Global Trade Virtual Week

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.

Location: Virtual

Dates: June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021