Organised by Bahrain-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the two-day conference titled "Trade and Flag: The Changing Balance of Power in the Multilateral Trading System" featured two former directors-general of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy and Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi
, who joined thought leaders in debates on issues including the challenge of regionalism to multilateral trading systems.
The conference will bring together renowned trade policy experts, academics and decision makers, including Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister for Transport, Bahrain, Pascal Lamy and Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi
, former directors-general, World Trade Organization, Dr Taeho Bark, former Minister for Trade, Korea and HRH Prince Khalid Bin Saud Al Faisal, Director of Partnership and External Relations, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies.
This theme of coordinated action was echoed in another WAC roundtable discussion, "The New Global Economic Landscape," that featured, among others, Yale University's Institute for Global Affairs Senior Fellow Domingo Cavallo, UN Conference of Trade and Development Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi
and Nobel Laureate of Economics Robert Mundell.
Kerala has become a model for tourism development for the entire country," a state tourism official quoted UNCTAD secretary general Supachai Panitchpakdi
The success of Asia in linking themselves to the chain and lifting themselves up could be a template for other countries," said UNCTAD's director general Supachai Panitchpakdi
The current UNCTAD head, Supachai Panitchpakdi
of Thailand who is preparing to retire, also happens to be Lamy's predecessor at the WTO, where he served a single term.
, to establish a contemporary classification of NTMs.
Describing the mandate as an important achievement the Secretary General of Unctad Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi
, said, "The road to Qatar was long and rocky as well.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the UNCTAD Supachai Panitchpakdi
stressed that energy is one of the key elements for achieving sustainable growth, and pointed out to the role of UNCTAD on trying to provide energy to all parts of the world, warning at the same time, from the negative impact of raising energy prices.
and the accompanying delegation, who are currently visiting Qatar.
, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), echoed Sharma's optimism.
, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), told reporters in Turkey that the global economic boom from 2002 to 2007 resulted in economic growth in the least developed countries (LDCs) of some 7 per cent per year on average.