Dinner with Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of BT

A dinner was hosted by Sir Michael Rake of BT with the theme of “TTIP 2015: Between Rounds 8 and 9 – Perspectives from Key Stakeholders”.  The event included different stakeholder groups such as consumer groups, trade unions and business. Ignacio Bercero, EU Chief Negotiator, and John Sammis, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the EU attended.  The discussion provided an opportunity for an open exchange about the challenges faced in the negotiations and how to pave the way for a successful and timely conclusion of the agreement.