The year 2005 marked the tenth anniversary of the World Trade
Organization and its dispute-settlement system. Several members of the
Appellate Body, in collaboration with academic and policy institutions, held a
series of regional conferences around the world in 2005 and 2006 to mark this
anniversary. In collaboration with the WTO, the North American conference was
held at Columbia University in April 2006. The conference brought together
an outstanding group of trade-policy leaders, academics, politicians, business
leaders, and prominent experts from around the world.