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UMCORS Symposium 2013:
Meeting The Challenges Of Global Competition

23 & 24 April 2013

Venue:

The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

   
EVENT HIGHLIGHT
The Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) was enacted by the Parliament ofMalaysia in May 2010 and came into effect on 1 January 2012. The Act seeks to ensure that businesses compete freely and fairly to the benefit of consumers by keeping anti-competitive conduct of monopolies and enterprises in check. With competition in the market place, the Malaysian economy is expected to become more competitive, innovative and efficient on a local and global scale.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONFERENCE
Since the Act was enforced in 2012 in Malaysia, what have been the issues, challenges and steps taken to ensure compliance? By sharing knowledge and expertise as well as case studies, this Symposium seeks to explore these areas of Competition Law and Policy as it is implemented in Malaysia and globally.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Regulators, Government trade agencies, company CEOs, Directors and Managers, compliance officers/executives, legal affairs executives and students/researchers in the related field of study.

PROGRAMME AGENDA

DAY 1: TUESDAY 23 APRIL 2013

8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration of participants
Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15am
Keynote address
9:15 - 10:15am
Presentation 1: Why Competition Law?
- Understanding of the Act
- Competition Concepts

Professor Richard Whish
King’s College London

10:15 - 10:30am
Morning tea break
10:30 - 11:30am
Presentation 2: The Malaysian Competition Act 2010—The Framework, Issues and Challenges

Dr Vince See
Associate Fellow (UMCoRS)
11:30 - 12:30pm
Presentation 3: Enforcement Challenges: Competition Act 2010

Professor Mark Williams
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

12:30 - 1:00pm
Q & A Session
1:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
Presentation 4: Competition Compliance Programmes
- Examples from Asia/ASEAN
- Outlook for Malaysia

Professor Mark Williams
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

3:00 - 4:00pm
Presentation 5: Comparative Jurisdictions
- Recent Developments of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Economies

Dr May Fong Cheong
University of New South Wales, Australia

4:00 - 4.30pm
Tea Break and Q & A Session

  

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL 2013

8:00 - 9:00am
Registration of Participants
Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00am
Presentation 1: The Competition Act of 2010: What effect will the Act Likely Have on the Supply and Prices of Goods and Services in Malaysia?

Dr Bryane Michael
University of Hong Kong

10:00 - 10:15am
Morning tea break
10:15 - 11:15am
Presentation 2: Cases on bid-rigging in the Public Sector

Madam Wan Khatina Wan Mohd Nawawi
Khazanah Nasional Berhad

11:30 - 12:15pm
Presentation 3: Cases on bid-rigging in the Private sector

Associate Professor Burton Ong
National University of Singapore

12:15 - 1:00pm
Q & A Session
1:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
Presentation 4: The role and function of economic analysis in competition law enforcement

Dato’ Thillainathan Ramasamy
Bursa Malaysia

3:00 - 3:30pm
Tea Break
3.30 - 4.30pm
Presentation 5: Concentration and Competition in Malaysia's Manufacturing Sector

Professor Dr Rajah Rasiah
Khazanah Nasional Chair of Regulatory Studies
UMCoRS

Dr Evelyn Shyamala Paul Devadason
Faculty of Economics and Administration
University of Malaya

4:30 - 5.00pm
Q & A session

 
REGISTRATION FEES

LOCAL
INTERNATIONAL
DELEGATE: RM 700
STUDENT: RM 300
DELEGATE: 255 USD
STUDENT: 126 USD

 
Please note:
  1. An early bird discount of 10% applies to all registrations made before 16 April 2013
  2. Group registrations (3 pax or more) are also entitled to a 10% discount

 

To register, please download the above registration form and email/fax/send this form with a copy of your deposit slip/bank payment/ etc by 16 April 2013 to:

Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS)
Level 13, Wisma R&D, University of Malaya,
Jalan Pantai Baharu, 59990 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +603 - 2246 3372 / 3369 / 3368 Fax : +603 - 2246 3367
Email : umcors@um.edu.my
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Registration will be closed by 16 April 2013 and / or when the number of participants has reached the maximum.

PAYMENT GUIDELINES

Local Participants:

1. For local participants, you can pay via:

  • Cash
  • Government L.O/ P.O
  • Cheque
  • Invoice

2. Please transfer the correct amount of fees to the following account:

Beneficiary Name: Bendahari Universiti Malaya
Bank Branch: Universiti Malaya
Bank Address: CIMB Bank Berhad, Universiti Malaya, Lot 5270, Bangunan Pentadbiran Baru, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Account Number: 1440-000-4005-05-3
SWIFT Code: CIBBMYKL

Please fax or email a clear copy of your supporting document (deposit slip, EFT advice, remittance advice, voucher etc) once payment has been made to the UMCoRS Secretariat:

Email: umcors@um.edu.my
Fax: (+60) 03 2246 3367

Foreign Participants

1. For foreign participants, you are required to pay via inter-bank transfer in equivalent Malaysia Ringgit.
2. Please transfer the correct amount of fees to the following account:

Beneficiary Name: Bendahari Universiti Malaya
Bank Branch: Universiti Malaya
Bank Address: CIMB Bank Berhad, Universiti Malaya, Lot 5270, Bangunan Pentadbiran Baru, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Account Number: 1440-000-4005-05-3
SWIFT Code: CIBBMYKL

Please fax or email a clear copy of your supporting document (deposit slip, EFT advice, remittance advice, voucher etc) once payment has been made to the UMCoRS Secretariat:

Email: umcors@um.edu.my
Fax: (+60) 03 2246 3367

Important notice:

  1. We will update the payment status upon receiving the proof of transaction
  2. All fees are exclusive of any kind of taxes, withholding or otherwise. In any case of taxes applicable, the client has to ensure the taxes are paid on top of the fees paid for this programme. Compliance with the local tax laws is the responsibility of the client. Any bank charges and/or expenses incurred must be borne by the payer.
  3. Full payment is required before the programme. Only those participants whose fees have been paid in full will be admitted to the event.

 
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

If any registered participant cannot attend the workshop, substitutions/replacements are welcome at any time. Cancellations within 14 days prior to the programme date will carry a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within less than 7 days prior to the programme date carry a 100% liability. All cancellations must be made in writing (e-mail or fax) to UMCoRS.

 
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Based on first come first served policy the secretariat is making arrangements for UMCoRS Symposium participants to stay at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. Kindly note that payment for rooms should be done directly with the hotel.

Please click the attachment below to complete the Hotel Reservation Form.


Download Hotel Booking Form