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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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Daniel Gomez Gaviria

World Bank
Senior Economist
Daniel Gómez is Senior Economist in the trade and competitiveness LAC team. Based in Buenos Aires, he is the focal point for trade and competitiveness work in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay). Daniel has experience in competitiveness; productive development policy; science, technology, and innovation policies; trade policy; and competition policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics with specializations in international trade and industrial organization from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Booth School of Business, and a degree in Economics and a Masters in Banking and Finance at HEC University of Lausanne. Before joining the WBG, he was Head of Competitiveness Research at the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he led the production of the Global Competitiveness Report. He designed and led country engagement strategies including competitiveness labs and workshops in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, and Guatemala. He also led research on technological diffusion and productive transformation resulting in a new benchmarking tool on country readiness for future production. Prior to the WEF, Daniel was advisor to the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Tourism of Colombia, where he led policy work on competitiveness and productive development policy; a researcher with Fedesarrollo, the main public policy think tank in Colombia; and an adjunct professor of economics at Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Before completing his Ph.D., he was an antitrust consultant with NERA and LECG’s European Competition Policy Practices.