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Seminars and Special Events

IPC's analytical work and recommendations are disseminated via seminars held around the world. The seminars are the focus of IPC's event-related outreach to a broad audience. Frequently, IPC partners with national or regional groups located in the host country, allowing it to tailor the seminars to local interests. The seminars serve not only to highlight timely issues, but also to address local stakeholders and decision-makers in the host countries, thereby ensuring a country-specific context for IPC's messages.

2014 Events

  • The 2014 Trade Policy Landscape:  Harvesting Issues in Trade Agreement Negotiations and the Future of the World Trading System

May 7, 2014

US Chamber of Commerce

Washington, DC

Opening Keynote Address

The Honorable Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R.-LA)

Addressing the Issues in Trade Agreements

  1. Ron Zink, Deere & Company, "Importance of Data and Data Flows"
  2. Andrew W. Shoyer, Sidley Austin LLP, "Geographical Indications"
  3. Michael Fitzpatrick, Senior Manager and Senior Counselor, GE, "Regulatory Cooperation"

Future of the World Trading System:  Perspectives for Agriculture

  1. Giulio Menato, First Counselor (Agriculture), Delegation of the European Union to the United States, "European Union Perspective on the Trade Agenda"
  2. Tim Josling, Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, "After Bali -- What's on the Agenda for Agriculture?"
  3. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund, "Meeting Global Food Supply Needs in a Sustainable Manner"

The Intersection of Food Security and Trade Policy

  1. Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, "India's Experiences"
  2. Malcolm Bailey, Dairy Farmer, Member of the Board, Fonterra Cooperative Group, Ltd., "Private Sector Perspective"
  3. Chris Parker, Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture), Embassy of Australia, "How Global Trade in Agricultural Goods Can Contribute to World Food Security"

Closing Keynote Address

Wendy Cutler, Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, "The Obama Trade Agenda, with a focus on TPP"


May 6, 2014


Washington, DC

  1. Tangermann Presentation:  E 15 Report, Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System, achat cialis pas cher -- A Post Bali Food Security Agenda
  2. E15 Report
  3. Regúnaga Presentation
  4. Regúnaga Summary: Global Food Security and Agricultural Natural Resources -- Roles and Views of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay
  5. Diaz-Bonilla Presentation:  On Food Stocks, "Peace Clauses" and "Permanent Solutions" After Bali


February 19, 2014

Washington, DC

2013 Events

October 16, 2013

Washington, DC

October 3, 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

July 17, 2013

Washington, DC

May 22, 2013

Washington, DC

May 22, 2013

Washington, DC

May 23, 2013

2012 Events

IPC Session at the WTO Public Forum (room S2)


September 25, 2012

Washington, DC (IDB)

May 17-18, 2012

2011 Events

Washington, DC (SAIS)

November 15, 2011

IPC & CUTS International Session at the WTO Public Forum


September 20, 2011

48th IPC Seminar

Paris, France

September 13, 2011

2010 Events

          Washington, DC

          December 10, 2010

46th IPC Seminar

Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 26 , 2010

Washington, DC

September 14, 2010

Geneva, Switzerland

September 17, 2010

Washington, DC

July 28, 2010

          45th IPC Seminar

          Barcelona, Spain

          May 26-27, 2010

Washington, DC

March 2, 2010

Paris, France

February 24, 2010

2009 Events

          December 17, 2009

          December 1, 2009

Washington, DC

October 30, 2009

Washington, DC

October 30, 2009

ICTSD-IPC Platform on Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade

Washington, DC

October 29, 2009

          42nd IPC Seminar

          Salzburg, Austria

          May 10-11, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

October 1, 2009

Geneva, Switzerland

September 30, 2009

          41st IPC Seminar

          Bogor, Indonesia

          May 12, 2008

Bonn, Germany

April 5, 2009

Past Semi-annual Seminars

Past Special Events

Plenary Meetings

The full IPC membership meets to discuss pertinent issues to the global food system. It evaluates its current work agenda and identifies new policy developments to analyze and address. The IPC plenary meetings are held around the world in appreciation of the diversity of agricultural and food production systems, and to reflect the international composition of its membership.

The 2014 plenary was held Tuesday, May 6, in Washington, D.C.

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