Agenda

World Trade Symposium 2017

6 – 7 June 2017, London, UK

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  • SYMPOSIUM DAY 1TUESDAY 6TH JUNE 2017
  • SYMPOSIUM DAY 2WEDNESDAY, 7TH JUNE 2017
11:30

Registration and Welcome Lunch

13:00

Welcome to the World Trade Symposium

13:05

World Trade Symposium Vision

13:10

Our theme – Transforming Trade

13:20

Opening Keynote: Transforming Trade through financial inclusion and sustainability

  • Creating consensus and empowerment in a global economy
  • Linking economic opportunity to economic outcome
  • Implementing standards for financial inclusion, financial integrity and financial stability
13:45

Live Dialogue: One Belt, One Road

  • What does the One Belt One Road project mean in the context of the 21st century global economy?
  • How will the world benefit?
  • Can it be perceived as a strategic threat or economic opportunity?
14:10

Panel Discussion: The politics of globalisation

  • Lower for longer. Can the global economy survive another decade of low growth?
  • What is the future of trade multilateralism?
  • How is the liberal consensus being tested around free markets and open economies?
  • What does the future hold for the UK as a trading power?

Moderated by

14:50

Networking Break

15:20

Theme 1 Keynote Interview

Intelligent trade: leveraging information and insight to facilitate the management and distribution of risk in the global economy

  • How can digital technologies and new business models be leveraged to help people connect, communicate and collaborate globally?
  • How can agile analytics generate intelligent trade to power the management and distribution of risk, attract new investment and boost availability of alternative financing options?
15:55

Panel Debate: Trade 2025: Bridging the $1.6 trillion trade finance funding gap

This panel debate will focus on information and insight for risk profiling and trade optimisation. In addition, panelists will discuss the implications and requirements of SMEs, the role and impact of GLEIF, and standardisation for trade and risk distribution.

Moderated by:

16:40

Round Table Sessions

1a How should regulators and policy makers increase support for trade finance?
7 Identity Management (“LEI for trade”)
2a How can the cost and complexity of regulatory compliance be reduced?
2b How can the cost and complexity of regulatory compliance be reduced?
3a 57% of SME trade finance requests are rejected against 10% for multinational companies creating adoption of less efficient forms of financing. How can this imbalance be redressed?
3b 57% of SME trade finance requests are rejected against 10% for multinational companies creating adoption of less efficient forms of financing. How can this imbalance be redressed?
4 What new models can be developed to scale micro enterprise participation in trade?
8 What can be done to increase awareness and adoption of digital finance by small business?
5a What can be done to remove structural barriers to funding in developing markets?
5b What can be done to remove structural barriers to funding in developing markets?
6a Making cross-border e-Commerce a catalyst for SME trade: Practical experiences and next steps
6b Making cross-border e-Commerce a catalyst for SME trade: Practical experiences and next steps
17:55

Highlights and Recap: Closing Remarks

18:30

World Trade Gala: Ritz Hotel; By invitation only

21:30

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