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Woods institutions and the World Trade Organization ECOSOC Hearings and Dialogue with Representatives of the Business Sector United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber, 21 March 2003 PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME Theme: “Increased coherence, coordination and cooperation for the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development at all levels one year after the Conference”(ECOSOC decision 2003/209) Opening of the meeting and organization of work Welcome address by H.E. Mr. Gert Rosenthal, President of ECOSOC, and introduction of business representatives/panellists Statement by the Chairperson and Moderator of the Panels, Mr. Moeen Qureshi, Chairman, Emerging Markets Partnership Opening statements by Ms. Maria Livanos Cattaui, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and Mr. Paul Underwood, Executive Director of the Business Council for the United Nations
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Panel discussions * Panellists Mr. William Chew, Managing Director, Corporate & Government Ratings, S&P Ms. Clare Cowan, Chief Executive Officer, Venture Exchange Network Mr. Frank Fernandez, Chief Economist, Securities Industries Association Mr. James Mutande , Manager (former), Uganda Commercial Bank Mr. Ron Nechemia, Chairman, EurOrient Financial Group Mr. Robert Sheppard, Managing Director, J.R. Sheppard & Co. LLC
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Panel 1: “Identifying and eliminating business environment impediments to private investment” Coordinator: Ms. Maria Livanos Cattaui, Secretary-General, ICC
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Panel 2: “Enhancing information, analysis and communication of country opportunities, risks and investment transaction services” Coordinator: Ms. Barbara Samuels , President, Samuels Associates
Each panel will consist of a presentation by business representatives (10 minutes) followed by a discussion with ECOSOC delegates, including questions from the audience (35 minutes).
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panel 3: “Improving developing country access to long-term finance for infrastructure development and domestic companies” Coordinator: Mr. Crocker Snow Jr., President, Money Matters Institute
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Panel 4: “Establishing frameworks for collaboration and coordination between the public and private sectors in the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus” Coordinator: Mr. Paul Underwood, Executive Director, Business Council for the United Nations
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Summing up by the Moderator and the Chairperson, Mr. Moeen Qureshi
Closing remarks by the President of ECOSOC
LUNCH BREAK Briefing by business representatives on the status of private sector initiatives in the area of financing for development Topic: Progress reports on specific initiatives and projects set forth by the business community at the Monterrey Conference, as well as new ventures. The above initiatives include those relating to sovereign debt; capital market financing of infrastructure projects; venture capital; the development of a global information clearing house to strengthen information and analysis on developing countries, including the establishment of government-investor networks and expert groups on critical issues; the NEPAD business group, the Investment Advisory Council for Least Developed Countries and Investment Guides. Main sponsors: International Chamber of Commerce Business Council for the United Nations World Economic Forum Money Matters Institute Samuels Associates Participants: Representatives of the above institutions and leading practitioners
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.