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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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Pranav Kumar

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Director and Head International trade policy
New Delhi, India
Pranav Kumar holds an M.Phil degree in Economics from IIT Bombay. He has over 22 years of professional experience in teaching, research, project management and policy advocacy with primary expertise on trade and development and regional economic integration. Since February 2012, he has been working as head of International Trade Policy with India’s apex business chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). As a head of international trade policy division, he engages closely with the Government of India (GoI) and industry members across all sectors on all aspects of Trade Negotiation and Policy Formulation and builds a CII position on International and Trade Policy which feeds into the negotiation process for the Government of India. Previously he worked as a Senior Trade Policy Advisor with the joint international trade policy team (India Trade Policy Unit) of British High Commission and DFID India.