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 Washington Launch Event

09 March 2016 , Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

On Wednesday, 9 March, the Peterson Institute for International Economics hosted the E15 Washington Launch Event. This dynamic panel discussion provided an overview of the E15 Report launched at Davos and highlighted options immediately relevant to the broader global trade and investment system. Our expert panel discussed the findings of the report as well as their own assessments of the impacts of current trade and investment trends. Elements contained in the report include the 17 policy option papers offering a detailed and comprehensive set of suggestions for improved governance of the global trade and investment system in the 21st century; and a Synthesis Report, interpreting the significance of the proposals for progress on many of the international community’s most important shared imperatives.

The meeting was chaired by Adam Posen, President of Peterson Institute for International Economics, and panellists included:

  • Robert LAWRENCE, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Albert L. Williams Professor of Trade and Investment, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Richard SAMANS, Member of Managing Board, World Economic Forum
  • Gary HUFBAUER, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ, Chief Executive, ICTSD
  • Anabel GONZÁLEZ, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank

The event was well-attended (see list of participants) and attracted top experts from a range of fields.

Participants from the E15: