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    BID TO HOST THE 2020 WORLD TRADE PROMOTION ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
    SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR ORGANIZATION

     

    Expressions of interest are being accepted until 26 September 2018

    Hosting the World Trade Promotion Organisation Conference and Awards is an effective way to shine a spotlight on your organization and its important contribution to economic growth in the country by assisting companies to expand internationally.

    Thank you for your interest in hosting the 13th World Trade Promotion Organization Conference and Awards (WTPO). By presenting a bid to host the next event, you will be bidding for an opportunity to showcase your organization and your country.

    Organizing the WTPO Conference and Awards gala dinner can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

    Before you decide to place a bid to host the 2020 Conference, please carefully review the bidding guidelines which contain important information including the:

    • Eligibility criteria,
    • Legal framework for hosting the conference in partnership with ITC; and
    • Details on submitting your expression of interest and preparing your bid. 

    This information package has been prepared to ensure interested TPOs are informed of the roles and responsibilities of the host and the main issues to consider before placing a bid.

    2020 Conference - Bidding package:


    SUBMITTING AND PRESENTING THE BID

    Bids by eligible TPOs will be presented on 25 October 2020 in a dedicated plenary session during the 2018 Conference.

    ITC welcomes all expressions of interest from TPOs wishing to host the 2020 WTPO Conference. Submitting a bid is done in three steps:

    1) Registering an Expression of Interest with ITC,
    2) Confirming your eligibility by submitting the Certificate of Agreement, and
    3) Preparing and submitting the bid.

    STEP 1: REGISTERING AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST WITH ITC

    Please complete the Expression of Interest form and e-mail it to the contact addresses below.
    The deadline for submitting this form to ITC is 26 September 2018.

    ITC will acknowledge receipt of the expressions of interest and confirm the first stage of the candidate’s eligibility following submission.

    Please note: It may not be possible to consider a TPO’s bid if the Expression of Interest is submitted after 26 September 2018 due to the scheduling needs of the conference programme.

    STEP 2: CONFIRMING YOUR ELIGIBILITY

    Please email the signed Certificate of Agreement to the contact addresses below.
    The deadline for submitting the signed certificate is 17 October 2018. It may also be submitted earlier with the Expression of Interest if preferred.

    ITC will acknowledge receipt of the certificate and confirm the candidate’s eligibility to bid for the 2020 WTPO Conference.

    Please note: In the event acknowledgement from the responsible host government representative cannot be obtained before 17 October 2018 please inform ITC when submitting the Expression of Interest.

    STEP 3: PREPARING AND SUBMITTING THE BID

    Please prepare a five-to-eight minute presentation to be delivered during the dedicated plenary session on 25 October 2018. This presentation can be in the form of a video, multimedia or PowerPoint, etc. Past bidders have shown videos showcasing their TPOs and supported the presentation with a brief discussion describing what the TPO would provide to participants if it were selected. Please email the presentation material to ITC by 19 October 2018.

    Information on past events is available at the TPO Network website, www.tponetwork.net.
    Please e-mail your Expression of Interest to the International Trade Centre at:

    Contact persons:
    Mr. Imamo Ben Mohamed Imamo
    Ms. Ann Penistan
    Tel: +41 22 730 0247
    E-mail: Imamo@intracen.org
    Penistan@intracen.org


     

     

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