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US-EU Trade Relations Conference

The Center for European and Russian Studies partners with the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles-Long Beach to present a conference of interest to scholars and the Los Angeles international busines community

By Jonathan Friedlander

Friday, March 15, 2002

8:30 am  Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
UCLA Faculty Center, Lounge

9:00-10:30 am: Entering the US and EU Markets: Perspectives

Moderator: Professor Ron Rogowski, UCLA Department of Political Science

"New Perspectives on the US Market"
Mr. Manu Virtamo, Minister Counselor
Economic Section, Embassy of Finland

"A European Company's Perpsective on Entering the US Market"
Mr. Philippe Tartavull, CEO
Oberthur Card Systems

“Transatlantic Business Dialogue”
Dr. Jac W. Aarts, EU Fellow
University of Southern California
(Head of the Steel Division in DG Industry for the European Commission)

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:15 pm: The Latest Developments with the Euro

Moderator: Mr. Alexander Kramer, Executive Vice President of Trade Development
World Trade Center Association Los Angeles—Long Beach

"Euros and the Foreign Exchange Market"
Mr. Jerry Razee, Vice President, Foreign Exchange Advisor
Wells Fargo Bank

The Euro: Political and Economic Implications"
Mr. Josef Beck, Deputy Consul General
German Consulate, Los Angeles

"Import/Export Opportunities in the EU Market"
Ms. Madeline Grant
RAM International Consulting Group

12:30-2:00 pm Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Dr.Michael Calingaert
Executive Director, The Council for the United States and Italy
Guest Scholar, The Brookings Institute
Faculty Center, Hacienda Room

Conference Information
Registration fee: $25
Includes parking, continental breakfast and luncheon.
The registration fee is non-refundable.
Registration due by March 7, 2002

Please contact Vera Wheeler ( or 310/825-4060) for more
information about registration.

Center for European and Eurasian Studies