Welcome statement

by the president of the study group Simo TIAINEN (FI-III)

Short presentation of the preliminary draft opinion

on The core role of trade and investment in meeting and implementing the SDGs 
(REX/486 - EESC-2017-01072-00-00-APA-TRA)
by the rapporteur Jonathan PEEL (UK-I) and the co-rapporteur Christophe QUAREZ (FR-II)

Invited speakers:

  • Mark Henderson, Trade and Sustainable development Unit (tbc)
  • Axel Pougin de la Maisonneuve, Deputy Head of Unit, DG DEVCO Private Sector and Trade Unit
  • Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD working party on responsible Business conduct
  • Pierre Gröning, Director of Trade Policy, Foreign Trade Association (FTA)
  • Mariano Fandos, Confederal Secretary, CFDT (Confederation francaise democratique du travail)
  • Raymond Saner, Director, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development
  • Luisa Santos, Director for International Relations, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Daniele Basso, Advisor on Trade and Globalisation, ETUC
  • Fabian Flues, Trade Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe