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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 
  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.