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    12th World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference
    25 - 26 October

    Pierre Mendès France Conference Centre, Bercy, Paris
    Hosted by Business France in partnership with ITC


     Trade and Investment Ecosystems: Delivering for Growth

    This is not a time for business as usual. With trade facing strong headwinds and with the shared global commitment to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, there is a need to foster approaches that can deliver future growth and prosperity at scale. The role of trade and investment promotion organizations (TIPOs), to ensure that trade contributes to inclusive and sustainable growth, is aligned to these development goals. In response to these shifts and to accelerate results for businesses, TIPOs are therefore harnessing ecosystems of business support to offer innovative, seamless and integrated solutions.

    At the 2018 World Trade Promotion Organization Conference, we will focus on how an ecosystem approach could add value for small businesses and the implications of this approach for the future direction of TIPOs. This includes the emerging role of a TIPO to be a catalyst for cooperation among actors, providing integrated services that improve the competitiveness of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and supporting inclusive growth. We will consider how rapid changes in technology are altering the actors, linkages and platforms that make up these ecosystems. We will also reflect on how to measure the work of institutions including reporting on broader socio-economic impact.

    • The conference uses a format of PROVOQUER (inspiring with big ideas), PARTAGER (sharing real life examples) PRATIQUER (tips and tools for action), and covers four sub topics: Ambitious goals in a rapidly changing world
    • Ecosystems for reach, scale, flexibility, innovation, and efficiency
    • Delivering with excellence using new technologies
    • Demonstrating and driving impact with credible measurement and reporting 

    For more information, please download the conference programme here

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