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Joint Advisory Group 2014 - Programme



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    The International Trade Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. To mark this occasion, ITC is convening a high-level event on 10 June 2014 at 15:00 in Room CRI at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The discussion will focus on “ITC: 50 Years of Trade Impact: Where Next?”, looking at trends in trade and development and trade-related technical assistance.

    This will be followed by the launch of ITC's 50th anniversary publication, 50 years of Unlocking SME Competitiveness: Lessons for the future, which will benefit from contributions from policy makers and the business community. This event is open to Members of the JAG, representatives of international and regional organizations, and private sector partners.

    Tuesday, 10 June – Room CRI

    15:00 - 17:00

    ITC 50 years of Trade Impact for Good: Where Next? (Panel discussion) - WTO Room CRI
    Keynote Address:
    H.E. Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana
    Panelists include:

    • H.E. Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR
    • Daniel Godinho, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil
    • Mr Kalilou Traoré, Commissioner in charge of Industry and Private sector promotion, ECOWAS
    • J.-Denis Bélisle, former Executive Director, ITC
    • Patricia Francis, former Executive Director, ITC

    Moderator: Frédéric Lelièvre, Business and Finance Editor, Le Temps

    17:00 - 18:00

    Book launch: 50 years of unlocking SME competitiveness: lessons for the future - WTO Room CRI
    Introductory remarks by Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General, WTO
    Keynote Address: Guillermo Fernandez de Soto, Director for Europe, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
    Introduction of the book by principal author Bernard Hoekman, Director, Global Economics, European University Institute
    Discussants:

    • Mark Gottfredson, Partner, Bain & Co.
    • H.E. Ambassador Minelik Alemu Getahun, Permanent Mission of Ethiopia

    18:00 - 20:00

    ITC 50th Anniversary Reception - WTO Atrium


    Wednesday, 11 June – Room CRI

    10:00 - 13:00

    Opening Session

    10:00 - 10:50

    Opening remarks

    10:50 - 11:15

    Statement by the ITC Executive Director Arancha González

    11:15 - 13:00

    Discussion

    13:00 - 15:00

    Lunch break

    15:00 - 18:00

    Afternoon Session

    15:00 - 15:45

    Presentation of ITC Evaluation Report and Recommendations

    15:45 - 16:30

    ITC Management Response

    16:30 - 18:00

    Discussion


    Thursday, 12 June – Room CRI

    10:00 - 13:00

    Morning session

     

    13:00 - 15:30

    Luncheon event at the Palais des Nations, E40, Room XVIII:
    High-level panel discussion “Power of Empowered Women 2014: an Interactive Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment and Economic Development”, organized by ”The Group of Women Ambassadors to the United Nations”.

    18:00

    Cotton to Catwalk - Ethical Fashion Show in celebration of ITC@50 - WTO Atrium
    A collection from Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean will take centre stage at the WTO Atrium featuring outfits made of hand-woven cotton fabrics by women artisans from Burkina Faso. The accessories are made of hand-dyed fabrics from Mali with value-added production in Kenya. The design is happening in Ghana while the matching jewellery is crafted in Haiti.
    The products and linkages created in the value chain of fashion among women from across Africa, Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East are a testimony to ITC’s work on women’s economic empowerment.

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