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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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H.E. Mr. Manuel Caldeira Cabral

Minister of Economy, Portugal

H.E. Mr Manuel Caldeira Cabral was born in Lisbon in 1968. He is a Member of the Socialist Party elected by Braga since October 2015; Professor of Economics at the University of Minho since 2004; Writes a biweekly column in Jornal de Negócios, since 2007.

He represented the Socialist Party in the negotiation of the Community support framework 2020 (2013-2014). Visiting Researcher at the World Bank's Trade and Economic Integration Research Department in Washington in 2012 on sabbatical leave. Economic Advisor to the Minister of State and Finance of the XVIII Government from 2009 to 2011 and Economic Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Innovation of the XVII Government (in 2009). Member of the Council for the Promotion of Internationalization (2010 and 2011) and of the Europe 2020 Network Coordinating Network (2010 and 2011). Evaluator of the Open Budget Questionaire of East Timor (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) for the International Budget Partnership. Cooperator of the program of the Portuguese Universities Foundation in East Timor (2004 and 2007). Full-time researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Nottingham, as a PhD student, with a PhD scholarship in Praxis XXI. Assistant to the Department of Economics of the University of Minho until completing his PhD.