<a target="_blank" href="http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min11_e/min11_e.htm" rel="noopener">Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference</a>

The Eighth Session of the Ministerial Conference will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 15-17 December 2011, as agreed by the General Council at its meeting in October 2010.
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Pascal Lamy



Job Title

Director General, Global Agenda Council on Regional Governance at the World Economic Forum (WEF) & President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).


Jacques Delors Institut


Paris, France


French, English


Pascal Lamy served two terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from September 2005 to September 2013. He is currently the President of the Paris Peace Forum and Brunswick Europe Chair. He is also a special advisor to the European Commission.

Speaking Topics

  • Global Trade and global governance
  • Europe
  • Climate change and sustainable trade
  • Brexit and Trade Negotiations
  • Globalisation

Expert Profile

Pascal Lamy previously served two consecutive terms as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (2005 to 2013). He was Head of Cabinet for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, from 1985 to 1994. He then joined Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004.
Pascal is currently President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences politiques, of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, of the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, of Transparency International France and of the Center on European Regulation (CERRE). He also currently serves on the Global Agenda Council on regional governance at the World Economic Forum and is President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).