Dear Colleague, you may be interested in the invitation below, to a webinar
on " *The case for and against a WTO Multilateral Framework on Investment
Facilitation*". Best regards, Karl P. Sauvant

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Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 12:38 PM
Subject: ICTSD webinar on Oct 9: *The case for and against a WTO
Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation*
Cc: Marie Chamay <[log in to unmask]>, Caroline Sainte-Croix <
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Dear Colleague,

On behalf of ICTSD, I invite you to an interactive webinar on “*The Case
for and against a WTO Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation*”.
The webinar will take place on *October 9 from 4 – 5 pm Central European
Time (10-11 am EST)*.

The panel will consist of:

*Moderator*: Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow, CCSI, and Senior
Fellow, ICTSD


·       Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the
WTO and Coordinator of the WTO Structured Discussions on Investment
Facilitation for Development

·       Felipe Hees, Minister Counsellor, Mission of Brazil to the WTO

·       Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh, Senior Counsel, King & Spalding

·       Kavaljit Singh, Director, Madhyam, a public policy research
institute, New Delhi

*Facilitator*: Rashmi Jose, Senior Programme Officer, ICTSD

Background documentation:

-        Joint Ministerial Statement on Investment Facilitation for

-        Crafting a Framework on Investment Facilitation

This webinar is the first in a series of dialogues under ICTSD’s WTO Paths
Forward Initiative. It aims to engage the broader trade and investment
policy communities to examine key issues relating to investment
facilitation and the WTO. Participants are encouraged to engage in the
conversation, by submitting written queries through the webinar platform
during the session.

Registration for participation is mandatory, at:
is no fee for registration.)

I am looking forward to an engaging discussion.

Kind regards,


P.S: Should you be interested in keeping up to date with ICTSD’s
publications on investment issues and future events on investment policy,
please sign up here

Ms. Rashmi Jose

Senior Programme Officer

Investment Policy and Regulatory Systems

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Tel: 0041 22 917 8744

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Address: 7 Chemin Balexert, 1219 Geneva, Switzerland

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