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ECIPE Conference: The Politics of TTIP – What are the Key Controversies, How to Address them?

November 19 2014
Venue: Sofitel Brussels Europe Hotel, Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels
Speakers: Matthias Bauer, Elena Bryan, Charles Flanagan, Chris Israel, Marietje Schaake
Time: 15:30

TTIP has run into opposition. Governments and NGOs in Europe are calling for key planks of the talks, such as investor protection, to be discharged. The political temperature of TTIP may be lower in the US, but key Congressional leaders and constituencies have their red lines too – with issues like intellectual property and trademarks becoming big concerns.

– What is the state of public opinion on TTIP – are Europeans and American generally in favour or against? And TTIP opposition, what is it about?

– What are the key issues for political leaders to address in order to get an agreement that sits comfortably with public opinion?
– What political leadership is required to win the battle for TTIP?
Please join us for a lively discussion with speakers like Chris Israel, Marietje Schaake, Minister Charles Flanagan (tbc), Elena Bryan and Matthias Bauer. During the afternoon a new poll on TTIP and public opinion will be presented – and we will hear about the result of a study examining opinions against TTIP and the role played new social media.
Speakers:
Matthias Bauer is Senior Economist at ECIPE and author of a study on TTIP storytelling
Elena Bryan is the United States Trade Representative in Europe
Charles Flanagan is Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Ireland
Chris Israel is Partner at ACG Analytics and former senior official in the U.S. Department of Commerce
MEP Marietje Schaake is member of the International Trade Committee and the Vice Chair of the EP DelegationThe conference is followed by a wine reception.

The event has reached full capacity and registration for the conference is now closed. Please send an email to events@ecipe.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list. Should a place become available, we will contact you to confirm your registration.