July 09, 2013, Geneva

Lectures were delivered by Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director General, WTO and Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General, UNCTAD on the topics, “30 Years that have Changed the Face of World Trade” and “Trade, Competition and Consumer Protection” respectively at the WTO in Geneva on July 09, 2013.

Dr. Frederic Jenny, Chairman, OECD Committee on Competition Law and Policy chaired the session. Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS welcomed the participants and Rashid S Kaukab, Director, CUTS International, Geneva proposed vote of thanks.

There are parallels between the evolution of CUTS and the growth of the multilateral trading system over the last thirty years, in their quest to develop truly global organisations that are open to organic growth, reflecting the ever-changing global economy – Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“Emerging markets which have successfully adopted the market economy have done so concurrently with the creation of strong competition regimes” – Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General of UNCTAD