Prosperity powered by trust: technology, data and supply-chain resilience
Post-pandemic prosperity will be based upon trust and resilience.
Bridging the gap between high-level geopolitical debate, digital innovation and the day-to-day realities of managing supply-chains and logistics, this event will offer a unique opportunity to advance global trade dialogue and trust between key stakeholders.
As liberalism falls out of favour in the West, can the current rules-based order survive the next century? What have we learned about supply-chain resilience? Is Blockchain the fools gold or a panacea for paperless cross-border trade? Will EU carbon border taxes be a protectionist weapon in a green disguise? If data is the new oil, should it be valued as a commodity? How is global trade driving post-pandemic economic recovery and what is the exit strategy for easing Covid-19 export restrictions?
Themes of the day
Day 1 with Geopolitics, Supply-Chain Resilience and Logistics, on Day 2 we discuss Globalisation, Cold Chains, 3D Printing, Supply-Chain Visibility, Day 3 is about Digital Trade, Trade Finance, Data, Taxes and Infrastructure, Transformation, Day 4 will explore Sustainable Trade, Standards and Developing Countries and to conclude, Day 5 looks at the National Security, IP, Strategic Industries, Covid-19 Recovery
Debate these issues and more at The Economist’s Global Trade Virtual Week 2021.
Differentiating between coverage and usage is vital to ensure mobile reduces the digital divide in an economically viable and truly inclusive way. Too much focus is still given to infrastructure deployment when the data clearly tells a different story: 85% of those who remain offline live in areas with readily available network infrastructure. The problems remain in underserved populations that face barriers such as affordability, lack of digital skills, or simply a lack of relevant online services. In this session we focus on women, the disproportionally poor, and persons with disabilities and ask; what still needs to be done?
Time: 14:15 – 15:00 / 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM EST
From the most inspiring speakers, to participating in debates about the hottest topics in technology – find out how to plan and make the most of your MWC experience.
MWC21 is now hybrid
Whether you’re attending in-person or virtually, this year MWC Barcelona offers a totally hybrid event with even more ways to seal that deal. Now it’s even easier to get business done at the venue, or by logging online.
Make the most of your MWC experience
The official My MWC event app lets you experience the excitement and innovation of MWC21 and 4YFN, right at your fingertips! Take control of your agenda, network like a pro and explore inspiring content, whenever it suits you.
You can also use the app to upload your Covid-19 test results or book a test.
Whether you’re flying in, or logging on virtually, discover exhibitors, get useful recommendations and enjoy MWC21 – your way!
For physical attendees of #MWC21 this year, the app is mandatory for entry. You’ll use it to get your Digital Badge for touchless entry.
Valid negative Covid-19 test results are required for entry to the venue. Attendees are required to upload their test results from 24th June onwards. Exhibitors are required to upload their test results from 14th June onwards.