Over 30 speakers from 14 countries have been confirmed. They include Richard M. Daley, mayor of Chicago; Philip Condit, The Boeing Company; Henry Hyde, chairman of The House of Representatives International Relations Committee; Gro Harlem Brundtland, former director-general of the World Health Organization; Juma Ngasongwa, Tanzanian minister of industry and trade; Korn Dabbaransi, Thai deputy prime minister; Raymond C. Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America; Carla Hills, chairman and chief operating officer of Hills & Company; and Lori Wallach, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
The Chicago Conference on the Global Economy, co-sponsored by The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and World Business Chicago, will highlight the city's active and vital role as a trading center and a global city by bringing together domestic and international trade experts, government officials, business leaders and representatives of NGO advocacy groups to publicly discuss the results of the WTO Cancun Ministerial meeting (September 10-14) and implications on the global trading system. This inaugural Chicago Conference on the Global Economy will examine key issues related to the global trade -- including agriculture, accessing markets, the needs of developing nations, regional/bilateral vs. multilateral trade structures, terrorism, geopolitics, public health and much more -- and their impact on Chicago and the Midwest.
The aim of the Conference is two-fold. First, it will provide insight on such topics as agriculture, emerging markets, developing nations, free trade and terrorism, thus providing attendees with critical information they need when assessing their own future business growth and trade strategies. Second, the Conference will elevate the city of Chicago's visibility as an international business hub that takes action to better enhance local, national and international understanding of critical economic trends and issues.
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago
September 15-16, 2003
Press pre-registration is required:
For more information and to register, please visit: www.tccge.org.