Under the theme 'Inclusive Trade,' the 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum will be an opportunity to discuss how a wider range of individuals and businesses can participate in the trading system and how the rules of the WTO can help to ensure everyone benefits from trade. Issues to be discussed include ways to ensure that trade is truly inclusive, allowing small enterprises, women and innovative businesses to take an active role in the global trading system. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) will host a booth at the WTO Forum, and is organizing five events on: innovations in regional trade agreements; inclusion in the digital trade governance framework; enabling sustainable investment for inclusive growth; services and inclusiveness in the least developed countries (LDCs) and low-income countries (LICs); and achieving inclusiveness in global value chains (GVCs) in LDCs and LICs.
dates: 27-29 September 2016
venue: Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, CH-1211 Geneva 21
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
contact: WTO Headquarters
phone: +41 (0)22 739 51 11
fax: +41 (0)22 731 42 06