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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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Peter Draper

Tutwa Consulting Group
Managing Director
South Africa
Peter Draper is Managing Director at TUTWA Consulting Group, which specialises in policy and regulatory analysis, international business expansion advisory, and corporate public affairs advisory, in Southern African and emerging markets. In South Africa, he is also Senior Research Fellow in the Economic Diplomacy programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs; and part-time Lecturer at Wits Business School where he has won two teaching awards. Internationally he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis; member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Global Trade and FDI system; member of the Board of Trustees of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Research Foundation; non-resident senior fellow of the Brussels-based European Centre for International Political Economy; and Associated Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE). He is also a recipient of an honorary Doctorate degree from the Friederich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Previously he worked in South Africa’s national Department of Trade and Industry in bilateral economic relations (East Asia and Mercosur), and as head of economic analysis and research in the International Trade and Economic Development Division. Prior to that he was an academic teaching economic history and political economy, and headed the Department of Economics and Economic History at the then University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu-Natal).