Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF)

ITC major events
Date02 Sept. 2015 - 04 Sept. 2015
LocationSão Paolo
OrganizerInternational Trade Centre
ITC ContactVanessa Asianju Tadria EROGBOGBO


The flagship event of the Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors, that is linking women-owned enterprises with buyers, partners and investors from all over the world. This year’s event will focus on: coffee, information technology and business process outsourcing (IT/BPO), and services. WVEF will feature the insights from sector specialists: buyer-mentor groups; best practices and strategies for export: tailored workshops; partnerships and new business relationships opportunities: scheduled B2B meetings. The Global Platform provides an avenue through which organizations committed to women’s economic empowerment can operationalize their pledges. This includes a network of over 850 signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a partnership initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact that provides a set of considerations to help the private sector focus on key elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. The event will take place on 2-3 September 2015, in São Paolo, Brazil.