This one hour seminar in October will look at The world economy which was already sluggish before the coronavirus outbreak and is now likely to suffer a long and painful economic recession. In this exclusive webinar, we look at the state of global trade today, consider the forces that are reshaping trade and preview the topics that will be covered in detail in the upcoming 2021 World Trade Symposium.
Where: Virtual Seminar
When: 20th October, 2020
The world economy, already sluggish before the coronavirus outbreak, is now likely to suffer a long and painful economic recession. In this exclusive seminar we look at the state of global trade today, consider the forces that are reshaping trade and preview the topics that will be covered in detail in the upcoming 2021 World Trade Symposium.
What is the state of trade today, and how are the powerful forces – including international relations, innovation and technology – shaping the global trade landscape.
Panel discussion: Where now – and why?
Trade has been scaled back across the globe, businesses of all sizes are suffering and millions of people have been thrust into financial hardship. Will trade recover, and if so, how will that happen? How are individuals, firms and global organisations responding. Will collaborative technologies or regional trade hubs repower the global economy, or will protectionism and mistrust block a swift recovery?
Innovative aspirations: Energy to recover
This session will feature a young visionary, creative thinker or start-up founder who pivoted their strategies during the pandemic and forged an innovative path forward. In this session we hear how the pandemic created opportunity for a young, tech-driven business, and how it capitalised quickly.
Keynote Interview: Remaking trade for all
Amid the ruin wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, there is a unique opportunity to address systemic problems in globalisation and world trade that have plagued countries and peddled inequities for generations. What must be fixed, and how, to create a more level, transparent and accessible trade playing field? What practical hindrances lay ahead? And do countries and companies have the will to make challenging decisions in the short-term to bring widespread benefits to all in the future?
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