Events Calendar


Shirley Playfair Lecture 2017

On February 22, 2017, the  FTC hosted its  17th lecture in the Shirley Playfair Lecture Series, under the theme “The Quest for Growth: Competition and Industrial Policy, Complementary or Estranged Bedfellows“. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Peter-John Gordon, former Chairman and Commissioner of the FTC and current Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies.

 

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FTC hosts Competition Day Seminar

On September 23, 2015, the FTC hosted a Competition Day Seminar at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, at which the topic “Transforming Jamaica Digitally: From Flintstones to Jetsons” was explored.

The following are links to media coverage of the Seminar.

Jamaica Information Service:

http://jis.gov.jm/liberalisation-of-telecoms-industry-notable-milestone-robinson/

Jamaica Information Service:

http://jis.gov.jm/enabling-environment-necessary-for-competition-to-thrive/

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Shirley Playfair Lecture 2014

On September 9, 2014, the  FTC hosted its  15th lecture in the Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture Series, under the theme “Competing in the Hub”.

Dr. Eric Deans, Chairman, Logistics Hub Taskforce- Opening RemarksDr. Fritz Pinnock, Executive Director, Caribbean Maritime Institute- Presentation: Competing in the HubPhoto Gallery

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Shirley Playfair Lecture 2013

Date: September 09, 2013
Theme: Emerging Business Strategies and Implications for Competition
Presenter(s): 

Honourable Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce - Opening Remarks

Mr. Brian Pengelley, President, Jamaica Manufacturers' Association- Presentation: Vertical Integration: Is there a limit?

Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, Fair Trading Commission - Closing Remarks

Details: On September 16, 2013, the FTC hosted its fourteenth lecture in the Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture Series, under the theme "Emerging Business Strategies and Implications for Competition".

Shirley Playfair Lecture 2012

Date: October 11, 2017
Theme: "Prospects for Competition in the Electricity Sector: from generation to distribution"
Presenter(s): 

Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, Fair Trading Commission - Speaking notes for the opening remarks

Ms. Ann-Marie Grant, General Manager, Fair Trading Commission - Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Professor Evan Duggan, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, U.W.I., Mona- Presentation: The Prospects for Competition in the Electricity Sector: from generation to distribution

Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, Fair Trading Commission - Speaking notes for the closing remarks

Details: On September 11, 2012, the FTC hosted its thirteenth lecture in the Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture Series, under the theme "Prospects for Competition in the Electricity Sector: from generation to distribution".

Shirley Playfair Lecture 2011

On September 13, 2011, the FTC hosted its 12th lecture in the Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture Series, under the theme “Coordinating to Compete:  Limitations in the Motor Vehicle Insurance Market.

The main speaker was Mr. Harold Wong, Senior Manager – Underwriting of Advantage General Insurance Company, who was joined on a panel by Mr. Leon Anderson, Deputy Executive Director of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Mr. Cedric Stephens, Insurance Consultant.  Miss Wendy Duncan, Legal Officer of the FTC, presented on several key highlights and issues that are raised in the FTC’s ongoing study of the motor vehicle insurance market.  The panel fielded questions from the audience in the discussion segment that was moderated by Commissioner Emile Leiba.  (more…)

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Shirley Playfair Lecture

Date: September 13, 2011
Theme: "Coordinating to compete : limitations in the motor vehicle insurance market"
Presenter(s): 

See Shirley Playfair Flyer

Details: The twelfth lecture in the Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture Series will be held on September 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The theme for the event is "Coordinating to compete : limitations in the motor vehicle insurance market."

Shirley Playfair Lecture 2010

The Shirley Playfair Lecture Series is an Annual Lecture which focuses on Competition Law and Policy and seeks to facilitate healthy discussions on competition in a public forum. It was held for the first time in September 2000 to honour the life and work of Mrs. Shirley Playfair, who died tragically while serving in the capacity of the first Chairman of Jamaica’s Competition Agency, the Fair Trading Commission. (more…)

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Shirley Playfair Lecture 2009

The Shirley Playfair Lecture Series is an Annual Lecture which focuses on Competition Law and Policy and seeks to facilitate healthy discussions on competition in a public forum. It was held for the first time in September 2000 to honour the life and work of Mrs. Shirley Playfair, who died tragically while serving in the capacity of the first Chairman of Jamaica’s Competition Agency, the Fair Trading Commission. (more…)

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Symposium : Facilitating Competition Through Effective Adjudication and Enforcement

Facilitating Competition Through Effective Adjudication and Enforcement

On July 16, 2009, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) hosted a Symposium that focused on the optimal legal structure that will ensure procedurally sound adjudication of anti-competitive conduct.

Following Opening Remarks from Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, Miss Wendy Duncan, Legal Officer, provided a background and overview of the relevant issues. (more…)

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