• The Outlook for Transatlantic Economic Relations

    March 28 2008, 18:30 - 18:30
    Location: Institut Franco–Américain 7 quai Chateaubriand 35104 Rennes

    The United States Consul Virginia Murray and Franco–American Institute President Liliane Kerjan have the honor of inviting you to a conference in French by, Mr. Oliver Griffith, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris: “The Outlook for Transatlantic Economic Relations” within the framework of  the “Sur le Quai”  lecture series, at the Franco-American Institute with the participation of Mr. Marc Gillaux, Managing Director of Bretagne International. The conference will be followed by a reception honoring the speakers at 7:30 p.m.

    Madame la Consule des Etats–Unis Virginia Murray et Madame la Présidente de l’Institut Franco–Américain Liliane Kerjan ont l’honneur de vous convier à une  conférence en français de Monsieur Oliver Griffith, Directeur Général de la Chambre de Commerce Américaine à Paris: “Les Relations Economiques Transatlantiques: Quel  Futur?” dans le cadre de la série de conférences “Sur le Quai” de l’Institut Franco-Américain, le vendredi 28 mars 2008 à 18h30
    avec la participation de Monsieur Marc Gillaux, Directeur Général de Bretagne International. La conférence sera suivie d’une réception en l’honneur des
    intervenants à 19h30.

    Globalization is redefining economic relations world wide.  Competition from Asia and South America, environmental and energy concerns, booming populations and immigration , financial troubles etc.  These global issues will call for increased cooperation between the United States and Europe, the traditional leaders of the developed world.  Will they take up the challenge and bury longstanding disagreements on trade policy?  Will they compete together against increasingly powerful Asian competitors, and assure that the new world economic order adheres to high standards for labor, environment, intellectual property and competition policy?  What will be the role of the bi-lateral Franco-American relationship in the globalized world?

    Ouest France article, "France et Etats-Unis: des liens économiques fort selon Oliver Griffith", 31 March 2008