TTIP Roadshow: San Francisco, CA

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership:

How the U.S.-EU Trade Agreement Will Impact the Bay Area & Beyond

On Thursday, September 24, a seminar will be held in San Francisco on the topic of the TTIP, the trade agreement currently being negotiated by the U.S. and EU.  The goal of the seminar was to educate businesses, media and the greater public about the agreement and the positive impact of enhanced transatlantic trade on the Bay Area and the U.S. as a whole.

The morning program included speakers from the U.S. and EU members state governments, as well as business executives from local and global companies presenting data and remarks on the impact of transatlantic trade on the region.

A similar event was held in San Jose on Wednesday, September 23.  View more information.

Event Details

Date:  Thursday, September 24
 Time: 8:30-9:00am – Check-In & Networking Breakfast
9:00am-11:00am – Seminar Program
 Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669


Harry Clark, Partner – International Trade & Compliance, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Opening Remarks & Brief TTIP Overview
Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council

The European Perspective
Hendrik Barkeling, Head of the Economic Section, Embassy of Germany to the United States

Digital Services & Technology Issues in the TTIP
Robert Tanner, Director for Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce, USTR

Transatlantic Trade & Bay Area Business
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Melissa Blaustein, Allied for Startups, Founder
Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing Corporation; Chairman of the National District Export Council
Moderator – Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times


Closing Remarks
Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council

TTIP Resources

For additional information, please contact Hilary Sama at

The co-organizers of the event are:

About the TABC TTIP Roadshow 

TABC will hold events focused on educating businesses, media, academia, politicians and the general public about TTIP in several U.S. cities during a 2014-2015 roadshow: Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis, IN: Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Detroit, MI; Columbus, OH; and Chicago, IL.

This project is funded in part by the European Union.