2021 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Annual Summit

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 08:15


700 K Street Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) represents a network of more than 40 world-leading think tanks dedicated to advancing a positive view of trade, globalization, and innovation for the benefit of the global community. The GTIPA’s annual summits bring together alliance members with world-leading experts to explore creative solutions to the difficult economic, trade, and innovation challenges facing the international community. This year’s summit will explore: COVID-19 and digital transformation; the future of the WTO and global trade; transforming global supply chains for greater resiliency; getting intellectual property and data policies right to support innovation; and how states and regions can introduce effective public policies to stimulate local innovation. The event can be attended in-person or watched via livestream. 

ITIF is pleased offer this event in-person for vaccinated registrants at our offices in Washington, DC. Please note that registration is required to participate and space is limited. All in-person guests will be required to follow our health and safety policies. The event will also be live-streamed to YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook. 

Access Youtube livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_P-gTTXbak 

  • Matt Murray, Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Panel 1: COVID-19 and Digital Transformation
  • Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG
  • Stefano da Empoli, I-Com
  • Carlo Maria Rossotto, Principal Investment Officer, Global Head, Upstream Telecom Media and Technology, Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Karlo Valentín, Partner, EYEX
  • Jaci McDole, Sr. Policy Analyst, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy 
  • Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, ITIF
Panel 2: The Future of the WTO and Global Trade
  • Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International
  • Jamieson Greer, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Chris Hattingh, Deputy Director, Free Market Foundation
  • Kyungjin Song, Executive Director, Innovative Economy Forum
  • Philip Thompson, Policy Analyst, Property Rights Alliance
  • Barbara Kolm, Founding Director, Austrian Economics Center (moderator)
Panel 3: Supply Chain Transformation: A Force for Economic Development and Resilience
  • Hubertus Bardt, Managing Director & Head of Research, German Economic Institute
  • Chris Caine, President, The Center for Global Enterprise
  • John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
  • Pietro Paganini, Co-Founder and Curiosity Officer, Competere
  • Emily Benson, Associate Fellow & Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS (moderator)
Panel 4: Maximizing Global Innovation: Why Robust IP Protections and Open Data Flows Matter
  • Mincheol Choi, Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
  • Nigel Cory, Associate Director, Trade Policy, ITIF
  • Natalia Gonzalez, Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs, Libertad y Desarrollo
  • Andrei Iancu, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, USPTO
  • Mark Schultz, Director, Intellectual Property Program & Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Endowed Chair in IP Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Philip Stevens, Executive Director, The Geneva Network (moderator)
Panel 5: Stimulating Innovation, from Regions to Nations: Result from the North American Competitiveness Index
  • Carolina Agurto, Partner, Fundación Idea 
  • Eric Miller, President, Rideau Potomac Strategy Group
  • Sean Randolph, Executive Director, Bay Area Economic Council
  • Brad Wood, Senior Advisor, Innovation and Industrial Policy, Embassy of Canada
  • Luke Dascoli, Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant, ITIF (moderator)
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