Trade development in a time of COVID, conflict, climate, and higher costs
The next World Export Development Forum will look at a changing
trade and development landscape, the common priorities of firms
trading in times of crisis, and the specific needs of Mongolia as the
host country – all to create a dynamic gathering of national, regional
and international participants.
The world of trade has changed enormously in 20 years since this
event began as a closed-door, public-private summit on national
export strategies. ITC and WEDF have adapted with every change.
A complex, interdependent world calls for new solutions. Trade routes
and supply chains are shifting, with entire economies disrupted due to
COVID, conflict, climate and cost-of-living. The world saw a dramatic
shift online during the height of the pandemic. Trade in services is
revolutionizing all economies. Governments are committed, more
than ever, to making the most of their young and growing populations.
Women-led businesses are mobilizing to claim their rightful share of
global trade. Sustainability has gone from being a nice-to-have to a
central business imperative.
The World Export Development Forum will create a platform for
a sustainable, inclusive recovery through international trade.