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Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Brussels, 20 October 2017

High-level Roundtable - Putting Partnership into Practice: Making the best of the toolbox to promote investment in ACP countries, to connect to value chains and industrialise - 20 October 2017

On Friday 20 October 2017 EU Trade Commissioner Trade Cecilia Malmström will host a High Level Roundtable in Brussels on the interlinkages between EU instruments and policies on trade, investment and development.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a ‘hands on’ debate on:

  • how current policy instruments are performing,
  • lessons learnt so far,
  • what more might be needed to facilitate trade, investment and industrialisation.

The event will take place following the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Committee (JMTC).

Lead Participants

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade. Read her speech (published after the meeting)
  • Mr Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
  • Ms Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica
  • Mr Chabani Nourdine, Minister of Trade and Consumption of Madagascar
  • Mr Pim van Ballekom, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank


The Agenda


Practical information

  • Date: Friday 20 October 2017, 14.30 - 17.15 (CET). Doors will open at 14.00.
  • Venue: Albert Borschette Congress Centre (CCAB), Room 0A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.
  • Languages: English (interpretation to and from French, Portuguese and Spanish will be available).
  • Registration for the Roundtable is now closed.


For queries, please write to TRADE-D2-EVENTS.
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EU External Investment Plan
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