Chatham House Conference: Global Trade 2016


Conference: Global Trade 2016

Governance, Growth and the Changing Dynamics of International Trade

11 July 2016 – London

Global trade growth has slowed in recent years. Weak import volumes, deceleration of growth in China and sluggish global economic activity amid continued geopolitical tensions suggest a subdued outlook in 2016 and beyond.


In this context, now is a critical time to assess the existing architecture of trade governance and structural impediments to global trade as well as the potential for trade liberalization efforts, via mega-regional agreements, to boost trade flows.


Register now to join leading policy-makers and trade experts including:

Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet to the EU Commissioner for Trade

Anthony Gardner, US Ambassador to the European Union

Lord Jim O’Neill, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, UK

Professor Kerry Brown, Director, Lau China Institute, King’s College, London

Hanne Melin, Director, Global Public Policy, EBay

Penelope Naas, Vice-President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability, UPS


For an insight into the discussions, read an interview with conference speaker Jean-Pierre Lehman, Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy, IMD


Conference date & time: 11 July 2016 – 9.30-17.30


Conference venue: Royal Society of Arts – 8 John Adam Street – London WC2N 6EZ – United Kingdom


View the programme here.


Registration contact – Alex Cook: – +44 (0)20 7957 5727.




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