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Beyond Buzzwords: How will TTIP affect our everyday lives?



Beyond Buzzwords: How will TTIP affect our everyday lives?

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon

Thursday, 28 May - 12.30-14.30h Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels About the event Discussions on TTIP have focused on highly specialized issues or revolved around very broad topics such as the setting of global standards for trade. Yet, TTIP will likely affect many different aspects of our everyday life: what kind of medicine we take, which cosmetics we use, and how much we shop online in stores across the Atlantic. All this will also influence business opportunities and change the reality of business owners. Not everyone will be a winner, and prognoses foresee that some groups and some countries will gain more than others should an agreement be reached. What changes will TTIP bring in our everyday lives? Together with experts from academia, politics, consumer protection and business, we would like to shed light on this question and look at tangible benefits and possible disadvantages for both consumers and businesses. The event is organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the AJC Transatlantic Institute. Welcome Julie Cantalou, European Affairs Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Speakers Isabelle Buscke, Head of Brussels Office, Federation of German Consumer Organisations Dr. Daniel Mitrenga, Chief Economist, German Association of Family Businesses, DIE FAMILIENUNTERNEHMER Dr. Dennis Novy, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords on TTIP 2013/14 Marietje Schaake MEP, Committee on International Trade, ALDE Group Concluding remarks Daniel Schwammenthal, Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute Moderation Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-Chief, For more information, please visit the website of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. Kindly register for this event before 26 May at Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to