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.

Launch Events

E15 Beijing Launch Event

18 March 2016 , Beijing, China

On Friday, 18 March, the E15Initiative organised a Beijing launch of its policy option papers and Synthesis Report, which together serve to propose, interpret and explore suggestions for improved governance of the global trade and investment system in the 21st century. The event coincided with the China Development Forum, and was co-hosted by Caixin Insight Group and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)/Research Institute for Global Value Chains (RIGVC) in cooperation with the National School of Development at Peking University (a partnering institution of the E15Initiative).

Panellists included:

  • Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ, Chief Executive, ICTSD
  • Guoqiang LONG, Vice President, Development Research Centre of State Council
  • Justin LIN, Professor and Honourable Dean, National School of Development, Peking University
  • Hong ZHAO, Vice President, China Academy for International Trade and Economic Cooperation
  • Anabel GONZÁLEZ, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank
  • Richard SAMANS, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

Participants from the E15:

  • Shuaihua CHENG, Managing Director, ICTSD China
  • Andrew CROSBY, Managing Director, Communications and Strategy, ICTSD
  • Xinquan TU, Deputy Director of the China Institute for WTO Studies at UIBE
  • Longyue ZHAO, Director of the China Center for International Development, Nankai University