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2021 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Annual Summit

Thursday, December 2, 202108:15 AM to 05:00 PM EDT
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation700 K StreetSuite 600 Washington District Of Columbia , 20001
PRESENTATIONS

Event Summary

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) represents a network of more than 40 world-leading think tanks dedicated to advancing a positive view of trade, globalization, and innovation for the benefit of the global community. The GTIPA’s annual summits bring together alliance members with world-leading experts to explore creative solutions to the difficult economic, trade, and innovation challenges facing the international community. This year’s summit will explore: COVID-19 and digital transformation; the future of the WTO and global trade; transforming global supply chains for greater resiliency; getting intellectual property and data policies right to support innovation; and how states and regions can introduce effective public policies to stimulate local innovation. The event can be attended in-person or watched via livestream.

ITIF is pleased offer this event in-person for vaccinated registrants at our offices in Washington, DC. Please note that registration is required to participate and space is limited. All in-person guests will be required to follow our health and safety policies. The event will also be live-streamed to YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Keynote:
  • Matt Murray, Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Panel 1: COVID-19 and Digital Transformation
  • Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG
  • Stefano da Empoli, I-Com
  • Jaci McDole, Senior Policy Analyst, ITIF
  • Carlo Maria Rossotto, Principal Investment Officer, Global Head, Upstream Telecom Media and Technology, Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Karlo Valentín, Partner, EYEX
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, ITIF
Panel 2: The Future of the WTO and Global Trade
  • Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International
  • Chris Hattingh, Deputy Director, Free Market Foundation
  • Kyungjin Song, Executive Director, Innovative Economy Forum
  • Philip Thompson, Policy Analyst, Property Rights Alliance
  • Barbara Kolm, Founding Director, Austrian Economics Center (moderator)
Panel 3: Supply Chain Transformation: A Force for Economic Development and Resilience
  • Hubertus Bardt, Managing Director & Head of Research, German Economic Institute
  • Chris Caine, President, The Center for Global Enterprise
  • John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
  • Pietro Paganini, Co-Founder and Curiosity Officer, Competere
  • Emily Benson, Associate Fellow & Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS (moderator)
Panel 4: Maximizing Global Innovation: Why Robust IP Protectionsand Open Data Flows Matter
  • Mincheol Choi, Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
  • Nigel Cory, Associate Director, Trade Policy, ITIF
  • Natalia Gonzalez, Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs, Libertad y Desarrollo
  • Andrei Iancu, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, USPTO
  • Mark Schultz, Director, Intellectual Property Program & Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Endowed Chair in IP Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Philip Stevens, Executive Director, The Geneva Network

(moderator)

Panel 5: Stimulating Innovation, from Regions to Nations: Result from the North American Competitiveness Index
  • Carolina Agurto, Partner, Fundación Idea
  • Eric Miller, President, Rideau Potomac Strategy Group
  • Sean Randolph, Executive Director, Bay Area Economic Council
  • Brad Wood, Senior Advisor, Innovation and Industrial Policy, Embassy of Canada
  • Luke Dascoli, Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant, ITIF (moderator)
Do you have a question for the panel? Ask via Slido.

Speakers

Stephen
Stephen Ezell@sjezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, and Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Host
Robert D.
Robert D. Atkinson@robatkinsonitif
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Keynote Speaker
Stefano
Stefano da Empoli
President
I-Com
Panelist
Christopher G.
Christopher G. Caine
President and Founder
Mercator XXI
Panelist
John
John Neuffer
President and CEO
Semiconductor Industry Association
Panelist
Andrei
Andrei Iancu
Partner
Irell & Manella, LLP
Panelist
Natalia
Natalia Gonzalez
Legal Director
Libertad y Desarrollo
Panelist
Nigel
Nigel Cory@nigelcory
Associate Director, Trade Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Panelist
Mark
Mark Schultz
Director, Intellectual Property Program & Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Endowed Chair in IP Law
University of Akron School of Law
Panelist
Luke
Luke Dascoli
Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Panelist
Carolina
Carolina Agurto
Partner
Fundación IDEA & C230 Consultores
Panelist
Brad
Brad Wood
Senior Advisor, Innovation and Industrial Policy
Embassy of Canada
Panelist
Eric
Eric Miller
President
Rideau Potomac Strategy Group
Panelist
Syed Munir
Syed Munir Khasru
Chairman
IPAG
Panelist
Jaci
Jaci McDole@jacimcdole
Senior Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Panelist
Carlo
Carlo Maria Rossotto
Principal Investment Officer, Global Head, Upstream Telecom Media and Technology, Infrastructure
International Finance Corporation
Panelist
Karlo
Karlo Valentín
Partner
EYEX
Panelist
Bipul
Bipul Chatterjee
Executive Director
CUTS International
Panelist
Chris
Chris Hattingh
Deputy Director
Free Market Foundation
Panelist
Kyungjin
Kyungjin Song
Executive Director
Innovative Economy Forum
Panelist
Philip
Philip Thompson
Policy Analyst
Property Rights Alliance
Panelist
Barbara
Barbara Kolm
Founding Director
Austrian Economics Center
Panelist
Hubertus
Hubertus Bardt
Managing Director & Head of Research
German Economic Institute
Panelist
Pietro
Pietro Paganini
Co-Founder and Curiosity Officer
Competere
Panelist
Emily
Emily Benson
Associate Fellow & Scholl Chair in International Business
CSIS
Panelist
Philip
Philip Stevens
Executive Director
Geneva Network
Panelist
Sean
Sean Randolph
Executive Director
Bay Area Economic Council
Panelist
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