WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION

 DAY TWO - Friday 8th June 2001

 Chairman     Graham Mather, President, European Policy Forum, London and Brussels

09.30 - 11.00 GROWTH ECONOMIES AND NEW TECHNIQUES IN TRADE AND MANUFACTURING
FREE ZONES IN LATIN AMERICA - THE LESSONS
HELSON BRAGA, Executive Director, Brazil Export Processing Zones Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
THE IMPORTANCE OF FREE ZONES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
JOHN ESTHER, Director of Business Development for Seychelles International Business Authority, Republic of Seychelles
Dr. MICHAEL TOMDIO, General Manager, National Office for Industrial Free Zones, Cameroon
11.00 - 11.30

Coffee in Exhibition Area

11.30 - 12.10 ‘BOOM TIME’ FOR FREE ZONES IN THE UNITED STATES
A Case Study - BMW IN SOUTH CAROLINA
DONNIE TURBEVILLE , Head of FZ Operations, BMW Manufacturing Corporation, South Carolina, USA
THE SUCCESS OF FREE TRADE  ZONES IN THE USA
RANDY CAMPBELL, Executive Director, National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ), Washington, DC, U.S.A.
12.10 - 12.30 E-COMMERCE AND WORLD TRADE - THE 21ST CENTURY REVOLUTION
ROBERT CAPLEHORN, Senior Counsel, bolero.net, London
12.30 - 12.50 CUTTING RED TAPE - THE ONE-STOP-TRANSACTION WINDOW SYSTEM
JORGE FERNANDEZ CRESPO, Head Officer, Research & Development Group, National Office of Free Zones, Havana,  Cuba 
12.50 - 13.00 PANEL SESSION
13.00 - 14.00

Luncheon

14.00 - 15.00 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ‘NEW’ INTERNET ECONOMY
‘VIRTUAL’ FREE ZONES
AHMAD BINBYAT, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Internet City , United Arab Emirates
CALL CENTRES
JEREMY BROOKES, Senior Partner, Call Centres Group, GVA Grimley International, UK
INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES
Dr. MICHAEL LIKOSKY, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
15.00 - 15.30 TAX INCENTIVES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY 
JOHN MUTTI, Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C. (former Research Fellow U.S. Treasury Tax Department)
15.30 - 16.00 CHAIRMAN’S SUMMING UP
16.00

Tea and Close of Conference and Exhibition