Program

Tuesday, October 2
8:00 REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICKUP
9:00 - 9:30 INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE

RESHAPING GLOBALIZATION, MASTERING CHANGE
SPEAKERS
- Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Honorary President, The Conference of Paris

- Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman, SUEZ; and Honorary Chairman, ENGIE; and Co-Chair, The Conference of Paris

PRESENTED BY
- Nicholas Rémillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

9:30 - 10:45 OPENING PLENARY SESSION

A GLOBAL ECONOMY IN TRANSITION
Despite uncertainties, macroeconomic outlooks remain optimistic, which creates a positive momentum to address ongoing challenges that the global economy is faced with. Why has the economic recovery remained uneven across regions and what can we do about it? How can we turn growth prospects into higher levels of investment and productivity, which have stalled over the past few years? How can we make inclusive growth a global reality?

SPEAKERS
- Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4 Capital
- Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Ministre d'État, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
- Franck Petitgas, Head of International Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
- Jane Buchan, CEO, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO)

MODERATOR
- Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

10:45 - 11:45 PLENARY SESSION
FACING A NEW GEOPOLITICAL MAP

PART I
WHAT RED LINES AGAINST THE POPULIST TREND?
Unpredictable geopolitical risks occur regularly, ranging from civil unrest in the Middle East or Sub-Saharan Africa to trade tensions, nuclear proliferation, natural disasters and more. To what extent have these risks contributed to a trend of national and populist retrenchments? Are we witnessing a reconfiguration of alliances towards a new great powers competition? What are the economic consequences of these geopolitical realignments?

SPEAKERS

- Jacques Attali, Economist, Writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, and CEO, A&A
- Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007); Member of the Advisory Board, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); and International Adviser, China Investment Corporation (CIC)

PART II
TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS: TOWARDS MORE DIVERGENCE?
From eliminating tariffs, non-tariff trade barriers and subsidies, to the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, recent months have seen transatlantic relations being put to the test from both sides of the Atlantic. Bearing in mind the many fundamentals issues that currently oppose the United States, Canada and Europe, what solutions can be considered to settle these disputes? What future can be forecasted in terms of trade negations between European countries, Canada and the United States? To what extent these trade and political disputes from both sides of the Atlantic currently affect business operations and economic stability?

SPEAKER
Jean-Dominique Sénard, CEO and Managing General Partner, Michelin

INTERVIEWED BY
Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, Investissement Québec; President, International Cooperative Alliance (ICA); and Vice Chairman and Strategic Advisor, Fiera Capital

11:45 - 1:00 FORUM 1
In collaboration with the International Institute of Economic Diplomacy (IIED)

TOWARD A NEW CAPITALISM: FOSTERING INCLUSIVENESS
The digital revolution and technological disruptions have significantly changed the nature of capitalism. How can we adapt to new forms of labour organization characterized by automation, contracting or outsourcing? Is there a risk that this new capitalism will engender greater social inequality? What investment strategies are needed to foster inclusiveness in the modern economy?

SPEAKERS
- Enrico Letta, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris; President, Jacques Delors Institute; and Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)
- Hubertus Väth, CEO, Frankfurt Main Finance
- Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
- Frank L. Holder, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
- Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society

MODERATOR
- Olivier Marchal, Chairman, Bain & Company France

11:45 - 1:00 FORUM 2
In collaboration with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

AFRICA : THE NEW TECH CONTINENT
In 2017, investment in tech start-ups across the African continent grew by more than 50% compared to 2016, reaching an all-time high. How can we promote greater local investments in the African tech sector? What obstacles remain in terms of infrastructures or access to technologies on the continent? How should governments accompany these investments when it comes to education policies and human capital?

INTRODUCTION
Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

SPEAKERS
- Jean-Michel Severino, Chief Executive Officer, Investisseurs & Partenaires
- Eric Leandri, Co-Founder and President, Qwant

1:00 - 3:00 LUNCHEON

EMBRACING CHANGE
If innovation is a key development and success metric for large companies and start-ups alike when it comes to market competitiveness, the ability to embrace change is also an important element to take into consideration.
What role innovation will play in the future with regards to the development of new ways of communication and production? How to truly create a space ripe for innovation inside companies? How can innovation be the key to building long term resilience?

SPEAKERS
- Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE
- Jean-Charles Samuelian, Co-Founder and CEO, Alan

INTERVIEWED BY
David Barroux, Editor-in-Chief, Les Échos

CONCLUSION
Paul Desmarais Jr., Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada (PCC); and Co-Chair, The Conference of Paris

3:00 - 3:15 NETWORKING BREAK
 3:15 - 4:30 PLENARY SESSION

HOW TO BUILD BETTER CITIES?
By 2030, the urban population in the world will amount to 5 billion people – a 40% increase compared to today.
While urbanization and economic growth have been positively linked in the past, how can we create the conditions for a sustainable urban economic development? What are the main present and future challenges of urbanization in terms of transportation and infrastructures? How and when to use private capital in infrastructure projects?

INTRODUCTION
Zorana Z. Mihajlović, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Serbia

SPEAKERS
- Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and CEO, RATP Group
- Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, Mayor of Medellín, Colombia
- Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO, SUEZ
- Gregory J. Smith, President and CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management; and Executive Chairman, Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners
- Jürgen Gerke, CEO, Allianz Capital Partners

MODERATOR
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

4:30 - 5:15 FIRESIDE CHAT

A NEW ERA OF VOLATILITY
Since the 1970s, one major financial crisis has occurred every decade or so, which prompts worries that we are nearing the next one. How effective are the mechanisms that have been put in place after the Great Recession to prevent us against a future financial shock? Should we be concerned about increasing credit risks in the context of tightening monetary policies? What financial imbalances remain and what can we do about them?

PART I
TEN YEARS AFTER THE CRASH: IS FINANCIAL STABILITY A SURE THING?

SPEAKER
François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Bank of France

PART II
OUTLOOK FOR THE FINANCIAL MARKETS: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

SPEAKER
Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse

INTERVIEWED BY
Bernard Spitz, President, French Insurance Federation; and President, International and Europe, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)

 5:15 - 6:30 PLENARY SESSION

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: WHAT IMPACTS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY?
With 4 billion Internet users worldwide – more than 50% of the global population – forecasts agree that the benefits of the digital revolution are expanding quickly. What are the main features of this IT-enabled global productivity growth? How can we manage the risks associated with technological disruption in the job market? What does it take to make this digital revolution truly inclusive?

SPEAKERS
- Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange
- Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)
- Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone
- Adrian McDonald, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Dell
- Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

MODERATOR
- Hedwige Chevrillon, Journalist and Anchor, BFM TV

 

Wednesday, October 3
8:00  REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICKUP
9:30 - 11:00  OPENING PLENARY SESSION

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY: REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION?
In twenty years from now, the share of coal and oil in the global energy mix will have dropped, replaced by natural gas and renewable energies. Should we accelerate the general transition towards renewables or rather adopt energy mixes that are tailor-made to each economy? How can we strike the right balance between energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability? What national and international public policies are needed to foster energy transition?

INTRODUCTION
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, Prime Minister of Guinea

SPEAKERS

- Nizar Al-Adsani, Deputy Chairman and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
- Philippe Sauquet, President, Gas, Renewables and Power; and President, Strategy-Innovation, Total
- Mansoor Hamayun, Co-Founder and CEO, BBOXX
- Marianne Laigneau, Group Senior Executive Vice-President, in charge of the International Division, EDF

MODERATOR
Géraldine Amiel, Paris Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

 11:00 - 11:30 FIRESIDE CHAT

INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE
According to a PwC survey, the world’s largest companies spent close to $702 billion in R&D in 2017, highlighting the importance that innovation plays in terms of economic development and competitiveness. If innovation and entrepreneurship are inseparable, how can CEOs distil the entrepreneur mindset into their whole organization?
How and why innovation is the driver of tomorrow’s world? How is innovation driving the world outside of the western hemisphere?

SPEAKER
Alexandre Ricard, Chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard

INTERVIEWED BY
John E. Yearwood, Executive Board, International Press Institute; and Former World Editor, Miami Herald

11:30 - 11:45 NETWORKING BREAK
11:45 - 1:00 DEBATE

DOES GLOBALIZATION REQUIRE THE REGULATION OF TAX COMPETITION?

In Collaboration with TaxCOOP

Since the end of the last century, the acceleration of globalization has entailed considerable challenges for countries, particularly in terms of tax policy. How can we adapt our tax systems to this wave of globalization?
Should tax competition be regulated?

DEBATTERS
- Arthur B. Laffer, Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates
- Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City, University of London

JURY
- Louise Otis, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University; and President, Administrative Tribunal, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Jay Rosengard, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Marie-Christine Esclassan, Professor, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

SPEAKER
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

11:45 - 1:00 FORUM 1

BEYOND TRADE WARS: FROM FREE TRADE TO FAIR TRADE
According to the latest World Bank economic outlook, an escalation of tariffs up to legally-allowed bound rates could derail the current economic recovery by leading to a decline in world trade not seen since the 2008-2010 crisis. Is there a global loss of appetite for trade liberalization? How can the World Trade Organization be reformed to address ongoing critics? What global rules are needed to ensure a fairer and more inclusive trade?

INTRODUCTION
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

SPEAKERS

- Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; and Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013)
- Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission
- Thierry de Longuemar, Vice-President and CFO, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
- Ken Ash, Director, Trade and Agriculture, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Robert Tessier, Chairman of the Board, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

CONCLUSION
Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

1:00 - 2:00 CLOSING SESSION

TOWARD A NEW GLOBALIZATION: IS THE US STILL THE GLOBAL SUPERPOWER?
The United States of America have reach the status of an uncontested global superpower following the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, creating an international order in which a lot a countries thrive; but recent years have seen a succession of events leading many observers to think that this time as a global superpower might be at least changing. What are the internal and external trends that are currently affecting the United States to the point that its role as a superpower is being questioned? Are we witnessing the upcoming of a more multilateral world? How could the United States transition into a new role on the international stage?

SPEAKER
Robert Thomson, Chief Executive, News Corp

2:00-3:00 RISING STAR COCKTAIL
Tuesday, October 2
8:00 REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICKUP
9:00 - 9:30 INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE

RESHAPING GLOBALIZATION, MASTERING CHANGE
SPEAKERS
- Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Honorary President, The Conference of Paris

- Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman, SUEZ; and Honorary Chairman, ENGIE; and Co-Chair, The Conference of Paris

PRESENTED BY
- Nicholas Rémillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

9:30 - 10:45 OPENING PLENARY SESSION

A GLOBAL ECONOMY IN TRANSITION
Despite uncertainties, macroeconomic outlooks remain optimistic, which creates a positive momentum to address ongoing challenges that the global economy is faced with. Why has the economic recovery remained uneven across regions and what can we do about it? How can we turn growth prospects into higher levels of investment and productivity, which have stalled over the past few years? How can we make inclusive growth a global reality?

SPEAKERS
- Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4 Capital
- Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Ministre d'État, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
- Franck Petitgas, Head of International Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
- Jane Buchan, CEO, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO)

MODERATOR
- Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

10:45 - 11:45 PLENARY SESSION
FACING A NEW GEOPOLITICAL MAP

PART I
WHAT RED LINES AGAINST THE POPULIST TREND?
Unpredictable geopolitical risks occur regularly, ranging from civil unrest in the Middle East or Sub-Saharan Africa to trade tensions, nuclear proliferation, natural disasters and more. To what extent have these risks contributed to a trend of national and populist retrenchments? Are we witnessing a reconfiguration of alliances towards a new great powers competition? What are the economic consequences of these geopolitical realignments?

SPEAKERS

- Jacques Attali, Economist, Writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, and CEO, A&A
- Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007); Member of the Advisory Board, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); and International Adviser, China Investment Corporation (CIC)

PART II
TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS: TOWARDS MORE DIVERGENCE?
From eliminating tariffs, non-tariff trade barriers and subsidies, to the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, recent months have seen transatlantic relations being put to the test from both sides of the Atlantic. Bearing in mind the many fundamentals issues that currently oppose the United States, Canada and Europe, what solutions can be considered to settle these disputes? What future can be forecasted in terms of trade negations between European countries, Canada and the United States? To what extent these trade and political disputes from both sides of the Atlantic currently affect business operations and economic stability?

SPEAKER
Jean-Dominique Sénard, CEO and Managing General Partner, Michelin

INTERVIEWED BY
Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, Investissement Québec; President, International Cooperative Alliance (ICA); and Vice Chairman and Strategic Advisor, Fiera Capital

11:45 - 1:00 FORUM 1
In collaboration with the International Institute of Economic Diplomacy (IIED)

TOWARD A NEW CAPITALISM: FOSTERING INCLUSIVENESS
The digital revolution and technological disruptions have significantly changed the nature of capitalism. How can we adapt to new forms of labour organization characterized by automation, contracting or outsourcing? Is there a risk that this new capitalism will engender greater social inequality? What investment strategies are needed to foster inclusiveness in the modern economy?

SPEAKERS
- Enrico Letta, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris; President, Jacques Delors Institute; and Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)
- Hubertus Väth, CEO, Frankfurt Main Finance
- Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
- Frank L. Holder, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
- Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society

MODERATOR
- Olivier Marchal, Chairman, Bain & Company France

11:45 - 1:00 FORUM 2
In collaboration with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

AFRICA : THE NEW TECH CONTINENT
In 2017, investment in tech start-ups across the African continent grew by more than 50% compared to 2016, reaching an all-time high. How can we promote greater local investments in the African tech sector? What obstacles remain in terms of infrastructures or access to technologies on the continent? How should governments accompany these investments when it comes to education policies and human capital?

INTRODUCTION
Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

SPEAKERS
- Jean-Michel Severino, Chief Executive Officer, Investisseurs & Partenaires
- Eric Leandri, Co-Founder and President, Qwant

1:00 - 3:00 LUNCHEON

EMBRACING CHANGE
If innovation is a key development and success metric for large companies and start-ups alike when it comes to market competitiveness, the ability to embrace change is also an important element to take into consideration.
What role innovation will play in the future with regards to the development of new ways of communication and production? How to truly create a space ripe for innovation inside companies? How can innovation be the key to building long term resilience?

SPEAKERS
- Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE
- Jean-Charles Samuelian, Co-Founder and CEO, Alan

INTERVIEWED BY
David Barroux, Editor-in-Chief, Les Échos

CONCLUSION
Paul Desmarais Jr., Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada (PCC); and Co-Chair, The Conference of Paris

3:00 - 3:15 NETWORKING BREAK
 3:15 - 4:30 PLENARY SESSION

HOW TO BUILD BETTER CITIES?
By 2030, the urban population in the world will amount to 5 billion people – a 40% increase compared to today.
While urbanization and economic growth have been positively linked in the past, how can we create the conditions for a sustainable urban economic development? What are the main present and future challenges of urbanization in terms of transportation and infrastructures? How and when to use private capital in infrastructure projects?

INTRODUCTION
Zorana Z. Mihajlović, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Serbia

SPEAKERS
- Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and CEO, RATP Group
- Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, Mayor of Medellín, Colombia
- Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO, SUEZ
- Gregory J. Smith, President and CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management; and Executive Chairman, Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners
- Jürgen Gerke, CEO, Allianz Capital Partners

MODERATOR
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

4:30 - 5:15 FIRESIDE CHAT

A NEW ERA OF VOLATILITY
Since the 1970s, one major financial crisis has occurred every decade or so, which prompts worries that we are nearing the next one. How effective are the mechanisms that have been put in place after the Great Recession to prevent us against a future financial shock? Should we be concerned about increasing credit risks in the context of tightening monetary policies? What financial imbalances remain and what can we do about them?

PART I
TEN YEARS AFTER THE CRASH: IS FINANCIAL STABILITY A SURE THING?

SPEAKER
François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Bank of France

PART II
OUTLOOK FOR THE FINANCIAL MARKETS: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

SPEAKER
Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse

INTERVIEWED BY
Bernard Spitz, President, French Insurance Federation; and President, International and Europe, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)

 5:15 - 6:30 PLENARY SESSION

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: WHAT IMPACTS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY?
With 4 billion Internet users worldwide – more than 50% of the global population – forecasts agree that the benefits of the digital revolution are expanding quickly. What are the main features of this IT-enabled global productivity growth? How can we manage the risks associated with technological disruption in the job market? What does it take to make this digital revolution truly inclusive?

SPEAKERS
- Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange
- Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)
- Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone
- Adrian McDonald, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Dell
- Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

MODERATOR
- Hedwige Chevrillon, Journalist and Anchor, BFM TV

 

Wednesday, October 3
8:00  REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICKUP
9:30 - 11:00  OPENING PLENARY SESSION

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY: REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION?
In twenty years from now, the share of coal and oil in the global energy mix will have dropped, replaced by natural gas and renewable energies. Should we accelerate the general transition towards renewables or rather adopt energy mixes that are tailor-made to each economy? How can we strike the right balance between energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability? What national and international public policies are needed to foster energy transition?

INTRODUCTION
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, Prime Minister of Guinea

SPEAKERS

- Nizar Al-Adsani, Deputy Chairman and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
- Philippe Sauquet, President, Gas, Renewables and Power; and President, Strategy-Innovation, Total
- Mansoor Hamayun, Co-Founder and CEO, BBOXX
- Marianne Laigneau, Group Senior Executive Vice-President, in charge of the International Division, EDF

MODERATOR
Géraldine Amiel, Paris Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

 11:00 - 11:30 FIRESIDE CHAT

INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE
According to a PwC survey, the world’s largest companies spent close to $702 billion in R&D in 2017, highlighting the importance that innovation plays in terms of economic development and competitiveness. If innovation and entrepreneurship are inseparable, how can CEOs distil the entrepreneur mindset into their whole organization?
How and why innovation is the driver of tomorrow’s world? How is innovation driving the world outside of the western hemisphere?

SPEAKER
Alexandre Ricard, Chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard

INTERVIEWED BY
John E. Yearwood, Executive Board, International Press Institute; and Former World Editor, Miami Herald

11:30 - 11:45 NETWORKING BREAK
11:45 - 1:00 DEBATE

DOES GLOBALIZATION REQUIRE THE REGULATION OF TAX COMPETITION?

In Collaboration with TaxCOOP

Since the end of the last century, the acceleration of globalization has entailed considerable challenges for countries, particularly in terms of tax policy. How can we adapt our tax systems to this wave of globalization?
Should tax competition be regulated?

DEBATTERS
- Arthur B. Laffer, Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates
- Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City, University of London

JURY
- Louise Otis, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University; and President, Administrative Tribunal, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Jay Rosengard, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Marie-Christine Esclassan, Professor, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

SPEAKER
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

11:45 - 1:00 FORUM 1

BEYOND TRADE WARS: FROM FREE TRADE TO FAIR TRADE
According to the latest World Bank economic outlook, an escalation of tariffs up to legally-allowed bound rates could derail the current economic recovery by leading to a decline in world trade not seen since the 2008-2010 crisis. Is there a global loss of appetite for trade liberalization? How can the World Trade Organization be reformed to address ongoing critics? What global rules are needed to ensure a fairer and more inclusive trade?

INTRODUCTION
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

SPEAKERS

- Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; and Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013)
- Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Commission
- Thierry de Longuemar, Vice-President and CFO, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
- Ken Ash, Director, Trade and Agriculture, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Robert Tessier, Chairman of the Board, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

CONCLUSION
Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

1:00 - 2:00 CLOSING SESSION

TOWARD A NEW GLOBALIZATION: IS THE US STILL THE GLOBAL SUPERPOWER?
The United States of America have reach the status of an uncontested global superpower following the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, creating an international order in which a lot a countries thrive; but recent years have seen a succession of events leading many observers to think that this time as a global superpower might be at least changing. What are the internal and external trends that are currently affecting the United States to the point that its role as a superpower is being questioned? Are we witnessing the upcoming of a more multilateral world? How could the United States transition into a new role on the international stage?

SPEAKER
Robert Thomson, Chief Executive, News Corp

2:00-3:00 RISING STAR COCKTAIL