Agenda

TTIP Reloaded
Additional Insights & New Perspectives

International Conference
under the 2014 Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

29 October, Rome

Scuderie di Palazzo Altieri
Via di Santo Stefano del Cacco, I
00186 – Rome

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Bertelsmann Stiftung


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Agenda

 

Morning Coffee & Registration 09.00 – 09.30
 
Welcome  09.30 – 10.00
Giuseppe Ciccarone, President of Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini; Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome
Wolfgang Schüssel, Former Austrian Chancellor, Member of the Board of Trustees, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Session 1: TTIP-Where do we stand 10.00 – 11.15 
A new Commission, a new Start for a Transatlantic Trade Partnership
What are key lessons learned from almost two years of negotiations on a transatlantic deal? What is a realistic outlook on future negotiations and potential outcomes?
Moderator: 
Henning vom Stein, Head of Brussels Office, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Panelists:
Sandro Gozi, Deputy Secretary for European affairs, in Charge of the Official Agenda of the Italian Semester, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director at the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission
Elena Bryan, Senior Trade Representative, U.S. Mission to the European Union
Monique Goyens, Director General, European Consumers’ Organisation BEUC
Marietje Schaake, Member of the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament
Coffee Break  11.15 – 11.30
Session 2: Understanding the global perspective 11.30 – 13.00
The Cost of Non-TTIP in a Dynamic World
How effective is TTIP as a defensive strategy to shelter Europe against potentially negative effects from other mega-regionals?
Third Country Effects
By excluding most other countries, TTIP is likely to result in costs for non-participating nations.
However, the size of these costs is still debated.
Multilateral perspective
Is TTIP killing the WTO?
Kickoff presentations
Gabriel Felbermayr, Director of the Ifo Center for International Economis
Joseph F. Francois, Director of the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern
Moderator:
Andreas Esche, Director of Shaping Sustainable Economies Program, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Panelists:
Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament
Gabriel Felbermayr, Director of the Ifo Center for International Economics
Joseph Francois, Director of the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern
Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director at the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission
Lunch Break  13.00 – 14.00

AFTERNOON 14.00–16.30
Session 3: The impact on economic sectors, job creation and labour standards
TTIP and Value Chains:How will TTIP change the structure of value chains?
Job Creation and Job Destruction:
Following the TTIP agreement, there will be inevitably winners and losers. Which economic sectors will experience a positive impact and which will not?
TTIP and Labour Standards:
The US has different labour standards than the EU, as well as EU member states have between them. Will TTIP lead to a race to the bottom?
Key note and introductory remarks
Carlo Calenda, Deputy Secretary of Economic Development of the Italian Government
Anna Maria Simonazzi, President of the Scientific Board of the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini; Professor of Economics at Sapienza University of Rome
Kick Off Presentations
Silvia Torrini e Luigi Bidoia, Quantitative and econometrical analysts at StudiaBo
Michele Faioli, Professor of Labour Law at the Tor Vergata University of Rome
Giuseppe Ciccarone, President of Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini; Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome
Moderator
Tiziano Treu, Professor of Labor Law at the Cattolica University of Milan
Panelists
Celeste Drake, Trade and Globalisation Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations)
Giancarlo Durante, Senior Executive Director, Head of Social Affairs, ABI (Italian Association of Banks)
David Foden, Head of the Unit Working Conditions and Industrial Relations, Eurofound
Jacek Krawczyk, President of the Employers’ Group at European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Pierella Paci, Lead Economist of The World Bank
Dirk Vantyghem, Director of International Affairs, Eurochambres
Concluding remarks     16.30–17.00
Tiziano Treu, Professor of Labor Law at the Cattolica University of Milan