SHETRADES GLOBAL
Featured Event|Jun 26, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018 |Liverpool,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SHETRADES GLOBAL

Over 500 women-owned businesses from across the world will participate in the event in search of new trade and investment opportunities. SheTrades Global will also feature facilitated business to business meetings, keynote speeches from thought leaders, high level panels, an investment challenge and workshops led by industry specialists. Opportunities for women entrepreneurs participating include enhancing their visibility, expanding their network and make new business connections.

The Programme

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Monday 25 June

09:00 – 18:00 Registration (Pullmann Hotel

Tuesday 26 June

08:00 – 09:00 Registration (SheTrades Global’s counter at IBF)

Opening Morning Moderator/Host: Ms. Julie Gichuru, Media Personality/Business Journalist

09:00 – 09:05 WELCOME (Auditorium)

Mr. Max Steinberg, Chairman, 2018 International Business Festival

09:05 – 09:30 OPENING SESSION (Auditorium)

The Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development, United Kingdom

Ms. Arancha González,Executive Director, International Trade Centre

09:30 – 10:00 SHETRADES GLOBAL TALK (Auditorium)

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

Book Signing: Let It Go (Auditorium)

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group

10:30 – 11:15 THE ENTREPRENEURS: TURNING IDEAS INTO UNICORNS (Auditorium)

Moderator:

Ms. Julie Gichuru, Media Personality/Business Journalist

Panellists:

Dr. Anna Mokgokong, Executive Chair of Community Investment Holdings

Ms. AdimaimalagaTafuna’I, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Women in Business Development Inc., Samoa

Ms. Mariana Cortes, Founder and Designer, Juana de Arco, Argentina (TBC)

11:15 – 11:45 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION (Auditorium)

H.E. Ms. Rula Ghani, First Lady of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ms. Arancha González,Executive Director, International Trade Centre

11:45 – 12:00 Group photo (Auditorium)

12:00 – 14:00 VIP Lunch (on invitation only – 2nd Floor Lounge Area)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch for SheTrades Global delegates (Delegate dining area)

13:00 – 16:00 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS (see venues below per sector)

Session I – Preparing to do business

Delegates will participate in parallel sector sessions led by international experts to prepare to do business during SheTrades Global.


13:00– 13:15 Setting the scene: SheTrades Initiative, Converve, and SheTrades Village (Room TBC)

Ms. Wendy Paratian, SheTradses Global Manager, SheTrades Initiative, ITC

Ms. Anna Mori, Partnerships Officer, SheTrades Initiative, ITC

13:15– 14:00 International Trade Insights with Sector Experts (in parallel)

Information Technology & Business Process Outsourcing (IT & BPO) (Breakout Room 1)

IT & BPO Sector Lead: Mr. Juan Hoyos, ITC

Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Manager, Cross-Border Trade EEC, eBay IBM representative (TBC)


Textiles & Apparel (Auditorium)

Textiles & Apparel Sector Lead: Ms. Tara Mulhare, ITC

Ms. Charcy Evers, Fashion & Retail Trend Analyst

Mr. Liam Freeman, Fashion Features Editor, Vogue International

Ms. OmoyemiAkerele, Style House Files

World’s Global Style Network representative (TBC)


Tourism (Breakout Room 2B)

Tourism Sector Lead: Ms. Caroline Kemunto, ITC

Mr. SimonGreenbury, Cheeky Monkey Media

Ms. Alessandra Alonso, Founder, Women in Travel CIC

14:00– 15:00 Pitching Your Business

ITC Sector Leads

15:00– 16:00 Presentations and Wrap-up

ITC Sector Leads

16:00 – 17:00 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

Book Signing: Let It Go (Auditorium)

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group

19:30 GALA DINNER (Anfield Football Club)

Dr. Amany Asfour, International President, International Federation of Business and Professional Women

Liverpool FC speaker (TBC)

Wednesday 27 June

08:30 – 08:35 WELCOME

Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

08:35 – 09:30 WOMEN AND TRADE: FUTURE TRENDS (Futures Stage)

Moderator:

Dr. Paola Subacchi, Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy & Finance, Chatham House

Panellists:

H.E. Ms. Ulla Tørnӕs, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark (TBC)

H.E. Ms. Adela Raz, Deputy Foreign Minister, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Hon. Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine

Mr. Mark Vale, President of United Kingdom, Ireland, and Nordic Operations, UPS Foundation (TBC)

Ms. Alison Clafin, Global Head of Sales for Damco, Maersk

Ms. Krysta Fox, Executive Director, DMCC Free Zone, UAE

Mr. KabirouMbodje, Founder and CEO, WARI (TBC)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

09:35 – 10:10 Negotiating Business Contracts (SheTrades Village)

Ms. Colette Van der Van, Director, Trade and Development, Pro-Bono Programme, Sidley Austin LLP

10:00 – 12:00 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS (see venues below per sector)

Session II – Meet the experts

Industry leaders will share key industry trends, regulations and procurement policies and practices with participants in sector groups.

10:00– 11:30 Discussions by Sector (in parallel)

IT & BPO (Breakout Room 1)

IT & BPO Sector Lead: Mr. Juan Hoyos, ITC

Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Manager, Cross-Border Trade EEC, eBay


Textiles & Garment / Beauty &Wellness (Auditorium)

Textiles & Apparel Sector Lead: Ms. Tara Mulhare, ITC

Ms. Chiedza Makonnen, CEO & Creative Director, Afrodesiac Worldwide

Tourism (Breakout Room 2B)

Tourism Sector Lead: Ms. Caroline Kemunto, ITC

Ms. Alessandra Alonso, Founder, Women in Travel CIC

Mr. Ali Ahlam Nawaz, Director General, LAKSALA (TBC)

11:30– 12:00 Q&A Sessions (in parallel)

ITC Sector Leads

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (Delegate dining area)

13:00 – 16:40 DOING BUSINESS

Business to business meetings (Auditorium)

Showcase room (Breakout Room 2B)

13:10 – 17:10 SHETRADES VILLAGE SESSIONS (in parallel)

Meet investors and business experts and benefit from sessions hosted by partners throughout the event at the SheTrades Village!


13:10 – 13:40 Solving Logistics Challenges for SMEs

UPS

13:40 – 14:10 Using eCommerce to Expand Your Business Internationally

Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Business Development Manager, eBay

14:10 – 14:40 Financing Your Business Growth

Barclays Bank

14:40 – 15:10 Trends and effects reshaping the future of Global Supply Chains

Ms. Lycia Brahmi, Senior Reefer Cargo Specialist, MAERSK

15:10 – 15:40 Benefit from the SheTrades Initiative to Reach New Markets

ITC SheTrades team

15:40 – 16:10 TBC

Vogue

16:10 – 16:40 Standards Map

Ms. Sandra Cabrera, Sustainability Standards & Value Chains, ITC

16:40 – 18:30 PARTNERS MEETING (Auditorium)

Chair:

Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

16:40 – 17:40 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

Thursday 28 June

08:00 – 08:25 Join the SheTrades Movement (SheTrades Village)

ITC Presentation

08:25 – 08:30 WELCOME

Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

08:30 – 09:45 THE ENABLERS: MAKING TRADE HAPPEN (Futures Stage)

Moderator:

Ms. Soumaya Keynes, Economics and Trade Correspondent, The Economist

Panellists:

Hon. Dr.Isatou Touray, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment, Islamic Republic of the Gambia

Ms. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation

Ms. Isa Müller-Wegner, Vice President, Emerging European Countries (EEC), eBay

Ms. Kelly Caruso, Europe Vice President, Sales, UPS

Ms. Sanem Oktar, President, Kagider, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey

09:30 – 10:30 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area)

09:45 – 12:45 SHETRADES VILLAGE SESSIONS

Meet investors and business experts and benefit from sessions hosted by partners throughout the event at the SheTrades Village!

09:45 – 10:15 Wanting to export to the UK/EU? Learn about tariffs and more!

Ms. Colette Van der Van, Director, Trade and Development, Pro-Bono Programme, Sidley Austin LLP

10:15 – 10:45 TBC

Ms. Lisa Karanja, Senior Director, Business Competitiveness,Trade Mark East Africa

10:45 – 11:15 Together with you we would like to make International Trade Accessible to all – an Introduction of Maersk Growth

Ms. Betty Liu, Venture Partner, Growth Initiatives, MAERSK

11:15 – 11:45 Overcoming Challenges in eCommerce

Mr. Fabian Staechelin, Business Development Manager, eBay

11:45 – 12:15 Economic Growth through Easier Trade and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

UPS

12:15 – 12:45 TBC

DMCC

09:45 – 13:00 DOING BUSINESS (in parallel)

Business to business meetings (Auditorium)

Showcase room (Breakout Room 2B)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Delegate dining area)

14:00 – 14:30 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION (Auditorium)

H.E. Ms. Esther Lungu, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia

Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre

14:30 – 16:30 SHETRADES: INVESTMENT CHALLENGE (Auditorium)

Moderator:

Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head of ITC SheTrades Initiative

Jury:

Ms. Caroline Ndungu, Managing Director, Barclays Bank Kenya

Mr. Guido Boysen, Chief Executive Officer, Grofin

Mr. Laliteswar Kumar, Investment Director, Global Innovation Fund

Ms. Betty Yan Liu, Venture Partner, Growth Initiatives at Maersk

16:45 – 17:00 PLENARY: CLOSING SESSION (Auditorium)

Ms. Arancha González,Executive Director, International Trade Centre

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break (Delegate dining area) 

Details
  • Date: Jun 26, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018
  • Type: conferences
  • Sector: Beauty & Wellness, IT & BPO, Textiles & Apparel, Tourism
  • Website: http://www.intracen.org/shetradesglobal
  • Where: Liverpool,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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