World Trade Symposium

Digital Trade: Charting the way forward – The ‘Tech-Tonic’ opportunity

The 7th World Trade Symposium took place on the 31 March 2022.

Opening remarks

Keynote Panel: Accelerating Trade & Fireside chat with José Viñals

Innovation insights – the next frontier, SMEs, Crowdsourcing

Effects of Ukraine, Tech for Global Prosperity, Bridging the Trade Finance Gap

Interview with Graham Floater, Redefining Trade Lines, Closing Remarks

Understand the digital imperative of global trade - and how it impacts you

Learn what leading Fintechs, banks, regulators and corporates are doing to change the landscape.

Network with industry peers and experts in digital trade - to stay ahead of developments

There certainly is a tech-tonic opportunity for advances in digital trade. From opportunities generated by digital platforms and digital trade agreements to new forms of financing for SMEs, the path forward is exciting. However, there are many challenges to confront if we are to meet these opportunities. It is not clear if the digital advances we are seeing will be inclusive and fair for all concerned. A significant effort is required to ensure the benefits of digital trade are shared as widely as possible. While sustainability offers new business models for companies, it also presents new challenges for business leaders to understand their impact in multiple areas. Getting to grips with carbon emissions along their supply chain and how to use digital technologies in this space is the top of the agenda for many companies. The fragmentation of the digital landscape is a big worry. The more varied digital trade rules are more difficult for companies to trade across borders. Nevertheless, there is an optimistic case for the digital future. The World Trade Symposium is symbolic of the efforts to make the most of digital trade. These conversations are critical to meeting these challenges and taking advantage of digital trade.




Who should attend

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Governmental organisations
  • Regulator & policy influencers
  • Corporates
  • Technology providers
  • Shipping
  • logistics and freight



Gain valuable knowledge and insight into issues and opportunities for global trade.


Exchange new ideas and solutions with other business leaders, technology innovators, policy makers, thought leaders and economists to debate and discuss topical issues.


Be influential through active participation be it in the breakout roundtable sessions or panel debates via polling and Q&A. This unique global forum welcomes you to connect, collaborate and innovate.

World Trade Symposium 2021
Executive Summary

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