Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
15 July-31 December 2020
Virtual New World Craft
Small businesses from Central America are connecting with buyers from the United States, Europe and Canada through this event. It is the biggest handicraft trade show in the region. The International Trade Centre provides e-commerce expert advice to many of the firms.
13 October 2020
Dakar / Online
To pursue efforts towards intra-African trade within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), ITC, together with the Ministry of Trade of Senegal, is organizing a Forum on the potential and challenges of access to the continental market for the private sector in West Africa, particularly MSMEs. The Forum will offer plenary sessions and training modules. View the agenda.
14 October 2020
Geneva / Online
World Trade Promotion Organizations Awards
Global awards for national trade promotion bodies will be announced by the International Trade Centre and the Ghana Export Promotion Authority. Ambassadors from 18 shortlisted countries are live in Geneva and the international jury and participating organizations online when the awards will be received. The full World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference is postponed to 2021 in Accra.
16 October 2020
EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award ceremony
The Award recognizes European Union cities that champion sustainable trade, consumption and production. It is a unique platform for cities to share and scale up their sustainability initiatives and contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 12 on responsible consumption and production. The Award is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, implemented by the International Trade Centre.
19-21 October 2020
2020 UN World Data Forum
Data and statistics experts from around the world will share the latest solutions and thinking on data that supports the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and. ITC will showcase how access to its data can contribute to #SMErecovery
20 October 2020
Building Bridges to E-commerce Markets
Small enterprises from developing countries face a host of challenges when selling online. Having an international business structure could remove many of biggest barriers. This webinar, organized by ITC ecomConnect, explains why and how this is done, and the new report on "Building Bridges to New E-commerce Markets: a Blueprint for Small Enterprises" will be launched. Register here.
27 October 2020
Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment
At this webinar organized by the International Trade Centre, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation, a new report will be launched that finds that South-South projects must be flexible and encourage adaptation of easily replicable solutions and technologies, while bridging information and perception gaps in the Global South. Register here.
25 November 2020
Joint Advisory Group, 54th session
The International Trade Centre’s Joint Advisory Group (JAG) meets once a year to examine ITC’s programme of work. This year’s meeting will also highlight how the International Trade Centre adjusted its support for small businesses, business support organizations and policymakers to help navigate the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
25-30 April 2021
Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
The ministerial conference will present an opportunity to align the sustainable development agenda with global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 October 2021-31 March 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The World EXPO aims to attract 25 million visitors and to inspire new partnerships for the future. The International Trade Centre will highlight the need to support small businesses as part of the United Nations’ EXPO presence.