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2023 WITA Academy European Union Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar

05/10/2023 at 9:00 AM (EST)
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Participants gained insight from trade professionals, posed questions to policy makers, and learned about the ever-shifting trade landscape. Attendees came away with an understanding of the trade policy-making process, the role of its key players, and the important issues facing policy makers.

The 2023 European Union Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar was held on Zoom. Most session recordings are now available for registered attendees to watch.

Dates and Format:

Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern)

Thursday, May 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern)

Friday, May 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern)

 

2023 Program & Curriculum

All Times US/Eastern

Day 1 – Wednesday, May 10: 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern Time)/3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CET)

European Governance

Session 1, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET): Key EU Institutions and Structures

Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund; former U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Europe; and Director of the State Department’s office of EU Affairs

Ryan Meilak, Head of Outreach, European Parliament in USA; former Administrative Manager for Stakeholder Relations, European Parliament

Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Frances G. Burwell, Senior Director, McLarty Associates; former Vice President for European Union and Special Initiatives, and Director of Transatlantic Programs and Studies, Atlantic Council

 

Session 2, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET): European Commission Deep Dive

Hervé Jouanjean, Senior Trade Expert, King & Spalding; former Director of DG Trade in charge of WTO and OECD; former Deputy Secretary General for inter-institutional relations, and Director-General for budget and financial programming, European Commission

Efthymia (Emmy) Korodima, Deputy Head of Unit of the Trade Strategy Unit, DG Trade, European Commission

Discussion Facilitator: Lisa Schroeter, Global Director of Trade & Investment Policy, Dow; former Executive Director of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)

 

Session 3, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET): Reaching Trade Agreements in the EU System

Alexandra Koutoglidou, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Trade F2, Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, European Commission

Ambassador Hugo Paemen, Senior Advisor, Brussels, Hogan Lovells; former EU Chief Trade Negotiator; former Head of the European Commission’s Washington Delegation

Discussion Facilitator: Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice President, Europe, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce; and former Executive Vice President, Business for Social Responsibility

 

Presentation by Hervé Jouanjean from Session 2: European Commission Deep Dive

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Day 2: Thursday, May 11
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern Time)/3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CET)

EU Decision Making Process

Session 4, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET): EU Decision Making Process: Overview

Colin Brown, Head of Unit, Legal Affairs/Dispute settlement (trade and sustainable development and investment), European Commission

Amie Kreppel, Jean Monnet Chair, Director of the Center for European Studies, and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida

Discussion Facilitator: Philip Torbøl, Partner, Brussels, K&L Gates; former Press Officer, European People’s Party, European Parliament

 

Session 5, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET): Opportunities for Stakeholders to Provide Input into the EU Decision-making Process

Atli Stannard, Associate, Covington & Burling LLP; former Inter-institutional Affairs, European Commission Secretariat General

Roger Coelho, Senior Policy Director, AmCham EU; formerly with the Information and Communication Unit in DG Enlargement at the European Commission

Discussion Facilitator: John Miller, Chief Economic Analyst, Trade Data Monitor; former Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal

 

Session 6, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET): Sectoral Case Studies: Agriculture and Digital Trade Policy & Regulation

Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States; former Acting Head of Unit for Next Generation Internet, European Commission

Cristina Rueda-Catry, Cabinet Expert, European Commission Executive Vice-President
Valdis Dombrovskis

Discussion Facilitator: Daniel Mullaney, former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East

 

Presentation by Amie Kreppel from Session 4: EU Decision Making Process: Overview

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Presentation by Peter Fatelnig from Session 6: Sectoral Case Studies: Agriculture and Digital Trade Policy & Regulation

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Day 3: Friday, May 12
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (US/Eastern Time)/3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CET)

EU Trade Policy

Session 7, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET): Enforcement

Thomas Beline, Partner, Cassidy Levy Kent; former attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce

Peter Berz, Head of Unit for Enforcement, Market Access and SMEs, DG Trade, European Commission

Discussion Facilitator: Arnoud Willems, Advocaat, Partner, International Trade, Baker McKenzie, Brussels


Session 8, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET): Security and Investment Screening

Giovanna M. Cinelli, Partner and Practice Lead, International Trade & National Security, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Damien Levie, Head of Tech & Security, FDI Screening Unit at DG TRADE, European Commission

Discussion Facilitator: Lourdes Catrain, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Brussels


Session 9, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET): Key External Trade Issues and Initiatives

Ambassador Hugo Paemen, Senior Advisor, Brussels, Hogan Lovells; former EU Chief Trade Negotiator; former Head of the European Commission’s Washington Delegation

Peter Young, Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Trade & Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States; former Senior Expert in the Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission in Brussels

Discussion Facilitator: Daniel Mullaney, former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East

 

Presentation by Damien Levie from Session 8: Security and Investment Screening

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Ticket Prices:

WITA Member: $200

WITA Member (Government): $100

Full Time University/Student: $100

Non Member: $300

For group rates (3 or more ticket purchases), email Diego Anez (danez@wita.org) to receive a special rate.

 

Who Should Attend? 

The three-day EU Intensive Trade Seminar (ITS) is geared towards individuals who want to learn how trade policy is made within the European Union. Past attendees of the US-centric ITS include those in business, law, academia, NGOs, embassies and the U.S. Government.

The curriculum is focused on helping attendees broaden their understanding of trade policy making, those seeking a career in trade policy, others new to the trade policy field, and anyone serving the import/export community.

We also encourage the international community working on economic and trade issues, and others who want to learn more about international trade, to participate in this program.

To keep the dialogue open and candid, the European Union Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar is OFF THE RECORD and is not open to the press.

 

 

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