Facilitating Trade in the Digital Economy

8 Apr 2014 - 9 Apr 2014

Photos and videos from the conference can be found on the conference website.

Governments worldwide use ICT in an attempt to work more effectively, in particular with business. Regulations and processes, however, tend to vary among (and often even within) countries, meaning that the gap between the ways different countries approach electronic trade procedures and e-government is widening. This comes with its own set of challenges and results in many different - and often conflicting - approaches to the ways businesses and governments interact electronically.

This conference provided an opportunity for business and public administration practitioners to engage in a constructive dialogue on the regulatory and practical issues that arise when paper-based trade and administrative processes are replaced with ICT-facilitated interactions.


Event information:

Topics to be discussed

Country-specific examples [e.g. from the Asia-Pacific (APEC region), BRICS (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa), European Union and the Americas] of regulation and mandatory administrative interfaces for tax, customs, public procurement and other areas.

  • Options for regulated or government-operated preauthorization systems
  • Compulsory agreements between market players
  • Localization and related requirements
  • Authentication mechanisms, ID Management and security
  • How current practices influence business global data integration strategies worldwide.

Who should attend?

  • Business trade, finance, supply chain, logistics, tax and legal practitioners
  • Government regulators
  • Representatives from State-operated or regulated administrative reporting or clearance service
  • Policy makers
  • Representatives of civil society
  • Academics

Conference website