SERVICES 2002
SERVICES 2002
A Business-Government Dialogue on U.S. Trade Expansion Objectives
will take place Tuesday, February 5, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Commerce, sponsored by the Commerce Department's Office of Service Industries and the U.S. Coalition of Service Industries. The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception for Dr. Supachai at 5:15 p.m.

This conference will explore the opportunities for increased market access offered by the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since the launch of the new work program at the Doha Ministerial Conference in November 2001. The conference will give U.S. service industries the opportunity to help shape the U.S. negotiating agenda through industry-specific roundtables.

SERVICES 2002 will feature a keynote address by Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, WTO Director- General designate of the WTO, and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand. Joining Dr. Supachai will be senior officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and other U.S. Government agencies responsible for developing U.S. services trade policy. Among the speakers and panelists will be top executives from global U.S. services firms and major trade associations. Interaction between speakers and conference attendees will be provided in breakout roundtable sessions.

The United States has returned to the negotiating table with more than 140 countries to expand the breadth and depth of global services trade liberalization in the GATS. With the submission of initial requests in June 2002, the request-offer stage of the GATS negotiations will begin. The conference will focus on how the U.S. services sector can contribute to the success of the GATS negotiations. In addition to roundtables on key service industries (advertising; audio visual services; banking, securities and funds management; distribution services; education and training services; energy services; environmental services; express delivery and transportation services; healthcare services, insurance; professional services; telecommunications and information services; and travel and tourism), crosscutting issues, including electronic commerce, movement of people, services trade statistics, and China's implementation of its WTO services commitments will be discussed.

The conference fee is $40 (includes lunch and cocktail reception). Please make checks payable to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Please register before January 31, 2002

Contact: Richard Boll, Conference Coordinator (Tel. 202/482-1135; FAX 202/482-2669); and e-mail Richard_Boll@ita.doc.gov), U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Service Industries, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Rm. 1124, Washington, DC 20230.



SERVICES 2002
A Business-Government Dialogue on U.S. Trade Expansion Objectives

TUESDAY, February 5, 2002
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; Cocktail Reception at 5:15 p.m.)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Auditorium, Washington, D.C. 20230

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and
U.S. Coalition of Service Industries

The conference fee is $40 (includes lunch and cocktail reception). Make checks payable to the U.S. Department of Commerce. To register please complete the following form and return by FAX or mail to:

Richard Boll, Conference Coordinator
Tel: 202/482-1135 FAX: 202/482-2669 (E-mail: Richard_Boll@ita.doc.gov)
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Service Industries
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1124
Washington, D.C. 20230

REGISTRATION FORM

_______Yes, I plan to attend the Conference.

_______Yes, I plan to attend the Cocktail Reception at 5:15 p.m.

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Industry Roundtable Preferences (identify choices #1 and #2)

_____Advertising Services
_____Audio Visual Services (film, music and subscription television)
_____Banking, Securities & Funds Management
_____Distribution Services (retail, wholesale, direct marketing and franchising)
_____Education & Training
_____Energy Services
_____Environmental Services
_____Express Delivery and Transportation Services
_____Healthcare Services
_____Insurance
_____Professional Services
_____Telecommunications & Information Services
_____Travel and Tourism

Crosscutting Roundtable Preferences (identify choices #1 and #2)

PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2002