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World experts to examine ways to promote greater competition in infrastructure services in Latin America

International experts from Europe, the United States, and Latin America and the Caribbean will examine ways to enhance competition among infrastructure services a conference to be held April 23-24 at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.

Panelists and speakers will analyze some of the second-generation reform issues following the privatization of much of the infrastructure in Latin American in the previous decade, including ways to bring about greater competition in privatized services.

They will also explore the effectiveness and shortcomings of laws and regulations in different countries as applied to diverse sectors, such as energy, transportation and telecommunications.

Speakers will include representatives of law firms, consulting firms, think tanks, universities, and several government agencies charged with promoting competition. Among the latter will be Carlos Winograd, Argentina, secretary, Secretaria de Defensa de la Competencia y del Consumidor; Pablo Gulherme Farah Corrêa, Brazil, undersecretary, Secretaria de Acompanhamento Econômico; and Pamela Sittendfeld, Costa Rica, executive director of the Comisión para Promover la Competencia.

Also François Souty, France, permanent rapporteur, Conseil de la Concurrence; Fernando Heftye, Mexico, commissioner, Comisión Federal de la Competencia; Gustavo Paredes, Panama, commissioner, Comisión de Libre Comercio y Asuntos de Consumidor; Hugo Eyzaguirre, Peru, president, Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual; Gonzalo Solana, Spain, president, Tribunal de la Defensa de la Competencia; and Jorge Szeplaki Otahola, Venezuela, superintendent, Procompetencia.

Among the university professors who will speak is Jean-Jacques Laffont of the University of Toulouse.

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