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.

World Economic Forum – World Trade Institute Investment Roundtable

25 May 2016 , Geneva, Switzerland

The World Economic Forum and the World Trade Institute, University of Bern organised an investment roundtable in Geneva on Wednesday, May 25th, focusing on frontier issues in investment governance, and especially on the proposal for an International Investment Court system. This meeting brought together several of the world’s leading experts in the trade and investment field, including 21 E15 members (listed below), as well as representatives outside the E15 drawn from all key stakeholder communities including policy-makers, practitioners and arbitrators, academics, civil society, business, and the investment policy heads of relevant international organisations on the issue. This one-day event explored prospects for, and against, advancing the EU’s proposed Investment Court System, as well as some of the political economy challenges likely to be encountered in reforming the investor-State dispute settlement mechanism, as the idea of revived multilateralism in investment governance gathers momentum. The meeting represented a follow-up to the work of the E15 Task Force on Investment Policy.