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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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Hubert René Schillinger

Director, Geneva Office
Former: Coordinator, FES’ Dialogue on Globalization Programme; Country director, FES – Namibia; Country director, FES – South Africa; Country director, FES – Morocco; Project leader, FES – Senegal, FES. Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Konstanz (Germany); Advanced Degree Training in Rural Development (SLE), Technical University, Berlin.