Past eventDirector's Breakfast Briefing

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Game-Changer?

4 June 2013 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the United States



The announcement earlier this year that the United States and the European Union would pursue talks aimed at a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement was met with considerable enthusiasm on both sides of the Atlantic.

The speaker, one of the key actors behind promoting this project, will share his insights into the motivations, challenges and opportunities awaiting negotiators on both sides as they prepare to get to work. He will address whether the talks, if launched in the margins of the G8 summit in June, can deliver economically meaningful results in a reasonable timeframe. He will consider the global impact of such a deal, and how a deal might or might not affect the debate about Europe in the United Kingdom.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House.