The SECOND ICC International Trade & Prosperity takeS place as a virtual series of 08 webinars (2 per day) from 18th – 21ST October 2021.
“Global value chains help drive social and economic development by generating local jobs and investment and promoting knowledge-sharing and capability-building across economies. For this reason, we are proud of our local footprint in many parts of the world.”

Wilson Del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs at Diageo, sheds a light on alcoholic beverages supply chains for ICC United Kingdom’s Global Value Chains (GVCs) Series

NEW FOR 2021

Running alongside the live virtual event will be a series of pre-recorded policy project case studies that will be launched in the build-up to the event for delegates to watch in their own time.

Each day has its own sub-category as follows:

DAY 1 | Trade Priorities, Trends, Analysis

DAY 2 | Climate Action & Sustainable Growth

DAY 3 | Digital Trade

DAY 4 | Cybersecurity and Tackling the Trade Finance Gap

Corporate led through a specially selected steering group managed by ICC, it is the largest ICC event of the year hosted by ICC United Kingdom with over 300 people due to attend and is aimed at an international audience.

The corporate steering group consists of the following representatives:

  • ICC (Chair)
  • AIG
  • Anglo American
  • BT
  • Centrica
  • Diageo
  • Digital Trade Network
  • GSK
  • Huawei


This year’s theme is Resetting the Global Economy, specifically addressing “how” companies, organisations and governments are implementing solutions that deliver more inclusive, sustainable and greener outcomes.

By focussing on practical global case studies and initiatives, we will share international best practice with the aim of providing a set of practical policy takeaways that will be promoted widely and fed into our policy forums at the UN, WTO and G20.

Topics included in the virtual series:

  • Global Business Priorities – Macro-economic trends & the boardroom perspective
  • Building Back Better – The COVID challenge
  • Collective Action to Deliver NET Zero – Innovative Approaches
  • NET Zero at Scale – Leveraging the power of SMEs
  • Key Pillars – To enable the digital economy
  • Connecting the Trade Ecosystem
  • Establishing a Cybersecurity Environment
  • Enabling SMEs Access to Finance – Removing barriers to short term working capital

who should attend?

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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