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.

E15 Initiative Session at the ACP Trade Ministers Meeting

07 December 2016 , Brussels, Belgium - 16:30 - 18:00



On 7 December, ICTSD, the World Economic Forum and the ACP Secretariat organised a session at the ACP Trade Ministers Meeting, held in Brussels, Belgium. The session provided an overview of the E15 Report launched at Davos, Switzerland, whilst highlighting options relevant to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the global trade and investment system. It was followed by an open discussion with Trade Ministers. Discussions built on the body of E15 work on the topics of regional trade agreements, regulatory coherence, finance and development, innovation, and digital trade among others.

Chair: Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ, Chief Executive, ICTSD

• Darlington MWAPE, Former Permanent Representative of Zambia to the WTO, Senior Fellow, ICTSD
• Isabelle RAMDOO, Senior Linkages and Investment Advisor, African Minerals Development Centre/UNECA
Bernard HOEKMAN, Professor, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Pedro ROFFE, Senior Associate, Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property, ICTSD