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Growing Trade, Growing Jobs

The Benefits and Challenges of Free Trade
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On May 16, IPI celebrated World Trade Week with a special briefing examining global trade issues, including multilateral trade partnerships such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), pending free trade agreements (FTAs), the impact of trade on U.S. job creation, and trade negotiation challenges regarding intellectual property, data flows, and IT services.

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Keynote Address
Stan McCoy
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for IP and Innovation,
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Keynote Address
The Right Honorable Mike Moore
New Zealand Ambassador to the United States


Additional Comments
The Honorable Luis Valdivieso
Peru Ambassador to the United States


Panel How Expanding Trade Benefits U.S. Job Creation
Panelists: William C. Lane, Washington Director, Caterpillar, Inc.
Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D., George Mason University
Daniel Griswold, Director of Herbert Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Moderator: Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, IPI


Panel Pending Challenges: Exploring Patents, Copyrights, Data Flow & IT Services
Panelists: Laura Lane, Managing Director and Head of International Government Affairs, Citigroup, Inc.
Robert Hoffman, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Richard Kjeldgaard, Deputy Vice President, International Intellectual Property, PhRMA
Stevan Mitchell, Vice President, Intellectual Property Policy, Entertainment Software Association
Moderator: Tom Giovanetti, President, IPI



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