World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2017

  • 28 Sep 2017
  • 15:30 - 17:00
  • WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, 1202 Genève


  • Free of charge

Registration is closed

Are you registered for the WTO Forum 2017? Then, come join OWIT-Lake Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2017 in Geneva on September 26 -28. We is organizing a workshop and panel discussion under the theme  Focusing on Hidden Faces on Trade Worldwide

Our panel will take place on the 28th September, 15.30 - 17.00 at WTO Headquarter. 

Our panelist for this edition are:

Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework. Mr Ratnakar Adhikari has been serving the Executive Secretariat for the EIF at the WTO as its Executive Director since October 2013. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, a Kathmandu-based regional think-tank. Formerly, he served, among others, as a Senior Adviser to the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal  and as Trade Programme Specialist for UNDP, Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Susan Baka, President Bay Communications & Marketing Inc. 

A communications specialist, Susan is an authority on international trade, women’s entrepreneurship and diversity and a prolific writer and speaker. She works with financial institutions, governments and organizations to help companies go global. Susan is a founder and VP, International of OWIT-Toronto and has served on the international board for over a decade, currently as Co-VP, Marketing & Communications. 

Philippe Laurent   -   Executive Dean, Geneva Business School. 

Dr. Philippe Laurent is a Strategy Professor and the current Executive Dean at Geneva Business School. He has been active in higher education for the last thirteen years, after occupying CEO and top executive positions in international companies for more than twenty years. 

Pierre Santacatterina  -  Director General, OXFAM Magasins du Monde, Brussels, Belgium. 

Since May 2013, Pierre Santacatterina is the general director of Oxfam-Magasins du monde in Belgium. He worked several years in the private sector (Oracle, Belgacomp, SAS Institute and Microsoft) in the beginning of his professional carreer. But he mainly worked in the humanitarian and development sector (13 years), ending as a director of Handicap International with several years of experience in the South (Iraq, Liberia and Yemen).

The panel will be moderated by OWIT Lake Geneva Executive President Hulya Kurt with the special intervention of OWIT Lake Geneva President, Nasya Dimitrova

The WTO Public Forum is being held in Geneva, September 26-28, 2017.


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