The debate ‘A Transatlantic New Trade Agreement – opportunities and challenges’ confronts two brilliant people:
The debate is moderated by Johan Van Overtveldt, Chief editor Trends.
The European Union and the United States of America, combined, represent more than half of the world’s GDP (>30 trillion dollar) as opposed to the BRIC countries who represent less than a fifth ($13 trillion).
However, since 2008 the growth of both continents has slowed down dramatically. Growth for Europe is almost zero accompanied by a very high unemployment rate. For the United States, the figures are slightly better, however, the economic recovery has proven to be a very slow process.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that both the European and the US leaders have announced the creation of economic growth and the creation of jobs as their top priority.
In this context, the EU and the US are working on a new, ambitious trade agreement to be realized within the next two years to hopefully boast both economies. The debate between Baron Frans van Daele and Mr Bill Drozdiak will address this new trade agreement, and shed light on both its opportunities but also its challenges.
We look forward to an engaging and insightful discussion with these two remarkable persons.
|5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:||Registration and welcome coffee|
|6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.:||Welcome, introduction speakers and moderator by
Dr. Martin Hinoul, Business Development Manager for the 'Knowledge Economy Region of Leuven'
Mr. Marcel Claes, Chief Executive AmCham Belgium
|6:15 p.m. - 6:35 p.m.:||Baron Frans van Daele sharing his point of view|
|6:35 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.:||Mr. Bill Drozdiak sharing his point of view|
|6:55 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.:||Debate
Moderated by Mr. Johan Van Overtveldt, Chief editor Trends
|7:40 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:||Questions & Answers|
|8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.:||Closing and networking reception|
The interventions will be held in English
Date: Tuesday April 23, 2013 (5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Location: Leuven - Hogenheuvelcollege (HOGC) auditorium 02.28, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven
Parking: Public parking Heilig Hart, Naamsestraat 102c, 3000 Leuven
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