The Economist’s Global Trade Virtual Week

written by CGCC May 27, 2021
June 28, 2021 – July 2, 2021 all-day America/New York Timezone

CGCC cordially invites you to attend The Economist’s 2021 Global Trade Virtual Week, from June 28th-July 2nd.
Registration is free for CGCC members and friends. Kindly find more information about the event below.

Date/Time: June 28th – July 2nd

Format: Virtual


Bridging the gap between high-level geopolitical debate, digital innovation and the day-to-day realities of managing supply chains and logistics, Global Trade Virtual Week will offer a unique opportunity to advance global trade dialogue and trust between key stakeholders.

Join 90+ trade experts and 4000+ global participants for a week of thought-provoking conversation through case studies, interviews and panel discussions.

Together we will ask:

  • 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 fool’s 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?

Speakers include:

  • Hildegarde Naughton TD, Minister of state for transport, Government of Ireland
  • Ranil Jayawardena, Minister for international trade, UK Parliament
  • Anabel González, Deputy director-general, World Trade Organisation
  • Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and chief executive officer, Sinovation Ventures
  • Angela Qu, Chief procurement officer, Lufthansa Group
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, Chair of the European Parliament delegation for relations with China
  • Astrid Fontaine, Member of the board of management, people, digitalization and IT, Bentley Motors
  • Randhir Thakur, Chief supply chain officer, Intel Corporation and president, Intel Foundry Services
  • Amanda Lacaze, Managing director and chief executive officer, Lynas
  • The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, Member of parliament for North Somerset, International trade secretary (2016-19), UK Parliament
  • Kamissa Camara, Senior visiting expert for the Sahel and former foreign Minister of Mali, United States Institute of Peace
  • Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations resident coordinator in China
  • Bogolo Kenewendo, Managing director, Kenewendo Advisory and former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana
  • Mike Corbo, Chief supply chain officer, Colgate Palmolive
  • Quentin Roach, Chief procurement officer, Mondelēz International
  • Sarah Thorn, Senior director, global government affairs, Walmart
  • Luz María de la Mora, Viceminister for foreign trade, Ministry of Economy, Government of Mexico
  • Roland Cloutier, Chief security officer, TikTok
  • Stephanie Honey, Trade policy consultant and former trade negotiator for the New Zealand Government
  • Roberto Azevêdo, Chief corporate affairs officer, PepsiCo
  • And many more



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