Program of the 2007 Annual Meeting

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Brussels, Belgium, March 16-19, 2007

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chairman, BP p.l.c., Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Migrations

Host Country Chairman: Daniel Janssen; Chairman of the Board, Solvay, Brussels; Honorary Chairman, Federation of Enterprises of Belgium

Friday, March 16

18:30
Opening cocktail reception at the Belgian Parliament
Welcome address: Herman De Croo, President, Chamber of Representatives, Minister of State

Saturday, March 17

9:00
Formal Opening by the Trilateral Chairmen
Peter Sutherland, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Chairman, BP p.l.c., Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Migrations
Allan E. Gotlieb, Deputy North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON; Chairman, Sotheby's, Canada; former Canadian Ambassador to the United States
Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asia Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Chief Corporate Advisor, Fiji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo

9:10 - 10:30
WHY BELGIUM MATTERS
Chairman: Maurice Lippens, Chairman, Fortis, Brussels
Panel:
Karel De Gucht, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium 
Jean-Luc Dehaene, Member of the European Parliament; former Prime Minister of Belgium; former Vice Chairman of the European Convention
Karel Van Miert, former Member, European Commission (Competition Policy)

10:45 - 12:45
EUROPE'S INTERNAL DYNAMICS
Chairman: Peter Sutherland
Moderator: Mario Monti, President and Professor Emeritus, Bocconi University, Milan; Chairman, BRUEGEL and of ECAS, Brussels; former Member of the European Commission (Competition Policy)
Panel:
Jean-Claude Trichet, President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt/Main; former Governor, Banque de France
Ernest-Antoine Seillière, President, BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels; former President, MEDEF, France
Reiner Hoffmann, Deputy Secretary General, European Trade Union Congress (ETUC), Brussels

12:45 - 14:15
Luncheon
THE CHALLENGE OF CORRUPTION FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
Chair: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Chairman, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, Washington, DC; former Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System
Speaker: Paul A. Volcker, Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission; former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U. S. Federal Reserve System

14:30 - 17:00
THE TRILATERAL COUNTRIES' FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICIES
Chair: Andrzej Olechowksi, Deputy European Chairman, Trilateral Commission; Founder, Civic Platform; former Chairman, Bank Handlowy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance of Poland, Warsaw
Panel:
Henry A. Kissinger, Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission, Washington, DC; Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York, NY; former U.S. Secretary of State; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Javier Solana, Secretary General of the European Council and High Representative for EU Common Foreign and Security Policy
Sadako Ogata, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo; former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

19:00 - 22:00
Reception and dinner at the European Parliament at the invitation of Hans-Gert Pöttering,President of the European Parliament
Welcome address: Kurt Lauk, Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group-CDU); Chairman, Globe Capital Partners, Stuttgart; President, Economic Council of the CDU Party, Berlin; former Member of the Board, DaimlerChrysler, Stuttgart
Speaker: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; former Prime Minister of Portugal

Sunday, March 18

9:00 - 10:30
TRILATERAL TASK FORCE REPORT DISCUSSION ON
ENERGY SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Chair: Hartley Richardson, James Richardson & Sons, Ltd., Winnipeg, Canada
Task Force Authors:
John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; former Director of Central Intelligence; former U. S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Anne Lauvergeon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Areva NC, and Chief Executive Officer of Areva, Paris
Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja, Head of Corporate Planning and Business Development, PT Pertamina (Persero), Jakarta

10:30 - 12:30
Sub-group discussions with Task Force Report authors

12:30 - 14:00 
Luncheon
THE FUTURE OF AN OPEN WORLD TRADE SYSTEM
Chair: Peter Sutherland
Speaker: Peter Mandelson, Member of the European Commission (Trade), Brussels; former Member of the British Parliament; former Secretary of State to Northern Ireland and for Trade and Industry

14:15 - 16:45
AN EMERGING EAST ASIA COMMUNITY IN GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Chairman: Yotaro Kobayashi, Pacific Asia Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Chief Corporate Advisor, Fiji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Moderator: Jesus Estanislao, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Corporate Directors/Institute of Solidarity in Asia, Manila; former Minister of Finance of the Philippines
Panel:
Wu Jianmin, President, China Foreign Affairs University; Executive Vice President, China National Association for International Studies; President, International Bureau of Exhibition; Under Secretary General and Spokesman, National Committee of the CPPCC
Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, International Policy Studies Institute of Korea; President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; Professor Emeritus, Korea University, Seoul: former Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Korean Ambassador to the United States
Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

18:30 - 19:30
Reception at the Royal Palace at the invitation of H.M.H. the King of the Belgians
Welcome address: H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium

20:00 - 22:00
Dinner at the Palais d'Egmont hosted by Karel De Gucht, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium
Speaker: Anne-Marie Neyts, Member of the European Parliament; former Federal Minister of Belgium

Monday, March 19

8:45 - 9:45
NATO AND THE TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Chair: Bill Graham, Member of the Canadian Parliament; former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and of National Defense 
Speaker: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General, NATO
Respondent: Richard Holbrooke, Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC, New York, NY; Counselor, Council on Foreign Relations; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs and for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

10:00 - 12:30
THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF THE MIDDLE EASTERN LANDSCAPE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TRILATERAL COUNTRIES
Moderator and Trilateral Respondent: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY; former Director, Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; former Director of Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Speakers:
Adil Abd al-Mahdi, Vice President of the Republic of Iraq
H.R.H. Prince El Hassan bin Talal, President, Arab Thought Forum, Jordan

12:00
Closing Chairmen's Statements

END OF THE MEETING

(The 2008 annual plenary meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 25-28)

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