NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY NOT TO MISS: Future of Digital Trade - hosted by the ITC

  • 26 Apr 2017
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • ITC (Room 5), Rue de Montbrillant 54, 1202 Genève
  • 16

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What is the future of digital trade?

Join us at ITC to celebrate E-Commerce Week 2017 with the theme "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce"

The impact of digital trade and its potential to enable inclusive and sustainable growth have been recognised worldwide. How can the UN and International Organizations such as ITC empower women to connect to international markets? What can digital platforms like eBay do to promote new partnerships for digital innovation? 

This panel will bring together industry experts, policy makers, and international organizations that are using digital trade to expand business in the digital economy. Speakers will share their experience and offer new insight on the opportunities and challenges presented by digital trade. Attendees will learn about emerging trends and how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can leverage digital trade in global business.


Our distinguished guest speakers are:

1. H.E. Mr Eloi Laourou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Benin to the United Nations, Geneva

2. H.E. Ms Yvette Stevens, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Geneva 

3. Mr. Juan Hoyos, Adviser Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains, International Trade Centre 

4. Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Business Development Manager, eBay


The debate will be guided by the following questions:

1. What is the contribution of digital trade to the inclusive trade agenda?

2. How can the UN and International Organizations effectively partner with private sector to enhance global access to platforms for digital trade?

3. What specific steps can be taken to ensure the increased inclusion of gender perspectives in trade policies and platforms?


Agenda for the Event:

18.00 – 18:30 Registration/ networking 

18:30 – 19:30 Speaker presentation and discussion

19:30 – 20:00 Snacks and drinks /networking 


The event will be in English

Technology partners: Girls in Tech Switzerland

Special thank you to the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.


We are delighted to offer complimentary registration to this event to current OWIT members, partners and special guests. 

Event organiser: Joelle THONET, VP Events OWIT Lake Geneva


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