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Our 5th World Trade Symposium is going virtual in February 2021

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2,3,4 February 2021

"Global trade is under significant pressure as we live with the challenges of the global pandemic. These uncertain times mean it has never been more important to enable and support change in the sector. The World Trade Symposium will go digital in February 2021 so we can extend the reach and impact of the conversation. We will discuss and debate real issues that are relevant to global trade both now and in the foreseeable future.

Simon Paris
CEO of Finastra & Chair of the World Trade Board


Rebuilding Global Trade

Global trade was under threat even before the covid-19 pandemic. Rising protectionist sentiments in major democracies and weakened global institutions had already motivated sceptics to proclaim that globalisation had reached its end....

More on the agenda to follow soon!

Who should attend

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

Reasons To why?


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 Webinar

Where Now for Global Trade?

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.


World Trade Symposium 2019
Executive Summary


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