Building an integrated transatlantic marketplace

April 10, 2014 | Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

The Washington Post and EuropeanVoice joined forces to provide the latest intelligence from both sides of the Atlantic on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

[Watch video highlights of the program here]

While growth in emerging market economies is slowing, the west is seeking regional trade agreements such as the TTIP between the EU and the United States to stimulate global economic growth. This partnership, if it is agreed, would increase global GDP and create opportunities for new jobs. The economic potential of this agreement is huge as the U.S. and the EU together account for around $30/€22 trillion in annual output, roughly half of world output and trade.

On April 10, The Future of Transatlantic Trade will gather over 150 key policy makers and international business leaders from both continents to discuss and share their insight on the political, economic, social, and global business impact of an integrated transatlantic market place. Some of the questions to be addressed include:

  • What is the state of negotiations?
  • What are the likely obstacles to an agreement? Will there be so many exemptions and opt-outs that the agreement will have limited impact?
  • What is the future of transatlantic trade if the TTIP is not agreed upon?
  • How will TTIP affect the BRICs economy and world trade?

What’s going on in Washington?

April 9, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, Paris

We are pleased to welcome you to the pre-event “What’s going on in Washington?”, featuring Washington Post opinion writer David Ignatius, who will share key insights into the Washington political scene.