18th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture
The FTC hosted the 18th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture in November 2020 under the theme “Protecting Competitive Markets and Consumer Welfare during and Post COVID-19 Pandemic.” By way of a panel discussion, the lecture highlighted the range of measures implemented by competition authorities in response to the perceived threat posed by the pandemic. It also addressed the relevance of competition law to the protection of consumer welfare.
FTC 25th Anniversary Church Service
The Staff, Commissioners and well-wishers of the Fair Trading Commission worshipped at Providence Methodist Church, 132 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 9:00am as part of the Commission’s 25th anniversary celebrations.View Event
FTC Participates in JIS Think Tank Session
As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the FTC participated in a Think Tank session with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) on August 24, 2018 at 9:00am. This medium was used to inform the business community, consumers and our stakeholders of the FTC’s history and achievements over the past 25 years, as well as aspects of the way forward for the development of competition law in Jamaica. Dr. Derrick McKoy, Chairman; Mr. David Miller, Executive Director; Dr. Delroy Beckford, Senior Legal Counsel; and Dr. Kevin Harriott, Competition Bureau Chief participated in the session.
See the links below for more information on the session.
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.
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:
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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”.View Event
Shirley Playfair Lecture 2013
|Date: ||September 09, 2013|
|Theme: ||Emerging Business Strategies and Implications for Competition|
|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"|
|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…)View Event
Shirley Playfair Lecture
|Date: ||September 13, 2011|
|Theme: ||"Coordinating to compete : limitations in the motor vehicle insurance market"|
|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."|