Monday, October 28, 2013
What We're Covering This Week
Here’s What We’re Covering This Week......
It’s a busy week here in Washington, with two major conferences scheduled. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership also gets a lot of attention – thanks to a Senate Finance hearing and a visiting delegation of European legislators.
Here are some of the events we’ll be covering:
● On Monday, former World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy discusses the state of globalization at a program sponsored by the Brookings Institution.
● Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding discusses Transatlantic Trade and Investment at an event sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
● Also on Tuesday, the European Institute sponsors a roundtable with members of the European Parliament on data protection, privacy and security.
● US Trade Representative Michael Froman speaks at a program sponsored by Politico.
● Wednesday, the Coalition of Services Industries holds its annual conference. USTR Froman speaks again, along with EC Director General for Trade Jean-Luc Demarty and Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
● The American University holds its annual trade seminar – this year focusing on regional trade agreements. Speakers include WTO Apellate Body Chairman Ricardo Ramirez.
● Also on Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee holds its first hearing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
● Thursday, the Commerce Department launches its first SelectUSA Investment Summit aimed at promoting the United States as a destination for foreign investment. President Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker are among the speakers on Thursday.
● Meanwhile, the Coalition of Services Industries and Taiwan Coalition of Service Industries hold a program on services and investment in the Asia Pacific and Taiwan with speakers including Assistant USTR for Services and Investment Christine Bliss.
● On Friday, Commerce’s SelectUSA conference continues. USTR Froman and Secretary of State John Kerry speak.
See you there!