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[Conference] Seoul Conference on Trade & Industry: Leveraging Trade as a New Growth Engine

Type Conference
Venue Grand Ballroom, Grand InterContinental, Seoul Date 2016-11-30 ~ 2016-11-30
Host Korea International Trade Association; Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Organizer Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Seoul Conference on Trade & Industry:

Leveraging Trade as a New Growth Engine

Date: 30th November 2016

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Grand InterContinental, Seoul

09:00-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:20

Opening Remarks

l       In-Ho Kim, Chairman & CEO, Korea International Trade Association

Welcoming Remarks

l       Hyunghwan Joo, Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy

l       Jung Taik Hyun, President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Congratulatory Remarks

l       Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization

Keynote

Session

10:20-12:00

Trade for Growth : Opportunities and Challenges

 

Keynote : The Global Trade Slowdown: Causes and Consequences

l       Speaker of Honor: Douglas A. Irwin, Professor, Dartmouth College

 

Moderator : Tae ho Bark, Professor, Seoul National University

Panel :      - Tae-hee Woo, Vice Minister, MOTIE

- Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director General, WTO

- Simon Evenett, Professor, University of St. Gallen

12:00-13:30

Luncheon

Session 2

13:30-15:10

Trans-Pacific Trade Pact at the Crossroads: The Future of TPP

 

1. The Future of TPP Under the Trump Administration

l       Speaker : Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

2. The Current Status and Future Plans of Other TPP Nations

l       Speaker : Yukiko Fukagawa, Professor, Waseda University

 

Moderator : Duk-Geun Ahn, Professor, Seoul National University

Panel :      - Chul Chung, Vice President, Department of International Trade, KIEP

- William M. Powers, Chief Economist & Director, USITC

- José Luis Bernal Rodríguez, Ambassador, Embassy of Mexico in Korea

- Jeffrey Wilson, Professor, Murdoch University

15:10-15:40

Coffee Break

Session 3

15:40-17:30

Digital Trade: A New Engine for Global Trade

 

1. Digital Trade and Growth: The New Era of Globalization

l       Speaker : William M. Powers, Chief Economist & Director, USITC

2. Trends and Issues in Digital Trade and New Opportunities for SMEs

l        Speaker : Joshua P. Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

 

Moderator : Byung-il Choi, Professor, Ewha Womans University

Panel :      - Won-ho Choi, Executive Managing Director, e-Biz Services Group, KITA

- Rachel Bae, Senior Counsellor, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

- Brian Bieron, Executive Director, Public Policy Lab, eBay

- Sean Wang, Vice President, NetEase