Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate
It’s time to make trade work for the 99%.The 17th edition of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Budapest, Hungary, will look at how businesses can stay on top in a constantly changing trade and development landscape.Each year, WEDF offers unique insights on global trends, customized business-to-business matchmaking and practical ‘how-to’ sessions to support trade-led development.This year’s event explores how trade can be a force for good – when it is inclusive, innovative ideas are implemented and firms are integrated into regional trading systems.Innovation and technology can give companies, countries and regions an edge in creating stable, sustainable economies at a time when global challenges are changing the way trade works.As the flagship event of the International Trade Centre (ITC), WEDF brings together entrepreneurs, policymakers, heads of trade and investment support institutions, and development partners to support the competitiveness of developing countries. This year’s WEDF will be co-hosted by ITC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.ITC is the only United Nations organization focusing exclusively on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are recognized as a cornerstone of development by the United Nations as well as by the G7 and the G20. For more information and to express interest in attending the event, please send an email with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation is subject to confirmation by the organizers.
If you are interested in learning more about WEDF, please contact us at wedf[at]intracen.org