ICC International Trade & Prosperity Week THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS 19 - 23 OCTOBER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT LONDON UK
10 webinars | 5 days  | 40+ international speakers from over 10 countries
Morning sessions: 9AM–10.30AM UK Time | Afternoon sessions: 2PM–3.30PM UK Time

 

ABOUT THE
WEBINARS
01.
WHAT IS IT?

This inaugural event is the largest of its kind in the ICC calendar and will highlight why global value chains matter to trade and the impact of global policy. 2 webinars per day, each day has its own sub-category:

DAY 1 – Economics of GVC’s

DAY 2 – Sustainable Development in Practice

DAY 3 – Technology as the Transformer

DAY 4 – Business Pillars to Drive Success

DAY 5 – Business Ethics

02.
WHY ATTEND?

Hosted virtually via Zoom Webinars, this has given us the ability to have an international confirmed list of speakers and audience that truly represents the various stakeholders that are involved in global value chains to help promote awareness, dialogue, trust, and inclusion. The International Chamber of Commerce is unique in that we bring together the global perspective and are the only business organisation with UN Observer Status, B20 Co-founder/Network Partner, strategic partner to the WTO, UNFCCC business focal point for climate change and convener of the UN SDG Business Forum.

03.
ABOUT THE 2020 THEME

Global value chains play a key role in the global economy, creating jobs, sharing prosperity, fostering innovation and attracting investment but are being increasingly challenged by the rise in protectionism, climate change and digitisation. This inaugural ICC event will look at the issues and provide a set of policy recommendations for how global value chains can evolve and adapt to meet the challenges.

Speakers
Leila Aridi Afas
LEILA ARIDI AFAS
Director International Public Policy
Steven Pope
STEVEN POPE
Vice President Customs & Regulatory Affairs
Rebecca Marmot
REBECCA MARMOT
Chief Sustainability Officer
Chris Southworth
CHRIS SOUTHWORTH
Secretary General
Dexter Galvin
DEXTER GALVIN
Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains
Emily Jones
EMILY JONES
Associate Professor of Public Policy
ICCUK-Ajay-Banga
AJAY BANGA
President and CEO & Chair
Daniel Cotti
DANIEL COTTI
Managing Director, Center of Excellence, Banking & Trade
WEBINAR TIMELINE
PROGRAMME
 19th – 23rd October 2020
10 webinars | 5 days  | 40+ international speakers
Economics of GVC’s
— MORNING WEBINAR 1 (1hr 30 mins) —

Global value chains – view from the board
09:00 – 09:05 | WELCOME REMARKS
Chris Southworth Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom
09:05 – 09:15 | KEYNOTE 1: Top global business priorities 
Ajay Banga Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard & Chair ICC
09:15 – 09:25 | KEYNOTE 2: Tackling the backlash to globalisation
Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan  Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia 
09:25 – 09:30 | OPENING STATEMENT FROM THE BOARDROOM

Headline issues being discussed in international boardrooms both in the short term with Covid-19 and the longer term.

Paul Drechsler Board Member, ICC United Kingdom
09:30 – 10:15 | PANEL: View from the Boardroom

Building on the opening statement, the panel will bring in perspectives from the US, Asia and Europe as well as SMEs and mid-size businesses to discuss the issues in more detail and provide key priority messages.

MODERATOR: Paul Drechsler, Board Member, ICC United Kingdom

PANELLISTS:
Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
Steve Varley, Global Vice Chair-Sustainability, EY & ICC Board Member
Cherie Nursalim, Vice Chairman, GITI Group & Vice Chair, ICC

Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute & Moderator of AIG Global Trade Series

10:15 – 10:30 | Q & A

— AFTERNOON WEBINAR 2 (1hr 15 mins) —


THE Economics of Global Value Chains

This session will provide unique insights into trade data from Dun & Bradstreet on the shifting trends in GVC’s and will draw upon recent reports from Chatham House, OECD and McKinsey & Company to de-mystify the misconceptions on how GVC’s are currently operating.

Leading corporate speakers will discuss and share their perspectives on how both short and long term changes in the economic and geo-political environment, including COVID-19 and recent policy responses, have impacted their global trading environment and supply chains. They will be reflecting on practical case studies to best demonstrate what this means for how they trade and do business around the world, challenges they’ve faced, the shifts in their supply chains and opportunities looking beyond the crisis.

By the end of the session, attendees will have a clear indication of the state of play and what policies will drive growth and minimise disruption.

14:00 – 14:10 | Welcome remarks
Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

14:10 – 15:00 | Panel: LATEST Patterns, Trends and analysis
MODERATOR: Tera Allas, UK Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey & Company

PANELLISTS:
Sébastien Miroudot, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate Trade in Services Division, OECD
Creon Butler, Director, Global Economy and Finance Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Katherine Bennett CBE, Senior Vice President, Airbus
Wilson del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs, Diageo
Suzanne Wise, Senior VP Corporate Affairs and Communications, Japan Tobacco International

15:00 – 15:15 | Q & A
15:15 – 15:20 | CLOSING REMARKS

Mme Chen Lifang, Corporate Senior Vice President and Director of the Board, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
— MORNING WEBINAR 3 (1hr 30 mins) —

DELIVERING THE 2050 NET ZERO EMISSIONS TARGET
09:00 – 10:15 | PANEL

According to the OECD, about 70% of international trade today involves global value chains, as services, raw materials, parts, and components cross borders – often numerous times. The significant role GVC’s play in the world economy therefore amplified the requirement to make them sustainable in order to achieve the SDG’s.

This webinar will discuss the challenges, opportunities and solutions to meeting the Paris Agreement commitment and how GVC’s need to adapt quickly in this time of crisis in order to be more sustainable and support particularly those most vulnerable.

MODERATOR: Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell, Co-Chair for the All Party Parliament Group on the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

PANELLISTS:

Peter Mather, Group Regional President, Europe and Head of Country, UK, BP
Richard Walker, Managing Director, Iceland
Rebecca Marmot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
Dexter Galvin, Global Director, Coporations & Supply Chains, CDP

10:15 – 10:30 | Q & A

— AFTERNOON WEBINAR 4 (1hr 15 mins) —


CLIMATE & GREEN FINANCE
14:00 – 15:00 | PANEL

This session will be a conversation with leading corporate treasurers and industry specialists to review the impact of policy, disruptive new technologies, digital platforms and banking regulation on climate & green finance and how companies are adapting.

MODERATOR: Zöe Knight, Managing Director and Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance

PANELLISTS:

Dr Peter Glynn, Vice Chair Environment and Energy Committee at Business, OECD
Chengcheng Xiong, Deputy Director of Green Finance Department, CECEP Consulting Ltd.,Co.
Carlo Ferrara, Head of Sustainability, Enel Argentina

15:00 – 15:15 | Q & A
TECHNOLOGY AS THE TRANSFORMER
— MORNING WEBINAR 5 (1hr 15 mins) —

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE
09:00 – 10:00 | PANEL

This session will look at some of the challenges of operating within an increasingly polarised digital economy and the damaging affects this is having on global value chains.

The discussion will be structured along the three key pillars identified in the ICC Digital Trade Roadmap; legal and policy frameworks, digital standards and the adoption of new technologies. The session will take a specific look at the UNESCAP paperless trade initiative, the opportunities to accelerate digitisation and the practical challenges faced by corporates when standardising digital trade processes and systems across their value chains.

MODERATOR: Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom

PANELLISTS:
Daniel Cotti, Managing Director, Centre of Excellence, Banking and Trade, TradeIX
Hans Huber, Trade Finance Innovation Project Management, Commerzbank AG
Yann Duval, Chief, Trade Facilitation Section, Trade and Investment Division, United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Florian Vogel, Area Manager Guarantees and Trade Finance, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA
Ren Yuan, Director of International Trade Department, Alibaba Group
Jane Cole, Global Product Head, Trade Finance, Westpac

10:00 – 10:15 | Q & A

— AFTERNOON WEBINAR 6 (1hr 15 mins) —


DIGITAL TRADE; THE ENABLER TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH

14:00 – 15:00 | PANEL

 

The second webinar on digital trade will give attendees an update on the WTO Ecommerce Agreement and how it can provide practical benefits to firms worldwide in key areas promoting economic growth, investment and jobs and the integrity of global supply chains (“GVCs”).

The panellists will then explore these fundamentals and what trade rules can do to improve affordable connectivity, increase financial inclusion, and facilitate MSME trade in goods and services. It will also highlight critical needs further afield of trade law such as the need for skills development and gender and other forms of diversity in economic life. Presenters will share practical examples and  key messages for businesses, governments and policy makers on what needs to happen next.

MODERATOR: Nick Ashton-Hart, Geneva Representative, Digital Trade Network

PANELLISTS:
Craig Burchell,  Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Gerard Haughey, Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Large Corporate, UK, HSBC
Kirk Haywood, Acting Head, Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade & Investment, Commonwealth
Tilmann Kupfer, Vice President, Trade and International Affairs, BT Group plc
Maggie Tang, General Manager, Marketing and Communications Center, DHGate.com

15:00 – 15:15 | Q & A
BUSINESS PILLARS TO DRIVE SUCCESS
— MORNING WEBINAR 7 (1hr 15 mins) —

IMPACT OF GLOBAL CHANGE ON TAX STRATEGY
09:00 – 10:00 | PANEL

Tax is becoming a critical area of focus as governments seek new ways to reform the global tax system and raise revenues from the digital economy and meet sustainability and climate change targets, particularly in emerging countries where development priorities are acute and tax revenues low. This session will look at the risks, implications and potential opportunities to deliver a more effective tax system that meets the needs of business and governments but is fair and transparent.

MODERATOR: Tim Sarson, Partner and Brexit Tax & Location Lead, KPMG

PANELLISTS:

Catharina Clabots, VP Tax Downstream, Shell International Limited
Jason Piper, Head of Tax & Business Law, Professional Insights, ACCA
Olukunle Ogunbamowo, Partner & Head of Tax, Deloitte & Touche, Nigeria
Jose L. Olvera Salcedo, Head of Tax, F&A – Tax, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

10:00 – 10:15 | Q & A

— AFTERNOON WEBINAR 8 (1hr 15 mins) —


TRADE FACILITATION

14:00 – 15:00 | PANEL
Trade facilitation matters if we are to help small businesses grow, support women’s economic empowerment, or alleviate poverty. This session will look at how distribution networks are being disrupted and what this means for global value chains and the movement of goods across borders.

Speakers will provide insights into their respective industries and how a combination of the current COVID-19 pandemic together with the wider political environment they are operating in, is driving the need for digitalization and public-private cooperation to help governments implement the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

MODERATOR: Donia Hammami, Executive in Charge, Trade Facilitation in Middle Income Countries Programme & HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD Trade Facilitation Capacity Building Programme, World Customs Organization

PANELLISTS:
Leila Aridi Afas, Director, International Public Policy, Toyota
Poul Hansen, Chief, Trade Facilitation, UNCTAD
James Hookham, Secretary General, Global Shippers Forum
Steven Pope, Head of Go Trade, Deutsche Post DHL Group

15:00 – 15:15 | Q & A
BUSINESS ETHICS
— MORNING WEBINAR 9 (1hr 15 mins) —

A CONVERSATION WITH BUSINESS, CONSUMERS, WORKERS, NGOS & PARLIAMENT

09:00 – 10:00 | PANEL

Trade now impacts on all areas of public policy. This session will explore ways to make sure that trade deals have buy-in from across society. In 2018, in a rare show of unity, the UK’s leading business organisations, trade unions, consumer groups, and civil society organisations issued a joint report “Making Trade Work for Everyone”. The report received attention in lots of countries, and included recommendations on multi-stakeholder engagement, transparency, consensus building and inclusive trade governance. Two years on, we will discuss what is working, and not working, in the ways that governments engage with stakeholders during trade negotiations.

MODERATOR: Emily Jones, Associate Professor of Public Policy & Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

PANELLISTS:
Ruth Bergan, Senior Advisor, Trade Justice Movement
Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, Rights, International, Social and Economics Department, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Fergus Drake, CEO, Crown Agents
Jane Wallace, Public Affairs Manager, Which?
The Rt Hon. the Lord Lansley CBE, All Party Parliamentary Group on Trade & Export Promotion

10:00 – 10:15 | Q & A

— AFTERNOON WEBINAR 10 (1hr 15 mins) —


REBUILDING TRUST IN BUSINESS

14:00 – 15:00 | PANEL

Trust has never been as important as it is today.

Global issues such as climate change, sustainability and building back better have created an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate ethical behaviour and responsible business conduct. 

How do businesses ensure this is carried throughout the supply chain across jurisdictions that have different laws, regulations and norms of behaviour? 

How does a company show its commitment to meeting ethical objectives whilst delivering on its core purpose? 

What obstacles must we overcome for policy makers, businesses and wider stakeholders to come together in meaningful shared endeavours to tackle critical issues, when all agree that no-one can do it alone?

Join us for the final webinar of the week to hear from a leading panel of companies, NGOs and thought leaders, with the latest thinking on how we are rising to the ethics challenge with new ways of managing global value chains.

MODERATOR: Anny Tubbs, Co-Founder, First Move Productions

PANELLISTS:
Lucia Woolley, Head of Membership and Engagement, Business Integrity Programme, TI-UK.
Karina Litvack, Non-Executive Board Director, Eni S.p.A
Giles Bolton, Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco
Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations, Anglo American

15:00 – 15:15 | Q & A
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