The Road Show helped the Commission in reaching out to a vast array of stakeholders in the business community including the representatives of national and multinational firms, small and medium enterprises, services and industrial sectors alike.
The Road Show helped to establish a channel of regular communication between the Commission and the business community through the nomination of focal persons by the chambers of commerce and trade associations for future liaison and coordination.
The print and electronic media extended full support to the Road Show by giving excellent coverage to the events. In all, around 400 news reports and photographs were published in English and Urdu newspapers thus ensuring a wide-spread visibility of the Commission’s advocacy campaign.
1. promote the competition law as a veritable Magna Carta for consumer protection;
2. create consumer fronts that could assist the Commission in identifying competition issues;
3. create general awareness and bridge the existing gaps between the Commission and its stakeholders and to spread the Commission's reach to the hitherto neglected areas;
4. enhance the Commission's own understanding of the diverse business realities and the bottlenecks, if any, in the way of competition law enforcement and;
5. promote a culture of competition law compliance.
The Road Show produced important outcomes as mentioned hereunder:
1. Nomination of Focal Person
For future coordination on compliance related issues, the chambers of commerce nominated focal persons to coordinate with the Commission. These focal persons will be helpful in the adoption of ‘the Guidance on Competition Compliance’.
2. Establishing Complaint Box at Each Point
Complaint boxes were placed at the chambers of commerce to facilitate the business community in filing complaints with the Commission.
3. Training to Focal Persons on 'Guidance on Competition Compliance'
The Commission will hold capacity building workshops for the focal persons who will assist the companies adopt ‘the Guidance on Competition Compliance’.
4. Regular interaction with the Chambers
Under an understanding reached with the chambers, the Commission will regularly hold advocacy sessions at the chambers of commerce to keep a regular liaison with the business community.