This one-day public seminar aims to provide information on the main issues being negotiated under TTIP, what it means for firms and consumers in EU member states, particularly in Spain, and how the proposed partnership could possibly reconfigure the matrix of economic governance at the global level. Ultimately, the seminar will aim to respond to the question of whether the TTIP would reinforce or weaken the EU’s position in the global economic governance.
By bringing together researchers studying various economic, legal and political aspects as well as regulatory integration issues, the event will draw on topical issues and employ an interdisciplinary approach. The seminar will divide into a keynote speech, focusing on a global perspective to the TTIP; two panels and conclusions.
TTIP negotiations: caught between myth and reality?
May 27, 2015
Sala Jordi Maragall, CIDOB. Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
Organised by: CIDOB with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona and the Europe for Citizens programme
09.30-09.45 Welcome and introduction
Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB
09.45-10.30 What is TTIP? A global perspective
Keynote Speech: Shaun Donnelly, Vice President, Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-13.45 TTIP: the main novelties
Moderator: Xavier Mas de Xaxàs, Journalist, La Vanguardia
Álvaro Schweinfurth, Deputy Director, Foreign Policy and Multilateral Relations Department, CEOE
Christian Teitje, Halle University
Richard Craven, Northumbria University
Gregory Voss, Toulouse Business School
Lorand Bartels,University of Cambridge
13.45-14.30 Networking lunch
14.30-16.15 What implications does the TTIP have for the EU and its partners?
Moderator: Cristina Manzano, Editor-in-Chief, ESGlobal
Lars Nilsson, Deputy Head of the Chief Economist and Trade Analysis Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, Georg-August Universitaet Goettingen
Ricard Bellera, Secretary for International Affairs, Migration and Cooperation, Comisiones Obreras of Catalonia (CCOO)
16.15-16.30 Closing statement
Sangeeta Khorana, Keele University