World Trade Symposium
31 MARCH 2022
Thursday 31st March
Digital trade: Charting the way forward
The “tech-tonic” opportunity
The past 18 months have seen the rules on global trade rewritten. The profound digital transformation that was already underway has accelerated, slashing costs and reforging supply chains—with innovative shippers, banks, trading blocs and fintechs leading the way. As a result, all governments, businesses and trade practitioners now face the urgent task of understanding the technology trends and practical and policy challenges involved in grasping the opportunity of digital trade.
Alongside this, policymakers and non-governmental organisations forecast that digital technologies and standards will open trade to millions more small and micro enterprises across the world, cementing a new path to global prosperity. Digital tracking and provenance solutions could also boost sustainability and help reduce carbon emissions.
These “tech-tonic” shifts are a significant opportunity for all stakeholders in trade, but many obstacles still need to be overcome. The World Trade Symposium 2022 will bring together top executives and leading global policymakers for a day of rigorous discussion and debate on these critical issues. The event will reassess the new “trade lines” created by the pandemic, explore the scope and impact of digital trade technologies and evaluate the opportunities and challenges ahead.
The audience will hear from innovators, businesses and policymakers, learn about practical solutions, and build networks with global leaders and innovators that will help bring the benefits of digitalisation into their own organisation. Now in its seventh year, the World Trade Symposium promises to deliver unmissable insights on what matters most in global trade today.