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SHETRADES GLOBAL

June 26, 2018 - June 28, 2018

SheTrades Global will take place in Liverpool, United Kingdom from 26-28 June 2018. SheTrades Global is the flagship event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival.

Over 500 women-owned businesses from across the world will participate in the event in search of new trade and investment opportunities. SheTrades Global will also feature facilitated business to business meetings, keynote speeches from thought leaders, high level panels, an investment challenge and workshops led by industry specialists. Opportunities for women entrepreneurs participating include enhancing their visibility, expanding their network and make new business connections.

The Programme

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Monday 25 June

 

09:00 – 18:00 Registration (Pullmann Hotel)

 

Tuesday 26 June

 

08:00 – 09:00 Registration (SheTrades Global’s counter at IBF)
Opening Morning Moderator/Host: Ms. Julie Gichuru, Media Personality/Business Journalist
09:00 – 09:05 WELCOME (Auditorium)
Mr. Max Steinberg, Chairman, 2018 International Business Festival
09:05 – 09:30 OPENING SESSION (Auditorium)
The Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development, United Kingdom
Ms. Arancha González,Executive Director, International Trade Centre
09:30 – 10:00 SHETRADES GLOBAL TALK (Auditorium)
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

Book Signing: Let It Go (Auditorium)
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group
10:30 – 11:15 THE ENTREPRENEURS: TURNING IDEAS INTO UNICORNS (Auditorium)
Moderator:
Ms. Julie Gichuru, Media Personality/Business Journalist
Panellists:
Dr. Anna Mokgokong, Executive Chair of Community Investment Holdings
Ms. AdimaimalagaTafuna’I, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Women in Business Development Inc., Samoa
Ms. Mariana Cortes, Founder and Designer, Juana de Arco, Argentina (TBC)
11:15 – 11:45 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION (Auditorium)
H.E. Ms. Rula Ghani, First Lady of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ms. Arancha González,Executive Director, International Trade Centre
11:45 – 12:00 Group photo (Auditorium)
12:00 – 14:00 VIP Lunch (on invitation only – 2nd Floor Lounge Area)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch for SheTrades Global delegates (Delegate dining area)
13:00 – 16:00 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS (see venues below per sector)
Session I – Preparing to do business
Delegates will participate in parallel sector sessions led by international experts to prepare to do business during SheTrades Global.

13:00– 13:15 Setting the scene: SheTrades Initiative, Converve, and SheTrades Village (Room TBC)
Ms. Wendy Paratian, SheTradses Global Manager, SheTrades Initiative, ITC
Ms. Anna Mori, Partnerships Officer, SheTrades Initiative, ITC
13:15– 14:00 International Trade Insights with Sector Experts (in parallel)
Information Technology & Business Process Outsourcing (IT & BPO) (Breakout Room 1)
IT & BPO Sector Lead: Mr. Juan Hoyos, ITC
Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Manager, Cross-Border Trade EEC, eBay IBM representative (TBC)

Textiles & Apparel (Auditorium)
Textiles & Apparel Sector Lead: Ms. Tara Mulhare, ITC
Ms. Charcy Evers, Fashion & Retail Trend Analyst
Mr. Liam Freeman, Fashion Features Editor, Vogue International
Ms. OmoyemiAkerele, Style House Files
World’s Global Style Network representative (TBC)

Tourism (Breakout Room 2B)
Tourism Sector Lead: Ms. Caroline Kemunto, ITC
Mr. SimonGreenbury, Cheeky Monkey Media
Ms. Alessandra Alonso, Founder, Women in Travel CIC
14:00– 15:00 Pitching Your Business
ITC Sector Leads
15:00– 16:00 Presentations and Wrap-up
ITC Sector Leads
16:00 – 17:00 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)
Book Signing: Let It Go (Auditorium)
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group
19:30 GALA DINNER (Anfield Football Club)
Dr. Amany Asfour, International President, International Federation of Business and Professional Women
Liverpool FC speaker (TBC)

 

Wednesday 27 June

 

08:30 – 08:35 WELCOME
Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre
08:35 – 09:30 WOMEN AND TRADE: FUTURE TRENDS (Futures Stage)
Moderator:
Dr. Paola Subacchi, Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy & Finance, Chatham House
Panellists:
H.E. Ms. Ulla Tørnӕs, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark (TBC)
H.E. Ms. Adela Raz, Deputy Foreign Minister, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Hon. Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine
Mr. Mark Vale, President of United Kingdom, Ireland, and Nordic Operations, UPS Foundation (TBC)
Ms. Alison Clafin, Global Head of Sales for Damco, Maersk
Ms. Krysta Fox, Executive Director, DMCC Free Zone, UAE
Mr. KabirouMbodje, Founder and CEO, WARI (TBC)
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)
09:35 – 10:10 Negotiating Business Contracts (SheTrades Village)
Ms. Colette Van der Van, Director, Trade and Development, Pro-Bono Programme, Sidley Austin LLP
10:00 – 12:00 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS (see venues below per sector)
Session II – Meet the experts
Industry leaders will share key industry trends, regulations and procurement policies and practices with participants in sector groups.

10:00– 11:30 Discussions by Sector (in parallel)
IT & BPO (Breakout Room 1)
IT & BPO Sector Lead: Mr. Juan Hoyos, ITC
Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Manager, Cross-Border Trade EEC, eBay

Textiles & Garment / Beauty &Wellness (Auditorium)
Textiles & Apparel Sector Lead: Ms. Tara Mulhare, ITC
Ms. Chiedza Makonnen, CEO & Creative Director, Afrodesiac Worldwide

Tourism (Breakout Room 2B)
Tourism Sector Lead: Ms. Caroline Kemunto, ITC
Ms. Alessandra Alonso, Founder, Women in Travel CIC
Mr. Ali Ahlam Nawaz, Director General, LAKSALA (TBC)
11:30– 12:00 Q&A Sessions (in parallel)
ITC Sector Leads
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (Delegate dining area)
13:00 – 16:40 DOING BUSINESS
Business to business meetings (Auditorium)
Showcase room (Breakout Room 2B)
13:10 – 17:10 SHETRADES VILLAGE SESSIONS (in parallel)
Meet investors and business experts and benefit from sessions hosted by partners throughout the event at the SheTrades Village!

13:10 – 13:40 Solving Logistics Challenges for SMEs
UPS
13:40 – 14:10 Using eCommerce to Expand Your Business Internationally
Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Business Development Manager, eBay
14:10 – 14:40 Financing Your Business Growth
Barclays Bank
14:40 – 15:10 Trends and effects reshaping the future of Global Supply Chains
Ms. Lycia Brahmi, Senior Reefer Cargo Specialist, MAERSK
15:10 – 15:40 Benefit from the SheTrades Initiative to Reach New Markets
ITC SheTrades team
15:40 – 16:10 TBC
Vogue
16:10 – 16:40 Standards Map
Ms. Sandra Cabrera, Sustainability Standards & Value Chains, ITC
16:40 – 18:30 PARTNERS MEETING (Auditorium)
Chair:
Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre
16:40 – 17:40 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

 

Thursday 28 June

 

08:00 – 08:25 Join the SheTrades Movement (SheTrades Village)
ITC Presentation
08:25 – 08:30 WELCOME
Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre
08:30 – 09:45 THE ENABLERS: MAKING TRADE HAPPEN (Futures Stage)
Moderator:
Ms. Soumaya Keynes, Economics and Trade Correspondent, The Economist
Panellists:
Hon. Dr.Isatou Touray, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment, Islamic Republic of the Gambia
Ms. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation
Ms. Isa Müller-Wegner, Vice President, Emerging European Countries (EEC), eBay
Ms. Kelly Caruso, Europe Vice President, Sales, UPS
Ms. Sanem Oktar, President, Kagider, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey
09:30 – 10:30 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)
09:45 – 12:45 SHETRADES VILLAGE SESSIONS
Meet investors and business experts and benefit from sessions hosted by partners throughout the event at the SheTrades Village!

09:45 – 10:15 Wanting to export to the UK/EU? Learn about tariffs and more!
Ms. Colette Van der Van, Director, Trade and Development, Pro-Bono Programme, Sidley Austin LLP
10:15 – 10:45 TBC
Ms. Lisa Karanja, Senior Director, Business Competitiveness,Trade Mark East Africa
10:45 – 11:15 Together with you we would like to make International Trade Accessible to all – an Introduction of Maersk Growth
Ms. Betty Liu, Venture Partner, Growth Initiatives, MAERSK
11:15 – 11:45 Overcoming Challenges in eCommerce
Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Business Development Manager, eBay
11:45 – 12:15 Economic Growth through Easier Trade and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
UPS
12:15 – 12:45 TBC
DMCC
09:45 – 13:00 DOING BUSINESS (in parallel)
Business to business meetings (Auditorium)
Showcase room (Breakout Room 2B)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Delegate dining area)
14:00 – 14:30 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION (Auditorium)
H.E. Ms. Esther Lungu, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia
Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
14:30 – 16:30 SHETRADES: INVESTMENT CHALLENGE (Auditorium)
Moderator:
Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head of ITC SheTrades Initiative
Jury:
Ms. Caroline Ndungu, Managing Director, Barclays Bank Kenya
Mr. Guido Boysen, Chief Executive Officer, Grofin
Mr. Laliteswar Kumar, Investment Director, Global Innovation Fund
Ms. Betty Yan Liu, Venture Partner, Growth Initiatives at Maersk
16:45 – 17:00 PLENARY: CLOSING SESSION (Auditorium)
Ms. Arancha González,Executive Director, International Trade Centre
17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

 

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Our SheTrades Partners will support SheTrades Global

 

 

For more information

SheTrades Global: Platform
Email: womenandtrade@intracen.org
Internet: www.shetrades.comwww.intracen.org/shetradesglobal
Facebook: ITC SheTrades
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Lord Bates

Minister of State at the U.K. Department for International Development

Lord Bates is responsible for Trade and Economic Development. He is also the House of Lords Spokesperson for the Treasury. Previously, he was a Minister of State at the Home Office. At DFID, he is also responsible for the Caribbean, Overseas Territories, United Nations & Commonwealth, International Financial Institutions and Global Partnerships.

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Founder, FI Group

Dame Stephanie Shirley (84) arrived in England as an unaccompanied child refugee in 1939, took a maths degree at night school and started a female-friendly software company back in 1962. This eventually employed 8,500 people and was valued at $3bn when it was acquired by the SopraSteria Group in 2007.
The first female President of the British Computer Society and at one time the 11th richest woman in England, Dame Stephanie (or Steve as she came to call herself) has given away over $100m to IT projects such as the Oxford Internet Institute and to her late son’s disorder of autism.
Her memoire, Let IT Go, is being made into a film; her TED talk has been viewed over 2m times and she was appointed Companion of Honour (one of only 65 worldwide) last year.

Julie Gichuru

Kenyan Entrepreneur and Media Personality

Julie Gichuru is a media personality and entrepreneur with investments in media, retail, hospitality and entertainment sectors. Julie is an Independent Director on the Boards of Brand KENYA Board and Acumen Communications Ltd and is a Fellow and Trustee of the Africa Leadership Initiative EA, the East African arm of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Julie conceptualised and hosts syndicated pan African television show Africa Leadership Dialogues.
Julie’s career in the media over the past 18 years has seen her work across the fields of broadcast, print and digital media. Julie has also pioneered an impressive number of television shows, from the first Kenyan investigative TV series, The Inside Story on KTN to various current affairs shows at NTV including political and current affairs programs Showdown, On the Spot, You The Jury and The People’s Voice, and the celebrated news program Sunday Live and peace and reconciliation program Fist to Five at Citizen TV. Also included in this list is the celebrated post election peace specials Voices of Reason. She was a key player in the organisation of the first Presidential Debates in Kenya in 2013 and had the honour to host the first Presidential Debate in the series. Through ARIMUS Media Limited Julie now oversees the production of quality African content such as Africa Leadership Dialogues, high school debate platform Great Debaters Contest and entertainment series Maisha, among other programs.
Julie is a celebrated Peace Ambassador and has been recognised for her peace efforts both nationally and internationally. Most notably, she received the Martin Luther King Salute to Greatness in 2008 for advocacy on peace and non violent action following the 2007 post election violence. She is the first African woman to receive this award.

AdiMaimalagaTafuna

Executive Director, Women in Business Development Incorporated, Samoa.

AdiMaimalagaTafuna’i is Co-founder and Executive Director of Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa. The organisation was set up in 1991 and she has since led it through several transitions, mainly shifting from economic empowerment for urban women to creating and sustaining rural economies for struggling Samoan families. In the 1990s, she began a campaign to organically certify farms to add value to their products and ensure families wellbeing and health through eating organic produce. Mrs Tafuna’i was involved in reviving the coconut industry in Samoa through introducing virgin coconut oil pressing and, in 2008 she confirmed a fair trade contract with cosmetic giant The Body Shop. Mrs Tafuna’i was also instrumental in reviving the dying art of Samoa’s fine mat weaving and transforming it into an income-generating activity for Samoa’s weavers. Regionally, she played a key role in the formation of the Regional Organic Task Force, which brought together regional organic practitioners and established the Pacific Organic and Ethical Community, which developed the Pacific Organic Standard, only the third regional organic standard worldwide. She believes that sharing is the pathway to success for small Pacific countries that do not have the resources or quantities of product to sustain an export market. In 2006, she served as the chair of the Pacific Island Association of Non-Governmental Organisations. Her dedication was recognized in 2008 when she was awarded the New Zealand and Samoa Prime Minister’s Fellowship award. In 2010, Samoa’s Government named MrsTafuna’i as “Person of the Year”. In 2012 MrsTafuna’i’s work was acknowledged with the Economic Empowerment award at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards in Washington DC.

H.E. Ms. Rula “BibiGul” Ghani

First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Since assuming the responsibilities of First Lady of Afghanistan in October 2014, H.E. RulaGhani has visited with many of her compatriots. She sees her role as a listener, a facilitator, and an advocate. She strongly believes in women’s aptitudes and was instrumental in assisting a group of young Afghan women entrepreneurs establish a Chamber of Commerce for Afghan Women in March 2017.
The First Lady was born in Lebanon and met her husband, President Ashraf Ghani at
the American University of Beirut in 1975. She holds a Diploma de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and two Masters, one in Political Science and the other in Journalism.

Soumaya Keynes

Economics correspondent, The Economist

Soumaya Keynes writes about trade and the US economy for The Economist, and has written about topics including the role of women within economics, the wisdom and impact of President Donald Trump’s trade policies, and the economics of trade in cheese. She appears regularly on the Economist’s Money Talks podcast. She is also the co-host of the Trade Talks podcast, a weekly podcast about the economics of trade policy hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. Before joining The Economist, Soumaya was a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and before that a policy adviser at HM Treasury.

Cherie Blair

Wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Leading lawyer and committed campaigner for women’s rights, Cherie set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in 2008 to help women build small and growing businesses in developing and emerging markets so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies.
As well as fighting for human rights in her professional career, Cherie is an active campaigner on equality and human rights issues. In addition to founding her own charity, Cherie remains closely involved with charities with a special emphasis on women and children.
Cherie was an Ambassador for London 2012, supporting the bid to host the Olympics in the UK and was awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and Overseas.

Isa Müller-Wegner

Vice President, Emerging European Countries (EEC).

Isa oversees all aspects of eBay’s business and is responsible for eBay’s operations in markets such as France, Italy, Spain, Turkey and MENA countries.
Isa joined eBay in 2014 as Senior Director of EMEA strategy. Prior to this, Isa worked at consulting firm Bain & Company in both Zurich and London where she started out as a consultant and left as Principal. Isa has also worked for the BBC in Strategy and as a consultant for Arthur D Little in London and Singapore.
She has an MBA from Harvard University (Baker Scholar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.

Nataliya Mykolska

Trade Representative of Ukraine – Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.

Nataliya Mykolska has an extensive experience of over 15 years working as a legal counsel on all aspects of international trade including WTO and free trade agreements, trade remedy proceedings, trade financing, cross-border trade transactions and contracts, agency and distribution, franchising and other matters.
In addition to catering to clients’ needs throughout her legal practice within Ukraine’s top law firms, Ms. Mykolska also worked with governmental institutions to assist in approximation of Ukrainian legislation to Ukraine’s international obligations, including the development of the EU-Ukraine DCFTA provisions on market access for goods, trade remedies, SPS measures, customs facilitation and dispute settlement. Her professional experience also includes advising on potential impact on clients’ business of “new” free trade agreements, developing business positions and representing clients’ interests in relations with governments, etc. For a number of years Ms. Mykolska advised the World Bank and International Finance Corporation on customs law and regulatory issues, taking part in the Doing Business project.
As Trade Representative of Ukraine – Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ms. Mykolska is focused on launching the state export support system, promoting Ukrainian products and services on export markets, multilateral and bilateral preferential agreements, consistent and predictable trade policy as well as on defending the interests of Ukraine at the WTO.
Nataliya Mykolska is initiator of SheExports Program in Ukraine, which is the part of ITC SheTrades initiative. SheExports Program is coordinated by Export Promotion Office under the Ministry and developed in line with the Export Strategy of Ukraine.

Sanem OktarÖğüt

President, Kagider, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey.

Sanem’s career started in Colgate Palmolive in 1993. She established her first company Tribeca Communications in 1997. In 1999, she founded Tribal Sales & Marketing Support Services; in 2002, founded her database marketing company, directComm. She lastly founded Limonsocial in 2011. In 2015, WPP announced that GroupM, the leading global media investment group acquired majority stake in directComm. Recently, she became partner and CEO of Wunderman İstanbul. A serial entrepreneur; she was one of the Top Ten Women Enterpreneurs of Turkey in 2010; her numerous work and projects have been awarded many times. Since May 2015 she is the President of KAGIDER; also a member of W20 Steering Committee.

Paola Subacchi

Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy & Finance, Chatham House.

Paola Subacchi is an economist, writer and commentator on the functioning
and governance of the international and monetary system. She is a senior fellow at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, a visiting professor at the University of Bologna, and a director of a number of public companies. Her latest book, The People’s Money: How China is building a global currency, was published by Columbia University Press. An Italian national, she studied at Universitá Bocconi in Milan and at the University of Oxford. In 2016 she received the honour Cavalieredell’Ordinedella Stella d’Italia.

Dr. Isatou Touray

Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment, The Gambia.

IsatouTouray is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP), a leading organisation in the fight against female genital mutilation. She has supported many grassroots groups to organize and contribute to national development of The Gambia, which earned her great respect and recognition across the country. She is known for her decades-long efforts towards women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. In 2016, she was the first female candidate in history to run for president in The Gambia. She holds a PhD in Development Studies with emphasis on Gender, from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

H. E. Mrs. Esther Lungu

First lady of the republic of Zambia.

Her Excellency, Mrs. Esther Lungu is the current First Lady of the Republic of Zambia and Founder of the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust. Since assuming her tenure as First Lady in 2015, Mrs. Lungu has utilized her distinguished position to reinforce her passion for uplifting the wellbeing of humanity which work she has been doing for more than 23 years.
Mrs Lungu has levered her position to focus on the economic empowerment of women living in rural and hard to reach areas. She advocates for the empowerment women and girls; maternal and child health; and for persons with disabilities. Her Excellency has joined global leaders to press for the elimination of child marriage, discrimination against persons with disabilities; and elimination of gender based violence.
Through her Foundation, Mrs. Lungu is co-financing food processing equipment for women in agriculture; low cost boarding houses for girls education; drilling of boreholes for clean drinking water and assistive devices for children with disabilities.
Her Excellency Mrs. Esther Lungu is a member of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS, she is also a member of the Stop Cervical and Breast Cancer First Ladies Forum, she is patron of the Lafarge Foundation in Zambia, she is also the patron for SOS Children Villages in Zambia.
During the Starkey hearing Floundation 17th Annual awards Gala in July 201 in Minneapolis U.S.A, the First Lady was awarded as the 2017 Humanitarian Honoree alongside actor, director, writer and founder of the Eastern Congo initiative Ben Affleck; the Wilf Family Foundations; FedEx and Scott Borchetta and Sandi Spike Borchetta of Big Machine Records and Music Has Value. With this award, the First Lady of Zambia joins other notable individuals like Presidents Tony Blair of Britain and Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Archbishop Desmond tutu, sir Richard Branson, actress and philanthropist Jennifer Garner and many others since to receive this award since its introduction in the year 2000.
She has also been awarded by the Medical Association of Zambia for her adovocacy work on health for rural communities and she has been recognized for supporing persons with hemophilia in Zambia, resulting in significantly improving their quality of life by the World Federation of Hemophilia.
Her Excellency Mrs Lungu has also been decorated by Lions Clubs International with the Presidential Pin for her outstanding work to uplift humanity since assuming office as First Lady.

Vanessa Erogbogbo

Heads the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Initiative.

Vanessa Erogbogbo heads the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Initiative. She has over 15 years’ combined experience on women’s economic empowerment issues predominately entrepreneurship, access to financial services and trade; and prior to that in commercial banking.
In her current role she develops strategies, curates partnerships and oversees a team implementing programmes to make trade work for women through ITC’s #SheTrades initiative to connect one million women to markets by 2020. She previously held positions at the International Finance Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and as an entrepreneur.
Vanessa is a member of the United Nations Global Compact expert network, an advisory group that provides strategic advice to the prioritisation and implementation of the UN Global Compact programmatic activities.
A published author, and speaker on women and trade issues, she holds an MBA from the London Business School, an MSc Information Technology and B.Eng Hons in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University, UK.
Passions include, business, trade, politics, technology, women’s empowerment, Africa, economic development. Peaks and dips on running, appreciates industrial design interiors and enjoys Nordic noir.

Arancha González

Executive Director of International Trade Centre (ITC).

Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, since September 2013.
Ms. González, a Spanish national, has extensive knowledge about international trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in trade and development matters in the public and private sectors, as well as in management at multilateral organizations.
Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative (Sherpa) at the G-20.
Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission, conducting negotiations of trade agreements and assisting developing countries in trade-development efforts. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the European Commission spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Union Trade Commissioner.
Ms. González began her career in the private as associate in a German law firm advising companies on trade, competition and state-aid matters.
Ms. González holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Carlos III, Madrid.
She co-chairs the World Economic Forum (WEF) Agenda Council on the Future of Trade and Investment.
Besides her native Spanish, she speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Details

Start:
June 26, 2018
End:
June 28, 2018
Type:
Conference, Mentoring, Workshop
Sector:
Beauty & Wellness, IT & BPO, Textiles & Apparel, Tourism
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