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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Monday, December 11 • 10:45am - 12:10pm
Trade Rules for the Digital Economy: regional, plurilateral and multilateral approaches to achieving binding disciplines where they are most needed

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This panel will look at the different approaches taken to try and achieve binding trade disciplines for the digital economy and discuss whether regional and multilateral approaches have a mutually reinforcing role to play or whether a plurilateral approach among like-minded WTO Members is the best way to achieve tangible outcomes in a reasonable time-frame.

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James Lockett

Vice President, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
James has over thirty years’ experience in international trade law and policy. He worked on EU and GATT/WTO trade issues for 14 years in Brussels, where he finished as a partner in a Wall Street law firm, including extensive work in the electronics/IT industries. He then was based... Read More →


Martina Ferracane

Research Associate, European Center for International Political Economy (ECIPE)
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Rupa Ganguli

Founder and CEO, Inclusive Trade Ltd.
Rupa is the Founder and CEO of Inclusivetrade.com, a revolutionary new online retail B2C platform, that provides consumers with the ability to ‘#ShopByImpact’. While empowering small businesses, artists and female entrepreneurs, inclusivetrade.com connects tradition with technology... Read More →
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Constance Chidiogor Ikokwu

Communications Director to the Minister, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Nigeria
Constance Chidiogor Ikokwu is an accomplished Journalist, Analyst and Communications Strategist. She is the Strategy and Communications Adviser at the Nigerian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. She previously held the same position at the Ministry of Finance     Her... Read More →
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Pascal Kerneis

Managing Director, European Services Forum (ESF)
Trade in services, domestic regulation, e-commerce, investment

Monday December 11, 2017 10:45am - 12:10pm GMT-03
Theater - San Martin Bolsa de Cereales, Buenos Aires, Argentina