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This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place from 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, marking two years since the initial launch of the E15 Synthesis Report in 2016.

The following sessions relevant to E15 work took place:

 

ICTSD participated (represented by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, ICTSD Chief Executive)

Facilitation 2.0 – Trade, Investment and Services

Wednesday 24 January,
09:30-11:00

Private

Boosting global commerce in the 21st century means making it easier to trade goods and services and invest abroad. Simplification, automation, harmonization and transparency are just some of the ways to reduce frictions and help trade and investment flow.

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is delivering commercially impactful border reforms through collaboration by business, donors and governments.

On the agenda:

  • What have we learnt and how can we further cooperate to accelerate practical reforms to ease investment and trade in goods and services?

Accelerating Digital Trade Opportunities and Solutions

Thursday 25 January,
09:30-11:00

Private

The workshop scoped options to boost global e-commerce and advance an Enabling E-Commerce initiative. Participants also explored ways to best develop interoperable frameworks for data flows and determine avenues for rapid impact.

On the agenda:

  • What are the challenges in the digital trade landscape and what are potential solutions?
  • What are the best ways to develop interoperable frameworks for data flows and determine avenues for rapid impact?

 

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Saving Economic Globalization from Itself

Tuesday 23 January, 16:00-17:00
Congress Centre, Aspen 2

Public

While the benefits of international trade and investment were promoted globally, the social and economic costs to some communities were ignored. Can a renewed focus on its damaging local effects save economic globalization from itself?

This session was developed in partnership with Quartz.

Speakers: Mauricio Cardenas, Devin Wenig, Chanda Kochhar, Minouche Shafik, Sharan Burrow, Rich Lesser, Kevin Delaney

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Enabling eCommerce: Small Enterprises, Global Players

Wednesday 24 January, 11:30-12:15, Congress Centre, Congress Hall

Public

Breaking down barriers to international e-commerce promises to expand export opportunities for small businesses, giving them a global presence that was once reserved for large multinational firms. How can we shape digital policies and practices to benefit rising entrepreneurs?

Speakers: Stephen J. Adler, David Abney, Chrystia Freeland, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Takeshi Niinami, Soren Skou

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Future Shocks: Systemic Trade Tremors

Wednesday 24 January,
16:30-17:30
Congress Centre, Aspen 2

Public

Against a backdrop of surging anti-globalization sentiment, multilateral rules are at risk of being openly breached, potentially triggering adverse impacts and retaliatory moves along global value chains. What if bilateral trade wars cascade and multilateral dispute resolution institutions are too weak to respond?

Explore the possible, plausible and probable impacts of dismantling the international trade architecture.

Speakers: Alan Murray, Roberto Azevêdo, David W. MacLennan, Bill Winters

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New Avenues for Global Trade

Thursday 25 January,
13:00-14:00 Congress Centre, Aspen 2

Public

With NAFTA negotiations at a sticking point, Mexico and Canada are strengthening linkages outside North America, and TPP11 and RCEP are inching towards completion. Is greater protectionism in multiple global capitals clearing the ground for a new trade landscape?

Speakers: Stephen J. Adler, David Abney, Chrystia Freeland, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Takeshi Niinami, Soren Skou

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 9:38am to Friday, 26 January 2018 - 9:38am

E15Initiative policy options helped to inform trade and investment discussions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 from 17-20 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, marking one year since the initial launch of the E15 Synthesis Report in 2016.

The following sessions relevant to E15 work took place:

 
ICTSD participated (represented by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, ICTSD Chief Executive)
 
Digital Trade in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Thursday, 19 January
8:30-10:00
Private
 

Examining e-commerce and digital trade governance in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Dimensions addressed:

  • What are the biggest barriers to e-commerce either in a regional or international context?
  • In what areas might trade rules help boost e-commerce opportunities? Where might public-private cooperation address e-commerce challenges?
  • What are the biggest barriers to cross-border data flows?
  • What models or best practices, emergent or existent, to address challenges and exceptions to cross-border data flows (eg. privacy frameworks, cyber-security)?
E15 policy options showcased
 
FDI in the new Global Rhetoric
Wednesday 18 January
14:00-15:30
Private
 
Identifying strategic options for the 21st-century global investment regime in a fragmented world divided between investment liberalisation and protectionism. The session looked at key elements of the path ahead, including regional outlooks and innovative ways forward, such as investment facilitation.
 
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Governing Globalization
Wednesday 18 January
10:45-11:45
Congress Centre, Aspen 2
Public
 

Four out of five jobs lost due to globalization have been sacrificed to technological change rather than trade. What have we learned about globalization to improve its governance?

Speakers: Stefan LöfvenDambisa MoyoKevin DelaneyAbidali NeemuchwalaBradford L. Smith

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Protectionism: Back to the Future?

Thursday 19 January
18:00-19:00 Congress Centre, Aspen 2
Public
 

With current and future trade agreements in question, and business and development impact paramount, is the world heading towards a new wave of protectionism?

Dimensions addressed:

  • Beyond regional trade agreements
  • Facilitating global flows
  • Global investment and services

Speakers: Cecilia MalmströmGillian R. TettDavid AbneyMin ZhuRoberto AzevêdoDavid M. Cote

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Global Economic Outlook

Friday 20 January 11:00-12:00
Congress Centre, Hall

Public

 

What lies ahead for the global economy in 2017?

Dimensions addressed:

  • Growth in a low-rate world
  • Future of economic openness
  • Roadmap for emerging markets

Speakers: Haruhiko KurodaLaurence D. FinkChristine LagardeMartin WolfWolfgang SchäublePhilip Hammond

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Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
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Global
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E15Initiative
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programme 1
Language: 
English
Date period: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 4:13pm to Friday, 20 January 2017 - 4:13pm