Global Services Summit 2011:
Engaging the Dynamic Asian Economies


The 2011 Global Services Summit was held on: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.


Featured Speakers:

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United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk

Hon. Bruno Ferrari, Mexican Secretary of the Economy

Amb. Susan Schwab, Former United States Trade Representative

Hon. Chiaki Takahashi, Japanese State Secretary of Foreign Affairs



Bill Toppeta, Chairman, Coalition of Service Industries and President, MetLife International.
Prepared remarks

Securing U.S. Commercial Interests in Asia

Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative
Prepared remarks 

The Competitive Environment in the region

Hon. Bruno Ferrari, Secretary of the Economy, Mexico


H.E. Chiaki Takahashi, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Prepared remarks 

Panel Discussion

Amb. Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Joao Machado, Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission
Amb. Demetrios Marantis, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Michael Mugliston, Senior Economic Official for Regional Economic Integration,
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Amb. Don Stephenson, Assistant Deputy Minister of Trade Policy and Negotiations,
Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
H.E. Chiaki Takahashi, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Moderated by Amb. Susan Schwab, former United States Trade Representative

Rapporteur’s summary 

Panel:  The Evolving Influence of China in Asian Markets

Amb. Larry Greenwood, Senior Managing Director, Government Relations, MetLife Japan
Charles Freeman, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Steven Kho, Partner, Akin Gump
Kevin Nealer, Principal, Scowcroft Group

Moderated by Dorothy Dwoskin, Senior Trade Policy Director, Microsoft

Rapporteur’s summary 

Luncheon Keynote: “US Strategic Interests and Challenges in Asian Markets”

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

The New “21st Century” Services Issues

State Owned and Assisted Enterprises: Addressing an Urgent Challenge
Hon. Robert Kimmitt, Independent Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cross-border Investment

Prepared remarks

Trans Border Data Flows: Lifeblood of Global Services Trade
Kathy Brown, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon

Forced Localization of Business Activities: Impact on Global Business Operations of Local Content and other Restrictions
Laura Lane, Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs, Citigroup

Enabling the Global Value Chain:  Realizing New Efficiencies in Cross Border Trade
Michael Gardner, Chief Development Officer - DHL Supply Chain

Rapporteur’s summary 

“21st Century” Services Issues: Sectoral Perspectives

Breakout I: Financial Services

- Charles Lake, Chairman, Aflac Japan
- John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalization of Trade in Services Committee, TheCityUK
- Hon. Clay Lowery, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Cisco
- David Snyder, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Public Policy, American Insurance Association

Moderator: Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum

Rapporteur’s summary 

Breakout II: Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

- Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
- Andrew Haire, former Deputy  Director-General (Telecoms), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
- Christine Bliss, Assistant USTR for Services and Investment, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Moderator: Steve Stewart, Director, Market Access & Trade IBM Governmental Programs

Rapporteur’s summary

Breakout III: How Trade Facilitation and Enhanced Logistics Can Fuel the Global Value Chain

- Ralph Carter, Managing Director, Legal, Trade & International Affairs, FedEx Express
- Richard Eglin, Director, Trade Policy Review Division, WTO
- Ed Gresser, Director, Progressive Economy and Global Works Foundation
- Gary  Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Moderator: Michael Francesconi, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, UPS

Rapporteur’s summary

Congressional Perspectives

- Rep. Joseph Crowley
- Rep. Kevin Brady

Highlights of past Global Services Summits
For 2010 Highlights, click here
For 2009 Highlights, click here

Sponsors and Partners:


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Global Service Coalition Partners



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