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Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2019

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54-56 Rue de Montbrillant

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Now in its sixth year, the annual Trade for Sustainable Development Forum is one of the leading global events focused on major trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards. Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a UN-WTO agency, the T4SD Forum will again take place in conjunction with the WTO Public Forum, from 7-9 October.

This year, the T4SD Forum will reflect the new realities of international trade and focus on sustainability mainstreaming – the process of embedding sustainability into the DNA of every organization and every business. The three-day event will look at sustainability mainstreaming from every angle: from its policy implications to its implementation on the ground, from its environmental dimension to its social dimension, from SMEs to large corporations.

This event will provide a unique platform for a diverse range of actors – from high-level officials to small business owners and young entrepreneurs – to exchange views, share good practices and catalyze solutions that will help deliver a shared vision for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Click to register – and join us and our distinguished speakers for this year’s T4SD Forum to hear how these initiatives are supporting the shift to a greener and more inclusive economy.

Registration

Registration for this event is free, but mandatory through this platform, until 20 September 2019 and subject to availability.

Please bring an ID and the confirmation of your T4SD Forum registration on 7 and 8 October, and an ID and the confirmation of the WTO Public Forum registration on 9 October.

Venues

  • 7 and 8 October: International Trade Centre (ITC), 54-56 Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 9 October: World Trade Organization (WTO), Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland


Programme

7 October

Full Day of Interactive panel sessions | Hosted by ITC

09:15 – 09:30 | Opening address

  • Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre

09:30 – 10:00 | Special Keynote Conversation

10:00 – 11:20 | Session 1: No Planet B – Making Sustainability the Norm

11:40 – 13:00 | Session 2: Building an Ecosystem for Sustainable Practices

  • Anders Aeroe, Director, Division of Enterprises and Institutions, ITC
  • Vũ Bá Phú, General Director, Vietrade, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Vietnam
  • Edward Mungai, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Climate Innovation Center
  • Josephine Ndikwe, Marketing Director, Kiguta Coffee Estate

14:00 – 14:30 | Keynote one-on-one interview

  • Pascal Lamy, Chair of the Paris Peace Forum, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute & Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization

14:30 – 15:54 | Session 3: Healthy Planet, Healthy People – Sustainability Mainstreaming in Food Systems

  • Greg Garrett, Director, Food Policy and Financing, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Kevin Duffy, Founder, Winnow Solution
  • Ricardo Cuadra, Co-Owner and Manager at La Rondalla Cattle and Coffee Farm
  • Lucie Rein, Founder, TooGoodtoGo Switzerland

16:05 – 17:20 | Session 4: From Legislation to Implementation – The Social Dimension of Sustainability Mainstreaming

  • Janet Mensink, Project Director, Social and Labour Convergence Project (SLCP)
  • Maylis Souque, Secretary-General, Ministry of Economy and Finance, France
  • Claire Loire, Quality Deputy Director, Lacoste

17:20 ­– 17:30 | Wrap-up remarks of Day 1

  • Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chief, Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains, ITC

17:30 – 19:00 | Cocktail Reception

8 October

T4SD Projects interactive and practical "How-to" sessions | Hosted by ITC

09:30 – 10:45 | Project “How-to” session 1: Measuring the Evolution of Sustainable Markets

09:30 – 10:45 | Project “How-to” session 2: Strengthening Resource Efficient and Circular Production Processes

11:15 – 12:30 | Project “How-to" session 3: Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Trade

11:15 – 12:30 | Project “How-to” session 4: How Benchmarking can Mainstream Sustainability

13:30 – 14:00 | Keynote

  • John Cain Carter, Founder of Aliança da Terra

14:00 – 15:20 | Project “How-to” session 5: Trust, Transparency and Technology for Good Trade

15:50 – 17:10 | Project “How-to” session 6: Increasing Transparency and Traceability in Garment Value Chains

15:50 – 17:10 | Project “How-to” session 7: Trade Support Institutions as Agents of Change

17:10 – 17:30 | High-level closing remarks

  • Helena Leurent, Director General, Consumers International

9 October

WTO Public Forum | Hosted by World Trade Organization (WTO)

08:30 – 10:00 | High-level session- Young Voices on Green Trade


*A mandatory separate registration process applies WTO Public Forum 2019

Contact

Please contact us at sustainability@intracen.org for any further information.

*The full programme is available on the event website.



  • AA Anders Aeroe

    Anders Aeroe

    International Trade Centre Director, Division of Enterprises and Institutions
  • JCC John Cain Carter

    John Cain Carter

    Aliança da Terra Founder
  • Ricardo Cuadra

    Ricardo Cuadra

    La Rondalla Cattle and Coffee Farm Co-owner & Manager
  • Kevin Duffy

    Kevin Duffy

    Winnow Solutions Founder
  • VE Vanessa Erogbogbo

    Vanessa Erogbogbo

    International Trade Centre Chief, Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains
  • GG Greg Garrett

    Greg Garrett

    Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Director, Food Policy and Financing
  • Arancha González

    Arancha González

    Executive Director International Trade Centre
  • SH Sharon Hesp

    Sharon Hesp

    Social & Labor Practice, SLCP Senior Program Manager
  • Pascal Lamy

    Pascal Lamy

    Chair of the Paris Peace Forum, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors InstituteFormer Director-General of the World Trade Organization Former Director General, World Trade Organization
  • Helena Leurent

    Helena Leurent

    Consumers International Director General
  • CL Claire Loire

    Claire Loire

    Lacoste Quality Deputy Director
  • JM Janet Mensink

    Janet Mensink

    Project Director Social and Labour Convergence Project (SLCP)
  • Edward Mungai

    Edward Mungai

    Kenya Climate Innovation Center Chief Executive Officer
  • JN Josephine Ndikwe

    Josephine Ndikwe

    Kiguta Coffee Estate Marketing Director
  • DO Dubey Olga

    Dubey Olga

    Agrosustain Founder & CEO
  • Vũ Bá Phú

    Vũ Bá Phú

    Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Vietnam General Director of Vietrade
  • LR Lucie Rein

    Lucie Rein

    TooGoodtoGo, Switzerland Founder
  • AR Aimee Russillo

    Aimee Russillo

    LISEED Consulting
  • MS Maylis Souque

    Maylis Souque

    Ministry of Economy and Finance, France Secretary-General of the French National Contact Point for RBC, Treasury,

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