Launch for the eTradeHubs

27 May 2021

Online English
14.00 CEST

This online event focusing on eTradeHubs will provide details on the Women Traders in AfCFTA  partnership between ICC, UPS, tralac and West Blue Consulting and is part of a series of events being held throughout 2021.

This webinar is set to launch the eTradeHubs, a brand-new online portal for a one-stop entry point to trade tools and information with a special focus on Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) countries.

Join our line-up of expert speakers from ICC, UPS, tralac, West Blue Consulting and Global Trade Solution as they partner up to maximise the impact of women-led SMEs and provide support on business-scaling, import and export activities, inter-regional trade and digitisation tips for better trade facilitation in Africa.

Get answers to questions such as:

  • How to reduce the time and cost of doing business?
  • Where to find the necessary documentation needed by the trade community?
  • Where to get information on the duties applicable in the markets I want to export to?
  • How to classify goods for customs?
  • How to increase the participation of African businesses in the AfCFTA?

And much more…

Who should attend?

All stakeholders including:

  • SMEs
  • MSMEs
  • Government agencies
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Business associations
  • E-commerce platforms
  • Business professionals and academics

14:00 – 14:05 CET

Welcoming remarks

  • Valentina Mintah, Founder, West Blue Consulting; ICC Executive Board Member

14:05 – 14:30 CET

Keynote addresses

  • John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization

14:30 – 15:25 CET

Partnerships and other regional initiatives

  • Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chief of the Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains Section and Head of the SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre
  • Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, tralac
  • Louise Wiggett, CEO, Global Trade Solution

Moderated by:

  • Catherine Foster, Senior Project Manager, Global Events, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

15:25 – 15:30 CET

Closing remarks

  • Christina Struller, Vice President, Public Affairs, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa, UPS

John W.H. Denton AO

Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Vanessa Erogbogbo

Chief of the Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains Section and Head of the SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre

Catherine Foster

Senior Project Manager, Global Events, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Trudi Hartzenberg

Executive Director, tralac

Kunio Mikuriya

Secretary General, World Customs Organization

Valentina Mintah

Founder, West Blue Consulting; ICC Executive Board Member

Christina Struller

Vice President, Public Affairs, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa, UPS

Louise Wiggett

CEO, Global Trade Solution

Date and venue

27 May 2021

Online

Registration fees Free
Disclaimer

The photos and audiovisual recordings taken during this webinar may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media.

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Foster

Senior Manager, Global Events, Global Partnerships & Development

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