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SMEs and Global Markets: The Missing Link for Inclusive Growth

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    Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:30-13:00 – Room S1, WTO, Geneva 

    At this ITC policy debate first findings of the forthcoming ITC SME Competitiveness Outlook were presented to the Geneva based policy and trade expert community as part of ITC’s consultation exercise on the forthcoming flagship publication.

    The debate was opened by Robert Koopman, WTO Chief Economist, and Ashish Shah, Director of ITC Division of Country and moderated by Jacqueline Coté, Director Public Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

    Marion Jansen, Chief Economist ITC

    SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015 (Presentation)

    Panelists (in order of intervention):

    • H.E. Ambassador François Xavier Ngarambe, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations Office at Geneva
    • H.E. Ambassador Alvaro Cedeño, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the WTO
    • Donia Hammami, Policy Manager, Taxation, Customs and Trade Facilitation, International Chamber of Commerce
    • Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
    • Lucian Cernat,Chief Economist, DG Trade, European Commission
    • Francis Hintermann, Global Managing Director of Accenture Research (B20 Knowledge Partner) 

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