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Why services are crucial for concluding the WTO Doha Round

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European Services Forum and the London School of Economics conference

Date: Monday 15 October 2007
Time: 5-6.25pm
Venue: Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building
Speaker: Pascal Lamy
Respondant: Peter Sutherland
Chair: Lord Vallance

Pascal Lamy is the fifth Director-General of the WTO. His appointment took effect on 1 September 2005 for a four-year term. Mr. Lamy holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) and from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances and at the Treasury. He then became an advisor to the Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. In Brussels from 1985 to 1994, Pascal Lamy was Chief of staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his representative as Sherpa in the G7. In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatisation in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, Pascal Lamy was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission under Romano Prodi.

Peter Sutherland is a former director-general of the WTO and the GATT and a former European Commissioner.

The European Services Forum| (ESF) is a network of representatives from the European services sector. We are committed to actively promoting the interests of the European services sector and the liberalisation of services markets throughout the world in connection with the GATS GATS negotiations as well as with the regional and bilateral trade negotiations. 

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Lord Vallance's opening comments and Pascal Lamy's speech are now available to download:

Download opening comments by Lord Vallance: Why services are crucial for concluding the WTO Doha Round| (pdf)

Download speaking note of Peter Sutherland: Why services are crucial for concluding the WTO Doha Round| (pdf)

Download speech by Pascal Lamy: Services: the Fast Speed Highways for Trade| (pdf)

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