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26 April, 2017 | (01 hr)

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The public and political discourse on the merits of global trade has moved recently from a consensus that trade generally benefits everyone to widespread skepticism about who is benefiting versus who is losing. As critical elections and referenda have been following each other in rapid succession, trade agreements (such as TPP) are being shelved, and various protectionist proposals (such as the border adjustment tax proposal in the US) have been floated.

What lies ahead in terms of trade measures, and how will it impact global trade and value chains? As much remains unclear, how should business respond? 

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Speakers

Susan C. Schwab

Susan C. Schwab
Ambassador
Former United States Trade Representative
Strategic Advisor
Mayer Brown LLP

Susan C. Schwab is a professor at the University of Maryland, and a strategic advisor to the law firm of Mayer Brown, LLP. Prior to her current positions, Ambassador Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006-09, and as Deputy USTR from 2005-06. Her career has spann...Full Bio

Ilaria Maselli

Ilaria Maselli
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Ilaria Maselli has been the senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board since March 2016. Maselli monitors the monthly business cycle of the European economy and contributes analysis to The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook. She also contributes to in-dept...Full Bio

Ethan Cramer-Flood

Ethan Cramer-Flood
Senior Fellow
China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Ethan Cramer-Flood is a Senior Fellow of The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business.  Based in New York City, he helps direct the Beijing-based China Center and supports The Conference Board’s Asia-based operations in Hong Kong and Singapore. Cramer-Flood is r...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin
Former Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a former Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President & Chief Economist
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president and global chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York...Full Bio

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