Envisioning Transatlantic Partnership for the 21st Century
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When: 4/30/2015
5:30 PM
Where: Board Room at Union Station
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
United States
Contact: Anna Lambertson

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Envisioning Transatlantic Partnership for the 21st Century

The United States and European Union (EU) are among the biggest economic powers in the world, and have increasingly sought ways to rebrand their relationship and to boost trade and strengthen economies on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement designed to reduce tariffs and regulatory barriers between the US and EU, facilitating the ability of companies on both sides of the Atlantic to access each other's markets.


What opportunities and challenges aid or impede the success of TTIP?

What's next on the horizon for EU-US economic relations? 
Join us April 30 for a substantive forum with leaders on the cutting edge of these issues.


Damien Levie

Head of Section, Trade & Agriculture

Delegation of European Union to United States

Damien is Head of the Trade & Agriculture Section for the EU Delegation in Washington D.C. Before coming to Washington, he was a member of the Cabinet of EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht from 2009 to 2012. He subsequently headed the USA and Canada team of the Directorate General for Trade at the European Commission. During that period, he contributed to the pursuit of an ambitious EU trade policy agenda with the Americas, in particular the launch of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S. and the EU.


Ambassador Miriam Sapiro

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Principal, Summit Strategies International

Ambassador Sapiro is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. She served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 2009-2014, where she led negotiations and enforcement with countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas. She has over 25 years of experience in the private sector and government, including at the National Security Council and the U.S. State Department.



Marjorie Chorlins

Vice President for European Affairs

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Marjorie is Vice President for European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she is responsible for developing, promoting, and executing US-based programs and policies related to trade and investment in Europe.

With more than 25 years of experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, she has focused on forging consensus among competing points of view. She has represented the U.S. government in multilateral trade negotiations, advocated in support of global sales, and consulted with multinational corporations on corporate responsibility.


April 30, 2015

5:30 PM - Reception

6:15 PM - Program

KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station

30 West Pershing Road, KCMO

Free - IRC members

$20 - Non-members



The International Relations Council is hosting this forum. It is a program of World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century
Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century
Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

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