Building Sustainable Agricultural Trade,Thursday 23 February 2017, 13:00 -14.30
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA
EU Commissioner for Agriculture
and Rural Development
About the speaker:
Mr Phil Hogan is the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Commissioner Hogan grew up on a farm in rural Kilkenny, in south-east Ireland. He previously represented the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency in Dáil Éireann, the Irish Parliament, where he served in the Fine Gael Party shadow cabinet and as spokesman on Europe, on the food industry, on consumer affairs and on regional policy. Between 2011 and 2014, he served as Minister for the Environment and Local Government in the Irish Government of Prime Minister Enda Kenny TD. He has also held various senior posts at local, national and European level, including President of the Council of EU Environment Ministers (2013) and Chairman of the European People's Party of Environment Ministers (2012-14).
Mr Phil Hogan is a graduate of University College, Cork, with a BA in Economics and Geography (1981).
Dr Theresa CARPENTER , Executive Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.
The speech will be followed by a reception.
This event is organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO.