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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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Kati Suominen

Nextrade Group
Founder & CEO
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Founder & CEO of Nextrade Group, a data and research company that helps governments and Fortune 500s optimize public policies and investments in trade and ecommerce worldwide; Founder of TradeUp Capital Fund, a growth capital platform for globalizing tech companies acquired by Nextrade in 2017; Founder of Business for eTrade Development, a non-profit backed by leading global companies on a mission to advance ecommerce in developing nations; and lead coordinator an Co-Founder of the new Singapore-based Digital Standards for Trade (DST) aimed to digitize international trade transactions end-to-end. Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where founded the Digital Trade program; Adjunct Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management; 10th book Making Trade Great Again: How Disruptive Technologies Open Opportunities for All (Stanford University Press, 2018). 
Idea woman behind international initiatives such as eTrade for All now championed by the United Nations, and RTA Exchange, a global dialogue forum on regional trade agreements led by the Inter-American Development Bank with ICTSD. High-level speaking engagements on trade, e.g. at Davos, World Trade Symposium, Global Trade Review, World Bank, WTO, etc. Senior Advisor to the B20-affiliated World SME Forum. Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. MBA, Wharton; PhD, UC San Diego.