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Martin Tlapa is Deputy Minister of ForeignAffairs for Non-European Countries and EconomicDiplomacy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of theCzech Republic. Previously he served as a DeputyState Secretary for European Affairs at theOffice of the Government of the Czech Republicwith focus on Single Market issues and topicsrelated to competitiveness and growth of theEU. Mr. Tlapa was also Head of Delegations ofthe Czech Republic at ministerial conferencesof the World Trade Organization (WTO) andthe Organization for Economic Co-operationand Development (OECD). He also served asDeputy Minister of Industry and Trade and heldpositions in Management Boards of EGAP, ČEB,ČSA & CzechTrade. Mr. Tlapa graduated at theUniversity of Economics, Prague and he holdsMBA from Sheffield Hallam University.Opening remarksmartin tlapaTTIP and business competitiveness— Moderator07 ttip: benefits and challenges for the czech republic and the eu


→speakersivan hodačelena bryanIvan Hodač is the Founder and member of theBoard of Directors of the Aspen Institute Prague. Hewas Secretary-General of the European AutomobileManufacturers’ Association (ACEA) since 2001until October 2013. He is a member of the EUCommission’s Special Advisory Group on the TTIPnegotiations with the US. Financial Times recentlylisted him among the most influential personalitiesin the Brussels politics. Before joining ACEA,Ivan Hodač was Senior Vice-President and Headof the Time Warner Corporate office for Europe.Previously he was Secretary-General of the tradeorganization IFMA/IMACE, Senior Economist atDidier & Associates, and Assistant Professor at theCollege of Europe, Bruges. Ivan Hodač was born inPrague, where he studied mechanical engineering.He completed his education in economics andpolitical science at the University of Copenhagenand the College of Europe in Bruges.Elena Bryan is the Senior TradeRepresentative, representing the Office of theUnited States Trade Representative (USTR)in Brussels. Previously, she was the DeputyAssistant USTR for Trade and Development,where her responsibilities included preferenceprograms, Aid for Trade and developmentaspects of free trade agreements, includingthe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.Earlier, she was Deputy Assistant USTR forSoutheast Asia. Ms. Bryan worked on GATT andWTO issues for many years, including as partof the USTR team at the U.S. Mission to theGATT in Geneva during the Uruguay Round. InWashington, she was responsible for marketaccess, developing country and WTO institutionalissues. Thanks to that Ms. Bryan has extensiveexperience negotiating bilateral, plurilateral andmultilateral agreements, including free tradeagreements.The global perspective:Trade, competitiveness and geopolitics— Moderator08Business leaders’ forum:The impact of TTIP on key sectorsof the Czech economyThe global perspective:Trade, competitiveness and geopolitics


photo © www.ibtimes.co.ukgabriel felbermayrProfessor Gabriel Felbermayr studiedEconomics and Trade at the University of Linz.After graduation he went to Florence, Italy,for his doctoral studies and to Tübingen,Germany, for his habilitation. Since 2011, heholds both a position as Director InternationalEconomics at the Ifo Institute and as Professorof Economics at the Department of Economicsof Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.He is also Associate Editor at EuropeanEconomic Review and International Review ofEconomics and Finance. And last but not leasthe serves as an External Research Fellow atUniversity of Nottingham. For his research, prof.Felbermayr was awarded several prizes and inthe Handelsblatt (2013) Ranking of Economistsin German speaking Countries, he is listed onrank 14 in the list of the top 100 researchersunder 40 years and on rank 36 in the list of top100 most productive researchers.ignacio garcia berceroIgnacio Garcia Bercero is a Director inDG Trade of the European Commission. Since2012 he has been responsible for overseeing ECactivities in the fields of Neighbouring Countries,US and Canada as well as being the ChiefNegotiator for the EU–India FTA. He coordinatedthe work of the EU-US High Level Working Groupon Growth and Jobs and is the Chief Negotiatorfor the TTIP negotiations. He was also the ChiefNegotiator for the EU–Korea and EU–India FreeTrade Agreements. Before that, he worked in theareas of WTO Dispute Settlement, and TradeBarriers Regulation .He has written severalpapers and publications on the subjects ofTrade Laws, GATT and WTO System, SafeguardMeasures, Trade and Competition, DSU Reformand Dispute Settlement in European FTAs.Mr. Garcia Bercero has a Law Degree from theLaw Faculty of Universidad Complutense, Madridand a Master of Laws Degree (with Distinction)from University College, London.ttip: benefits and challenges for the czech republic and the euThe global perspective:Trade, competitiveness and geopoliticsThe global perspective:Trade, competitiveness and geopolitics09


→speakerspetr kolářdaniele bassoPetr Kolář held a number of positions inthe Czech Foreign Service, including head ofdepartment, deputy minister of foreign affairs forbilateral relations, advisor to the President VáclavHavel for European integration and the Balkans.In 2013 he served as Director of Foreign Affairsfor the PPF Group, where he primarily focusedon Asia. Currently, he works in international lawfirm Squire Patton Boggs, where he focuses hispractice on commercial diplomacy and globalgovernment relations. Petr provides clients withanalytic and diplomatic expertise, representingthem before the legislative and executivebranches of government.Daniele Basso has been European TradeUnion Confederation (ETUC) Trade advisorsince January 2014. He is a coordinator of theactivities of the ETUC Working Group on Tradeand Globalisation and monitors the external tradepolicy of the EU. He is also a substitute member ofthe TTIP Advisory Group and member of the EU–Central America and EU–Colombia&Peru AdvisoryGroup. From 2012–2013 he was Assistant oninternational affairs and trade at the Partyof European Socialists. Previously he servedas an intern of an Italian MEP member of theInternational trade committee. Graduated witha double degree in International affairs betweenTurin University and SciencesPo Bordeaux anda Master’s Degree in European Governance andPublic Policy from Cardiff University, UK.10Separating the facts from the myth:What will TTIP bring?— ModeratorSeparating the facts from the myth:What will TTIP bring?


dita charanzováDita Charanzová is a Member of theEuropean Parliament. She graduated from theUniversity of Economics, Prague and later fromthe Diplomatic Academy in Madrid. She completedher doctorate degree at the Jan Masaryk Centreof International Studies, University of Economics,Prague. During the Czech EU Presidency, shechaired the Trade Policy Committee at theCouncil of Ministers and was a diplomat at thePermanent Representation of the Czech Republicto the EU focusing on trade and developmentpolicy. Dita Charanzová is the ALDE Coordinatorfor the Internal Market and Consumer Protectioncommittee and a substitute Member of theCommittee on International Trade.david henigDavid Henig has been Assistant Director,TTIP, at the UK Department for BusinessInnovation and Skills since the launch of TTIPtalks. He has led the UK’s engagement withthe Commission and other Member States,established connections with US negotiators,organised an expert conference on regulatorycoherence, and tweets regularly on the subject(@DavidHenigBIS). Prior to the launch of TTIPtalks he focused on international business policywith particular regard to OECD, China, and theG20, and before that worked on better regulationboth domestically and within the EU. David hasa degree in Politics and Economics from OxfordUniversity, and started his career working for15 years as an IT and Management Consultant.ttip: benefits and challenges for the czech republic and the euSeparating the facts from the myth:What will TTIP bring?Separating the facts from the myth:What will TTIP bring?11


→speakersanders wahlbergkryštof krulišAnders Wahlberg is presently DeputyDirector at the International Trade PolicyDepartment at the Swedish Ministry forForeign Affairs, coordinating the negotiationson the Transatlantic Trade and InvestmentPartnership. Most recently, he served as theEconomic Counselor at the Embassy of Swedenin Washington DC. Before that he was DeputyDirector at the Swedish Ministry for ForeignAffairs, leading work on multilateral developmentbanks. Between 2007 and 2010, he workedwith international trade policy issues at theMinistry for Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining theMinistry for Foreign Affairs, Anders Wahlbergheld various positions in the Swedish Ministry ofFinance, dealing with international economic andfinancial policy and European economic affairs.He also served briefly at the UK Treasury. AndersWahlberg holds a Master’s Degree in Economicsand Political Science.Kryštof Kruliš is a Research Fellow at AMOResearch Center in the area of the Internal Marketof the EU. He pursues his Ph.D. in InternationalRelations and European Studies at the Instituteof International Relations and the MetropolitanUniversity Prague. He also reads for Ph.D. at thedepartment of the European Law of the LawSchool of the Charles University in Prague, wherehe graduated summa cum laude his masterdegree in Law and legal science in 2005. From2005 to 2009 Kryštof worked as an associatein an international law firm where he providedlegal advisory within the areas of the Czech lawand law of the EU to leading Czech and foreignclients from both private and public sectors. Inhis legal practice since 2009 he has focused onthe EU law and international public law issues.12Separating the facts from the myth:What will TTIP bring?Presentation of AMO's research paper“The TTIP one year on and the Czechposition: Measuring the benefits andidentifying threat”


alice rezkováAlice Rezková graduated in InternationalEuropean Studies and Diplomacy at the Universityof Economics in Prague majoring in EuropeanEconomic Integration. Then she successfullyconcluded Honors Academia studies, extrasemestralmaster program in economy andtrade for excellent students and professionals.She accomplished a stipend study programat the Hong Kong University of Science andTechnology focusing on international tradeand political economic strategies of SoutheastAsian countries. In 2007-2010 she worked asthe director of the Association for InternationalAffairs – AMO. She was also researcher andcoordinator within various research projectsprimarily on economic and political relationsbetween Asian countries and the EU. Shecoordinated a range of free trade agreementsimpact studies.vladimír dlouhýVladimír Dlouhý was elected Presidentof the Czech Chamber of Commerce in May2014 and holds this position since. He studiedmathematical economics and econometrics atSchool of Economics and at Charles Universityin Prague, later MBA at Catholic University inLeuven (Belgium). In 1989, he was invited tojoin the first post-communist government andtill 1992, served as Minister of Economy ofCzechoslovakia. After the split of the country,till June 1997, he served Minister of Industryand Trade. Since 1997 till today, he has beenmember of International Advisory Board ofGoldman Sachs, covering Central and EasternEurope; between 1997 and 2010, in the similarcapacity, he advised to ABB. He is vice-chairmanof European Group of Trilateral Commission andin 2009-2012 was member of European AdvisoryGroup to Managing Director of IMF.ttip: benefits and challenges for the czech republic and the euPresentation of AMO's research paper“The TTIP one year on and the Czechposition: Measuring the benefits andidentifying threat”TTIP and business competitiveness13


→speakershendrike kuehlluisa santosHendrike Kuehl is the Head of Trans-Atlantic Business Council's Brussels Office.She previously served as Policy Director andcoordinated initiatives in a variety of trade policyareas with the members of the Council. Hendrikejoined the TABC from the TransAtlantic BusinessDialogue (TABD). In her role as EU Director shewas responsible for the coordination of TABD’sworking groups and the organization of policycommittee and board meetings on the EU side.Prior to joining TABD she worked as a supervisorat Psephos Institut, Hamburg, where she analyzedand evaluated political research surveys. Beforeacquiring her degree, Hendrike worked for Tate& Lyle Germany as a project manager in thepurchase division with focus on the identificationof Chinese raw materials suppliers. Hendrikeholds a BA degree in European Studies withSpanish from Royal Holloway, University ofLondon.Luisa Santos is Director for InternationalRelations at BusinessEurope and member of theTTIP Advisory Group. Her principal experienceis in the textiles sector, having acted first asthe chief representative for the Portuguesetextile industry in Brussels, later as Tradeand Industry Manager for Euratex- EuropeanApparel and Textile Confederation. She wasalso the manager responsible for internationalpartnerships – including a joint venture in India– for a leading Portuguese textiles company. Heracademic background is in law and management.14TTIP and business competitivenessTTIP and business competitiveness


josef středulaJosef Středula is President ofCzech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unionssince April 2014. He played an important role increation of new unions after the Velvet revolutionand he worked in several unions since then.He serves in various expert groups affiliated totripartite negotiations between representationof businesses, unions and government. He is alsoa member of Steering Committee of EuropeanTrade Union Confederation (ETUC). He likes touse social networks in his work, you can findhis Twitter at @JStredula.radek špicarRadek Špicar is a Vice-President forEconomic Policy at the Confederation of Industryof the Czech Republic and a Director of theAspen Institute Prague. He is former DeputyPrime Minister for Economy and member of theŠkoda Auto management. Mr Špicar is a lecturerat the Institute of Economic Studies, CharlesUniversity and at the Diplomatic Academy of theMinistry of Foreign Affairs. He is also Chairmanof the Management Board of Academy of Arts,Architecture & Design and a member of CorporateCouncil of Forum 2000 Foundation. Topicsof his expertise include economic diplomacy,corporate social responsibility, culture industryand the benefits of think-tanks and NGOs. Hegraduated from Charles University and Universityof Cambridge.ttip: benefits and challenges for the czech republic and the euTTIP and business competitivenessTTIP and business competitiveness15


→speakersjiří grundkarel havlíčekJiří Grund is a Director at family firm Grundfocusing on manufacturing bathroom mats andaccessories. The business of Grund companywas established soon after the Velvet revolutionand went a long way from a tufting machine in afamily house to a company with 220 employeesexporting into 30 countries worldwide. Jiří Grundbecame the president of the company in January2010 after his father Jiří Grund Sr. He has workedon several positions in the family firm for 18 yearsbefore he became president of it. He graduatedat The Open University Prague with degree inManagement. Jiří Grund is also Member of theAdministrative Committee at Association ofTextile-Clothing-Leather Industry. Besides Czechhe is fluent in English and German.Karel Havlíček is the founder and Chairmanof the Board of Directors of Czech Associationof Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises andCrafts (SME). As an investor he controls theownerships in Sindat Group, a holding ofEuropean SME´s in the chemicals, biomedicinesand textiles manufacturing sectors. Karel is alsothe Dean of the Faculty of Economic Studiesat the University of Finance and Administrationand Member of the R&D Council of the CzechRepublic. Having graduated at Czech TechnicalUniversity with an Ing. (MSc) in Engineering,Karel Havlíček has gone on to gain an MBA fromthe Manchester Metropolitan University, a Ph.D.from the University of Economics in Prague andDoc. (Associated Professor) from the sameUniversity. He speaks Czech, English, German,Russian, Spanish, French and some Chineseand has published several professional textsand books on SME´s management.16Business leaders’ forum:The impact of TTIP on key sectorsof the Czech economyBusiness leaders’ forum:The impact of TTIP on key sectorsof the Czech economy


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