ECIPE/ESF Seminar: Is there a case for a Plurilateral Agreement on Services?
February 05 2012
A plurilateral agreement between a group of willing economies is to an increasing extent being suggested as a possible way forward in order to advance liberalisation and co-operation in the field of services.
What is the political and economic case for a plurilateral agreement on services, and what would be the impacts on the multilateral trading system?
ECIPE and the European Services Forum (ESF) cordially invite you to a discussion on the future of services liberalisation.
- Ambassador Michael Punke, Deputy USTR and US Ambassador to the WTO
- Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director ECIPE
- Mr Marc Vanheukelen, Head of cabinet, DG Trade, European Commission
- Professor MEP Vital Moreira, Chairman of the International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament
- Ambassador Sören Kelstrup, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Chair of the EU Trade Policy Committee under the Danish Presidency of the European Union
- Ambassador Tim Yeend, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Australia
- Ambassador David Plunkett, Ambassador of Canada to the European Union
- Mr Robert Vastine, President, US Coalition of the Service Industries (CSI)
- Mr Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum (ESF)
- Introduction by Mr Jonathan Peel, Employers Group, EESC and Mr Edward Bowles, Regional Head of Public Affairs, EMEA and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank; ESF Policy Committee Chairman
- Conclusion by Mr John Cooke, Chairman, LOTIS Committee, The City UK; Member of ECIPE Advisory Board