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G2 Annual Conference on WTO and Global Economic Regulation

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix & Centre William Rappard, WTO

Jointly organised by Georgetown Law's Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) & The Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration(CTEI) - collectively, "G2".


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Friday, 7th June  ¦  12:15 - 19:15

Auditorium Ivan Pictet ¦ Maison de la Paix,
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva

Saturday, 8th June  ¦  09:00 - 13:00

Room W ¦ Centre William Rappard
WTO, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva


The G2 Annual Conference on WTO and Global Economic Regulation, which has its origins in the partnership created in the year 2000 between University Professor John H. Jackson of Georgetown, and Professor Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC, a Trustee of BIICL, has a longstanding affiliation with the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by the Oxford University Press.

Widely considered one of the most important and prestigious conferences addressing developments in international economic law, the G2 Annual Conference on WTO and  Global Economic Regulation pursues cutting-edge issues of interest to academics and practitioners alike. The 2019 Conference will be held in Geneva.

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Keynote address

Richard BALDWIN, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Co-Director CTEI

Past and Future Globalization and What It May Mean for the World Trading System



  • Session 1. Panel: Geopolitics & National Security in Global Economic Regulation
  • Session 2. Panel: Trade Remedies When Markets Are “Distorted”: Non-Market Economy Status and Alternative Approaches
  • Session 3. Panel: New Trends in Global Economic Regulation: In Search of Rule-Hegemony? From The New Financial and Digital Extraterritoriality to Regulatory Supervision and Recognition Agreements
  • Session 4. Roundtable: Update and Assessment of Negotiations, Explorations and Reform Discussions in the WTO
  • Session 5. Roundtable on “Trade-Wars”: Causes, Consequences & How To Respond?

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Including details of conference hotels at special rates


Registration is now open. The number, country and expiry date of your national photo ID Card or Passport is requested at the moment of purchase for security purposes.

Conference fees

We prefer online payments via the Weezevent platform.  Should you prefer to register as a group and receive a single invoice for your organisation, or  if you need to use an alternative method of payment, please contact us at ctei@graduateinstitute.ch

Conference registration for

  • Corporate delegates:  CHF220
  • Government, Academics, staff of IOs and NGOs:  CHF100
  • Students:  CHF40
  • Staff of Permanent Missions to the WTO: Complimentary
  • Participants of the John H. Jackson (formerly ELSA) Moot Court Competition on WTO Law: Complimentary

Conference Dinner (optional)

All categories: CHF100
For all queries about this conference, please send an email to ctei@graduateinstitute.ch


This conference is generously sponsored by

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This conference benefits from academic input and guidance from the Society of International Economic Law


The media partner is OGEMID

Pre-Conference Events

Conference participants are cordially invited to the following side event, which take place on the morning of the conference.

TradeLab Showcase: Law Clinics & Capacity Building on International Economic Law

Friday, 7th June 2019  ¦  10:00 - 11:30

Room tbc ¦  Maison de la paix,
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva

There is no charge for the side events but separate registration is required