adelphi participated in the conceptional preparation of the International Business Forum 2004 on “Regional Trade and Sustainable Development” taking place between 30.08 – 01.09.04. As rapporteur adelphi followed the discussions of the international experts at the forum. adelphi was also responsible for the preparation of a publication that entails the major results of the business forum to be published by the end of 2004.
The publication reflects the discussions of the various working groups in order to inform the broader public. The goal is to not just to describe and summarize the results of the expert discussions, but rather to systematically analyse and develop the arguments that have been presented. The emphasis lies on those aspects that are relevant for future political discussions on decision and policy making processes in the context of the WTO, regional integration and sustainable development.