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.

Expert Group and Task Force Workshops

First Expert Group Workshop on Services

15 - 16 May 2014 , Geneva

Services E15 Initiative Expert Group - ICTSD World Economic Forum

The E15 Expert Group on Services met for the first time in Geneva on 15-16 May 2014 to begin the process of developing policy options on how to improve multilateral cooperation in the field of services. The background paper written by Co-convener Magnus Rentzhog and Emilie Aner, both of Kommerskollegium, Sweden’s National Board of Trade, reviewed relevant issues in order to provide context for later discussions. The group also reviewed progress on the Doha negotiations on services and explored options for making GATS a more effective agreement in the context of services.

Attendance at this event was by invitation only.