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Global Trade Development Week Dubai 2017 - Major Edition

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THEME 2017: Navigating Global Trade & Reviving Global Growth - Implementing TFA and enhancing capacity across the public & private sector.

On behalf of the Ministry of Economy UAE and the Federal Customs Authority of UAE, we extend an invitation to join 1500 international trade leaders to support and participate at the upcoming Global Trade Development Week 12th Edition hosted in Dubai building business facilitation and trade capacity between the public & private sector www.kwglobaltrade.com | NOTICE: BBC Talking Business will be filming GTDW opening on 30th October as part of a special report on Trade in the Middle East | WCO ROCB MENA Donor meeting will take place as part of GTDW Dubai welcoming all of the MENA WCO Member authorities | Islamic Development Bank will be holding a pre WTO Ministers meeting as part of GTDW Dubai – details available and below

VIEW GTDW PREVIOUS EDITIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osmNEtyKJhE | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g_pELVCbZU

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS – KEYNOTES: MINISTERS & TRADE LEADERS SUMMIT

  • H.E. Sultan bin Saeed al Mansoori, Minister, Ministry of Economy, UAE
  • H.E. Ali Al Kaabi, Commissioner, Federal Customs Authority, UAE
  • H.E. Ayesha Alkobaisi, Director Trade Policies & International Trade Organizations Department, Ministry of Economy, UAE
  • Ben Thompson, Presenter & Correspondent, BBC News
  • Ernani Checcucci, Global Director of Capacity Building, World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Mikail Houari, President, Middle East & Africa, Airbus
  • Saud Al Nowais, UAE Commercial Counselor to the United States, UAE Embassy in Washington, DC
  • Pending: CEO DP World, CEO Etisalat Group, CEO Siemens Middle East, President Novartis, President Schlumberger, CEO HSBC MENA, CEO of Citigroup MENA, President GE GCC Region

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS – GTDW CUSTOMS | GTDW FINANCING TRADE

  • Adel Alghaberi, First Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)
  • H.E. Ahmed A. Alhakbani, Director General, Saudi Customs
  • Amos S. Wangora, CEO, Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE)
  • Anil Dudani, Head of Treasury, Dragon Oil Holdings Ltd
  • Bart Hendriks, Head of Treasury & Working Capital EMEA, Nidec Corp
  • Biju Joseph, Director – International Trade Compliance, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Birju Sanghrajka, Managing Director & Head of Trade, Transaction Banking ,Africa& Middle East, Standard Chartered
  • Prof. Cong Yuhao, President, Shanghai Customs College (SCC), China
  • Darlan F. Martí, Trade Policy Specialist, Market Access Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • David M. Luna, President, Chair, Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, OECD – OCDE
  • Professor Dr David Widdowson, CEO, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University & President, International Network of Customs Universities (INCU)
  • Ernani Checcucci, Director of Capacity Building, World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Glenda Abadines, Trade Compliance Director - Middle East & Asia Pacific Region, Baker Hughes
  • Hany Hanser, Director Government Affairs-Middle East, Abbott
  • Huny Garg, Head Of Trade & Supply Chain, SWIFT
  • Imran Saeed, Senior Executive Vice President, Siemens
  • Khaldoun Odeh, Associate Director Global Security, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)
  • Lars Karlsson, President, KGH Border Services, Sweden, Former Director for Capacity Building, World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Malek Hannouf, Head of Anti-Counterfeiting Middle East & Africa, Louis Vuitton
  • Dr Marc Auboin, Economic Counsellor, World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Rani Wehbe, Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa, International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • Mohamed Rashad , Head of Trade Transformation – Global Transaction Banking , Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Paul Hussey, Corporate Vice President Treasury, Aecom
  • Parvaiz Dalal , Managing Director, Head Supply Chain, Citibank
  • Passant El Toukhy , Head of Treasury, Shell
  • Ramesh Siva, Lead e-Government Specialist, The World Bank
  • Ricardo Treviño Chapa, Director General, Mexican Customs
  • Ronald Ridderbeekx, Group Head Anti-Illicit Trade Engagement, British American Tobacco
  • Dr Rudolf Putz, Head of Trade Facilitation (TFP), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Suoud AlAgroobi, Director of International Relations, Federal Customs Authority, UAE
  • Tod Burwell, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bankers Association for Finance & Trade (BAFT)
  • Valentin A. Povarchuk, Trade Compliance Counsel, 3M
  • Wael Ismail, Senior Director, Tax & Regulatory Affairs – Asia, Middle East & North Africa (AMENA), PepsiCo

GTDW 2017 MAJOR EDITION UAE - Linking 4 major events concurrently:

1. GTDW Global Trade Development, Trade Technologies & Trade Services Exhibition

2. GTDW Global Minister’s & Trade Leaders Summit 2017

3. GTDW Customs, Compliance & Trade Facilitation Summit

4. GTDW Financing Global Trade Summit

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: World Trade Organisation WTO (TFA Implementation by WTO) Next Steps Darlan F. Martí, Trade Policy Specialist, Market Access Division, World Trade Organization (WTO) | KGH Border Services (TFA implementation), Lars Karlsson, President | IPCSA Ports Systems Communities support for Single Windows

PRIVATE CO-LOCATED MEETINGS INCLUDE: UAE-Malaysia Business Forum Business Matching | World Customs Organisation ROCB Donors Meeting | Islamic Development Bank Ministers Meeting | Federal Customs Authority Private Sector Meeting | Ministry of Economy Bilateral Meetings

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION GUIDE: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c58b79_86595d43455746e399c3d0feb2c66f33.pdf


PREVIOUS EDITIONS: https://www.kwglobaltrade.com/copy-of-gtdw-editions

VIEW THE PROGRAM: https://www.kwglobaltrade.com/gtdw-uae-edition

CONTACT OFFICIAL SECRETARIAT: jackp@kwconfex.com | +603 76626888 | www.kwglobaltrade.com

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