• Conference Schedule

    Thursday, February 8th - Opening Keynote

    6:30 - 7:30 PM: Trade And American Manufacturing

    Georgetown Bioethics Research Library (Healy Hall, 102 3700 O, Washington, DC 20057)


    Introductory remarks by Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-ID)


    Moderated by Mike Bailey, Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy

    • Matt Blunt, President of the American Automotive Policy Council and Former Governor of Missouri

    7:35 - 9:00 PM: Post-Keynote Reception On US - India Trade

    Old North Room 205 (37th Street NW O Street NW, Old North #205, Washington, DC 20057)

    • With guest of honor, Puneet Roy Kundal, Minister of Commerce for the Indian Embassy in DC

    Friday, February 9th - Congressional Auditorium

    9:00 - 10:15: Free trade, Natural resources, and Energy


    Moderated by Linda Dempsey, VP of International Economic Affairs for the National Association of Manufacturers

    • Michael Brown, President of Barrick Gold USA
    • Bob Stout, Vice President & Head of Regulatory Affairs for BP America Inc.
    • The Honorable Erin O'Toole, Canadian Member of Parliament for Durham, and The Conservative Party Of Canada's Foreign Affairs Critic
    • Aaron Padilla, Senior Advisor - International Policy for the American Petroleum Institute (API) 

    10:30 - 11:45: Free Trade, and the Internet (In Partner With the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology)


    Moderated by Daniel Etcovitch, Editor-in-Chief at the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

    • Damien Levie, Head of Trade & Agriculture Section at The Delegation of the European Union to the United States
    • Probir Mehta, Global Lead, Intellectual Property and Trade Policy for Facebook
    • Kenneth Propp, Director for Global Trade Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance 

    11:45 - 12:45: Lunch


    12:45 - 1:45: Foreign Perspectives on Trade


    Moderated by Nancy McLernon, President & CEO Of The Organization For International Investment

    • Ambassador David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the U.S. 

    2:00 - 3:15: Harmonizing Financial Regulation Through Free Trade


    Moderated by Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, and at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

    • Frank Samolis, Co-Chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ International Trade Division 
    • Robert D. Kyle, Partner at Hogan Lovells and former Program Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget
    • Douglas Midland, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
    • Wouter Bossu, Senior Counsel at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    3:30 - 4:45: Free Trade and Agriculture


    Moderated by Adam Farris, Legislative Assistant On Trade and Foreign Policy For Senator Lankford

    • Dale Moore, Head of Policy for American Farm Bureau Federation
    • Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access for the ‎National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Lisa Schroeter, Global Director of Trade and Investment Policy for The Dow Chemical Company