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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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Tuesday, December 12 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Work and Inclusion in the Age of Disruption

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Trade patterns and policy will be transformed by the exponential technology revolution. In this session, we will map the disruptive technologies poised to redefine global trade map and analyze their trade impact and policy implications.

We are living the early stages of the most radical technology revolution in the history humanity. The technology tsunami is powered by exponential technologies such as ubiquitous computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, blockchain, digital biology, nanotechnology and renewable energy. These technologies will radically change production and trade patterns.

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Moderator
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Ignacio Peña

Founder, Surfing Tsunamis
Es especialista en innovación y estrategia, asesor y speaker internacional. Es fundador de Surfing Tsunamis, una catalizadora de iniciativas orientadas a la innovación transformadora. Es Faculty de Singularity University, Lecturer del Wharton School y fue seleccionado Bold Inn... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Gustavo Beliz

Director, Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL)
Lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires with postgraduate studies in the London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom. Current Director of the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with focus on the exponential impact of new technologies on trade and integration. He has coordinated the publishing of... Read More →
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Alejandro Melamed

Founder and CEO, Humanize Consulting
Internationally recognized speaker, consultant and expert in the fields of strategy and disruptive innovation in HR, future of work, leadership, talent and employer brand. | I have a background of 25+ years in senior executive and consulting positions in leading multinational an... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room 1 - Belgrano

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