10 Oct 2019

WTI alumni panel held at the WTO Public Forum

The WTI organised an alumni panel at the WTO Public Forum on 9 October 2019. Alumni from different intakes participated in the discussion. The theme was ‘Tomorrow’s Trading World – Thinking Ahead for the Future Generations’.

Alumni Wakako Oshima (MILE 7), Harsh Hiroo Gursahani (MILE 11), Fernando Piérola (MILE 1) and Kholofelo Kugler (MILE 14) participated in the discussion which was moderated by Director of Studies Professor Peter Van den Bossche.

The panel aimed at initiating a dialogue among the young trade lawyers and economists on future challenges and opportunities and what the work of trade lawyers will look like in the future.


Other events at the Public Forum involving WTI faculty and/or alumni:

Tuesday, 8 October, 14:15-15:45: Panel on 'The Digital Economy and Young Entrepreneurs: New Rules?'. Panellists included Arthur Appleton, WTI faculty and Board member; and Pallavi Bajaj, MILE 10 alumna.

Wednesday 9 October: 08:30-10:00: Working Session on 'Services: A Key Enabler for Agriculture Trade' (organised by CSEND and FAO). WTI faculty member Christian Häberli was a panellist.

Wednesday, 9 October, 14:45-16:15: Working session on ‘Trade in Fisheries Services - Today and Beyond” with WTI alumnus Marcio Castro de Souza (moderator), WTI alumna Marta Soprana (panelist) and WTI faculty member Pierre Sauvé (panelist).

Wednesday, 9 October, 16:30-18:00, Working session on 'Reform of the WTO - for a Global Level Playing Field, organised by AEGIS Europe (alliance of EU industrial sectors) with WTI alumna Elena Vyboldina.

Thursday 10 October, 8:30-10:00: Workshop on ‘Millennials and Generation Z as Customer and Client: Changing Trade for Next Generation Businesses’ with WTI MILE alumna Faith Tigere (panellist).

Thursday 10 October, 12:00-13:30: Working session on 'Multilateralism - Expectations from the New Generation'. Daniil Orlov, MILE 19 student, was a panellist.

Thursday 10 October, 13:30-14:30: WTI book launch. Professors Manfred Elsig and Michael Hahn of the WTI presented 'The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance'.