Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is sponsoring a Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group Lecture, Tuesday, March 15 at 12 p.m at the City Club of Cleveland. The lecture will be delivered by Vann Wilber, Senior Partner at Global Technical Policy Associates LLC.
- $20 for members of the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group,
- $25 for non members
- Free for students
Trade agreements are currently the central economic focus of this Administration. President Obama’s trade policy is embodied by two major initiatives, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The automobile industry is an integral part of the global economy representing roughly ten percent of world trade. This industry is in transition from market specific competition to global competition and this new business model has both an economic impact and technological impact on regulators around the world. Now may be the best time ever to achieve the objectives of globally harmonized technical regulations for the automobile industry.
About Vann Wilber
Vann Wilber is a Senior Partner at Global Technical Policy Associates LLC and currently is working with the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) a consortium of ten automakers including BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen to develop member consensus on public policy issues related to the coordinated national deployment of 5.9 GHz DSRC systems for cooperative safety, mobility and other applications.
Prior to joining GTPA, Wilber was Director, Vehicle Safety and Global Regulations for the American Automobile Manufacturer Association and later the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a government affairs trade association of automobile manufacturers. In this role he was recognized as an industry strategist and spokesman on public policy issues related to motor vehicle safety and international regulatory harmonization and responsible for development of public policy positions for US based automobile manufacturers regarding both domestic and international technical regulations.