Registration open for World Export Development Forum 2017

World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2017 to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on 25-26 October.

What: World Export Development Forum 2017
Theme: Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate
When: 25-26 October 2017
Where: Budapest, Hungary (Budapest Congress Center)

(Geneva-Budapest) – Registration for the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2017 in Budapest, Hungary, on 25-26 October, is now open. This year’s event will explore how trade can be a force for good at a time when global challenges – economic, social and environmental – are changing the way trade works. The focus will be on how the 99% can better benefit from local, regional and global trade.

In addition to discussing how the benefits of trade can be shared more equitably, the conference will look at new regional trade routes such as the One Belt, One Road Initiative and similar channels in Africa and Latin America. It will include sessions on expanding digital trade (e-commerce) and the overall importance of innovation in becoming competitive.

Environmental sustainability will be an important theme of the Forum with sessions on ‘green’ business and turning waste into wealth. In addition, participants will learn how to move from agriculture to agribusiness and how to grow from a start-up to a successful international business.

WEDF will provide a platform for 500 business leaders, ministers and other policymakers, heads of trade and investment support institutions, and leaders of international agencies to share the latest trends and best practices. The event will be co-hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.

In addition to policy discussions and practical workshops, facilitated business-to-business (B2B) meetings with a focus on agricultural technologies, agricultural crops and oil seeds will give national and international companies the opportunity to network and make deals on 24 and 25 October.

Innovative solutions for the agro-sector will be pitched by finalists of a young entrepreneurs’ competition selected in partnership with the Accelerate 2030 Initiative and Design Terminal, a Hungarian incubator.

For more information about this event please click here.