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    Opening up new trade and investment opportunities to encourage sustainable growth will be at the heart of this year’s World Export Development Forum (WEDF), which will be held in Doha, Qatar from 20-21 October.

    The 15th edition of the International Trade Centre (ITC)’s flagship event will be hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the State of Qatar through the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) under the theme ‘Sustainable trade: Innovate, invest, internationalize’.

    Policymakers, representatives of trade support institutions and businesses are invited to meet in Doha against the backdrop of the post-2015 development agenda calling to renewed efforts to unlock the potential of small and medium-sized enterprises, women and youth.

    Alongside high-level panel discussions and practical working sessions, facilitated business-to-business meetings will allow participants to take advantage of the Gulf countries’ unique position at the crossroads where east meets west to explore new business opportunities.

    More information on registration will follow shortly.

    Why attend WEDF?

    WEDF is designed for policymakers and business executives who are charged with driving innovation and internationalization. Attendees will participate in two days of stimulating, interactive discussions and debates.

    Featured topics

    • The sustainable development agenda
    • SME competitiveness
    • Innovation and entrepreneurship
    • SME access to finance
    • Diversification through trade and investment
    • Trade in services
    • Regional integration
    • Private standards: the case of halal

    Questions we'll answer

    • What will the new Sustainable Development Agenda mean for business?
    • How can women be better integrated into the global economy?
    • How can services play an even bigger role in lifting people out of poverty?
    • What future for regional integration in the era of mega trade deals?
    • What would a common standard halal mean for exports?

     

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    WEDF 2015 Arabic

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    If you are interested in learning more about WEDF, please contact us at wedf[at]intracen.org