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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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Sean Doherty

World Economic Forum
Head, International Trade & Investment
Australia
Sean Doherty is head of International Trade & Investment and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum. He leads the Forum’s work on digital trade, investment, global value chains, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and the Global Future Council on Trade & FDI. He has headed the World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain & Transport, Chemicals and Mining and Metals industry communities. He worked previously as a management consultant, focused on the logistics and energy sectors. He holds masters degrees in aeronautical engineering, molecular biology and business administration.