June 9, 2017 - 8:45 am
June 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm
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IIEL & the Graduate Institute, Geneva Were Pleased to Co-Host the Annual G2 Conference on WTO Law in Geneva on June 9-10, 2017
IIEL and the Graduate Institute, Geneva were pleased to co-host the standing room only 2017 Annual Conference on WTO Law. This event, which has its origins in the partnership created in the year 2000 between University Professor John H. Jackson of Georgetown, and Professor Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC, a Trustee of BIICL, also has a longstanding affiliation with the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by the Oxford University Press.
Widely considered one of the most important and prestigious conferences addressing developments in international trade law, the 2017 Annual Conference on WTO Law pursued cutting-edge issues of interest to academics and practitioners alike. With a focus on reforming trade law, sessions addressed globalization and the backlash to international trade, U.S. trade policy under President Trump, and Brexit and the Legal Consequences for Global Trade Relations (just a day after the most recent UK elections). A full program is available below.
Friday, 9th June 08:45 – 18:00
Auditorium Ivan Pictet ¦ Maison de la Paix,
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva
Saturday, 10th June 09:00 – 13:30
Room W ¦ Centre William Rappard
WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva
- Session 1. Round Table: The Globalization Backlash: Where Have Trade Agreements Failed and What Will or Should Next-Generation Trade Policy Look Like?
- Session 2. Round Table: Brexit and The Legal Consequences for Global Trade Relations: Considerations under UK & EU Law and WTO & FTA Agreements
- Session 3. Panel: Making Trade Dispute Settlement More Effective and Inclusive: Informal Reforms at the WTO and Alternative Hard and Soft Law Systems in and outside of the WTO
- Session 4. Panel: U.S. Trade Policy under President Trump: Matters of WTO/FTA Compliance and What Does It Mean for the Rest of the World?
- Session 5. Panel: Free Trade Under Attack: Is a Radical Rethink of Trade and Investment Agreements Needed?
- Session 6. Panel: Developments in Trade Remedies Legislation & Jurisprudence: (China) Market Economy Status, Alternative Flexibilities & the Bigger Question of How to Marry Trade Liberalization with Varying Degrees of “State Capitalism”
Registration & Questions
Conference registration fees:
- Corporate delegates: CHF200
- Government, Academics, staff of IOs and NGOs: CHF100
- Students: CHF50
- Staff of Permanent Missions to the WTO: Complimentary
- ELSA Moot Court Competition (Participants/Coach): Complimentary
Conference Dinner (optional)
- All categories: CHF120
The registration fee included:
Admission to the conference on both days; a printed copy of the conference program; lunch on both days; coffee breaks; and wifi connection.
The registration fee did not include:
Accommodation nor attendance at the Conference dinner on Friday evening.
Access and Security
Badge collection began on Friday 9th June at 08:00 AM in the foyer of Petal 1. All attendees were requested to please bring a printed copy of their tickets.
In order to gain entrance to the WTO on Saturday, attendees were asked to please bring the ID document or Passport provided at the time of registration, and to arrive early in order to pass through security. Access to the event venue is secure and Conference-goers should always be ready to provide the number, country and expiration date of your national photo ID Card or Passport at the time of registration, for security purposes.
A 100% refund was given for cancellations received before 10th May, 2017.
50% refund was given for cancellations received after 25th May, 2017.
No refund was given for cancellations received after 5th June, 2017
Online payments of registration fees are preferred. Those preferring to register as a group and receive a single invoice for your organization, or those requiring an alternative method of payment were asked to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conference Committee remains enormously grateful to our sponsors, without whose generosity this conference would not have been possible: Akin Gump LLP; King & Spalding; Mayer Brown; Steptoe; Van Bael & Bellis; and White & Case.