In March, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) partnered with the Zimbabwe Competition and Tariff Commission to host the inaugural Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) week at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The 5-day programme included a series of applied core and advanced short learning programmes on competition and regulation, and a two-day conference with contributors and participants from regulators, competition authorities, the legal profession and economists from several countries. The real success of the week was in combining rigorous training led by regional and global experts, with a conference programme that was designed with inputs from authorities in the region to make sure it was topical and directly relevant. As such, the discussions were especially vibrant and the subject matter of particular relevance to solving the challenges of enforcement and growth for agencies. It is worth reflecting on some of these areas.