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Conference on TTIP on 23 January 2015 from 09:00 to 13:00 at Hotel Slon, Ljubljana – Slovenia

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:10

Mr Janez Lenarčič, State secretary, Office of the Prime Minister

Mr Lojze Peterle, Member of the European Parliament, former Prime Minister of Slovenia, Chairman of the board Fokus2031

09:15 – 10:30 SESSION I: A new generation of agreements – a new chance for growth?

GUEST SPEAKER on TTIP: dr. Jacques Pelkmans, CEPS Senior Research Fellow

followed by moderated discussion:

Mr Lojze Peterle, MEP (EPP/NSI-CD), rapporteur EU-JAPAN Strategic Partnership


H.E. Shigemi Jomori, Ambassador of Japan to Slovenia

Mr David Burger, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana

10:30 – 10:45 COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 11:30 SESSION II: TTIP: What is at stake for SMEs?

Mr Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General

for Economic Diplomacy

Ms Ajša Vodnik, M.Sc., Executive Director AMCHAM Slovenia

Mr Robert Grah, Managing Director at SG Automotive and member of the Board

of Directors at Slovenian Business Club

Mr Janez Renko, Director of the Chamber of Electronics and Electrical Industry

Association- Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Moderator: Mr Peter Frankl, Director and Editor in Chief Finance newspaper

11:30 – 12:45 SESSION III: Concerns about the food standards

Ms mag. Tanja Strniša, State Secretary, Ministry for agriculture

Mr dr. Jacques Pelkmans, CEPS Senior Research Fellow

GUEST SPEAKER: Mr Robert Pederson, Food Policy Coordinator, Agiculture and

Rural Convention 2020 (ARC2020)

Mr Andrej Gnezda, Umanotera

Ms Nina štros, Director of NGO Greenpeace Slovenia

Moderator: Ms Natalija švab, Journalist

Participation is free of charge. Please confirm your attendance at http://goo.gl/forms/PndglxrcyP