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8th WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Tuesday 2nd December 2008
Opening of Two Day International Conference

FREE ZONES AROUND THE WORLD -
CREATING VALUE THROUGH INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

Chair
Graham Mather, Chairman, World Free Zone Convention, London
President, European Policy Forum, London & Brussels

09.00 Welcome and Keynote speeches

COMPETITION, ENERGY ECONOMICS
AND THE OUTLOOK FOR GLOBAL TRADE & INVESTMENT


SESSION ONE SESSION TWO
KEY STRATEGIES FOR TRADING & MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS
10.00 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TRADE AGREEMENTS & THEIR LIKELY EFFECTS ON ZONES INCLUDING RULES OF ORIGIN
11.30 Mid Session Break
11.50 NEW DIRECTIONS OF CAPITAL FLOWS - THE REGULATORY RESPONSE INCLUDING A REVIEW OF SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS AND THEIR PLACE IN FDI
12.30 FINANCE FOR EXPANSION - THE MIX OF PUBLIC FUNDS AND PRIVATE EQUITY PARTICIPATION
13.15 Luncheon
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING, DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES & INCENTIVES
Moderator Adam Bruns, Managing Editor, Site Selection Magazine, Conway Data, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
14.15 MOVING ON PAST THE 'ONE STOP SHOP' - A REVIEW OF RECENT TRENDS IN ATTRACTING AND SERVICING CLIENT COMPANIES
15.15 ARE INCENTIVES MAKING A 'COMEBACK'?
16.00 Mid Session Break
16.30
CLUSTERS FOR INDUSTRY AND SERVICES

19.30 Gala Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Wednesday 3rd December 2008
Day Two of International Conference
SESSION THREE SESSION FOUR
SECURITY AND CUSTOMS - THE BIG DEBATE
09.30 A REVIEW OF NEW INITIATIVES INCLUDING US SHIPPING CONTAINER LAW - INTERNATIONAL AND INDUSTRY RESPONSES
10.30 Mid Session Break
11.00
TRADE FACILITATION - THE CUSTOMS PERSPECTIVE SAFE/FRAMEWORK OF STANDARDS AND INTRODUCTION OF AUTHORISED ECONOMIC OPERATORS
12.30 Luncheon
INFRASTRUCTURE & PROPERTY AND ZONE OPERATIONS
13.30 ZONE OPERATIONS - HOW SUSTAINABLE ARE CURRENT LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT?
15.00 SEEKING OUT NEW OPPORTUNITIES - RENEWABLES AND BIOTECH INDUSTRIES
14.45 Mid Session Break
15.00
PORTS & AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT - LOGISTICS AND THE ROLE OF SUPPLY CHAINS - COPING WITH PROBLEMS OF TRANSPORT ACCESS
16.30 ZONES AS REAL ESTATE - REALISING THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL AND VALUE

17.30 Close of Exhibition and Farewell Social Event


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