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Jobs and Economic Growth for the Carolinas: How The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Will Help

Trans-Atlantic Business Council

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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What is TTIP? 
What are the benefits of this U.S.-EU trade partnership?  
What are the benefits for my company?

These questions and more will be answered during this program for businesses, media and the general public.  This event will explain how the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will create economic growth for the Carolinas, and will also address the prevalent myths about the U.S.-EU trade agreement currently being negotiated.   

Check-in and a networking breakfast will be from 7:30-8:00am with the main program from 8:00am-12:00pm:

Program Agenda

Welcome – Dr. Tony Zeiss, President, Central Piedmont Community College

Brief TTIP Overview – Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council

Keynote Address: Why TTIP is Important – Ludwig Willisch, President, BMW of North America

Euopean Perspectives

  • Damien Levie, Head of Trade Section, EU Delegation to the U.S. 
  • H.E. Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden to the United States
  • Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele, CEO, Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Moderator)

Regional Impact: International Trade, Europe & TTIP (Results of various studies & state and local role in international trade and investment)

  • Dr. Daniel Hamilton, Director, SAIS Center For Transatlantic Relations
  • Chris Israel, Partner, ACG Analytics
  • Michelle Wein, Trade Policy Analyst, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
  • Taylor Batten, Editorial Page Editor, Charlotte Observer (Moderator)

What Does It Mean For The Carolinas?

  • Dan DiMicco, Chairman Emeritus, Nucor Corp.
  • John E. Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
  • Mark Pringle, Vice President, Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub
  • John Downey, Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal (Moderator)


This event is co-organized by:

Central Piedmont Community College
Johns Hopkins University - Center For Transatlantic Relations
Trans-Atlantic Business Council

 

The event is free to attend, but attendees must be registered. 

Have questions about Jobs and Economic Growth for the Carolinas: How The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Will Help? Contact Trans-Atlantic Business Council

When & Where


Central Piedmont Community College
Harris Conference Center
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)


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Trans-Atlantic Business Council

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) is a cross-sectorial business association representing companies headquartered in the EU and U.S.  With offices in Brussels and Washington, TABC serves as an important business interlocutor to both the U.S. government and the EU institutions on issues impacting the transatlantic economy. We advocate for a barrier-free transatlantic market that will contribute to growth, employment, innovation and sustainability in the global economy. We stand out as the only officially recognized transatlantic voice of business on trade and investment issues.

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