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Competing in a changing Europe: Opportunities and Challenges for Trade and Enterprise Development

11 - 12 May 2004

Palais des Nations, Room XIX, Geneva

SPEECHES / PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

09:30 - 10:00

Results of the Discussion

 

 

10:00 - 12:00

Session 3a
Integrating Regional Markets: Trade Facilitation and ICT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair:

Mr. Andrey Korotkov, Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Vneshtorgbank, Russian Federation

 

 

Rapporteur:

Mr. Johan Robert van Kuik, Counsellor, Ministry of Finance, Netherlands and Vice-Chairperson, Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development

 

 

 

 

 

Unifying the European payments landscape

 

 

 

Mr. Marc Temmerman, Executive Vice-President, External Relations, Visa International, Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT as a tool to support competitiveness in countries with economies in transition

 

 

 

Mr. Francis McCosker, Senior Director for Global Accounts, Microsoft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simplifying access to regional and international markets using ICTS

 

 

 

Mr. Recep Usalan, Foreign Trade Expert, Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade, Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New frontiers: new issues

 

 

 

Mr. John Broadhurst, Vice-President, Innovative Trade Network, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade facilitation in Central Asia

 

 

 

Mr. Tolondu Toichubaev, Chairman, Corporate Technologies Center, Kyrgyzstan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing Technical Barriers to Trade: Regulatory convergence and harmonization: The case of the Telecommunication Industry

 

 

 

Mr. Lars Dittmer, Director, Telecom Policies and Regulations, Ericsson, Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 - 13:00

Discussion

 

 

 

This session will require your active participation and will be an occasion to put forward your views on the topic of EU enlargement, and to share them with other participants. The results of this discussion, which will take place in small groups, will be presented to the Forum, will be reflected in the Forum proceedings and will have a direct impact on the direction of the work of the Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development.. The question participants will be asked to discuss is:

 

 

In your personal opinion, what are the most important steps that Governments, and/or businesses should take to enable businesses to compete effectively in the new trading environment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch break

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:30 - 15:00

Results of the Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:00 - 16:30

Session 3b
Integrating Regional Markets: Promoting Competitiveness, Sustainable Agriculture and International Food Supply Chains

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair:

Mr. David Priester, Head, Standardization Section, United States Department of Agriculture

 

 

Rapporteur:

Ms. Viera Baricicova, Head of Special Crops Department, State Veterinary and Food Administration of the Slovak Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implications of enlargement for agricultural trade 

 

 

 

Prof. Alan Matthews, Jean Monnet Professor of European Agricultural Policy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building competitiveness through the use of common agricultural standards: a case study

 

 

 

Mr. David Holliday, Chief, Horticulture Marketing Inspector, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promoting trade in agriculture through improved supply chais

 

 

 

Mr. Bolivar Pereira, Business Development Manager, EAN International, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local suppliers: promoting competitiveness and environmental sustainability

 

 

 

Mr. Pierre Frisch, Director for Environmental Affairs, Auchan S.A., France

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development (CTIED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:00 - 18:00

Policy Segment
Towards Integrated Regional Markets

 

 

Chair:

Mr. Alexander Safarik-Pstrosz, President, Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Czech Republic and Chairperson of the Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion of Forum Rapporteurs

 

 

 

The rapporteurs for each of the sessions during the first two days will discuss the session conclusions and how the work of the UNECE could support regional market integrations.