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Add to Calendar 17/09/2020 12:00 17/09/2020 12:00 Africa/Casablanca T-20 Task Force 1 – Trade, Investment, and Growth *Webinar : *Starting at 2pm (Riyadh time) Not specified OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00

T-20 Task Force 1 – Trade, Investment, and Growth

Webinar : Starting at 2pm (Riyadh time)

The Policy Center for the New South, in partnership with the Think 20 (T20), will host a webinar under the theme “Task Force 1 – Trade, Investment, and Growth”, scheduled to take place on September 17th 2020 at 2pm (Riyadh time). This virtual panel marks the start of the task force webinar Summit Season for T20 Saudi Arabia.

The world trad​ing system is facing various challenges such as rising protectionism, unequal opportunities to engage in global value chains, and legal systems that are ill-equipped for digital trade and international trade in services.

Featuring task force members, leading think tank academicians as well policy makers, the webinar will aim to foster a common understanding on global issues and provide policy recommendations to G20 officials from a research perspective. They will mainly be addressing policies to strengthen the World Trade Organization as a negotiating forum and both restore and reinforce the WTO dispute settlement procedure. The task force will also focus on goods and services trade policies and socially just and environmental-friendly investment policies that mutually benefit developed and developing countries and mitigate the negative effects of globalization in order to achieve sustainable, balanced and inclusive development.

Finally, the task force will explore how to establish well-balanced global rules that promote the free flow of data while also ensuring that personal information is protected in the era of digital trade.

The Policy Center for the New South will be represented by its President Dr. Karim El Aynaoui who will be delivering the opening Keynote speech

 

Should you be interested, please access the webinar using the following links: https://kapsarc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WhvpFxScRc6C8jRl2uq5eA

2:00PM-2:10PM

Welcome Remarks
Said Alshaikh
Task Force 1 Lead Co-Chair

2:10PM-2:25PM

Opening Keynote Speech
Karim El Aynaoui
President, The Policy Center for the New South

2:25PM-2:30PM

General Introduction About Challenges Facing Trade and Investment Systems
Sait Akman
Director of G20 Studies Center, TEPAV

2:30PM-3:30PM

Panel Discussion: Issues on Trade

Moderator: Peter Draper, Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

Fabrizio Botti, Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali
Tu Xinquan, Professor and Dean, China Institute for WTO Studies

Agustin Redonda, Council on Economic Policies
Crina Mihaela Baltag, Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University
Naoise McDonagh, Lecturer in Political Economy, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide

3:30PM-4:30PM

Panel Discussion: Diversification and Digital and Technological Investments

Moderator: Said Alshaikh, Lead Co-Chair, Task Force on Trade, Investment and Growth

Carlos Braga, Professor of Economics, Fundacao Dom Cabral


Matthew Stephenson, Policy and Community Lead, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum
Jane Drake Brockman, Industry Professor, University of Adelaide

David Havrlant, Research Fellow, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

4:30PM-4:40PM

Closing Statement: An Italian Perspective

Lucia Tajoli
Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

4:40PM-5:00PM

Task Force Art Presentation

A presentation of Saudi artwork that incorporates and reflects task force themes
by Zaman Jassim

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About the Speaker :
  • President of the Policy Center for the New South,and Executive Vice-President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Dean of its Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

    From 2005 to 2012, he worked at the Central Bank of Morocco (Bank Al-Maghrib) where he served as Director of Economics, Statistics and International Relations. He was also in charge of the Research Department and was a member of the cabinet of the Governor. Prior to joining Bank Al-Maghrib, Karim El Aynaoui worked for eight years at the World Bank, as an Economist within the Middle East, North Africa, and Africa regions.

    He has published books and journal articles on macroeconomic issues in developing countries. His recent work includes co-authored books on renewing Morocco’s growth strategy and on the Moroccan labor market.

    Karim El Aynaoui holds scientific and advisory positions in various institutions. He is a member of the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, the Scientific Council of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, and the Strategic Advisory Board of the French Institute of International Relations. He is also a global member of the Trilateral Commission. In the past, he served as a member of the COP22 Scientific Committee.

    He also serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of the OCP Group, a world leader in the phosphate industry, and as board member of the OCP Foundation.

    Karim El Aynaoui holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he taught courses in statistics and economics for three years.