In recent months trade has moved from the business pages to the front pages. It has rarely had a higher profile. This session brings together a range of experts who will seek to look behind the headlines and assess the reality of trade in today’s fast-moving global economy. Our eminent panel will consider how trade is interacting with other major forces of economic change, how trade can help to respond to the major challenges facing our economies, and how the trading system can be improved to deliver greater benefits to people around the world.

Panel discussion:

Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall

Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York Graduate Center and Columnist, The New York Times

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Susana Malcorra, Minister Advisor, Government of the Argentine Republic

Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Executive Chairman, Econet Group

Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

Moderator: Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization

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