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Open Trade in An Uncertain World

Can policy, technology and innovation boost trade and prosperity?

Global trade is in a state of upheaval, driven by protectionism, ever-increasing regulations and outdated trading systems. Technology is disrupting trade like never before, making processes more efficient and inclusive, breaking down barriers and opening new markets. These present new challenges—and new opportunities.

The World Trade Symposium will convene business leaders, technology innovators, policymakers, thought leaders and economists to analyse these issues and suggest solutions and outcomes. What is needed to drive open trade for the benefit of all involved?

Sessions will take a deep dive into the new technologies and platforms that are opening up trade and identify the opportunities presented by changing trends, as well as exploring how shifting consumer priorities are affecting the sustainability agenda. Attendees won’t just be debating key issues and swapping their stories, but will explore new ideas and solutions.


SYMPOSIUM DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2019

12.00 pm

Registration and networking lunch

1.00 pm

Welcome from Finastra

1.10 pm

Chair’s opening remarks

1.20 pm

Opening plenary: Trade on a knife edge

Tectonic shifts

2.00 pm

Panel: The Trump effect—assessing the impact of the US president’s policies on global trade

2.40 pm

Interview: China and the world—a changing relationship?

3.00 pm

Networking break

3.30 pm

In conversation: Bridging the new networks of trade

3.50 pm

Who cares about the consumer?

4.30 pm

The World If…

5.05 pm

Closing remarks

5.15 pm

Cocktail reception

SYMPOSIUM DAY 2 – THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2019

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