The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Global trade 2024

The global trade landscape is changing, and the rise of industrial policies raise concerns about the future of open and free trade.

May 30, 2024 — 8.30AM to 6.00PM
Organized by: TANDO
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The global trade landscape is changing, and the rise of industrial policies raise concerns about the future of open and free trade. This means policymakers and business leaders need to be more agile in navigating shifting geopolitical dynamics and look at ways to minimize risks across supply chains.

As we move away from the debate around re-globalization and de-globalization, it is now time to explore ways to reduce the risks surrounding international trade and maximize cooperation with like-minded partners

Why attend?

Gain unique insights into geopolitical risks that will impact the trade landscape most over the coming year.
Understand how business leaders and policymakers can manage both the digital and green transitions most effectively.
Collaborate and network with peers in-person at Chatham House, and gain access to exclusive ‘Under the Rule’ sessions.

Who Benefits

Education opens doors. Unfortunately, too many people in our region missed out on the opportunity to complete their education due to family, personal, or learning challenges. We also have many families immigrating to the Pittsburgh area who may know a little English, but not enough to converse with native speakers or get a decent-paying job.
Proceeds from One Big Table provides our students with caring, experienced professional teachers and trained volunteer tutors. It provides books and materials, technology, and innovative programs that move students from learning to earning. It supports infrastructure that gives our students a safe and comfortable learning environment and a staff committed to both efficiency and effectiveness.

Ph.D. student
Data Analysis; Program Evaluation;
May 30, 2024 — 8.30AM to 6.00PM

Keynote address. The role of the UK in the global trade landscape.


A new horizon for global trade

  • Which geopolitical risks are likely to have the greatest impact on global trade and what steps can businesses take to navigate this changing and complex environment?
  • How can the twin transition of digital and green economies be effectively managed to foster supply chains resiliency?
  • What role will the WTO play moving forward, and will its position be threatened by increased bilateral and regional trade agreements?
  • What impact will the rise of industrial policies and the desire to strengthen economic and national security have on open and rules-based international trading systems in the long term?


Networking break


What effect will the election ‘super year’ have on trade?

  • Will competition between the US and China be intensified by the presidential election and how can actors best respond?
  • How will European Parliament elections change the bloc’s approach to trade with external actors?
  • What would an election in the UK mean for realizing the goals it set by joining the CPTPP?
  • Will these elections present new opportunities to build new alliances and free trade agreements to foster open and global trade?


Spotlight session: Creating resilient supply chains for the climate crisis.

Exclusive to in person participants and held under the Chatham House Rule.

  • How can businesses ensure they are not just adopting the language of ESG, but instead integrate ESG considerations across their supply chains?
  • What role can technology play in delivering supply chain transparency and traceability?
  • What can be done to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities in sectors that rely heavily on critical minerals?
  • How do we create the optimum public/private partnership model for pushing towards greater diversification of supply chains for an economy?

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