SOURCE: USCIB

USCIB

October 28, 2014 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: Conference to Shed New Light on 21st-Century Trade Policy Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) -

What:   
Conference: "Exploring New Approaches to Trade, Investment and Jobs: Insight and Impact for Business from the OECD"

Who:   
Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. trade representative
Cathy Novelli, under secretary of state for economic growth, energy & environment
Mari Kiviniemi, deputy secretary general, OECD, former prime minister of Finland
Yonov Frederick Agah, deputy director general, World Trade Organization
Ambassador Susan Schwab, Mayer Brown, former U.S. trade representative
Harold McGraw III, chairman of McGraw Hill Financial, chairman of USCIB
Ken Ash, director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Hon. James Bacchus, Greenberg Traurig, former chair of the WTO Appellate Body

When:   
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Froman's remarks at 12:15 p.m.
Full agenda at www.uscibtrade.org

Where:   
St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Media:  
REGISTER BY 5 PM, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Contact Jonathan Huneke, jhuneke@uscib.org, 917-420-0039

How are cross-border trade and investment changing in an era of ever-more sophisticated global value chains? What new policies and agreements are needed to ensure that trade and investment can generate high-quality jobs and other benefits to society? And how can new research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shed light on these changes and provide insight for policy makers?

These will be among the questions addressed at a timely, high-level conference organized by United States Council for International Business, the OECD and BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. The conference will highlight the OECD's innovative work in the areas of trade and investment, and address how this work impacts policy, job creation and trade negotiations around the world.

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jonathan Huneke
    USCIB
    jhuneke@uscib.org
    +1 212.703.5043 (office)
    +1 917.420.0039 (mobile)