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Ministerial Webinar: Strengthening the Global Partnership in International Trade during Pandemic Crisis

Date: 22-Jun-2020
Time:: 2:00 PM (UAE Standard Time GMT +4)
Duration:: 1 Hour


Strengthening the Global Partnership in International Trade during Pandemic Crisis

The 2010s were not a happy decade for proponents of global trade. Though fears of an increase in protectionism following the financial crisis of 2007-09 did not materialize, nor did the growth of the 1990s and 2000s re-establish itself. In the current COVID–19 crisis, we see an increased disruption to trade and global supply chains, which is questioning the future of globalization.

In the recent G20 Virtual meeting, Trade ministers from the world’s largest economies pledged to ensure that emergency measures to tackle Covid-19 - such as export restrictions on medical supplies and essential goods - are targeted, transparent and temporary.

In this webinar, we will have ministers along with international organizations to discuss the steps countries are taking to ensure the free flow of trade, building a resilient supply chain, and developing policies to strengthen corporation between multinationals and MSMEs. 

Moderator
Courtney Fingar
Editor-in-chief, FDI, NS Media Group

Courtney Fingar is editor-in-chief, FDI, at NS Media Group, a UK-based publisher of New Statesman magazine and industry-leading business-to-business titles powered by innovative data and technology platforms. She heads the group’s coverage of cross-border investment.  Before joining in 2020, Ms Fingar spent 15 years with the Financial Times where she was editor-in-chief of fDi Magazine and the head of content for its associated data division, fDi Intelligence, as well as a contributing writer for the FT newspaper. 

Panelist
Hon. Soraya Hakuziyaremye
Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Rwanda

Hon. Soraya Hakuziyaremye is the eldest daughter in a family of four children, she was born in Brussels. Before her new appointment, she was Senior Vice President at ING Bank in London. She has worked in senior management positions at BNP Paribas Group in Paris, and the Bank of New York Mellon in Brussels. Hon. Hakuziyaremye is a former Board Member of Ngali Holdings and Brussels-Africa Hub. The holder of a postgraduate degree in International Management from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management

Nevein Gamea
Minister of Trade and Industry, Arab Republic of Egypt

Mrs. Nevine Essam EL Din Gamea, studied the issue of industrial clusters the government willing to establish, as she suggested to allocate certain units in these industrial clusters for projects that intended to deepen the local component in the Egyptian industry. In addition, she directed MSMEDA to design specialized financing products with smooth conditions to support such industrial projects. She was selected as the most influential governmental leaders according to Forbes list.

Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff
Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Alan Wm. Wolff became WTO Deputy Director General on October 1, 2017.  He was formerly in private law practice in Washington DC dealing extensively with international trade matters.  Prior to joining the WTO he was Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), the oldest American association supporting open international trade.


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