2019 Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 14:15


Mexico City, MEX

In June 2019, the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) held its Third Annual Summit a high-level, conference focused on innovation policy and how policymakers in developing countries can implement the “best practices” that have been employed in other countries.

Attendees of this event will be representatives from GTIPA; experts on trade, globalization, innovation, and IP policy issues; Mexican leaders from the business, academic and policymaking communities; and members of Mexican Federal Government, Deputies, and Senators.

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GTIPA Summit Day 1, Thursday, June 13

1:00-2:00PM – Keynote Luncheon

Keynote Luncheon, Andrew Williamson, Vice President Strategy, President's Office, PACD at Huawei Technologies

2:00-2:15PM – Welcome Greetings

Welcome Greetings: Senator Eduardo Murat, President of the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Commission and Member of the Science and Technology Commission; Carolina Agurto, Fundación IDEA; and, Stephen Ezell, ITIF

2:15-3:00PM – Panel 1: Smart Cities and Society

Description: An open panel between GTIPA members, speakers, and guests to discuss the social impact of regions that implement Smart Cities Features (technology, information, science and innovation) and the role of the Digital Transformation of the Economy to improve citizens’ lives.

Moderated by: Marco López, Partner, Fundación IDEA

Panelists: Wang Jianping, Chairman, Shanghai Institute of Science and Technology Policy); Adriana Ceballos, TicTac de la CCIT; Joaquín Saldaña Otero, Huawei Regional Director for Strategic Marketing; Jeannie Salo, VP, Global Trade Policy Schneider Electric.

3:00-3:15PM – Q&A from public
3:15-4:00PM – Panel 2: Technology-driven Transformation Changing Business Models and Global Trade

Description: New business models are being created across sectors and regions due to the accelerating use of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and 3D printing. At the same time, policy-driven barriers to optimized global trade and market access are asserting themselves. This session will use the transformation of global value chains to highlight these changes and assess where value-creating opportunities and risks present themselves to the private and public sectors. 

Moderated By: Christopher Caine, The Center for Global Enterprise

Speakers: Felipe Saxton, Cofounder and CEO of ANASTASIA.AI); Claudia del Pozo (Head of operations, C Minds)

4:00-4:15PM – Q&A from public

4:15-5:15PM – Break

5:15-6:15PM – Panel 3: Challenges and opportunities for developing countries regarding life-sciences innovation
Description: An exploration of the public policy issues countries need to address to stimulate life-sciences innovation in developing countries.

Moderated by: Jessica Beitman, Fundación IDEA

Panelists: Jasson Urbach, Free Market Foundation; Stephen Ezell, ITIF; Kelly Anderson, GIPC Representative; Amit Kapoor, India Institute for Competitiveness

6:15-6:30PM – Q&A from public

6:30-7:15PM – Panel 4: SDG-FIR Nexus: Connecting the Dotted Lines

Description: By 2030, the target year for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, more-advanced forms of technology will emerge. It’s important to analyze the impacts (positive and negative) on global development endeavors that can arise from Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR)-induced disruptions and externalities.

Moderated by: Robert Atkinson, ITIF

Panelists: Syed Munir Khasru, IPAG; Ramonette Serafica, Philippines Institute of Development Studies; Guillermo Peña Panting, President, Fundación Eléutera, Research Fellow, Philippines Institute of Development Studies; Gisela San Juan, General Director of Innovation and Public Policy Analysis, Mexico’s President’s Cabinet 


7:15-7:30PM – Public Q&A 7:30-8:15PM – Networking 


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