IDEA Partipates at Salzburg Global Seminar's "New Dynamics in Global Trade Architecture: WTO, G20 and Regional Agreements"

Nick spent three days on the bucolic grounds of Schloss Leopoldskron from 30th April to 3rd May as a panellist and participant in their most recent seminar "New Dynamics in Global Trade Architecture: WTO, G20 and Regional Agreements"

He spoke on the future of the WTO and the need for the Post-Bali Agenda to include a non-negotiation based, informal track on the networked economy on the basis that "If the WTO isn't at least discussing the present and future of trade, how can it have a future?"

His ideas sparked good discussion throughout the event. IDEA is currently working on ideas for how to ensure the next two years of the WTO's work plan provide space for 'emerging issues.'