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TTIP DialogThe Dialogue is intended as an opportunity for many actors across the society to come together and engage in a true Dialogue. The day will result in some recommendations to the chief negotiators. The conference will be moderated by Sabina Dewan, President and Executive Director, JustJobs Network.

08.30 Welcome and Introduction
The President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson and Director General of Confederation of Swedish Enterprise Carola Lemne

08.45 Trade and TTIP in an US/EU Political and Public Discourse
Director Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center, USA

09.05 TTIP – State of Play
TTIP Chief Negotiators Dan Mullaney (Assistant United States Trade Representative) and Ignacio Garcia Bercero (Director at the European Commission, DG Trade)

09.45 Theme 1. Market Access – Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness

  • Break-out session 1.1 “Trade in goods and services – Job creation or Job losses?” Chaired by Luisa Santos, International Relations Director, Business Europe
  • Break-out session 1.2 “Better Rule-making for Better Resource allocation?” Chaired by Peter Chase, Senior Fellow German Marshall Fund
  • Break-out session 1.3 “Regulatory cooperation – Raising the Bar or Race to the Bottom?” Chaired by Jens Hedström, Head of Brussels Office, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

11.00 Theme 2. Towards a Sustainable World

  • Break-out session 2.1 “Workers’ rights or Workers’ Wrongs?” Chaired by Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Break-out session 2.2 “What’s in it for consumers?” Chaired by Monique Goyens, Director General, Europe Consumer Organisation, BEUC
  • Break-out session 2.3 “Trade, investment and sustainable solutions for Future Generations?” Chaired by Helena Jonsson, President, Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF)

12.00 Lunch Break with “Business Narratives on Trade”
Dialogue moderated by State Secretary Oscar Stenström at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Opportunity to listen to business narratives on trade presented by:

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, CTO and co-founder of Natural Cycles 
Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, CEO and founder of Orbital Systems
Emy Blixt, Creative Director and founder of Swedish Hasbeens

13.15 Theme 3. US and EU in a World of Competitive Forces

  • Break-out session 3.1 “What Trading System for the 21st Century?” Chaired by Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Break-out session 3.2 “Towards Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity?” Chaired by Philippe de Buck, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Break-out session 3.3 “Ensuring Common Values for Global Stability and Security?” Chaired by Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

14.15 TTIP and Social Partners – What’s in it for Labour and Business?
United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman
European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström 
Sweden’s Minister for EU and Trade, Ann Linde
President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson
Director General of Confederation of Swedish Enterprise Carola Lemne

15.30 Real and Imagined Threats
Juri Schnöller, Campaign Specialist and CDU Digital Representative
Sunny Hundal, Journalist and Senior Visiting Fellow and Lecturer on Digital Media at Kingston University
Brit Stakston, Expert on Media Strategy and Digital Media
Anja Türkan, Digital Advocacy Expert

16.20 The Way Forward reporting back from the break-out sessions

17.10 Summary and Concluding Remarks
TTIP Chief Negotiators Dan Mullaney (Assistant United States Trade Representative) and Ignacio Garcia Bercero (Director at the European Commission, DG Trade)

17.30 Final Key Note Address
Sweden’s Minister for EU and Trade, Ann Linde