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TTIP: What's really in it for businesses?


TTIP: What's really in it for businesses?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the biggest political decisions of this European political term. A free trade agreement between the world’s two largest economies has the potential to provide clear positive effects to the world economy.

Beyond political discussions, businesses of all sizes will face both opportunities and challenges in their day-to-day activities and operations.

Questions included:
- What obstacles are companies confronting today when trading with the US and vice versa? How could TTIP facilitate their activities?
- What sectors would benefit the most from TTIP? Which ones would face the greatest risks?
- How would TTIP affect companies in their daily operations and results?
- How will TTIP impact SMEs?

The article TTIP negotiators asked to ‘think small first was published following the conference

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Renaissance Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

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Keynote speaker
Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, European Commission

Panel contributors
David Martin MEP, INTA Committee member and S&D Trade Spokesperson, European Parliamen
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, President, UEAPME
Bernd Supe-Dienes, CEO, Dienes Corporation
Jacques Pelkmans, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS
Carola Lemne, Director General, Swedish Enterprise


12.30 – 13.00 Registration and network lunch
13.00 – 13.45 Keynote speech and panel discussion
13.45 – 14.30 Open discussion