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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges for the SMEs in Central Europe

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:15 am – 1:10 pm

The European Chamber Central and Eastern Europe (EuCham CEE)

the Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) of Central European University,

and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

cordially invite you to the conference:

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges for the SMEs in Central Europe

22 September (Thursday) 2016

9:15 am –13:10 pm

 Central European University, Budapest

Nádor utca 9, Monument Building, Popper Room 

 9:15 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:40 Opening Remarks

Zoltán Lédig, Head of Department for Trade Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade

9:40 – 11:10 Panel I:

What can Small Businesses Expect from TTIP? Overview of Negotiations and Chapters

Hiddo Houben, Head of Unit, Deputy Chief Negotiator for TTIP, European Commission (DG Trade)

Katherine Kalutkiewicz, Senior Trade Representative of United States Mission to the EU (USEU)

Előd Solti, Managing Partner, Solti & Partners Consulting Ltd., Business Member of AmCham Hungary

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs,Director, Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University


11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Panel II:

How Can Central European SMEs Prepare for TTIP? Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. David R. DeRemer, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Péter Lőrincze, Executive Board Vice Chair, The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD

András Vértes, Chairman of GKI Economic Research Co. (Gazdaságkutató Zrt.)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. András Inotai, Research Professor, Institute of World Economics, Research Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences


13:00 – 13:10 Closing Remarks

Dr. Balázs Molnár, Deputy State Secretary for EU Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office