The Economy Tour starts at the World Trade Organization (WTO) which sets the rules for global trade, including e-commerce, and continues to the International Labour Organization (ILO) which explores the impact of digital technology on the future of work. At the World Economic Forum (WEF), a place where global businesses address regulatory issues, digitalisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are the main pillars of its work.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) links e-commerce and development via the eTrade for All platform for capacity development, as well as the exchange of expertise. The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the leading organisation in empowering small and medium enterprises in the field of e-commerce. Geneva has a very vibrant start-up scene centred on Fongit, a local innovation incubator.
We will also cross one of the key bridges connecting finance and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) via the International Network of Financial Centers for Sustainability (FC4S) and its annual summit.
Same views, different perspectives:
Join us for a polarised discussion of e-commerce in Geneva
28 April 2021
Missed the event? You can watch the recording here.
Podcasts on the Digital Economy and Finance
Dr Richard Hill, President, Association for Proper Internet Governance
Prof. Michael Kende, Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Ms Marilia Maciel, Digital Policy Senior Researcher, DiploFoundation
Mr David Skowronski, Permanent Mission of Australia to the WTO
Moderator: Prof Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation, Head, Geneva Internet Platform