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15-17 September 2010

WTO PUBLIC FORUM 2010

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Meeting
Room

Theme

Organizer

Title of Session/Speakers

Wednesday 15 September — Morning Sessions

7:30
10:00

Control and Identification Office

Registration

Information and External Relations Division

Registration of Participants and Badge Collection

10:00
10:30

CR

Inaugural Speech

Audio:
Opening Session

Inaugural Speech:
Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization

News item

10:30
12:30

Plenary Opening

Audio:
Plenary Opening

Video:
Opening Session — Highlights

Development Division — WTO

The forces shaping world trade:
How to use them to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals and contribute to Millennium Development Goal 8: A global partnership for development

Moderator:
Mr Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator of the Financial Times

Speakers:
Dame Billie Miller, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados
Mr Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International
Mr Festus Mogaes, former President of Botswana
Mr Ravi Kant, Vice-Chairman, Tata Motors
Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
Millennium Development Goals
development

Wednesday 15 September — Lunch Sessions

12:30
14:00

D

Lunch Session 1:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Lunch Session 1

BUSINESSEUROPE —
The Confederation of European Business
BDI — Federation of German Industries

Open and rule-based global markets:
The role of government procurement and the government procurement agreement

Introductory remarks:
Dr Hubertus Erlen, Chairman, International Relations Committee, BUSINESSEUROPE

Moderator:
Mr Jonathan Lynn, Reuters World Trade Correspondent, Geneva

Speakers:
Mr Harsha Vardhana Singh, WTO Deputy Director General
Mr Atsuyuki Oike, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the WTO
Mr John Clarke, Acting Head, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the WTO
Ms Catherine Minard, Director for International Affairs, MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises en France)

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: government

12:30
14:00

E

Lunch Session 2:
 Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Lunch Session 2

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) & Quaker UN Office, Geneva

Agricultural trade and investment rules for the 21st century

Moderator:
Ms Caroline Dommen, Representative, Global Economic Issues, Quaker UN Office

Speakers:
Mr Ben Hobbs, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Asia and Middle East Division, Christian Aid
Mr Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Tennessee

Discussants:
Mr Djibo Bagna, Chairman, ROPPA (Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest)
Mr Jerome Dimayuga Bunyi, Agriculture Attaché, Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the WTO

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: agriculture

12:30
14:00

W

Lunch Session 3:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Lunch Session 3

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The role of the multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery and the future of global trade:
A world business perspective

Moderator:
Mr Stefano Bertasi, Director, Department of Policy and Business Practices, ICC

Speakers:
Mr R. V. Kanoria, Chair, ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy; Chairman and Managing Director, Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd
Mr Geoffrey Gamble, Vice-Chair, ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy; Director of International Government Affairs, the DuPont Company
Mr Knut Sørlie, Member, ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy; Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade Policy, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
Mr Cliff Sosnow, Member, ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy; Partner, Practice Group Leader, International Trade and Investment Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: economic research

**** 12:30 — 14:00 LUNCH BREAK ****

Wednesday 15 September — Afternoon Sessions

15:00
17:00

CR

Session 1:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 1

Trade and Environment Division — WTO and World Energy Council

Sustainable energy use and trade

Moderator:
Mrs Vesile Kulaçoğlu, Director, Trade and Environment Division, WTO

Speakers:

Professor Mark Maslin, Director, Environment Institute, University College London (UCL)
Mr Richard Bradley, Head, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Mr Ronald Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Trade and Agriculture Directorate
Mr Timothy Richards, Chairman, Rules of Trade Study, World Energy Council (WEC) (Videoconference)
Mr Lawrence Herman, Director, Rules of Trade Study, WEC (Videoconference)

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
environment
coherence

14:00
16:00

W

Session 2:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario

Audio:
Session 2

3D > Trade — Human Rights — Equitable Economy (3D) and
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The right to development — a tool to boost coherence between trade, development and human rights?

Moderators:
Mr Ayuush Bat-Erdene, Chief, Right to Development Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Ms Violette Ruppanner, Director, 3D

Speakers:
H.E. Mr Md Abdul Hannan, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the WTO
Dr Joëlle Hivonnet, Head of UN Section, Permanent Delegation of the
European Union
Professor Dr Nicolaas Schrijver, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
Mr Vicente Paolo Yu, Programme Coordinator, South Centre

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
development
Lamy on human rights

14:00
16:00

D

Session 3:
Sub‑theme I:
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 3

CUTS International

Role of non state actors in the WTO

Moderator:
Mr Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International

Speakers:
Mr Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum (ESF)
> Presentation
Mr Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Mr Michael Hindley, former Member of the European Parliament

> Presentation
H.E. Mr Ujal Singh Bhatia, former Ambassador of India to the WTO
> Presentation
Professor Abul Barkat, Professor and Chair, Economics Department, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
> Presentation

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: WTO and NGOs

14:00
16:00

E

Session 4:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 4

Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation
(AITIC)

Global production chains Transformation of international trade in the 21st century: The need for predictable and impartial rules of origin

Moderator:
Mrs Gayatri KANTH, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC)

Speakers:
H.E. Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lesotho to the WTO
Mr Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO
Dr Octavia Cerchez, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Romania to the WTO
Mr Richard Newfarmer, Special Representative of the World Bank to the WTO and UN in Geneva

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: rules of origin

16:15
18:15

W

Session 5:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 5

Intellectual Property Division — WTO

From trade related aspects of intellectual property (IP), to IP related aspects of trade? Locating the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement in today’s global trade system

Moderator:
Ms Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, WTO

Opening remarks:
Mr Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO

Speakers:
Professor Keith Maskus, Department of Economics, University of Colorado
Dr Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, WIPO
Professor Timothy Josling, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Dr Dwijen Rangnekar, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick
Ms Daniela Benavente, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Professor Fan Cui, Associate Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing
Mr Pedro Roffe, Senior Fellow, ICTSD

Abstract

News item

More:
intellectual property
coherence

16:15
18:15

D

Session 6:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 6

Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS)

How do the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) rules relate to countries’ post-crisis financial regulatory policies?

Moderator:
Mr Wamkele Mene, Economic Counsellor, Permanent Mission of South Africa to the WTO

Speakers:
Dr Pedro Paez, President of the Technical Commission on New Regional Financial Architecture; member of the UN Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System
Mr Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh, Director of Trade in Services, WTO
Ms Ellen Gould, Research Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ms Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
services
coherence

16:15
18:15

E

Session 7:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 7

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) & Swedish National Board of Trade

Beyond border carbon adjustment measures: Standards, labelling and the issue of emission allowances

Introductory remarks:
Mr Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Moderator:
Mr Rafael Benke, Senior Executive, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Vale International

Speakers:
Mr Alexander Kasterine, Senior Advisor in Trade, Biodiversity and Climate Change, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Ms Anna Sabelström, Legal Adviser and Project Coordinator, Climate Standards, Swedish National Board of Trade
Mr Lucas Saronga, Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Tanzania to the WTO
Dr Luca Rubini, Lecturer in Law, Deputy Director of the Institute of European Law, Birmingham Law School
Mr Flávio Soares Damico, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
environment
technical barriers
coherence

**** 18:15 — 20:15 RECEPTION ****

Thursday 16 September — Morning Sessions

10:00
12:00

CR

Session 8:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 8

WTO Gender Network

Doing it differently: Reshaping the global economy

Moderator:
Deborah Berlinck, Journalist, O Globo

Speakers:
Dame Billie Miller, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados
Ms Navanethem Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Ms Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heit, CEO ArcelorMittal, South Africa
Ms Valentine Rugwabiza Sendanyoye, WTO Deputy Director-General

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
Lamy's speeches

9:00
11:00

W

Session 9:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future: What post-crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting-power scenario?

Audio:
Session 9

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Coherence and the crisis: Decent work, the WTO and better world governance

Moderator:
Ms Esther Busser, Deputy Director, Geneva Office, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Speakers:
Mr James Howard, Director, Economic and Social Policy Department, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO
Mr Robert Kyloh, Senior Economic Advisor, International Labour Office (ILO)
Mr Stephen Hale, Head of Office, Deputy Campaign and Advocacy Director, Oxfam International

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
> trade and labour

9:00
11:00

D

Session 10:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 10

Commonwealth Secretariat

Africa’s benefits and challenges to regional and international trade

Moderator:
Dr Cyrus Rustomjee, Director, Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat

Speakers:
H.E. Dr Anthony M. Maruping, Permanent Representative of Lesotho to the WTO Ms Aileen Kwa, Coordinator, Trade for Development Programme, South Centre Dr Nichodemus Rudaheranwa, Economic Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: development

9:00
11:00

E

Session 11:
Sub‑theme I:
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 11

Economic Research and Statistics Division — WTO
and University of Melbourne

Governments, non state actors and trade policy making: Negotiating preferentially or multilaterally?

Moderator:
Professor Ann Capling, University of Melbourne, Australia

Speakers:
Dr Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics, WTO
Dr Alexander Chandra, Trade Knowledge Network, Jakarta, Indonesia
Dr Sebastián Herreros, International Trade and Integration Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile
Mr Riad al Khouri, Dean of the Business School, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Iraq
Ms María Pérez-Esteve, Counsellor, Information and External Relations Division, WTO (unable to present due to a scheduling conflict)

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: economic research

Launch of the WTO/Cambridge University Press co-publication Government, Non-State Actors and Trade Policy Making:
Negotiating Preferentially or Multilaterally?, edited by Ann Capling and Patrick Low.
The launch, sponsored by Cambridge University Press, will take place on 16 September 2010 during session 11 and will be followed by coffee and croissants, courtesy of Cambridge University Press. Session participants will be entitled to a discount on the purchase price.

11:15
13:15

W

Session 12:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 12

International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)

Policy coherence between trade, global food security and poverty reduction goals

Moderator:
Mr Peter Gaemelke, Farmer leader, Denmark, and Treasurer of IFAP

Speakers:
Dr Josef Schmidhuber, Senior Economist, FAO Liaison Office, Geneva
Mr François Riegert, Permanent Representative of France to the WTO
Mr Flávio S. Damico, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO
Mr Enrique Domínguez Lucero, Agriculture Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the WTO
Mr Ravi Bangar, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission of India to the WTO

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
agriculture

coherence

11:15
13:15

D

Session 13:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 13

Environment and Trade in a World of Interdependence (Entwined)

Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the WTO

Moderator:
Mr Mark Halle, Executive Director, Trade and Investment, IISD-Europe

Speakers:
Professor Petros Mavroidis, Columbia Law School and University of Neuchâtel
Marceil Yeater, Chief, Legal Affairs and Trade Policy Support, CITES Secretariat
Benjamin Simmons, Head, Trade, Policy and Planning Unit, Economics and Trade Branch, United Nations Environment Programme

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: environment

11:15
13:15

E

Session 14:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 14

Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University, USA

The world trading system in the wake of the financial crisis

Moderator:
Mr Timothy A. Wise, Director of Policy Research, Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University

Speakers:
Mr Umberto Celli, University of São Paolo, Brazil
Mr Mehdi Shafaeddin, affiliated with University of Neuchatel, formerly with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Mr Timothy A. Wise, Director of Policy Research, GDAE, Tufts University
Mr Andrew Cornford, formerly of UNCTAD (unable to attend)

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: services

**** 12:30 — 14:00 LUNCH BREAK ****

Thursday 16 September — Afternoon Sessions

14:15
16:15

CR

Session 15:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 15

Oxfam International

Small farmers and global food-security governance:
Waiting for coherence

Moderator:
Mr Stephen Hale, Head of Office, Deputy Campaign and Advocacy Director, Oxfam International

Speakers:
Mr François Riegert, Permanent Representative of France to the WTO
Mr Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Unit on Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Mr Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO
Mr Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
agriculture

coherence

14:15
16:15

W

Session 16:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 16

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) and Winston & Strawn LLP

Beyond the Doha Round? Shaping the global trading system to encourage innovation and solve global challenges

Moderator:
Mr Stuart Harbinson, Senior Trade Policy Adviser, Sidley Austin LLP

Speakers:
H.E. Mr Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Ambassador, Permanent
Representative of Brazil to the WTO
Mr Thaddeus Burns, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, General
Electric
Mr Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Mr William A. Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council, U.S.

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
Doha Round
Lamy's speeches

14:15
16:15

D

Session 17:
Sub theme IV:
Looking to the future: What post crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 17

Inter‑Parliamentary Union and European Parliament

Can the existing multilateral trading system cope with the emerging challenges?

Moderator:
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO

Speakers:
Mr Vital Moreira, Chair of the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament
Mr Benoît Ouattara, MP, Former Minister of Commerce, Burkina Faso
Senator Luis Alberto Heber, Uruguay
Professor Laurence Boisson-de-Chazourne, Head of the Department of Public International Law and International Organization, University of Geneva

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: Lamy's speeches

14:15
16:15

E

Session 18:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 18

Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

Regionalism's role in integrating the Pacific into the global trading system

Moderator:
Mr Raul Torres, Counsellor, Development Division, WTO

Speakers:
H.E. Mr Tim Yeend, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Australia to the WTO
H.E. Mr Sergio Marchi, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Mr Keith Wilson, Senior International Trade Law Counsellor, Institute for International Trade (IIT), University of Adelaide

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: regional trade agreements

16:30
18:30

W

Session 19:
Sub‑theme I:
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 19

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Rethinking accountability in and of the WTO

Moderator:
Mr Mark Halle, Executive Director, Trade and Investment, IISD-Europe

Speakers:
Professor Robert Wolfe, School of International Studies, Queen’s University, Canada
Professor Jens Steffek, University of Darmstadt, Germany
Mr Rashid S. Kaukab, Deputy Director and Research Coordinator, CUTS (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) Geneva Resource Centre
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
Lamy's speeches

Economic research

16:30
18:30

D

Session 20:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 20

Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya

WTO rules and public health in developing countries:
The "Achilles' heel" or a pillar for development?

Moderator:
Mr Kwame Owino, Programme Coordinator, Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya

Speakers:
Ms Miriam W. Orio Omolo, Trade Programme Officer, Trade Information Programme, Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya
Mr Atul Kaushik, Director, CUTS Geneva Resource Centre; Adviser - Projects, CUTS International, India
Mr Makiese Kinkela Augusto, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Angola to the UN in Geneva

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: intellectual property and health

16:30
18:30

E

Session 21:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 21

Agriculture and Commodities Division — WTO, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

What kind of trade policy framework is needed to support food-security goals?

Moderator:
Mr Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Speakers:
Mr Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development Division, Gates Foundation
Mr Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Executive Director for Argentina and Haiti, Inter-American Development Bank
H.E. Mr Roberto Azevêdo, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other Economic Organizations in Geneva
Mr Zhang Xiangchen, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of China to the WTO

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
agriculture

coherence

Friday 17 September — Morning sessions

9:00
11:00

CR I

Session 22:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 22

FES Geneva and 3D > Trade — Human Rights — Equitable Economy (3D)

Social standards and human rights clauses in trade agreements: Window-dressing, hidden protectionism or furthering the cause?

Moderators:
Mr Felix Kirchmeier, Senior Program Officer, FES Geneva
Ms Violette Ruppanner, Director, 3D

Speakers:
H.E. Ambassador Eduardo Muñoz Gómez, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the WTO
Mr John Clarke, Acting Head, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the WTO
Mr Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International
Ms Claudia Hofmann, Research Associate, University of Kassel, Germany

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
trade and labour
Lamy on human rights

9:00
11:00

CR II

Session 23:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 23

European Commission

A pathway to recovery — a case for the further development of the multilateral trading system?

Introductory remarks:
Lord Brittan, Trade advisor to UK Prime Minister, former Vice-President of the European Commission and Trade Commissioner

Moderator:
Mr Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG Trade, European Commission

Speakers:
H.E. Mr Ujal Singh Bhatia, former Ambassador of India to the WTO
Mr Robert B. Koopman, Chief Economist, United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
Mr Denis Redonnet, Head of Unit, WTO; DG Trade, European Commission

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
development

environment

9:00
11:00

D

Session 24:
Sub theme IV:
Looking to the future: What post crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 24

International Chamber of
Commerce (ICC)

The post crisis agenda for growth in developing and emerging economies: unlocking the potential of telecommunications

Moderator:
Iain MacVay, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, London

Speakers:
Mr Mike Corkerry, Executive Director, EMEA Government Affairs, AT&T
Mr Tilmann Kupfer, Vice President, Trade & International Affairs, BT Group plc
Ms Lee Tuthill, Counsellor, Trade in Services Division, WTO
Mr Wamkele Mene, Economic Counsellor, Permanent Mission of South Africa to the WTO
Mr Makhtar Fall, Regulatory Division, International Telecoms Union
Andrew Wilson, Policy Manager, ICC United Kingdom

Abstract

Official summary

News item

9:00
11:00

W

Session 25:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 25

World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern

Much ado about what?
Do preferential agreements create trade?

Moderator:
Mr Pierre Sauvé, Deputy Managing Director, World Trade Institute, University of Berne, Switzerland

Speakers:
Mr Anirudh Shingal, Senior Research fellow, World Trade Institute, University of Berne
Mr Michael Gasiorek, Unit Director, Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS), University of Sussex
Mr Javier Lopez-Gonzales, Research Affiliate, Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS), University of Sussex

Discussant:
Mr Bernard Hoekman, Director, Trade Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
regional trade agreements
special treatment for developing countries

9:00
11:00

E

Session 26:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 26

Third World Network (TWN)

Key issues in trade, development and climate change

Moderator:
Ms Sanya Reid Smith, Legal Adviser and Senior Researcher, Third World Network

Speakers:
Ms Aileen Kwa, Coordinator, Trade for Development Programme, South Centre
Mr Vicente Paolo Yu, Coordinator, Global Governance for Development Programme, South Centre
Ms Sanya Reid Smith, Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher, Third World Network

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
Lamy's speeches

economic research

11:15
13:15

CR I

Session 27:
Sub‑theme I:
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 27


 

World Trade Institute (WTI) & American Society of International Law (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group (IEcLIG)

The role of the G20 in WTO governance

Moderator:
Professor Sungjoon Cho, Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Speakers:
Professor Dr Marion Panizzon, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Bern/ World Trade Institute
Professor Claire Kelly, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Ms Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck, Senior Researcher, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford
Ms Doaa Abdel Motaal, Counsellor, Office of the Director-General, WTO

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
Lamy's speeches

economic research

11:15
13:15

CR II

Session 28:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political
and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 28

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Climate change, trade and competitiveness: Issues for the WTO

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

Speakers:
Mr Peter Wooders, Senior Economist, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Mr Aaron Cosbey, Associate and Senior Climate Change and Trade Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO
Ms Sheila Page, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute
Mr Ronald Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: economic research

11:15
13:15

W

Session 29:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 29

CropLife International

Trade, the environment and 9 billion hungry people: Coordinating the efforts of the WTO and other international organizations to ensure food security and to mitigate the impact of climate change

Moderator:
Thaddeus Burns, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Trade, General Electric

Speakers:
Hon. Professor Ruth Oniang'o, Ph.D., Founder, Rural Outreach Program (ROP); Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)
Ms Gretchen Stanton, Senior Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities Division, WTO
Mr Anatole Krattiger, Director, Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Abstract

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Official summary

More:
agriculture

environment
coherence

11:15
13:15

D

Session 30:
Sub‑theme I:
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 30

OCEANA

The future of trade and the environment:
Creating the WTO's solution for trade, development and sustainable oceans

Moderator:
H.E. Mr Peter Allgeier, Ambassador, President, C&M International, Washington, D.C.

Speakers:
Dr Rainer Froese, Senior Scientist/Fisheries Biologist, Leibniz-Institute für Meerewissenschaften (IFM-GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany
Dr Anthony Charles, Professor, Environmental Studies Programme and School of Business, St Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mr Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Abstract

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Official summary

More: environment

11:15
13:15

E

Session 31:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 31

Regional Export Promotion Trust
Zimbabwe

Campaign for participation and representation of women’s issues in trade: Strengthening responses to create wealth and reduce poverty for women in informal cross border trade in Southern Africa

Moderator:
Mr Marlon Zakeyo, Zimbabwe Advocacy Office, Geneva

Speakers:
Ms Ottilia Chikosha, Executive Director, Regional Export Promotion Trust Zimbabwe
Ms Naome Chimbetete, Executive Director, Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre and Network
Ms Tendai Makanza, Research and Information Coordinator, ANSA Secretariat
Ms Kwanele Ona Jirira, Commissioner for Human Rights, Zimbabwe; Lecturer/Researcher, University of Zimbabwe, Institute of Development Studies Department of Agrarian and Labour Studies

Abstract

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Official summary

More: development

**** 13:15 — 14:15  LUNCH BREAK ****

Friday 17 September — Afternoon Sessions

14:15
16:15

CR I

Session 32:
Sub‑theme I:
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 32

The Evian Group at IMD

Greater China and the future of the multilateral trading system

Moderator:
Professor Jean-Pierre Lehman, Professor of International Political Economy at IMD; Founding Director of The Evian Group at IMD

Speakers:
Mr Michael Garrett, Co-Chairman, The Evian Group at IMD; Former Executive Vice President Asia-Oceania-Africa and Middle East, Nestlé S.A.
Dr Arthur E. Appleton, Partner, Appleton Luff, Geneva
Professor James Tang, Professor and Director of the Master of International and Public Affairs Programme in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
Professor Yong Wang, Professor, School of International Studies, Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: China in the WTO

14:15
16:15

CR II

Session 33:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 33


 

International Law Association, Canadian Branch

Coherence and incoherence of the international trade regime:
Who profits from it? Can we change anything? How?

Moderator:
Mr Bernard Colas, LL.D., Partner, Colas Moreira Kazandjian Zikovsky

Speakers:
Professor Olivier de Schutter, Université de Louvain, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Professor Gabrielle Marceau, Counsellor, Legal Affairs Division, WTO
Mr Johanne Brodeur, Partner, Brodeur Hotte and Associates

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More: coherence

14:15
16:15

W

Session 34:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 34

The Federation of Norwegian Agricultural Co‑operatives and Norwegian Farmers Union
JA Zenchu (Japan)
Copa‑Cogeca (European Union)
Canadian dairy, poultry and egg producers
UPA — Union des Producteurs agricoles du Quebec
ROPPA — Reseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs agricoles de l`Afrique de l`Ouest
Nation Farmers Union (US)
EAFF — Eastern African Farmers Federation
Schweizerischer Bauernverband (Switzerland)

Seeking coherence: How can international agreements influence agriculture and world trade positively for the coming generation in the face of global trends?

Moderator:
Mr Robert Carlson, President of the North Dakota Farmers´ Union and Director of International Relations, National Farmers Union, USA

Speakers:
Mr Christian Anton Smedshaug, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Farmers Union
Mr Niek Koning, Assistant Professor of the Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Mr Djibo Bagna, Chairman, ROPPA (Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest)
Mr Jacques Bourgeois, Swiss Farmers’ Union – Switzerland
Mr Christian Lacasse, Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) – Quebec, Canada
Mr Marcos Rochinski, FETRAF (Federação dos Trabalhadores na Agricultura Familiar (Federation of Rural Workers and Family Farmers)) – Brazil
Mr Padraig Walshe, Copa-Cogeca (European Farmers and European Agri-Cooperatives) – European Union
Mr Hirofumi Kobayashi, JA ZENCHU (Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives) – Japan
Mr Philip Kiriro, Eastern African Farmers’ Federation (EAFF)

Abstract

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Official summary

More:
agriculture

coherence

14:15
16:15

D

Session 35:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 35

International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC)

Biofuels subsidies and standards: WTO considerations

Moderator:
Dr Stefan Tangermann, University of Gottingen, International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) Member

Speakers:
Dr Tim Josling, Stanford University, IPC Member
Mr Ronald Steenblik, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Dr Harsha Vardhana Singh, WTO

Commentator:
Mr Harsha Vardhana Singh, WTO Deputy Director General

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
subsidies
technical barriers

14:15
16:15

E

Session 36:
Sub‑theme IV:
Looking to the future:  What post‑crisis agenda for the WTO in a shifting power scenario?

Audio:
Session 36

Federal Competition Commission, Mexico (CFC)

Antidumping Regime:
A view From the competition policy perspective

Moderator:
Mr Eduardo Pérez Motta, President, Federal Competition Commission, Mexico

Speakers:
Mr Allan Fels AO, Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia.
Mr Bernard Hoekman, Sector Director, Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Vice-Presidency, World Bank.
Seung Wha CHANG, Professor of Law, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
anti-dumping
competition policy in the WTO

16:30
18:30

CR I

Session 37:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 37

Trade in Services Division — WTO

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Africa:
Should services linkages be expanded?
 

Moderator:
Ms Valentine Rugwabiza Sendanyoye, WTO Deputy Director-General

Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Darlington Mwape, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the WTO
Mr. Jonathan Mitchell, Programme Leader, Overseas Development Institute
Mr Kalman Kalotay, Investment Issues Section, UNCTAD
Mr Fabrice Leclercq, Senior Trade Promotion Advisor, ITC (was unable to participate due to a flight delay)

Commentators:
Mr Abdoulaye Sanoko, Permanent Mission of Mali to the United Nations Office in Geneva
Mr Abul Barkat, Chair, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka
Mr Dale Honeck, Counsellor, Trade in Services Division, WTO

Abstract

News item

Official summary

More:
development

> services

16:30
18:30

CR II

Session 38:
Sub‑theme III:
Coherence between the WTO and other areas of global governance

Audio:
Session 38

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The (elusive?) quest for coherence in global negotiations and norms: the case of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Moderator:
Mr Ahmed Abdel Latif, Intellectual Property and Technology Programme Manager, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Speakers:
Mr Martin Girsberger, Head of Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Unit, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Ms Maria Julia Oliva, Senior Adviser on access and benefit sharing, Union for Ethical BioTrade
Dr Dwijen Rangnekar, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick
Mr Frederick Abbott, Professor of Law, Florida University College of Law
Mr Jean-Frédéric Morin, Professor of Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract

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Official summary

More:
Trips and CBD

coherence

16:30
18:30

W

Session 39:
Sub‑theme II:
The economic, political and technological factors shaping world trade and the role of the rules‑based multilateral trading system in contributing to the global economic recovery

Audio:
Session 39

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The role of trade in fostering a recovery that is supportive of employment

Moderator:
Mr Jonathan Lynn, World Trade Correspondent, Chief Correspondent, Geneva, Reuters

Speakers:
Mr Michael Plummer, Head, Development Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Mr Peter H. Chase, Senior European Representative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ms Esther Busser, Deputy Director, Geneva Office, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Abstract

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Official summary

More: economic research

16:30
18:30

D

Session 40:
Sub‑theme I: 
The WTO and the players that influence the multilateral trading system

Audio:
Session 40

Latin American Trade Network (LATN) and University of São Paulo (USP)

 

The new geography of trade: South-south agreements, south-south asymmetries and the WTO

Moderator:
Ms Adriana Verdier , ICTSD, Geneva

Speakers:
Mr Umberto Celli, USP, Brazil
Ms Juliana Peixoto Batista, LATN-FLACSO, Argentina
Mr Rolf Traeger, UNCTAD, Geneva
Mr Timothy A. Wise, Director of Policy Research, Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University

Abstract

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Official summary

More:
economic research
> development

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