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  • WEDF-2015
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    Registration is now open: itcevents.event2mobile.com

     

    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?
    • What is the global outlook for SME competitiveness?
    • How can regional integration boost trade within the Arab region and with other regions? 
    • How is FDI helping businesses connect to value chains? 
    • Are innovative, technology-based funding models a model for the future?
    • What would a common standard halal mean for exports?
    • Which tourism segments have the most development potential?

    General Information

    • Participation is free of charge and there is no registration fee.
    • Participation is subject to confirmation from ITC.
    • Registration is completed when parts I and II are successfully submitted via the online platform.
    • ITC is unable to cover for participants’ travel costs.
    • All participants are requested to obtain their own valid travel documents and make any necessary visa arrangements to travel to Doha.
    • Meals and coffee will be provided to all participants during the event dates (20 and 21 October)
  • Hosted by

    QDB  

  • Confirmed speakers

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    Rick Pudner

    Zahra Maafiri

    Zahra Maafiri

     
    Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan

    Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan

     
    Jacques Andriantiana

    Jacques Andriantiana

     
    Jean-Claude Bessudo

    Jean-Claude Bessudo

     
    Joanne Kubba

    Joanne Kubba

     
    Lanre Akinola

    Lanre Akinola

     
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    Mari Pangestu

     
    Naushad Forbes

    Naushad Forbes

     
    Arancha González

    Arancha González

     
    Axel M. Addy

    Axel M. Addy

    Evelyne Tall

    Evelyne Tall

     
    Rushdi Siddiqui

    Rushdi Siddiqui

     
    Terence Tse

    Terence Tse

     
    Dato Dzulkifli Mahmud

    Dato Dzulkifli Mahmud

     
    Gina Casar

    Gina Casar

     
    Hossainn Khaled

    Hossain Khaled

     
    Ratnakar Adhirari

    Ratnakar Adhikari

     
    Zhanar Aitzhanova

    Zhanar Aitzhanova

     
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    WEDF 2015 Arabic

  • contact us

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