TTIP U.S. Roadshow: The Carolinas

Jobs and Economic Growth for the Carolinas: How The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Will Help

On Tuesday, December 2, a program was held in Charlotte on the topic of the TTIP, the trade agreement currently being negotiated by the U.S. and EU.  The goal of the program was to educate businesses, media and the greater public about the agreement and the positive impact of enhanced transatlantic trade on North and South Carolina.

The morning program consisted of  keynote speaker Ludwig Willisch, President of BMW North America; a panel of experts presenting data and statistics on transatlantic trade, American attitudes toward it, and how to craft an effective TTIP; and a panel of business executives who shared their experiences of trade with the EU and how TTIP will affect business growth in the future.  The morning  began with a networking breakfast and concluded before noon.

Following the event the Charlotte Business journal published an article entitled “TTIP treaty would save automaker $500M a year, BMW chief says“.

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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.