ABOUT THE 2020 THEME –
GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on global trade, revealing the fragility of highly complex global value chains, making this week-long event more important than ever. It has put a spotlight on and accelerated the need to act on policy issues such as digitisation as a way to create greater societal equality and sustainability.
Topics included in the one day conference include:
- Challenges and opportunities facing global value chains
- View from the boardroom – how global value chains can be a solution to delivering the UN 2030 agenda
- Impact of disruptive business models
- The economics of global value chains – role of SMEs
- Sustainable development – delivering the 2050 net zero emissions target and climate & green finance
- Technology as the transformer – digital trade as an enabler to inclusive growth and implications of new WTO digital trade rules on global value chains
- Business pillars to drive success – impact of global change on tax strategy and trade facilitation
- Importance of multi-stakeholder engagement, transparency and inclusive trade governance
- Re-building trust in business – business ethics, compliance and responsible business conduct
We want an interactive event with an international audience that truly represents the various stakeholders that are involved in global value chains to help promote awareness, dialogue, trust, and inclusion. The event will be relevant for the following people:
- Global Tier 1/2 corporates
- Tier 2/3 supply chain companies
- Governments – G20, G7
- International institutions –WTO, OECD, G20, WB, UN, Commonwealth
- NGOs –Trade Justice Movement
- Consumer groups – Consumers International
- Unions –UNITE, International Trade Union Confederation
The promotion of the week-long event and subsequent thought leadership developed in conjunction with the event will be far-reaching. It will be marketed to the ICC network as well as through our various media, marketing and supporters.
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