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Transatlantic Week 2019
This year’s Transatlantic Week theme is ‘Atlantic drift? The EU, the US and the WTO in a new world’. The tectonics of the global economy are rapidly shifting, creating new challenges for the historic EU-US partnership and the role of the WTO. Can we avoid a transatlantic drift – or even a global one?
The Transatlantic Economy Report 2019 will be launched during the event. This annual report presents the most up-to-date facts and figures about the EU-US economic relationship. The study includes dedicated profiles for 30+ European countries and all US states.
8.30 - 9.00 Registration
8.45 - 9.00 Welcome and introduction
- Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU
9.00 - 9.15 Views from the Chair
- Maxime Bureau, Chairman, AmCham EU
9.15 - 9.45 Keynote remarks – View from the EU
- Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade
9.45 - 10.15 Second keynote remarks – Global perspective
- Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization (invited)
10.15 - 10.45 Presentation of Transatlantic Economy 2019 Report
- Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
10.45 - 11.30 Panel 1 – The state of transatlantic ties
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 12.15 Keynote – View from US business
- Global CEO, AmCham EU member company (TBC)
12.15 - 13.00 Panel 2 – The future of the global trading system
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and closing keynote remarks –
View from the US
- Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Representative (invited)
Highlights from last year
As part of Transatlantic Week, we will also be presenting the Transatlantic Award 2019. Launched in 2004, the award acknowledges an individual dedicated to the promotion and growth of the transatlantic economy.
Last year, the membership of AmCham EU has selected Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality for her exceptional efforts to enhance transatlantic cooperation on a range of issues including data protection, which led to the conclusion and ongoing implementation of the 2016 EU-US Privacy Shield. The free movement of data is critical to ensuring the continued flow of trade and investment within the transatlantic economy – the largest of its kind in the world.
Transatlantic Award Winner
Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality