Economic Protectionism and Global Markets

25 May , 10:15–11:30
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D3

A collapse in global trade due to US protectionism is a top risk to the global economy. What are the root causes of current trade disputes, and what steps can be taken by major economic players to avoid an all-out trade war? What industrial sectors might be most adversely affected by a rise in protectionism, and how much collateral damage to the global economy might result from a major rift in US–China trade relations? What measures should be implemented to balance global trade flows and maintain a sustainable global marketplace?

Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

Oleg Vyugin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Moscow Exchange
Jörg Gasser, State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Department of Finance of the Swiss Confederation
Pavel Kadochnikov, President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
James McCormack, Global Head of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Singapore
Andy Xie, Independent Economist
Sergey Storchak, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Frank Schauff, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia
Alexei Yakovitsky, Global Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital