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2020 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Virtual Summit

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The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) represents a network of over 40 leading global think tanks dedicated to advancing a positive view of trade, globalization, and innovation for the benefit of the world's citizens. Our GTIPA Annual Summits bring together Alliance members with world-leading experts to explore creative solutions to difficult economic, trade, and innovation challenges facing the international community. This year's Virtual summit will feature distinguished keynoters alongside panels addressing: the future of trade and globalization; lessons for policymakers on managing COVID-19 economic and public health impacts drawn from a series of original country-level case studies; and getting global trade rules right to facilitate digital trade and cross-border data flows.


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Introductory Remarks
Introductory Remarks by Dr. Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell
Stephen Ezell
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Keynote Address by Mr. Min-seok Kim and Dr. Jesus Seade
Keynote by Mr. Min-seok Kim, Center for Global Enterprise and Dr. Jesus Seade, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Panel: The Future of Trade and Globalization
A panel discussing the Future of Trade and Globalization, moderated by Chris Caine. Panelists will include mayors and economic development directors.
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COVID-19: Lessons for Policymakers on Managing Health and Economic Impacts
GTIPA members present findings from country case studies providing lessons learned in their nations from COVID-19 public health/economic impacts.
Giacomo Bandini Barbara Kolm Chris Hattingh Natalia  Gonzalez
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GTIPA Member Original Research Presentations
Presentation of original GTIPA member research, including innovation attitudes in Latin America.
Federico Fernandez Philip Thompson
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Enabling Global Digital Trade and Preserving the WTO E-Commerce Customs Duties Moratorium
Panel discussing the importance of maintaining the WTO E-Commerce Customs Duties moratorium and developing global trade rules facilitating digital commerce.
Nigel Cory Emily Benson Hubertus Bardt
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Closing Keynote: John Kao, Animating the Global Innovation Agenda for the Decade Ahead
Innovation evangelist John Kao's closing keynote provides advice for global innovation leaders and animating the global innovation agenda for the decade ahead.
John Kao


Emily Benson

Manager, Transatlantic Legislative Relations, BFNA

Nigel Cory

Director, Trade Policy, ITIF

Barbara Kolm

Director, Austrian Economics Center

Giacomo Bandini

Direttore Generale, Competere

Stephen Ezell

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, ITIF

John Kao

Chairman, Institute for Large Scale Innovation

Hubertus Bardt

Managing Director, Head of Research, German Economic Institute

Philip Thompson

Policy Analyst for Intellectual Property and International Trade, Property Rights Alliance

Federico Fernandez

President, Fundación Internacional Bases

Natalia Gonzalez

Directora de Asuntos Jurídicos y Legislativos, Libertad y Desarrollo

Chris Hattingh

Project Manager, Free Market Foundation


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