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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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Luis Felipe Quintero

Luis Felipe Quintero is a professional in the foreign trade sector, with more than 12 years participating in and leading Colombian trade negotiations and implementing international trade policy. He is a noted expert in Rules of Origin policy and negotiation and has conducted extensive training in Colombia and internationally. Mr. Quintero was in charge of the rules of origin negotiations for Colombia with trade partners such as MERCOSUR, United States, European Union, Canada and EFTA countries. Mr. Quintero has extensive contacts in the Colombian private sector and government circles and played a major role in building consensus among different stakeholders in the private sector and the government to promote Colombian trade and competitiveness. With a Master Degree in Public Policy, Luis Felipe Quintero has a long track record on policy making in the areas of international trade, competitiveness, and rules of origin. Currently, he serves as Economic and Trade Counselor in the Colombian Embassy in Seoul and manages the Colombian Japan ongoing negotiations on rules of origin as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement.