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14 October 2014
TTIP: what implications for Africa?
Recent events reveal glimpses of how the international trade regime may influence Africa’s development. They also highlight the urgency of identifying the spillover effects of the world's largest bilateral trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and the US: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
TTIP - which accounts for one-third of international trade - and the combination of other trade negotiations in general, will no doubt impact global trade rules, and the dynamic and fast growing regions of Africa.
Hosted by MEP Charles Goerens, this conference bridges the bilateral regional dialogue of both the EU-Africa Summit and the US Africa Leaders Summit to discuss the implications of TTIP for African economies.
Charles Goerens, Member of the European Parliament
The role of foreign trade and investment in Africa’s economic transformation
K.Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation and former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
EPA, AGOA, TTIP: A new era for Africa-EU-US trade partnerships
The transatlantic marketplace: opportunities for African businesses
In or out? Making sense of African trading relationships
Edward Bowles, Regional Head of Public Affairs, EMEA and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank, member of the European Commission’s TTIP Advisory Group
Guy Gweth, CEO, Knowdys
Steve Hayes, President and CEO, The Corporate Council on Africa (tbc)
Denis Redonnet, Head of Unit, Trade Strategy, DG Trade, European Commission
David Rice, Director, Africapitalism Institute
Yentyl Williams, International Trade Manager, Meridia Partners
The conference is organised by Meridia Partners in partnership with EU Trade Insights.