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    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 Day
    Launch 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 Day
    Women 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


    Trade 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

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Commonwealth Business Forum

    August 2021

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    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

    EXPO 2020

    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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    SheTrades Global

    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.

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