TTIP Roadshow: San Jose, CA

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership:

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

On Wednesday, September 23, a seminar was held in San Jose 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 be held in San Francisco on Thursday, September 24.  View more information.

Event Details

Date:  Wednesday, September 23
 Time: 8:30-9:00am – Check-In & Networking Breakfast
9:00am-11:00am – Seminar Program
 Location: The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street
San Jose, California 95113



Check-In & Networking Breakfast

Welcome 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
Robb Tanner, Director for Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce, USTR

Transatlantic Trade & Bay Area Business
Luke Kowalski, VP of the Corporate Architecture Group, Oracle
Melissa Blaustein, Allied for Startups, Founder
Moderator – Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute


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.