7 Dec 2023
Seminars, Other, 17:00 - 19:15, Silva Casa Auditorium, World Trade Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, Bern, Switzerland OR Online
Elsig, Manfred , Francois, Joseph , Polanco, Rodrigo

Seminar: 20 Years Chile-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement between EFTA and Chile, the Embassy of Chile to Switzerland and the World Trade Institute, partner for a high-level seminar. Join in Bern or online.

Lesson Learned and Future Challenges

Register to join the live streaming at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcOytrD8rE9Ax9-4iMoGB0aMsU_d5Q_LS


Full programme

17:00 Welcoming remarks

  • Ambassador Frank Tressler, Ambassador of Chile in Switzerland
  • Prof. Joseph Francois, Managing Director and professor of economics at the WTI

17:05 First Panel

  • 20 Years of Chile-EFTA Free Trade Agreement: A country's perspective
    • Moderated by Prof. Manfred Elsig, WTI of the University of Bern
    • Ambassador Frank Tressler, Embassy of Chile in Bern
    • Ambassador Kurt Jäger, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN Geneva
    • Ambassador Kjersti Rodsmoen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN Bern
    • Hervé Lohr, Acting Head Bilateral Economic Relations and Head Americas at SECO
    • Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the UN Geneva (tbc)

17:35 Round of questions

18:00 Second Panel

  • Reflections from the academia and private sector on the 20 years of Chile-EFTA FTA
    • Moderated by Mrs. Natalia Nahmías, Consul of Chile in Bern
    • Frank Büchel, Deputy Secretary General at EFTA
    • Dr. Jan Atteslander, Head of Department International Relations, Economiesuisse
    • Dr. Rodrigo Polanco, WTI Senior Researcher and Lecturer
    • Javier Meyer, CMO AQUA4D
    • Germán Fischer, General Manager, Geobrugg

18:30 Round of final questions

18:45 Wine toast 

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