Speakers


 Speakers


2019 Speakers

Dr. Max Schweizer, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the WTO, EFTA and UNCTAD

Ms. Anoush der Boghossian, Economic Affairs Officer, Gender Focal Point, Development Division, Aid for Trade Unit, WTO

Dr. Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director Centre for Trade and Economic Integration IHEID

Ms. Cheryl Spencer, Permanent representative to UN, Geneva & its specialized agencies

Mr. Thomas Pletscher, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Switzerland

Mr. Dennis Shea, Deputy United States Trade Representative and Chief of Mission to the WTO

Mr. Stefan Legge, postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in economics at the SIAW Institute of the University of St.Gallen and Global Future Council Fellow in the WEF

Mr. Bernard Kuiten, Head of External Relations WTO

Mr. Stephen de BoerCanada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO in Geneva

Mr. Peter van den Bossche, Member of the Appellate Body of the WTO and Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University

Prof. Dr. Gabrielle MarceauSenior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO


2018 Speakers

Ambassador Hector Marcelo Cima of Argentina, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the World Trade Organization and
the United Nations Office in Geneva

Mr. Pierre Sauvé, Senior Trade Specialist at the World Bank Group

Dr. Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director Centre for Trade and Economic Integration IHEID

Mr. Felipe Hees, Counselor at the Mission of Brazil to the World Trade Organization in Geneva

Mr. Thomas Pletscher, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Switzerland

Professor Simon J. Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen

Mr. Hamid Mamdouh, Former Director of the Trade in Services and Investment Division of the WTO

Mr. Bernard Kuiten, Head of External Relations WTO


2017 Speakers

Mr. Thomas Pletscher, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Switzerland

Ms. Mina Mashayeki, Head of the Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy at UNCTAD

Ms. Marion Jansen, Chief Economist at the International Trade Center (ITC)

Dr. Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration

Mr. Bernard Kuiten, Head of External Relations at the WTO and former First Secretary at the WTO Unit of the Dutch Permanent Representation in Geneva

Mr. Simon J. Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen

Mr. Remigi Winzap, Chief Negotiator Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) at Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Mr. Paolo Garzotti, Deputy Permanent representative of the European Union Mission to the WTO

Ambassador Alfredo Suescum, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Panama to the WTO


 2016 Speakers

Mr. Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director General of the WTO

Mr. Nicholas Niggli, Head of the Economic, Finance, Science & Innovation Section at the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK

Mr. Luzius Wasescha, Former permanent representative of Switzerland at the WTO

Mr. Bernard Kuiten, Head of External Relations at the WTO since 2009

Judge Marc Steiner, Judge at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, specialist in Government Procurement

Mr. John Newham, Chairman for the Government Procurement Agreement

Mr. Robert Anderson, Team leader for Government Procurement and Competition Policy in the WTO Secretariat


2015 Speakers

Ambassador Fernando de Mateo y Venturini, Chairman of the WTO General Council and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the WTO

Ambassador Guillermo Valles Galmés, Director of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Victor do Prado, Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division in the WTO

Dr. Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Dr. Simon Evenett, Professor of Int. Trade & Director of the MBA at St. Gallen University, Coordinator of Global Trade Alert

Dr. Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration

Dr. Carlos A. Primo Braga, Director of the Evian Group and Former Worldbank Director for Economic Policy and Debt


2014 Speakers

Mr. Luzius Wasescha, Former permanent representative of Switzerland at the WTO

Alejandro Jara, Former Deputy Director-General of the WTO

Andreas Maurer, Chief of the International Trade Statistics Section at the World Trade Organisation

Victor do Prado, Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division in the WTO

Dr. Simon Evenett, Professor of Int. Trade & Director of the MBA at St. Gallen University, Coordinator of Global Trade Alert

Dr. Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration

Dr. Carlos A. Primo Braga, Director of the Evian Group and Former Worldbank Director for Economic Policy and Debt


2013 Speakers

Dr. Doaa Abdel Motaal, Former Deputy Chief of Staff at the WTO and Advisor to the WTO DG Pascal Lamy

Dr. Thomas Cottier, Director of the World Trade Institute in Bern

Hubert Escaith, Chief Statistician at the WTO

Dr. Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Professor of Int. Political Economy at IMD and Senior Fellow at the Fung Global Institute (FGI)

Dr. Patrick Low, Former Chief Economist at the WTO

Wolf Meier-Ewert, Counsellor at World Trade Organization, Intellectual Property Division

William New, Counsellor at World Trade Organization, Intellectual Property Division

Mr. Luzius Wasescha, Former permanent representative of Switzerland at the WTO

Dr. Carlos A. Primo Braga, Director of the Evian Group and Former Worldbank Director for Economic Policy and Debt


2012 Speakers

Said El Hachimi, Counselor at the World Trade Organisation

Dr. Joost Pauwelyn, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute IHEID

Dr. Doaa Abdel Motaal, Former Deputy Chief of Staff at the WTO and Advisor to the WTO DG Pascal Lamy


2011 Speakers

Vesile Kulaçoğlu, Director of the Trade and Environment Division of the World Trade Organization

Said El Hachimi, Counselor at the World Trade Organisation

Dr. Thomas Cottier, Director of the World Trade Institute in Bern

Dr. Simon Evenett, Professor of Int. Trade & Director of the MBA at St. Gallen University, Coordinator of Global Trade Alert

Dr. Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration