ICTSD Launch the Trade and Development Symposium at WTO Public Forum

ICTSD Launch the Trade and Development Symposium at WTO Public Forum


The Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) was launched today during the WTO Public Forum at a dedicated lunch briefing. The TDS will be held alongside the WTO's 10th Ministerial Conference 14-17 December.


ICTSD CEO Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz opened the lunch discussion by introducing the event to a room full of participants, from high-level government officials to business representatives and thought leaders.  He pointed out that it is was an excellent opportunity to hold the event for the first time in Africa, paving the way for active engagement with multi-stakeholders in the region and designing possible solutions for the future.

ICTSD Managing Director, Deborah Vorhies then took the floor, explaining the 4 days planned of dynamic debate and discussions including the E15 Initiative, Nairobi Trade and Business Forum, high level plenaries and over 40 sessions tackling the most important issues on the sustainable development agenda.

ICTSD had the great pleasure of welcoming to the lunch discussion, Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Kenya and Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre.  

Amina Mohamed, 
Arancha Gonzalez, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Amina Mohamed, Deborah Vorhies,
Andrew Crosby

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, 
Amina Mohamed, Arancha Gonzalez


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