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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Monday, December 11 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
E-commerce for Development: Where Can Trade Deals Boost the Enabling Environment?

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E-commerce holds promise for delivering new business opportunities and inclusive trade. But it has not yet lifted all boats. This session will explore the extent to which the trade policy community can contribute to improving the enabling environment for cross-border e-commerce and, as a priority, ensuring this works for development and small business. Participants will discuss what specific issues — from electronic payments to logistics — would most benefit from trade policy interventions as well as where public-private collaboration can help.

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Moderator
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Kimberley Botwright

Policy Analyst, World Economic Forum
Kimberley Botwright is a Policy Analyst, Digital Trade, International Trade & Investment at the World Economic Forum. Kimberley was formerly Policy and Editorial Adviser, Office of the Chief Executive at the Internaaliciational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD... Read More →

Speakers
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Ady Beitler

Integration and Trade Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Ady is an Integration and Trade Senior Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he leads technology-based projects in trade facilitation, such as ConnectAmericas.com and the Argentine Trade Single Window. Ady also coordinates the Americas Business Dialogue’s Digital... Read More →
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Rupa Ganguli

Founder and CEO, Inclusive Trade Ltd.
Rupa is the Founder and CEO of Inclusivetrade.com, a revolutionary new online retail B2C platform, that provides consumers with the ability to ‘#ShopByImpact’. While empowering small businesses, artists and female entrepreneurs, inclusivetrade.com connects tradition with technology... Read More →
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François Martins

Manager for Government Relations and Public Policy, Mercado Libre
François Martins is Mercado Libre’s (NASDAQ:MELI) manager for Government Relations and Public Policy based in Brazil. François builds bridges between Mercado Libre’s business needs and the public sector's programmes and goals to achieve a better and sounder business environement... Read More →
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Paulina Nazal

General Director of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
Paulina Nazal has a Commercial Engineering Degree (Business administration) from the University of Chile and a Masters in Applied Economics from New York University. Academically, she has taught economics at the Universidad Diego Portales and at the Institute for International Studies... Read More →
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Mark Wu

Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Mark Wu is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches international trade and international economic law. He serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He works with a number of organizations on trade-related... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano

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