Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The 17th edition of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Budapest, Hungary, helps businesses navigate a changed trade and development landscape.WEDF offers unique global insights, business-to-business matchmaking and practical ‘how-to’ sessions to support trade-led development.Trade is a force for good – when it is based on social responsibility, environmental sustainability and consumer protection. This year’s WEDF explores how inclusive innovation and technology can help companies, countries and regions create sustainable economies, as trade and globalization patterns continue to shift rapidly.As the flagship event of the International Trade Centre (ITC), WEDF brings together business leaders, policymakers, heads of trade and investment support institutions and international trade development officials to address competitiveness for 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 small and medium-sized businesses, recognized as a cornerstone for development by the United Nations as well as by the G7 and the G20. ITC helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow and compete internationally, building on business opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about WEDF, please contact us at wedf[at]intracen.org