The E15 engages key stakeholders – trade and investment policy makers, business and thought leaders – in policy dialogues in Geneva and around the world to explore and help validate ideas, align interests and strengthen the impetus for change.
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017
E15Initiative policy options helped to inform trade and investment discussions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 from 17-20 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, marking one year since the initial launch of the E15 Synthesis Report in 2016.
The following sessions relevant to E15 work took place:
|Time (GMT+1) and Location||Availability of Session to Public||Description|
|ICTSD participated (represented by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, ICTSD Chief Executive)|
|Thursday, 19 January
|Private||Digital Trade in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Examining e-commerce and digital trade governance in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
|E15 policy options showcased|
|Wednesday 18 January
|Private||FDI in the new Global Rhetoric
Identifying strategic options for the 21st-century global investment regime in a fragmented world divided between investment liberalisation and protectionism. The session looked at key elements of the path ahead, including regional outlooks and innovative ways forward, such as investment facilitation.
|Select relevant trade and investment sessions|
|Wednesday 18 January
Congress Centre, Aspen 2
Four out of five jobs lost due to globalization have been sacrificed to technological change rather than trade. What have we learned about globalization to improve its governance?
Speakers: Stefan Löfven, Dambisa Moyo, Kevin Delaney, Abidali Neemuchwala, Bradford L. Smith
|Thursday 19 January
18:00-19:00 Congress Centre, Aspen 2
|Public||Protectionism: Back to the Future?
With current and future trade agreements in question, and business and development impact paramount, is the world heading towards a new wave of protectionism?
Speakers: Cecilia Malmström, Gillian R. Tett, David Abney, Min Zhu, Roberto Azevêdo, David M. Cote
|Friday 20 January 11:00-12:00
Congress Centre, Hall
|Public||Global Economic Outlook
What lies ahead for the global economy in 2017?
Speakers: Haruhiko Kuroda, Laurence D. Fink, Christine Lagarde, Martin Wolf, Wolfgang Schäuble, Philip Hammond