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February 9, 2012   Choosing Directions: Pending Decisions in U.S.-Canada Trade. 

This was the title for a private lunch with a delegation from Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and members of the GBD Board of Advisers.


January 26, 2012 TPP, Fabric of an Agreement, Part I: Selected Issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

The presenters at this event were:

Gary Horlick from the Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick,

Thea Mei Lee of the AFL-CIO

Jay L. Eizenstat from McDermott Will & Emery, and

Sean Heather of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The event was held at the National Press Club.



March 30, 2011
Indian Roots, American Soil: A Look at Indian Companies in the U.S. Economy.

This event was presented jointly by GBD and the Confederation of Indian Industry and sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson LLP

The keynote speaker was Ambassador Meera Shankar from the Embassy of India. 

The business presenters were James Kovalski, Welspun Tubular; Chuck Caprariello, Ranbaxy; Matha Bejar, Wipro Technologies; and David Riggan, Essar Minerals America.  Ambassador Susan Esserman from Steptoe & Johnson was the moderator of the business panel.


February 24, 2011
Rational Tenacity:  Why The U.S. and Colombia Should Finish The Deal

This event was sponsored by the American Pork Export Trading Company, Citigroup, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, and the National Pork Producers Council. 

The speakers were:

Angela Ellard
House Committee on Ways and Means

Stephen Donehoo
McLarty Associates

Nick Giordano
National Pork Producers Council

Laura Lane



January 14, 2010

This event, held on the afternoon of the 14th at the National Press Club in Washington, included presentations from:

Jayson Myers
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Linda Menghetti
ECAT (Emergency Committee for American Tracde

Mark Meyer
Metalfit, Inc.

Matthew Nolan
(Arent Fox) for
The Canadian American Business Council


February 17, 2010
Nationalism, (Innovation), and The U.S.-China Business Relationship

The speakers at this session were Charles Freeman  from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Neuffer of ITI (Information Technology Industry Council), Frank Vargo of NAM and John Frisbie of the U.S.-China Business Council.  Ann-Marie Padgett of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers served as the moderator for this session. 


February 24, 2010
VALUING (US) GLOBAL INVESTMENT: A Framework Discussion for FDI Policies from BITS to Taxes

The speakers at this event, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, were:

Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Scott Miller
Procter & Gamble

Linda Menghetti
Emergency Committee for American Trade


Alan Wm. Wolff
Dewey & LeBoeuf



March 22, 2010
Refracted UP A LEVEL IN ASIA: Improving the Business and Investment Environment in the Asia Pacific Region.

Jointly sponsored by the Global Business Dialogue and the Embassy of the Japan, this luncheon symposium began with an address by IBM Vice President and  Christopher Padilla and continued with a panel of experts from the United States and Japan.

The panelists at this session were:

WASHIO Tomoharu, Japan Economic Foundation|

Murray Hiebert, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Monica Whaley, National Center for APEC,

HAMAMOTO Shotaro, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University, and

Amb. Alan P. Larson, Covington and Burling

Materials from the this session are available at:

Chirstopher Padilla's keynote address March 22, 2010.

The GBD Notebooks for April 1, 2010, and April 14, 2010.

And at in the TTALK Quotes for April 23 and April 25, 2010.


May 12, 2010
GETTING SANCTIONS RIGHT: Perspectives on the Iran Sanctions Legislation

Held at the National Press Club in Washington, this session was moderated by Meredith Broadbent and included presentations from:

William Reinsch
National Foreign Trade Council

L. Charles Landgraf
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Christopher Wenk
U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Catherine Robinson
National Association of Manufacturers


May 13, 2010
MOVING FORWARD: A Luncheon Discussion of EU Trade Policy with

Hiddo Houben
Delegation of European Union

This was an off-the-record luncheon in the GBD Patrons and Sponsors series.


June 29, 2010
"Before You Go..."  A GBD Patrons and Sponsors Lunch for

Minister-Counselor at
The Australian Embassy

Held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington.


July 22, 2010
THE STUFF OF COMPETITIVENESS: Part I of the GBD Series on Raw Materials and Trade

This event, held at the National Press Club in Washington, focused particularly on the issue or rare earths.  The panelists were:

Seppo Nurmi
Delegation of the European Union

James Bacchus
Greenberg Traurig

Terence Stewart
Stewart & Stewart
Charles Blum
International Advisory Services Group


July 27, 2010
THE TREASURE HUNT: Part II in the GBD Series on Raw Materials and Trade

This event, held at the National Press Club, focused on the global scramble for raw materials, across a broad range of commodities, and with a particular emphasis on China.  The speakers were

Don Brasher
Global Trade Information Services

Theodore H. Moran
Georgetown University
Derek Scissors
The Heritage Foundation


September 14, 2010
FRAYED NERVERS ON THE SIDELINES: U.S. Business and the Lost Opportunities of Other Countries' FTAs

Held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, this event included presentations from:

Laura Lane

Donald  B. Cameron, Jr.
Troutman Sanders

Frank Vargo
National Association of Manufacturers

Nick Giordano
National Pork Producers Council


John Murphy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce


October 5, 2010
FTAs AND THE INVISIBLE HAND: Perspectives on Trade Policy and National Aspirations in Australia, Korea, the EU and ...

This event was hosted jointly by the Global Business Dialogue and the Korea Economic Institute and sponsored by Miller & Chevalier.  It was held in the KEI conference room in Washington.  The speakers were:

Cathy Raper
Embassy of Australia

Raymond Ahearn
Congressional Research Service
at the Library of Congress

Troy Stangarone
Korea Economic Institute


Jay Eizenstat
Miller & Chevalier


October 6, 2010
The Raw Materials Challenge in Europe and the United States:  Can Cooperation Help?

This was a joint project between GBD and the TransAtlantic Busisness Dialogue and held at CSIS in Washington.  The speakers were:

Jeffries Briginshaw
TABD Brussels

Dr. Walter Schaub
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jeffrey A. Green
J.A. Green & Company



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