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Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2019

  • Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2019

    7-9 October 2019, Geneva, Switzerland


    Now in its sixth year, the annual Trade for Sustainable Development Forum is one of the leading global events focused on major trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards. Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the T4SD Forum will again take place in conjunction with the WTO Public Forum, from 7-9 October.

    This year, the T4SD Forum will reflect the new realities of international trade and focus on sustainability mainstreaming – the process of embedding sustainability into the DNA of every organization and every business. The three-day event will look at sustainability mainstreaming from every angle: from its policy implications to its implementation on the ground, from its environmental dimension to its social dimension, from SMEs to large corporations.

    This event will provide a unique platform for a diverse range of actors – from high-level officials to MSME owners and young entrepreneurs – to exchange views, share good practices and catalyze solutions that will help deliver a shared vision for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

    Join us and our distinguished speakers for this year’s T4SD Forum to hear how these initiatives are supporting this shift to a greener, more humane and inclusive economy.

    Please register for this event here.

    For more information, please contact sustainability@intracen.org

    Event details:

    7 October (hosted at ITC headquarters)

    • Full Day of Interactive panel sessions

    - Session 1: No Planet B – Making Sustainability the Norm
    - Session 2: Building an Ecosystem for Sustainable Practices
    - Session 3: Healthy Planet, Healthy People – Sustainability Mainstreaming in Food Systems
    - Session 4: From Legislation to Implementation – The Social Dimension of Sustainability Mainstreaming

    • Cocktail Reception

    8 October (hosted at ITC headquarters)

    • T4SD Project "How-to" sessions: interactive sessions to present T4SD’s projects through the lens of sustainability mainstreaming.

    - Project “How-to” session 1: Measuring the Evolution of Sustainable Markets
    - Project “How-to” session 2: Strengthening Resource Efficient and Circular Production Processes
    - Project “How-to" session 3: Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Trade
    - Project “How-to” session 4: Good Benchmarking Practices
    - Project “How-to” session 5: Trust, Transparency and Technology for Good Trade
    - Project “How-to” session 6: Increasing Transparency and Traceability in Garment Value Chains
    - Project “How-to” session 7: Trade Support Institutions as Agents of Change

    9 October (hosted at WTO headquarters).To attend this session, a mandatory separate registration process applies, via the WTO Public Forum 2019 website.
    (Deadline for registration is 16 September 2019)

    • The full programme will be available by July 31st.
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