The UPU is organizing the first edition of the TradePost Forum on 6 December 2023 during the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) eWeek. This unique global event will highlight Posts' vital role in trade inclusion, especially for underserved communities and disadvantaged populations.
Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 11:30 - 18:00
Geneva International Conference Center
The forum will feature relevant regional initiatives and implementation cases in each session, and it will demonstrate how the postal network, powered by digital technologies, can enhance inclusive economic growth and empower MSMEs and underrepresented segments of the population to participate in global trade.
Welcome and opening remarks
|12:00 - 13:00
Panel 1, co-organized by the UPU and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
“The postal network as an enabler for e-commerce and trade facilitation”
The panel will examine the practical tools developed by international organizations – both governmental and private – to enhance the postal contribution to trade facilitation and e-commerce growth. These tools encompass information, systems, channels and aid, with a focus on innovative approaches to facilitating trade and e-commerce access.
Moderator: Mr Siva Somasundram, Director of Policy, Regulation and Markets, UPUEnabling trade facilitation and e-commerce through the postal network
|15:00 - 16:00
Panel 2, co-organized by the UPU and eTrade for Women
“Enabling trade inclusion for MSMEs, women and underrepresented communities through the postal network”
The panel will focus on enabling trade inclusion for MSMEs and underrepresented communities by addressing their specific challenges and leveraging the support of governments and international organizations. The aim is to share valuable insights on effective trade facilitation practices and strategies for including MSMEs and underrepresented groups, such as women, minorities and people with disabilities.
Moderator: Mr Philippe Isler, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Trade FacilitationWTO initiatives for the trade inclusion of MSMEs and gender equality
|16:00 - 16:20
|TradePost Awards 2023 ceremony
Announcing the winners of this year’s awards
|16:20 - 16:30
|17:00 - 18:00
To register, please visit the following link
Participation is available only in-person.