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AIG Global Trade Series Event

Afore Consulting is proud to partner with the AIG Global Trade Series in a discussion on the future of the EU trade policy with Sabine Weyand, Director General of DG Trade, Bernd Lange, Chair of the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament, Ambassadors and further Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee.

The nature of international trade agreements is evolving. One aspect of this is the inclusion of new sectors, such as digital trade and data transfers in trade agreements. Another is the increasing reference to common standards and norms in trade, such as environmental standards, common technology standards, but also the subscription to common labour and social norms. What implications do these developments have for trade negotiations? Will they open up trade or prompt defensive trade measures? What do they mean for regional rather than global trade partnerships, and what might these look like in the future?

This invitation-only event brings together a select group of trade experts from Europe, the US and Asia to discuss these and other trade themes. The debate is timed to precede the COP26 meeting on climate change and the Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12).

The AIG Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and international organizations with leading expertise on global trade, including Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law, Chatham House, the Clingendael Institute, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Research Institute for Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Throughout 2021, AIG is producing a series of podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system; recent editions include “Climate and Trade: on the road to COP26”, “After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism”, “Where next for the WTO and global trade rules” and “Open strategic autonomy”.

The discussion will focus on the main findings of the Global Trade Series podcast and brings views from the European Commission, the European Parliament and international trade experts on, among others, the EU’s trade policy, the consequences of open strategic autonomy for inter-bloc trade dynamics, transatlantic regulatory cooperation, as well as the EU-China trade relationship and its future perspective.

The event is finished.

Date

27 Oct 2021
Expired!

Time

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Category

Speakers

  • Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou MEP, Vice Chair INTA Committee
    Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou
    Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou
    MEP, Vice Chair INTA Committee
  • Barry Andrews Barry Andrews MEP, INTA Committee Member
    Barry Andrews
    Barry Andrews
    MEP, INTA Committee Member
  • Bernd Lange Bernd Lange Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the INTA Committee
    Bernd Lange
    Bernd Lange
    Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the INTA Committee
  • Geert Bourgeois Geert Bourgeois MEP, INTA Committee Member
    Geert Bourgeois
    Geert Bourgeois
    MEP, INTA Committee Member
  • Jörgen Warborn Jörgen Warborn MEP, INTA Committee Member
    Jörgen Warborn
    Jörgen Warborn
    MEP, INTA Committee Member
  • Liesje Schreinemacher Liesje Schreinemacher MEP, INTA Committee Member
    Liesje Schreinemacher
    Liesje Schreinemacher
    MEP, INTA Committee Member
  • Marie-Pierre Vedrenne Marie-Pierre Vedrenne MEP, INTA Committee Member
    Marie-Pierre Vedrenne
    Marie-Pierre Vedrenne
    MEP, INTA Committee Member
  • Nickolas Reinhardt
    Nickolas Reinhardt
    Co-founder and Director, Afore Consulting

    Nickolas Reinhardt co-founded Afore Consulting in 2007. Over a career of 20 years, he has come to be regarded as one of the most influential financial services consultants in Brussels. Previously, he ran the global regulatory practice at a public affairs company. He has extensive experience in all areas of financial services and competition policy. He trained and worked as a merchant banker in Hamburg.

    Nickolas has an MA in History and Politics from the Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel and has also studied and lectured at the University of Limerick and Queens University, Belfast. He speaks German, English and French.

  • Rem Korteweg Rem Korteweg Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
    Rem Korteweg
    Rem Korteweg
    Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
  • Sabine Weyand Sabine Weyand Director-General, DG TRADE, European Commission
    Sabine Weyand
    Sabine Weyand
    Director-General, DG TRADE, European Commission
  • Thomas Lillelund Thomas Lillelund CEO AIG EMEA
    Thomas Lillelund
    Thomas Lillelund
    CEO AIG EMEA

Organiser

Nickolas Reinhardt
Nickolas Reinhardt
Phone
+32475330039
Email
Nickolas.Reinhardt@aforeconsulting.eu

Director

Other Organizers

Constantine Arvanitis
Constantine Arvanitis
Email
Constantine.Arvanitis@aforeconsulting.eu

Consultant

Johannes Muhowicz
Email
Johannes.Muhowicz@aforeconsulting.eu

Junior Consultant