Berlin, 28 September 2015 – A TTIP-ing point for Europe in the world



Sigmar Gabriel, Matthias Fekl, Pascal Lamy & al. are invited by our office in Germany, the Jacques Delors Institute - Berlin to discuss the TTIP.

After two years of negotiations around a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the debate is entering a decisive phase.
What is the state of advancement of the negotiations and what will be the TTIP’s impact for Germany and for Europe?
Our office in Germany, the Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin, organises a conference titled, “A TTIP-ing Point for Europe in the World,” featuring several key experts in the field including French minister of State for foreign trade, Matthias Fekl, German minister for economic affairs and energy, Sigmar Gabriel and former WTO director-general and president emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, Pascal Lamy.

Monday 28 September 2015
2:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Allianz Stiftungsforum
6 Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin


1.30 pm > 2 pm Registration

2 pm > 2.10 pm Welcome and introduction
Henrik Enderlein, director, Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin and professor, Hertie School of Governance

2.10 pm > 2.45 pm Keynote speaker
Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the WTO and president emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute

2.45 pm > 3.30 pm First session
Regulatory cooperation: is there a way forward for improved transatlantic standard setting?

Peter Chase, vice president Europe, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Denis Redonnet, director WTO affairs, legal affairs and trade in goods, DG Trade, European Commission
Moderator: Pascal Lamy

3.30 pm > 4.30 pm Second session
Foreign investment in TTIP and beyond: what is the right balance in the protection of investors and of states?

Christoph Benedict, Legal Director, Alstom Power
Anna Joubin-Bret, international investment lawyer, avocat à la cour, Paris,
Markus Krajewski, professor, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Moderator: Christoph von Marschall, Der Tagesspiegel

4.30 pm > 5 pm Coffee break

5 pm > 5.45pm Third session
Is TTIP good for Germany?

Friedrich Merz, senior counsel,Mayer Brown, former member of the European Parliament/Bundestag
Reinhard Bütikofer, member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance Moderator: Christoph von Marschall, Der Tagesspiegel

5.45 pm > 6.45 pm Keynote speakers
Matthias Fekl, French minister of State for foreign trade
Sigmar Gabriel, federal minister for economic affairs and energy
Moderator: Henrik Enderlein