EU-US Trade Relations with Damien Levie

Thursday, 07 February 2013

EU-US Trade Relations with Damien Levie
Thursday, 07 February 2013 12:30 - 14:00

British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium

Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11

The EU-US currently has the biggest bilateral trade relations around the globe. These are responsible for growth and competitiveness not only in a European level but also in an international level. Which are the latest developments on their relations and how are they affecting the European trade both in imports and exports? What input can we receive regarding future initiatives the EU is pursuing for enlarging and enhancing their trade relations with the US?

Join us at this Business Lunch which will bring together business leaders and high level EU policy and decision makers in a discussion with Damien Levie, Head of Unit in USA & Canada, DG TRADE. Mr Levie will give a keynote speech on “EU-US Trade Relations” which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Damien is Head of the Unit USA & Canada in DG TRADE, in charge the bilateral economic relationships between the EU and these two countries.
Until 1st October, he was member of the Cabinet of European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht.
Damien has law degrees from KU Leuven and the University of Chicago Law School and an economics degree from UC Louvain. He was a lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb in Brussels and New York 1994-2001. He joined the EC in 2001 where he worked on competition policy, on REACH, and joined the Cabinet of Louis Michel in 2005, who was European Commissioner for the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, development policy and humanitarian aid. In 2009, Karel De Gucht took over from Louis Michel and kept Damien in his private office.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the KunstenFestivaldesArts. He was president of the Belgian club of the University of Chicago Alumni.


Contact Details

  • Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11
    1000 Brussels
    T+32 2 540 90 30
    F +32 2 512 83 63 

Payment Instructions

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    British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
    ING Bank: 310-1391540-64
    IBAN: BE29 3101 3915 4064

All cancellations must be made in writing a minimum of ten (10) days in advance of the event to avoid a cancellation fee.
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