Date of beginningThursday, 28 February 2019
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MemoFree trade was under fire before the Brexit vote and the 2016 American presidential election. Non-tariff barriers were already on the rise in the years following the global financial crisis and contributed to growth in global trade flows falling behind that of global GDP growth for only the second time in more than two decades. There were some bright spots, including the completion of large-scale bilateral and regional free trade agreements, but those were also a further sign of the WTO's diminished capability to function as a forum for advancing multilateral trade liberalisation. The new threats to trade arising from rising populism and disruptive technologies are, in other words, accelerating existing trends and seeding new ones.
The question of what is next for global trade has thus never been more relevant. If the rules-based system is to be shirked and bypassed-and potentially made redundant-by the very countries that founded it, an international dialogue is needed to establish why it has failed, what is needed to replace or amend it and how businesses must operate in the ensuing uncertainty. The Asia Trade Summit aims to become that dialogue by convening those responsible for the advancement of global trade-regional trade negotiators, business leaders, ministers and deputy ministers for trade, academics and economists. The Economist Events will enhance the dialogue by facilitating bilateral and multilateral conversations between businesses and trade officials in closed-door environments throughout the summit.
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Prices:Super Early Bird Rate (USD) - Expires November 30th 2018: USD 1080.0,Early Bird Rate (USD) - Expires December 31st 2018: USD 1260.0,Saver Rate (USD) - Expires January 31st 2019: USD 1530.0,Standard Rate: USD 1800.0,VIP Table - 8 seats: USD 7900.0,Academic/Government/Public Sector/Charity/NGO rate: USD 795.0,The Economist Subscriber Rate: USD 1080.0
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue Details: JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Hong Kong