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ALDE Seminar "EU-Russia trade - will the WTO change business?"


05 Dec 2012 14:00 to 16:30


European Parliament (room ASP3G3)

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ALDE Seminar
"EU-Russia trade - will the WTO change business?"

Wednesday 5 December 2012, 15:00 to 17:30
European Parliament (room ASP3G3)

Draft Programme
14:30     Registration: European Parliament Brussels, ASP Building, Entrance Esplanade, Place Luxembourg

15:00    Welcome by Silvana Koch-Mehrin MEP/or Kristiina Ojuland MEP

Panel 1        Russia's obligations under the WTO

15:10        Vladimir Chizhov
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU
15:20        De Gucht (confirmed)
European Commissioner for Trade
15:30        Pascal Lamy (tbc)
        Director General of the WTO
15:40        Richard Connolly (confirmed)
Lecturer, Centre for Russian and East European Studies and author of the study "The Economic Significance of Russian Accession to the WTO"

15:50        Discussion

Panel 2        Russia´s WTO membership  - benefits and challenges

16:10        Vyacheslav Krupenkov (tbc)
Managing Director GAZPROM Germania GmbH
16:20        Valery Grayfer (tbc)
Chairman of the Board of Directors Lukoil
16:30    Sergey Shuklin (confirmed)
President of the Russian - European Chamber of Commerce, Brussels
16:40        Tatiana Valovaya  (tbc)
Euroasian Economic Commission

16:50        Discussion

17:20        Closing remarks by Silvana Koch-Mehrin MEP/ Kristiina Ojuland MEP

Moderator     Joshua Chaffin, Financial Times Correspondent (tbc)
Interpretation     English, Russian