9:00 – 9:05 – Welcome by ESF Former Chairman Sir Thomas Harris

9:05 – 10:15 – High level speakers Panel

Moderator                          •   ESF New Chairman Noel Clehane

Key note speaker:             •   EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

  • MEP Marietje Schaake – INTA (NL-ALDE)
  • WTO Deputy Director General Karl Brauner
  • President & CEO, Telenor Group, Sigve Brekke (Presentation of Telenor Group)

 10:15 – 11:15 – Panel 1:   Importance of Trade in Services for the EU economy:

Issues to be discussed: Impact on exports, imports and investment – Impact on innovation – Impact on jobs – Global Value-Added Chain

Moderator: Erick Van der Marel – ECIPE

1.“Importance of export of services in various modes of supply” – Lucian Cernat – DG Trade Chief Economist (Lucian Cernat – Modes of supply) (

2. Importance of Trade in services for the manufacturing and agro-industry – Magnus Rentzhog – Swedish National Board of Trade

3. “Trade in Value Added (TiVA) and Global Value Chain” – Andreas Maurer (Chief Economist Office WTO) (Presentation)

4. “Measuring barriers: The OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI)” – John Drummond (OECD) (Presentation)

 11:15 – 11:30 – Coffee

 11:30 – 12:00 – Panel 2:   Negotiations on services go much beyond Services sectors

Issues to be discussed: Horizontal matters (Data flows, Investment, Movement of business personnel); Market access and national treatment for companies; Rules and disciplines for governments and companies; Regulatory Cooperation; Public procurement

Moderator: Iana Dreyer – Chief Editor – Borderlex

  1. Christophe Kiener – Head of Services Unit – DG Trade
  2. Pascal Kerneis – Managing Director, ESF (Presentation)

12:00 – 12:50 – Panel 3:  “Brexit and Trade in Services”

Moderator: Stuart Harbinson -Senior Consultant and expert on Trade –                                                 Hume&Brophy

  1. Ingo Borchert, Senior Lecturer in Economics at University of Sussex; Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory – UKTPO (Presentation)
  2. Antonio Fernandez-Martos, Member of the Task Force Art50 of the European Commission
  3. Edward Bowles, Managing Director, Group Public Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank

 12:50 – 13:00 – Closing of the Conference: ESF Chairman Noel Clehane










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