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    7 April 2021


    new Ye! Community Platform

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, and to officially launch the new Ye! Community Platform, ITC and partners host the session 'Harnessing Partnerships, Resources and Science: Working Together to Get Things Done'. Register and learn more here

    21 April 2021

    Online & Kampala, Uganda

    ATIS AGRI-TECH Symposium 2021

    A lack of awareness of locally developed innovations, including in agriculture, impede access to knowledge and to those innovations. Uganda's Alliance for Trade in Information-Technology and Services (ATIS), with ITC's support, organizes the Agri-Tech Symposium to address this information gap and to leverage the government strategy to increase cross-sector trade

    4 May-September 2021


    How to #NetworkwiththeCommunity

    How to #NetworkwiththeCommunity online Entrepreneurs! Learn how to network better online through this new series of ecomConnect workshops that include speed networking sessions for practical learning. The workshops are brought to you in collaboration with global partners, including Google's #IamRemarkableinitiative. Register for the first session with our online community here

    11-12 May 2021


    East Africa Com Virtual Event 2021

    ITC facilitates the attendance of IT & ITES companies that are part of its Netherlands Trust Fund IV Uganda project so they can benefit from learning, networking and B2B opportunities at this regional event. ITC will also help highlight the sector through a panel and by hosting a report on the East Africa Com e-library. Register here

    28 May-10 June 2021


    Making trade agreements work for MSMEs and development

    This ITC webinar series facilitates joint learning and knowledge sharing and brings MSMEs and development perspectives to the attention of policymakers in WTO member states. The events take place on 28 May: Investment Facilitation for Development; 7 June: E-commerce; 8 June: Services Domestic Regulation; 9 June: Trade and Environmental Sustainability; 10 June: MSMEs. For more information, please go here

    9-10 June 2021


    Innovation Fair

    Organized by the ITC Innovation Lab, this interactive event provides an opportunity to showcase how ITC is innovating to advance trade and to discuss the future of the organization’s work. ​ The goal is to share these ideas, break thinking silos, and foster collaboration for further innovation. Register here

    14 June 2021


    UNCTAD Trade Forum

    The ITC Executive Director shares ITC’s perspective on the question: ‘The green side of trade policy, what can we do?’ in a session from 15:00-18:00 CEST on 14 June. To be part of the discussion. Register here

    15-16 June 2021


    European Development Days 2021

    Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The 2021 theme is "The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”

    16-19 June 2021

    Online & Paris, France

    Start-up opportunity at VivaTech 2021

    At Europe’s biggest start-up and tech event, VivaTech 2021, ITC’s #FastTrackTech organizes a challenge on ‘Innovative Solutions for Affordable and Reliable Internet in Africa’. Are you a formally registered African digital start-up with an innovative solution improving the access to affordable connectivity? Then the ITC #FastTrackTech challenge is for you! Apply and find more information here

    18 June 2021


    World Refugee Day event

    To mark World Refugee Day 2021, ITC brings together private sector representatives who share their unique experiences with doing business in displacement settings. Join the conversation on 18 June from 15:00-16:30 CEST. . Please register here.

    21-24 June 2021

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Commonwealth Business Forum

    24 June 2021


    TV talk show: Empowering the Green Recovery  

    Join us for this dynamic live TV talk show featuring ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton and business guest speakers.
    Findings from the 2021 edition of ITC’s annual flagship report, the SME Competitiveness Outlook, underpin the discussion.

    Watch live on the ITC Facebook and LinkedIn channels at 15:00-15:45 CEST and engage via live chat.

    25 June 2021


    Digital Champions for Small Businesses

    This initiative focuses on small businesses’ participation in international trade by helping them go digital.
    Business support organizations and NGOs are invited to submit proposals.

    Join the launch at 14:00-14:30 CEST Go to

    28 June 2021


    MSME Day 2021 event – MSMEs: Key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery  

    With a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and messages from high-level speakers from across the world, we celebrate the contribution of small businesses to an inclusive and sustainable recovery on this United Nations international day in support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

    14:00-16:30 CEST Register here for the ZOOM session:
    Or watch live on UN Web TV

    30 June 2021


    E-commerce at the border  

    Understanding the application of duties and taxes is a matter of great importance to small enterprises selling online. Getting it wrong can be costly but getting it right can be a competitive advantage. Join the conversation and workshop on June 30 from 11 AM to 1 PM CEST.

    Register here.

    27-29 September 2021


    Trade for Sustainable Development Forum


    28-30 September 2021


    WTO Public Forum


    1 October 2021-31 March 2022

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    EXPO 2020

    The World EXPO aims to attract 25 million visitors and to inspire new partnerships for the future. The International Trade Centre will highlight the need to support small businesses as part of the United Nations’ EXPO presence

    3-8 October 2021


    Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    The ministerial conference will present an opportunity to align the sustainable development agenda with global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

    17-19 October 2021

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    SheTrades Global

    With a strong focus on business generation, investment and innovation, SheTrades Global is a unique opportunity to do business, get inspired and forge new and lasting partnerships.
    Over 3000 participants from all around the world will participate in search of new trade and investment opportunities. The thematic focus is on sustainability and how to build forward better. Register here

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