McBride Center for International Business
BaylorBusiness

Schedule

Thursday, October 6, 2005

5:00-6:00 pm - Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
101 S. University Parks Dr

Conference Registration and Reception
sponsored by North Texas District Export Council

7:00 pm - Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center

Opening Banquet

Dinner Keynote Speaker
Supachai Panitchpakdi
Secretary General of UNCTAD and immediate past Director General of World Trade Organization

Friday, October 7, 2005

7:00-8:00 am - Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center

Breakfast

Richard Fisher, President of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and former Deputy United States Trade Representative

8:30-10:00 am - 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

New Trade Strategies in the Americas

Abelardo L. Valdez
Ambassado, Trade Lawyer and former Executive, USAID

Michael Hart
Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Ottawa

Sherry Stephenson
Organization of American States

Herminio Blanco
President and CEO of Soluciones Estrategicas and Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Mexico

10:00-10:15 am - 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

Break and Refreshments

10:15-11:45 am - 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

Regional and Sub-Regional Agreements

NAFTA Victor Lopez Villafane
ITESM, Mexico

CACM Alberto Trejos
INCAE, former Minister of Trade, Costa Rica

Mercosur — Felipe Frydman
Central Bank of Argentina

Other — Sebastian Saez
ECLAC, Chile

12:00-1:25 pm

Luncheon

Keynote Speaker
John Curtis
International Trade Canada

1:25-1:45 pm - Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center, 1st floor Cashion Academic Center

Press Conference
Journalists contact C.J. Jackson at 254-710-7628 for credentials and for more information
This event will be available live on the internet

1:45-3:15 pm - 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

Results of North American and Hemispheric Trade Negotiations

Jeffrey Schott, Institute for International Economics

Jorge Chami Batista, University of Rio de Janeiro

Wendy Dobson, University of Toronto

Robert Devlin, Inter-American Development Bank

3:15-3:30 pm- 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

Break and Refreshments

3:30-5:00 pm - 5th Floor, Cashion Academic Center

Interaction of Regional and Global Trade Agreements

Sylvia Ostry, Center for International Studies, University of Toronto

Gary Hufbauer, Institute of International Economics

Mario A. Marconini, Brazilian Center for International Relations

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General of UNCTAD and immediate past Director General of World Trade Organization

Baylor University