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Wednesday 24 September

Time Room Theme Organizer Title of Session / Speakers
07:30
10:00
CR
Lobby
Registration WTO — External Relations Division Registration of Participants
10:00
10:30
CR Plenary Opening

Audio:
Opening Session

Video:
Opening Session

WTO — External Relations Division Inaugural Speech: “Trading Into the Future”

Mr. Pascal Lamy — WTO Director-General
 
10:30
12:30
CR Session 1:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 1

Pascal Lamy's introductory remarks

WTO — Trade and Environment Division High Level Panel:

Mutual Supportiveness of Trade, Climate Change and Development Objectives and Policies

Moderator:
Ms. Fiona Harvey
— Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

Speakers:
Dr. Mari Pangestu —
Minister of Trade from Indonesia
Mr. Thomas Becker
— Deputy Permanent Secretary, Climate Change Negotiator for Denmark, Ministry of Climate and Energy, Denmark
H.E. Mr. Adrian Macey
– Climate Change Ambassador, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade
Mr. Pascal Lamy
— WTO Director-General

**** 12:30 — 14:00 Lunch break ****

14:00
16:00
CR Session 2:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 2

WTO — Economic Research and Statistics Division

High Level Panel:

Six Decades of Multilateral Trade Cooperation: The Way Forward

Moderator:
Mr. Alejandro Jara —
Deputy Director-General, WTO Secretariat

Speakers:
Professor Ann Capling —
University of Melbourne
Mr. Patrick Low —
Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO Secretariat
Ms. Celine Charveriat —
OXFAM International
Mr. Felix Peña —
Trade Specialist, Argentina

14:00
16:00
W Session 3:
Challenges & opportunities facing the main actors & stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 3  

Commonwealth Secretariat, London & CUTS International, India The Missing Link Between Trade Openness & Poverty Reduction: The Role of the Multilateral Trading System

Moderator:
Mr. Atul Kaushik
— Director, CUTS Geneva Resource Centre, Geneva

Speakers:
Dr. Veena Jha — Visiting Professorial Fellow, Warwick University, UK
Dr. Richard S. Newfarmer — Special Representative of the World Bank at the UN and WTO
Professor Simon Evenett — Professor, International Trade and Economic Development,
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. Selim Raihan — Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Mohammad A. Razzaque — Economic Adviser, Economic Affairs Division, International
Trade & Regional Co-operation Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, London

16:15
18:15
W Session 4:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 4  

European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Making Future Trade Policy Relevant to Future Trade Reality

Moderator:
Ms. Jacqueline Coté
— International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Speakers:
Mr. Knut R. Sørlie
— Asst. Director International Affairs & Trade Policy, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
Mr. Gregor Kündig —
Member of Executive Board, Head of International Affairs, economiesuisse, Swiss Business Federation
Mr. Alex Capri
— Partner and Regional Leader, Asia — Trade and Customs, KPMG
Mr. Razeen Sally
— Co-founder and Director of ECIPE

14:00
16:00
D Session 5:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 5    

Educational International/Public Services International Public Services and the GATS: Trading Into or Trading Away the Future?

Moderator:
Mr. Svend Robinson,
Public Services International

Speakers:
Mr. Robert Stumberg —
Director, Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University
Ms. Myriam Vander Stichele
— Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Mr. Roberto Bosch —
Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the WTO
Mr. David Robinson —
Executive Director of CAUT/ Education International consultant

16:15
18:15
D Session 6:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 6  

DLA Piper UK LLP Settling Disputes Among Members

Moderator:
Ms. Claudia Orozco
— Of Counsel, DLA Piper UK LLP

Speakers:
Professor Giorgio Sacerdoti
— Member of the Appellate Body, WTO
H.E. Mr. Ujal Sing Bhatia — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of India to the WTO
Mr. Allan Beattie — World Trade Editor, Financial Times
Mr. Fernando Pierola — Advisory Centre on WTO

14:00
16:00
E Session 7:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 7    

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Decent Work Challenges for the WTO

Moderator:
Ms. Esther Busser
— Trade Policy Officer, ITUC

Speakers:
Ms. Gabrielle Marceau —
Counsellor, Office of the Director-General, WTO
Mr. Robert Kyloh —
Senior Economic Advisor, Integration and Statistics Department, ILO
Ms. Carla Coletti — International Officer, International Metalworkers Federation, IMF
Ms. Florencia Cabatingan — Chairperson of the Women’s Committee, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, TUCP
Ms. Aileen Kwa —
Programme Coordinator, Trade and Development Programme, South Centre
16:15
18:15
E Session 8:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 8

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), Compassion in World farming (CIWF), Eurogroup for Animals Can Farm Animal Welfare Standards be WTO-compatible?

Moderator:
Ms. Jaana Husu Kallio —
Director General, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

Speakers:
Mr. Fábio Coelho Corrêa de Araújo
— Member of the Technical Group on Animal Welfare of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. Gustavo Idígoras —
Minister Counsellor, Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Argentina to the EU
Mr. Adolfo Sansolini —
Trade Policy Advisor, RSPCA, WSPA, CIWF, Eurogroup for Animals
Ms. Sarah Stewart — Special Counsel, International Trade Policy, Humane Society International
 

14:00
16:00
F Session 9:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 9

BUSINESSEUROPE

Markets for Raw Material and Energy — What role for the WTO?

Moderator:
Mr. Reinhard Quick —
Vice-Chair of the BUSINESSEUROPE WTO Working Group

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Eckart Guth — Ambassador — Permanent Representative of the European Communities to the WTO
Mr. Xiang Zhang — Deputy Permanent Representative for China to the WTO
Mr. Jun Kazeki — Counsellor, Mission of Japan to the WTO
Mr. Dmitry Lyakishev — Head of Trade Policy Section in the Russian Mission in Geneva

 

16:15
18:15
F Session 10:
Challenges & opportunities facing the main actors & stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 10

3D -> THREE and The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights The New 'Geneva Consensus' Defining People-Centred and Development-Oriented Trade Policy: Can a Human Rights Approach Help?

Moderator:
Mrs. Caroline Dommen —
Director, 3D -> Trade — Human Rights — Equitable Economy

Speakers:
Professor Robert Howse —
Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law
Professor Olivier de Schutter —
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Mr. Ibrahim Salama — Chief, Council and Treaties Branch, Offi ce of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
H.E. Angélica Navarro Llanos — Ambassador of Bolivia to the UN and the WTO

14:00
16:00
B

Session 11:
Challenges & opportunities facing the main actors & stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

 

 

Women's International Coalition Promoting Environmental Entrepreneurship: The Role of Women

CANCELLED

16:15
18:15
B Session 12:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 12

Rainforest Alliance Building Sustainable Commodity Chains in Africa

Moderator:
Mr. Bernward Geier, Founder, Colabora

Speakers:
Mr. Francis Otu Acquah — Cocoa Farmer Ghana
Mr. Michiel Leijnse — Global Brand Development Manager Lipton, Unilever
Mr. Edward Millard — Sustainable Landscapes Manager, Rainforest Alliance

**** 18:15 - 20:15 Reception CR Lobby****

Thursday 25 September

Time Room Theme Organizer Title of Session / Speakers
09:00
11:00
CR I Session 13:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 13

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) The Food Price Explosion: What can the WTO do?

Moderator: Ms. Anne Laure Constantin — Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Speakers:
Ms. Arze Glipo
— Asia Pacific Network for Food Sovereignty
Mr. Brad McDonald — IMF Representative in Geneva
Mr. Olivier De Schutter — UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
H.E. Mr. Ujal Bhatia — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of India to the WTO

Respondent:
Mr. Wally Smith
— Canada's Dairy, Poultry and Eggs Sectors (SM-5)

11:15
13:15
CR I Session 14:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 14

European Commission, DG Trade Variable geometries and critical mass: Is there a case for new approaches to reinforce cooperation within the WTO?

Moderator:
Mr. Gaspar Frontini
— Chief Trade Economist, European Commission

Speakers:
Mr. Pierre Sauvé
—Director of Studies, World Trade Institute
Mr. Pradeep S. Mehta —
Secretary General, CUTS International
Dr. Simon Evenett —
Professor, St. Gallen University
Mr. Denis Redonnet —
Head of Unit, WTO, OECD and Dual-Use, European Commission

09:00
11:00
CR II Session 15:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 15  

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
(ICTSD)
Climate Change, Competitiveness and Trade Policy: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future of the Multilateral Trading System

Speakers:
Analysis of the consistency of maximum carbon intensity limitations applicable to domestic and imported products with WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
Mr. Charles Verrill — Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Issues behind Carbon Leakage and Border Adjustments
Ms. Julia Reinaud — Policy Analist 

Discussants:
Perspectives on the role of the trade regime
H.E. Mr. Servansing — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the WTO
What can we do in light of dynamics and prospects of the multilateral trading system? 
H.E. Mr. Alberto J. Dumont — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the WTO

11:15
13:15
CR II Session 16:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 16

National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Trade Regulation, World Trade Institute (WTI), ICTSD World Food Crisis: Are Trade Rules a Problem or a Way Forward?

> World Trade Institute (WTI) paper

Moderator:
Mr. Christian Häberli
— World Trade Institute

Speakers:
Ms. Carmel Cahill
—Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD)
Mr. Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz — Executive Director, ICTSD
Mr. Flavio Damico — Permanent Mission of Brasil to the UN
H.E. Mr. Muhammad Noor Yacob — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Malaysia to the WTO

09:00
11:00
W Session 17:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 17  

Eurochambres-Foreign Trade Association (FTA) Consequences of a Failed Doha Round

Moderators:
Mr. Dirk Vantyghem —
Eurochambres, Director International Affairs and
Mr. Stuart Newman —
FTA, Legal Advisor

Speakers:
Mr. Munir Ahmed —
International Textiles & Clothing Bureau (ITCB), Secretary General
Mr. Jacques H.J. Bourgeois
— Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges)
Mr. Stefano Mingaia —
Fan Gioielli SPA, Director
Mr. Elmer Schialer — Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations and other International Organizations at Geneva

11:15
13:15
W

Session 18:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 18

CUTS International — India, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung — Geneva, The Evian Group at IMD- Lausanne What Future for Global Economic Governance? — Potential Role of the WTO

Moderator:
Mr. Rashid S. Kaukab —
Deputy Director & Research Coordinator, CUTS Geneva Resource Centre, Geneva

Speakers:
Mr. Winfried Veit —
Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Geneva
H.E. Mr. Debapriya Bhattacharya — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO
Mr. James Howard
— Director, Economic & Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation, Brussels
Professor Simon Evenett
— Professor, International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Member of The Evian Group Brains Trust

09:00
11:00
D

Session 19:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 19  

European Liaison Committee for the Agricultural and AgriFood Trade (CELCAA), European Livestock And Meat Trading Union (UECBV) Future Challenges of Agri-Produce Trade

Moderator:
Mr. Bernd Gruner —
Secretary General of CELCAA — European Liaison Committee for the Agricultural and Agri-food Trade

Speakers:
Food security for meat products and its impact on future trade
Mr. Arne Mielken
— Senior Trade Policy Adviser UECBV — European Livestock And Meat Trading Union SPS — a new barrier to trade?
Mr. Simon Pettinger —
International Trade Adviser at FRESHFEL Europe — European Fresh Produce Association
Sustainability issues the particular case of biofuels
Mr. Jean-Michel Aspar
— President of COCERAL
Geographical Indications
Mr. José Ramon Fernandez —
Secretary General of CEEV — European Committee of Wine Enterprises

11:15
13:15
D

Session 20:
Challenges & opportunities facing the main actors & stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 20
 

International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) Should the Doha Agenda on Agriculture be Revised in Light of New Challenges Facing Farmers?

Opening remarks:
Ms. Elisabeth Gauffin
— Vice President of IFAP

Panel of main negotiating groups:
H.E. Mr. Eckart Guth — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the European Communities to the WTO
H.E. Mr. Ujal Singh Bhatia — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of India to the WTO
H.E. Mr. Peter Allgeier — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the WTO
Mr. Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita — Deputy, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO
Closing remarks:
H.E. Mr. Crawford Falconer — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the WTO and Chairman of the Special Session of the Committee on Agriculture

09:00
11:00
E Session 21:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 21
 

(IRU), FIATA, ICS, GEA and UNECE Trade Facilitation — Impossible without Facilitating Logistics

Moderator:
Ms. Eva Molnar
— Director, Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Speakers:
Mr. Peter Krausz
— Head, Goods Transport and Facilitation, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Mr. Simon Bennett
— Secretary, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Mr. John Simpson
— Director General, Global Express Association (GEA)
Mr. Colin Beaumont
— Honorary Member, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

11:15
13:15
E

Session 22:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 22
 

Centre for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute (Geneva)

The “Fourth Freedom”:
Reaping the Gains of Economic Migration

Moderator:
Professor Joost Pauwelyn —
Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration and Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

Speakers:
Mr. Vincent Chétail — Lecturer in International Law and Research Director at the Programme for the Study of Global Migration, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Mr. Bimal Ghosh — Former ILO, IOM and UN official, Emeritus Professor at Colombia's Graduate School of Public Administration
Ms. Mina Mashayekhi — Head, Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch, UNCTAD
Mr. Antoine Pécoud — Programme Specialist, International Migrations and Multicultural Policies Section, UNESCO
Professor Joel Trachtman — Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

09:00
11:00
F

Session 23:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 23

International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) Changing Power Relations in International Trade Negotiations:
Implications for the Future

Moderator:
Dr. Hilmar Rommetvedt —
Head of Research, International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)

Speakers:
Changing power balances in the Doha negotiations: The impact of rising commodity prices
Mr. Dan Kim
and Dr. Amrita Narlikar —Cambridge University:
Two-level games: The importance of domestic interests in trade negotiation
Professor Oluf Langhelle
— University of Stavanger
India and the WTO
Professor Biswajit Dhar
— Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Discussant:
Professor Carsten Daugbjerg —
University of Aarhus

11:15
13:15
F Session 24:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 24

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) — Europe Transparency as a Policy Tool

Moderator:
Mr. Mark Halle
— Director, Trade and Investment, IISD

Speakers:
Professor Robert Wolfe
— Queens’ University, Canada
Mr. Ronald Steenblik
— Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade & Agriculture Directorate
Mr. Pablo Klein
— Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the WTO
Mr. Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz — Executive Director, ICTSD

09:00
11:00
B

Session 25:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 25

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi
Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University, Medford
Research Centre for Economic Change (CENIT), Argentina

Trade and Development Policy for the 21st Century: Towards a Southern Consensus

Moderator:
Dr. Nagesh Kumar
, Director-General, RIS

Mr. Faizel Ismail – Head of the South African Delegation to the WTO, Geneva
Dr. Kevin Gallagher — Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at the Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Dr. Mehdi Shafaeddin — Institut de recherches économiques (IRENE), Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Dr. Andres Lopez — Director, Research Center for Economic Change (CENIT) in Argentina

11:15
13:15
B

Session 26:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 26

Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya

The Future Role and Interactions of Main Actors and Stakeholders in Achieving Free Trade within the WTO Framework

Moderator:
Mr. Kwame Owino - Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya

Speakers:
Ms. Viviana Munoz Tellez — South Centre
Mr. Atul Kaushik — Director, CUTS Geneva Resource Centre, Geneva
Mr. Dan Owoko — Commercial Attaché, Kenyan Mission, Geneva, Switzerland

09:00
11:00
A

Session 27:
Challenges & Opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 27

International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN)

South-South Cooperation and Regional Integration: A Gender Perspective

Moderator:
Ms. Graciela Rodriguez — IGTN Global Coordinator

Speakers:
Ms. Luisa Rodriguez
— South Center
Ms. Hassania Chalbi-Drissi — Gender and Trade Africa (GENTA)

11:15
13:15
A

Session 28:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 28 

MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines Five years from the Decision to Action:
Is the2003 August Decision the “expeditious” solution for access to medicines we need?

Moderator:
Mr. Sisule F. Musungu
— President, Iqsensato

Speakers:
Ms.  Rachel  Kiddel-Monroe — Chair  of  the  Board, Universities Allied for Essential  Medicines,  Former  MSF  Access  to Essential Medicines Campaign
Canada Coordinator
Mr. Sunjay Sudhir — Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO Geneva
Ms. Inthira Yamabhai — Researcher, Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program, Bureau of Policy and Strategy-MOPH, Thailand
Dr. Jorge Bermudez — Executive-Secretary, UNITAID

Respondents:
Mr. Roger Kampf —  Counsellor,  Intellectual Property Division, WTO Secretariat
Mr. Gianluca Susta — Member of the European Parliament
Mr. Greg Perry — Director General, European Generic Medicines Association

**** 13:15 — 14:15 LUNCH BREAK ****

14:15 16:15 CR I

Session 29:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 29

Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and Friends of the Earth (FOE) — Europe Addressing Global Environmental Challenges: What to expect from future dispute settlement panels

Moderator:
Mr. Vicente Yu
— South Centre

Speakers:
Ms. Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
— Center for International Environmental Law
Professor Robert Howse — Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law
Mr. Niall Meagher —
Advisory Centre on WTO Law
Mr. Rene Urueña —
University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research
 

16:30
18:30
CR I

Session 30:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 30 

The World Bank Group

Forging new comparative advantage:
Industrial policies’ revival and the potential clash with WTO disciplines?

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Debapriya Bhattacharya
— Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO
Ms. Mona Haddad — World Bank Sector Manager
Professor Robert L. Howse — New York University School of Law
Mr. Richard Newfarmer — Special Representative of the World Bank at the UN and WTO
Mr. José Manuel Salazar — ILO Executive Director of the Employment Sector and former Trade Minister of Costa Rica

 

14:15 16:15 CR II

Session 31:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 31

NCCR Trade Regulation, Individual Project 3, Regionalism Regionalism: The Greatest Challenge?

Moderator:
Dr. Theresa Carpenter — Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Speakers:
Professor Simon Evenett — Professor, International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. Peter Holmes — University of Sussex
Mr. Junior Lodge — Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery
Dr. Vera Thorstensen — Economic Advisor of the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN

16:30
18:30
CR II

Session 32:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 32

European Services Forum Why GATS Commitments and GATS Rules are Essential for Increasing Trade in Services in the Future?

Moderator:
Mr. Pascal Kerneis
, Managing Director, European Services Forum

Speakers:
Mr. Hamid Mamdouh, Director, Services Division, WTO Secretariat
Ms. Myriam Van Der Stichele, Senior Researcher, SOMO — Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Mr. Lode Van Den Hende, Lawyer, Herbert Smith LLP
Mr. Falou Samp , International Trade Centre

14:15
16:15
W

Session 33:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 33  

WTO-Development Division

The Duty-Free and Quota-Free Market Access Decision: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:
Mr. Daniel Pruzin
— Journalist, WTO Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Mpho Malie — Former Minister of Trade & Industry, Cooperatives & Marketing, Kingdom of Lesotho
H.E. Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya — Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO
Mr. Cass Johnson — President, National Council of Textile Organizations
Mr. Liam Campling — PhD Candidate, Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies
Mr. Pradeep S. Mehta — Secretary General, CUTS International

16:30
18:30
W Session 34:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Documents (zip files)

Audio:
Session 34  

University of Warwick The Warwick Commission Report on the Future of the Multilateral Trade System: Strategies for Implementation

Chair:
H.E. Mr. Pierre Pettigrew
— former Canadian Minister for Trade

Speakers:
Professor Ann Capling
— University of Melbourne
Professor Simon Evenett —
St Gallen University
Professor Richard Higgott
— Warwick University
Ms. Diana Tussie —
FLACSO
 

14:15 16:15 D

Session 35:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 35

Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC) A GSP for Services: An Essential Tool or a Gimmick?

Moderator:
Dr. Esperanza Durán —
Executive Director, AITIC

Mr. Elly Kamahungye —
First Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda, LDC focal point on Services
H.E. Ms. Elin Østebø Johansen
— Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway to the WTO
Mr. Pascal Kerneis —
Managing Director, European Services Forum
 

16:30
18:30
D

Session 36:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 36

ENTWINED Research Consortium

Leveraging Trade Policy toward Sound Environmental Governance: Legal and Economic Considerations Related to the Implementation of Market-Based Environmental Policies

Moderator:
Mr. Mark Halle
Director, Trade and Environment Program, IISD

Speakers:
Mr. Jason Potts Manager, Sustainable Markets and Responsible Trade (SMART), IISD
Mr. Mark Sanctuary Program Director, Entwined Consortium, IVL
Ms. Carolyn Fischer Research Fellow, Resources for the Future

14:15 16:15 E

Session 37:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 37

OXFAM International

Linking Multilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Development Implications of the Economic Partnership Agreements

Moderator:
Ms. Isabel Mazzei —
Head of Geneva Advocacy Office, Oxfam International

Dr. Arthur Appleton — Appleton Luff International Lawyers
H.E. Mr. Roy Mickey Joy — Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Vanuatu to the EU and the Kingdom of Belgium  
Mr. Kenneth Quartey — President, Ghana Poultry Association  
Ms. Joy Kategekwa — Policy Adviser Oxfam International

16:30
18:30
E

Session 38:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 38

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) International Trade and Poverty: Proposals to make the benefi ts of international trade reach the most excluded sectors in Latin America

Moderator:
Mr. Enrique Mendizabal
— Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute

Speakers:
Mr. Waldo Mendoza
— Chief, Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Mrs. Juliana Peixoto — Investigadora, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales — FLACSO
Ms. Nicola Jones — Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute
Mr. Alan Fairlie — Coordinator, LATN Peru
Ms. Sheila Page — Senior Researcher, Overseas Development Institute

14:15
16:15
F

Session 39:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 39

ITC (UNCTAD/WTO) Small and Medium Size Exporters in Developing Countries: Expectations from the WTO in the Emerging Global Trading Environment


Moderator:
Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal —
Senior Adviser, Business & Trade Policy, International Trade Centre

Speakers:
Ms. Subhashini Abeysinghe — Economist, Economic Intelligence Unit, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri-Lanka
Mr. David Rasquinha — Chief General Manager, Project & Trade Finance Group, Export-Import Bank of India, Mumbai, India
Mr. Eddy Yeung — Chief Operating Officer, CIEL Group, Port Louis, Mauritius
Mr. Alexander Keck — Counsellor, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

16:30
18:30
 
F

Session 40:
Challenges and opportunities facing the WTO

Audio:
Session 40

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Improving the Climate for Trade?

Moderator:
Mr. Anthony Gooch —
Director, Public Affairs & Communications Directorate OECD

Speakers:
Mr. Joseph W. Allen
— Director, Sustainable Development Remanufacturing Division
Caterpillar, Inc.
Dr. Moustapha Gueye Kamal
— Environment Cluster Senior Programme Manager ICTSD
Dr. Alexandre Parola —
Minister, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva
Mr. Ron Steenblik —
Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade & Agriculture Directorate
 

14:15 16:15 B

Session 41:
Ways forward for the multilateral trading system

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Session 41

Latin American Trade Network (LATN)
and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Research and construction of capacity in trade negotiations

Speakers:
The use of research for global coalition formation in trade negotiations at the WTO: The contrast between the G-33 and the G-20
Mr. Paul Mably
— The G33, ICTSD
Ms. Diana Tussie
— The G-20, Latin American Trade Network
Instrumental knowledge for trade policymaking
Ms. Susan Joekes
— IDRC

Discussant:
Mr. Christophe Bellman
— ICTSD

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18:30
 
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Session 42:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Main Actors & Stakeholders of the multilateral trading system

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Session 42

Eco-Accord Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus (CIS) and the WTO: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:
Ms. Natalia Shpilkovskaya — ICTSD

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Muktar Djumaliev
— Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN/WTO
Ms. Olga Ponizova — Eco-Accord, Russia
Mr. Maxim Medvedkov — Head of Trade Negotiations Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation
Mr. Hassan Karimov —
Expert, Foundation to Support Civil Initiatives, Tadjikistan
Mr. Vugar Bayramov —
Chair, Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan

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