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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





09:30 - 10:00

Results of the Discussion



10:00 - 12:00

Session 3a
Integrating Regional Markets: Trade Facilitation and ICT 








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




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





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








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




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




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.