John Mroz Participates in the World Justice Forum
On July 11, 2013, EWI’s President and CEO John Mroz participated in a panel hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on “Competitive Advantage: Attracting Investment through Strong Rule of Law,” part of the World Justice Forum event.
Other panelists included Rolf Alter, director of Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Hernando José Gómez, Colombian lead on U.S.- Colombia FTA Task Force; David Lorello, partner at Covington and Burlington; Elizabeth Morrissey, managing partner at Kleiman International; Scott Scherer, vice president at Boeing Capital Corporation; and David Torstensson, vice president at Pugatch Consilium. Patrick Kilbride, executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Americas Division and Coalition for the Rule of Law, moderated.
The panel focused on how factors such as transparency, due process and predictability contribute to business investors’ confidence in government. Other topics discussed include the impact of weak or non-existent Rule of Law on economic growth and job creation, the assessment tools used by the business community to determine candidate markets, the regulations that guide corporate activities in a foreign marketplace, and case studies on how businesses can collaborate with other stakeholders to strengthen overall Rule of Law.
The lucrative panel discussion, as well as the broader business presence at the World Justice Forum, marked an important moment in the U.S. Chamber’s commitment to give business a voice in the broader Rule of Law dialogue.