the average high temperature is 27° C (80° F).

     

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    Tips

    Workers in most services get tipped 10%. In restaurants, the service charge is included in the bill. When the service charge is not included, a 10% tip is customary. Shoe shiners and barbers are also frequently tipped. Most people round up taxi fares to the nearest Real, but tipping is not expected.

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    Transportation

    Taxi and Uber services are available all over the city and especially near hotels, airports and commercial centers.  

     

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    Visa

    If you require an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact international@cade.gov.br.

     

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    Emergency

    In case of emergency, the following dial-ins may be used free of any charge:

    Police – 190

    Urgent Medical Assistance (SAMU) – 192 

    Firefighters – 193

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Contacts 

CADE’s International Unit

 

Phone: +55 61 3221 8585/8582

E-mail: brics@cade.gov.br

Conference Address

Hotel Royal Tulip Brasília Alvorada – SHTN Trecho 1 Conj 1B, Bloco C – Asa Norte, Brasília – DF, 70800-200, Brasil