The  2012 Global Services Summit: The New Agenda was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

 

This year marks a critical turning point in the long effort to liberalize services trade and investment. A group of 20 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have begun discussions aimed at launching an ambitious agreement on trade in services, known informally as the International Services Agreement (ISA). Significant services commitments are now being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, and the EU-US High-Level Working Group will aim to address long-standing market access barriers to services. The 2012 Global Services Summit will explore the path ahead for all of these important opportunities.

 

Speakers and panelists included U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Bruno Ferrari, Costa Rican Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser, Republic of Korea Minister for Trade Taeho Bark, and other senior government, business, and opinion leaders.

 

Michael Froman, Deputy Assistant to the US President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, delivered the Luncheon Address.

 

And Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group, presented a special address to the Summit about Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.

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Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

Featured Speakers:

 

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Ambassador Ron Kirk
United States Trade Representative

Ian Bremmer
President, Eurasia Group

Hon. Tim Groser
New Zealand Minister of Trade

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Hon. Edward Fast
Minister for International Tradeand the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Hon. Taeho Bark
Republic of Korea Minister for Trade

Hon. Anabel González
Costa Rica Minister for Foreign Trade

 

Highlights:

WELCOME

Bill Toppeta, former CSI Chairman and Senior Advisor, Promontory Financial Group
Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr.,CSI Chairman, and Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Bob Vastine, outgoing CSI President
Peter Allgeier, CSI President
Video

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative
Remarks
Video

THE NEW AGENDA FOR SERVICES LIBERALIZATION

PANEL DISCUSSION

Ambassador Ron Kirk, US Trade Representative
Honorable Taeho Bark, Minister of Trade, Republic of Korea
Honorable Ed Fast, Minister for Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Canada
Honorable Anabel Gonzalez, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
Honorable Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand

Moderated by Mike Ducker, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and President, International, FedEx
Video: Part I Part II Part III
Rapporteur report

SERVICES LIBERALIZATION: AVENUES FOR PROGRESS
PANEL DISCUSSION

Ambassador Fernando de Mateo, Mexico's Ambassador to the WTO
Vice Minister of Trade Gabriel Duque, Colombia
Deputy Director-General Joao Machado, DG Trade, European Commission
Ambassador Michael Punke, US Ambassador to the WTO
Ambassador Ronald Saborio, Costa Rica's Ambassador to the WTO
Ambassador Tim Yeend, Australia's Ambassador to the WTO

Moderated by Honorable Crawford Falconer, Head of Trade, Services Division, OECD
Video: Part I Part II Part III
Rapporteur report

LUNCHEON ADDRESS

Michael Froman, Assistant to the President of the United States and Deputy National
Security Advisor for International Economics
Remarks
Video: Part I Part II

CROSS-BORDER TRADE AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: THE "LIFEBLOOD" OF SERVICES TRADE

PANEL DISCUSSION

Kathryn Brown, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
Kaaren Koomen, Board Member, Australian Services Roundtable, Director Government Relations, IBM Australia/ New Zealand
Ambassador Philip Verveer, US Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy, US Department of State
Marc Vanheukelen, Head of Cabinet for EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht
Christine Bliss, Assistant US Trade Representative for Services and Investment

Moderated by Dorothy Dwoskin, Senior Director, Global Trade Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
Part I Part II Part III Part IV
Rapporteur report

CAN SERVICES TRADE AND INVESTMENT POWER ECONOMIC RECOVERY 

BREAKOUT I: INDIA, CHINA, AND THE ASIAN ECONOMIES

Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy US Trade Representative
Edward Bowles, Chairman of the European Services Forum (ESF) Policy Committee, and Head of Public Affairs, Europe, Standard Chartered
Nelson Cunningham, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, McLarty Associates
Honorable Greg Frazier, Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer, the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA)
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Co-Director, European Centre for International Political Economy

Moderated by Ambassador C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr., Senior Managing Director for Government Relations, MetLife Alico
Part I Part II Part III Part IV
Rapporteur report

BREAKOUT II: THE URGENT CHALLENGES POSED BY STATE-OWNED AND ASSISTED ENTERPRISES (SOEs)

Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Charles Lake, Chairman, Aflac Japan
Barbara Weisel, Assistant US Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Moderated by Charles S. Levy, Partner, CassidyLevyKent (USA) LLP
Rapporteur report

BREAKOUT III: HOW BETTER LOGISTICS SERVICES AND TRADE FACILITATION CAN INCREASE GLOBAL TRADE

Jane Drake-Brockman, Hong Kong Services Coalition, Australian Services Roundtable
Richard Eglin, Director, Trade Policy Review Division, World Trade Organization
Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum
Mike Mullen, Executive Director, Express Association of America

Moderated by Wolfgang Pordzik, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, DHL
Rapporteur report

SPECIAL ADDRESS: WINNERS AND LOSERS IN A G-ZERO WORLD

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
Part I Part II

CLOSING REMARKS

Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr., Vice Chairman, Citigroup, and Chairman, CSI 

 

 

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Press Releases:

September 20, 2012: The GSC releases a statement agreeing that it is vitally important that Governments commit promptly to the formal launching in Geneva of plurilateral services negotiations.

September 19, 2012: The Global Services Coalition (GSC) has issued this Press Release with the official Global Services Summit (GSS) communiqué.

September 7, 2012: Korean Trade Minister Taeho Bark to Join Trade Ministers and Senior Officials At The 4th Annual Global Services Summit.

August 28, 2012: CSI Announces Program for Global Services Summit, Welcomes Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast to the Summit with other Trade Ministers and Senior Officials.

August 10, 2012: Costan Rican Foreign Trade Minister Anabel Gonzalez To Address Global Services Summit.

June 25, 2012: United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Address Global Services Summit. 

May 21, 2012: New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser, Congressman Greg Meeks, and Eurasia Group Chief Ian Bremmer to Address Global Services Summit.

February 7, 2012: CSI announces the 2012 Global Services Summit will be held in Washington, DC on September 19th, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

 

Highlights of past Global Services Summits

For 2011 Highlights, click here
For 2010 Highlights, click here
For 2009 Highlights, click here

 

Sponsors and Partners:

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Gold Sponsors:

 

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