Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:30 to 14:30
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Beyond Buzzwords - How will TTIP affect our Everyday Lives?
Discussions on TTIP have focused on highly specialized issues or revolved around very broad topics such as the setting of global standards for trade. Yet, TTIP will likely affect many different aspects of our everyday life: what kind of medicine we take, which cosmetics we use, and how much we shop online in stores across the Atlantic. All this will also influence business opportunities and change the reality of business owners. Not everyone will be a winner, and prognoses foresee that some groups and some countries will gain more than others should an agreement be reached. What changes will TTIP bring in our everyday lives? Together with experts from academia, politics, consumer protection and business, we would like to shed light on this question and look at tangible benefits and possible disadvantages for both consumers and businesses.
Julie Cantalou, European Affairs Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Isabelle Buscke, Head of Brussels Office, Federation of German Consumer Organisations
Dr. Daniel Mitrenga, Chief Economist, German Association of Family Businesses,
Dr. Dennis Novy, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords on TTIP 2013/14
Marietje Schaake MEP, Committee on International Trade, ALDE Group
Moderation Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-Chief, EurActiv.com
Daniel Schwammenthal, Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute