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Aid for Trade

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Aid for Trade

     INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

    INTEGRATION AND TRADE SECTOR

    MOBILIZING AID FOR TRADE:

    ATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN L

    SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2007

    MIRAFLORES PARK HOTEL

    LIMA, PERU

    Organized by the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) and

    the World Trade Organization (WTO)

    in collaboration with the World Bank

    and hosted by the Government of Peru

    TENTATIVE AGENDA

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007

    8:30 9:00 REGISTRATION

    9:00 10:15 OPENING PLENARY SESSION (COPACABANA ROOM)

    Mercedes Araoz , Minister of Trade and Tourism, Peru

    Luis Carranza, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru

    Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

    Pascal Lamy, Director General, World Trade Organization

    Pamela Cox Vice President for LAC, World Bank on behalf of Mr. Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank SESSION 1: WHY IS THE AID FOR TRADE INITIATIVE SO RELEVANT FOR LATIN AMERICA AND 10:15 10:45 THE CARIBBEAN? (COPACABANA ROOM)

Presentation Aid for Trade and Latin America and the Caribbean

    Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank

10:45 11:00 Coffee Break

    11:00 13:00 Open Dialogue

    The Dialogue will be moderated by Michael Reid, Americas Editor, The Economist, with initial remarks from a

    Minister of Finance and a Minister of Trade followed by additional triggering comments by: Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD

    Pamela Cox, Vice President for LAC, World Bank

    Larry Mc Donald, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technical Assistance Policy, US Department of Treasury Peter Thompson, Director for Trade and Development, Directorate General of Trade, European Commission

    13:00 15:00 LUNCH

15:00 18:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS (SIMULTANEOUS)

    15:00 15:45 SESSION 2A: MOBILIZING AID FOR TRADE: NATIONAL STRATEGIES - FOCUS SOUTH AMERICA

    (COPACABANA ROOM)

    Case Study Presentation: PERU

    Mercedes Araoz, Minister of Trade and Tourism, Peru

    15:45 16:30 Networking Break

    16:30 18:30 Open Dialogue Mobilizing Aid for Trade: Focus South America

    The Dialogue will be moderated by Felix Peña, Director, Instituto de Comercio Internacional, Fundación

    Standard Bank with initial remarks from a Minister of Finance and a Minister of Trade followed by additional triggering comments by:

    José Gregorio Pineda, International Trade Agenda Coordinator, Andean Development Corporation, (CAF)

    Osvaldo Rosales, Chief, International Trade and Integration Division, Economic Commission for Latin America

    and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    Donor Representative (TBC)

    Guillermo Van Oordt, President, Agriexport Union Association,Peru

    15:00 15:45 SESSION 2B: MOBILIZING AID FOR TRADE: REGIONAL STRATEGIES - FOCUS CARIBBEAN

    (SPLENDIDO ROOM)

    Case Study Presentation: CARIBBEAN

    Billie Miller, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Affairs and Foreign Trade, Barbados

    15:45 16:30 Networking Break

    16:30 18:30 Open Dialogue Mobilizing Aid for Trade: Focus Caribbean

    The Dialogue will be moderated by Simon Evenett, Professor University of St. Gallen with initial remarks from a Minister of Finance and a Minister of Trade followed by additional triggering comments by:

    Havelock Brewster, Senior Advisor, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, (CRNM)

    Randolph Cato, Director of the Economic Affairs Division, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Secretariat (OECS)

    Kelvin Dalrymple, Chief Research Economist, Caribbean Development Bank, (CDB)

    Peter Thompson, Director for Trade and Development, Directorate General of Trade, European Commission

    Carol Ayoung, CEO, Caribbean Business Forum

    15:00 15:45 SESSION 2C: MOBILIZING AID FOR TRADE: PRIVATE SECTOR STRATEGIES

    FOCUS CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO

    (VENECIA ROOM)

    Case Study Presentation: Focus Central America and Mexico

    Arturo Condo, Dean, INCAE Business School

    15:45 16:30 Networking Break

    16:30 18:30 I. Open Dialogue Mobilizing Aid for Trade: Focus Central America and Mexico

    The Dialogue will be moderated by Alberto Trejos, Former Ministry of Trade, Costa Rica with initial remarks from a Minister of Finance and a Minister of Trade followed by additional triggering comments by:

    Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Department of Trade, Tourism and Competitiveness, Organization of American

    States (OAS)

    Patricia R. Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, (ITC)

    José Manuel Salazar, Executive Director, Employment Sector, ILO

    Paul Bonicelli, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, US Agency for International

    Development

    Carlos Araya, President, Artinsoft, Costa Rica

    19:00 21:00 RECEPTION - HOSTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PERU

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

    9:00 9:45 SESSION 3: MOBILIZING AID FOR TRADE - LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (COPACABANA ROOM)

     The Session will be a dialogue moderated by Claudia Uribe, Ambassador of Colombia to the

     WTO. The Session will be opened with Brief Reports (5-10 minutes) of the main issues discussed at side events by Representatives of the WTO, OECD and Private Sector. In addition the previous

    day session’s moderators will report on the discussions of the panels and put forward key issues to

    be addressed during Session 4A and 4B.

    9:45 11:00 SESSION 4A: SUPPLY SIDE OF AID FOR TRADE FINANCING PARTNERSHIPS

     This session will be moderated by Richard Lapper, Latin America Editor, Financial Times and

    will look at the region’s supply side capacity and infrastructure gaps from a financing perspective.

    11:00 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

    11:30 13:00 SESSION 4B: DEMAND SIDE OF AID FOR TRADE: MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE

    (COPACABANA ROOM)

    Roundtable with Ministers of Trade and Ministers of Finance moderated by Richard Lapper, Latin America Editor, Financial Times

13:00 13:15 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

    Alan Garcia, President of Peru

    Pascal Lamy, Director General World Trade Organization

    Luis Alberto Moreno, President Inter American Development Bank

13:15 15:00 LUNCH (BY INVITATION ONLY)

    Aid-for-Trade Workshops

    (September 12 & 14)

    SEPTEMBER 12 (ALL DAY)

    WORKSHOP ON THE STANDARDS AND TRADE DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

    ORGANIZED BY WTO AND IDB

    SEPTEMBER 12 (ALL DAY)

    WORKSHOP ON PRIVATE SECTOR AND AID FOR TRADE INITIATIVES

    ORGANIZED BY IDB AND ITC

    SEPTEMBER 14 (AFTERNOON)

    WORKSHOP ON NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING AID FOR TRADE

    ORGANIZED BY OECD AND IDB

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