320 S. Plymouth
IS TRADE POLICY SERVING BUSINESS?
Governor John Engler, President, Business Roundtable, and Former Governor, State of Michigan
At a time of rapid change in the global economy, the basic structure of trade agreements has stayed relatively constant. There are some strong reasons for this: rules stay roughly the same as countries negotiate agreements sequentially around the world, and it facilitates US understandings between the executive branch, which negotiates agreements, and the legislative branch, which has constitutional authority for setting trade policy. How does this top-down approach to setting trade rules compare to the bottom-up needs of modern business? How does trade interact with other government policies to affect US global competitiveness? Join The Chicago Council and Governor John Engler for the public kickoff to an invitation-only conference on the Frontiers of Economic Integration taking place October 30 in Chicago.
Governor John Engler is president of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading US corporations with a combined workforce of nearly 16 million workers and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues. Engler joined BRT from the National Association of Manufacturers, where he served for six years as president and CEO. Previously, he served three terms as Governor of the State of Michigan, prior to which he served for 20 years in the Michigan Legislature, including seven years as state Senate majority leader. He holds a BS from Michigan State University and a JD from from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Business attire is required
Registration and cash bar reception
Presentation and discussion