Public Event on Dec. 16 / The Future of Trade in Financial Services: Safeguarding Stability / an Invitation by the Mission of Ecuador to WTO

15 December, 2011

The Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the WTO
has the pleasure to invite you to a forum on:

WHEN: Friday, December 16 10:00-11:30 am CET
WHERE: Centre de Conférences de Varembé (CCV), Room B, 9-11 rue de Varembé, Geneva
With many economies still reeling from the aftermath of the financial crisis and with trade volumes only recently recovering, some WTO member states are exploring ways for the WTO to collaborate with other international organizations to prevent future financial crises. This session will examine the changed terrain and critical global challenges that characterize the post-crisis global economy in which the WTO plays a major role. Panelists will discuss the future of financial services liberalization and regulation and how current and prospective WTO rules relate to potential opportunities and risks – in light of lessons learned from the financial crisis and countries’ responses to it.

  • The Honourable Francisco Rivadeneira, Vice Minister of Trade and Integration, Ecuador
  • Jorge Acosta, Subsecretary for International Negotiations, Foreign Ministry, Ecuador
  • Alfredo Calcagno, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
  • Kavaljit Singh, Director, Public Interest Research Centre, India
  • Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch division, USA
  Light refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP and for additional questions, please contact: Melinda St. Louis -