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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).

for the Roundtable should be done by completing the online form (one form per participant) before Wednesday 18 October at 17.00 (CET)

Lead Participants

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade
  • 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

Indicative Agenda

  • 14:00 Registration
  • 14:30 Opening session
  • 15:30 Panel discussion and exchange of views with stakeholders
  • 17:00 Concluding remarks

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: By completing the online form (one form per participant).
  • Deadline: Wednesday 18 October at 17.00 (CET). We will be unable to accommodate registrations received after this time.
    Confirmation of registration: Closer to the date of the event, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions to join the meeting. Access to the venue will only be possible for registered participants without exception. Any change of name should therefore be communicated no later than Wednesday 18 October 2017 17:00 (CET).

For queries, please write to TRADE-D2-EVENTS.
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More information

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