European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Porto, Portugal, October 24-26, 2003

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(27th Meeting of European Group)

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland
Host Country Chairman: Jorge Braga de Macedo

Friday, October 24

19:30-23:00
Opening reception & dinner in the wine lodge of the Caves Ferreira

OPENING REMARKS
António Borges, International Advisor, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, European Corporate Governance Institute, London
Introduced by: Pedro Catarino, Ambassador to the United States & Administrator, Portuguese Investment Agency

Saturday, October 25

9:30-12:30
PORTUGAL
Chair: Peter Sutherland & Jorge Braga de Macedo
Speaker:
José Manuel Durão Barroso, Prime Minister
11:00-12:30
"MANAGING GLOBALISATION FROM THE PERIPHERY"
Co-chairs: Jorge Braga de Macedo & Estela Barbot
Panel:
António Amorim, Chairman of Corticeira Amorim, Portugal
Filipe de Botton, CEO of Logoplaste, Portugal
Salvador Guedes, CEO of Sogrape Vinhos, Portugal

12:45-14:00
Lunch
Speaker:
João Cravinho, Member of the Council of State; Member of Parliament & Chairman of the Economy & Finance Committee; Member of the Political Committee of the Socialist Party

14:30-15:45
THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION; THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERSHIP
Chair: Peter Sutherland
Speaker:
Antonio Vitorino, Member of the European Commission (Home & Justice Affairs), Brussels; Former Member of the European Convention
16:00-17:45
EUROMED PANEL
Chair: Antonio Garrigues Walker, Chairman, J. & A. Garrigues Abogados, Madrid
Panel:
André Azoulay, Councilor to H.M. King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Rabat
Richard N. Cooper, Professor of International Economics, Harvard University
Miguel-Angel Moratinos, Former EU Special Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process

A background paper is available for this session.
The U.S. Case Study: "Immigration into the United States" (PDF 60kb/5pp)
Prepared by Richard N. Cooper

19:45-23:00
Reception & dinner at the Chamber of Commerce (Palacio da Bolsa)
20:15-21:30
Panel on IRAQ
Chair: Peter Sutherland
Panel:
Adnan Pachachi, Member & Vice-Chairman of the Governing Council of Iraq, Baghdad
Marek Belka, Chairman, Council for International Coordination, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

A tape transcript with slight editing is available for this session.
An Evening "Topical Session": "IRAQ" (PDF 72kb/13pp)

Sunday, October 26

9:00-11:00
TOPICAL SESSION ON TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONS
THE EU AND U.S. IN THE 21ST CENTURY: IN CONCERT OR CONFLICT?
Co-Chairs: Peter Sutherland and Thomas S. Foley
Panel:
G. John Ikenberry, Professor of Geopolitics and Global Justice, Georgetown University, Washington; Member of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on "U.S. Relations toward Europe"
Dominique Moïsi, Special Advisor to the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), Paris; Author of the European Trilateral Commission special report on EU-US Relations

A background paper is available for this session.
A Special European Report: "Reinventing the West" (PDF 88kb/15pp)
Prepared by Dominique Moïsi

11:15-12:30
SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE CANCUN WTO MINISTERIAL MEETING
Panel:
Lord Brittan, Vice Chairman, UBS Warburg, London; Former Vice President of the European Commission (Trade)
Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin (at the Cancun Meeting in the German Ministerial Delegation) 

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