Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
28 January 2021
Report on the situation of micro, small and medium-sized firms
Register here. The event launches a report on how Polish MSMEs cope with the economic impact of the pandemic. Led by Bank Pekao, Poland’s biggest bank, the report is based on ITC surveys with 6400 firms in 138 countries, and 7400 firms in Poland.
22-26 February 2021
SheTrades Digital Forum 2021
The event brings together women-owned businesses, buyers, investors, suppliers, and business support organizations to help women-owned businesses bounce back faster and seize opportunities in the post-COVID landscape. Organized by the SheTrades Commonwealth project, the Forum is the first of several events leading up to SheTrades Global Dubai. Register here.
1-3 March 2021
Europe-Iran Business Forum
Convened by the International Trade Centre and the Iran Trade Promotion Organization, the Europe-Iran Business Forum promotes economic opportunities in Iran through industry panels, business networking and capacity building.
8 March 2021
International Women’s DayLaunch of a new standard on women’s entrepreneurship
Jointly organized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS) and ITC, this event marks the publication of a new ISO standard that will help to harmonize the fragmented landscape of definitions and terms relating to women’s entrepreneurship. Register here.
9 March 2021
International Women’s DayWomen in Tourism Building Back Better
Women in tourism have been disproportionately affected by the economic fallouts of the pandemic. At ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB and ITC are joining forces with women entrepreneurs to explore the role of women in a more sustainable future of tourism and what kind of support they need.
10-11 March 2021
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)-ITC Finance Symposium
In the spirit of South-South collaboration, PIFS and ITC bring together finance experts and policymakers, regulators, representatives of banks and other finance providers, as well as entrepreneurs and business leaders, to work on the future of financing for trade recovery and growth in the Pacific, with a particular focus on the acceleration of small business recovery.
16 March 2021
HARARE FORUMTrade Beyond Covid19: Demystifying the AfCFTA for Women led MSME's in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa
As part of its One Trade Africa programme aimed at supporting the operationalisation of the AfCFTA, the International Trade Centre is organising a range of information and awareness-raising activities as well as series of forums for the private sector and MSMEs. The aim of this forum is to promote full understanding of the AfCFTA by women-led MSMEs in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, in order for them to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by the large African single market.
17 March 2021
Abuja, Nigeria & Online
ITC-Nigerian Export Promotion Roundtable with WTO DG Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Aid for trade can deliver impact for livelihoods and the economy by fostering gender equality and the empowerment of women in practice. Live broadcast via ITC's Facebook page.
23-25 March 2021
Aid for Trade Stocktaking event
The International Trade Centre and partners contribute to the event with sessions on policy and practical solutions for an inclusive and green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how Aid for Trade is instrumental in the process. Find more information here.
7 April 2021
new Ye! Community Platform
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, and to officially launch the new Ye! Community Platform, ITC and partners host the session 'Harnessing Partnerships, Resources and Science: Working Together to Get Things Done'. Register and learn more here.
21 April 2021
Online & Kampala, Uganda
ATIS AGRI-TECH Symposium 2021
A lack of awareness of locally developed innovations, including in agriculture, impede access to knowledge and to those innovations. Uganda's Alliance for Trade in Information-Technology and Services (ATIS), with ITC's support, organizes the Agri-Tech Symposium to address this information gap and to leverage the government strategy to increase cross-sector trade.
4 May-September 2021
How to #NetworkwiththeCommunity
How to #NetworkwiththeCommunity online Entrepreneurs! Learn how to network better online through this new series of ecomConnect workshops that include speed networking sessions for practical learning. The workshops are brought to you in collaboration with global partners, including Google's #IamRemarkableinitiative. Register for the first session with our online community here.
11-12 May 2021
East Africa Com Virtual Event 2021
ITC facilitates the attendance of IT & ITES companies that are part of its Netherlands Trust Fund IV Uganda project so they can benefit from learning, networking and B2B opportunities at this regional event. ITC will also help highlight the sector through a panel and by hosting a report on the East Africa Com e-library. Register here.
15-16 June 2021
European Development Days 2021
Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The 2021 theme is "The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”.
16-19 June 2021
Online & Paris, France
Start-up opportunity at VivaTech 2021
At Europe’s biggest start-up and tech event, VivaTech 2021, ITC’s #FastTrackTech organizes a challenge on ‘Innovative Solutions for Affordable and Reliable Internet in Africa’. Are you a formally registered African digital start-up with an innovative solution improving the access to affordable connectivity? Then the ITC #FastTrackTech challenge is for you! Apply and find more information here.
21-24 June 2021
Commonwealth Business Forum
World Export Development Forum
27-29 September 2021
Trade for Sustainable Development Forum
28-30 September 2021
WTO Public Forum
1 October 2021-31 March 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The World EXPO aims to attract 25 million visitors and to inspire new partnerships for the future. The International Trade Centre will highlight the need to support small businesses as part of the United Nations’ EXPO presence.
3-8 October 2021
Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
The ministerial conference will present an opportunity to align the sustainable development agenda with global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
17-19 October 2021
With a strong focus on business generation, investment and innovation, SheTrades Global is a unique opportunity to do business, get inspired and forge new and lasting partnerships.
Over 3000 participants from all around the world will participate in search of new trade and investment opportunities. The thematic focus is on sustainability and how to build forward better. Register here.