For three days in November 2019, more than 7,000 participants representing 164 countries joined 33 heads of state and government as well as 12 international organizations to advance concrete global governance solutions. The success of the 2nd edition of the Paris Peace Forum was largely down to the skills and experience of its President, Pascal Lamy.
But Lamy is no stranger to the world of strategically significant global meetings. From 2005 to 2013 he served for two consecutive terms as General Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Alongside the Paris Peace Forum, Lamy shares his other activities between the Jacques Delors Institute (President emeritus), the presidency of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, the presidency of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and various mandates or missions related to international affairs. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Musiciens du Louvre. And he has authored various books and reports on global governance, Europe and international trade.
A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, Lamy holds degrees from HEC School of Management, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors from 1985 to 1994. He then joined the Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004.
In a 2014 poll by the British magazine Prospect, Pascal Lamy was listed among the world’s top 50 leading thinkers. His presentation at and& is therefore unmissable.