By ITC News
GENEVA / DUBAI – The International Trade Centre (ITC), Dubai Industries and Exports (Dubai IE) and the Women’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 in collaboration with Cartier are launching a series of gender-focused events to foster learning, innovation, partnerships, and alliances.
These events highlight women’s essential role in transforming key industries and leading the charge towards more inclusive and sustainable global trade. They fall under the International Trade Centre’s overall mission of fostering inclusive and sustainable economic development and contributing to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
This series of events is being brought to Dubai as part of the Dubai IE’s strategy of promoting women’s participation in trade and highlighting the role of Dubai as a competitive trade and export hub.
The Launch of the SheTrades Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme is one of the anchor events in the run-up to SheTrades Global Dubai, with the signing of the MOU between ITC and Dubai IE. The agreement formalizes the initiation of the organization’s six months presence at Expo2020, culminating with SheTrades’s flagship event taking place from February 13 – 15, 2022.
SheTrades Global will comprise workshops, exhibition areas and more. The event aims to inspire women to do sustainable business and create lifetime economic opportunities. With a strong focus on business generation, investment, and innovation, SheTrades Global is an opportunity to do business, begin the road to global expansion and forge new partnerships.
Two important components that lead to the success of women-owned businesses in global markets is to have the appropriate knowledge and networking opportunities. Over the next six months, each of the sessions includes a panel session with dynamic women entrepreneurs sharing their experiences. The interactive sessions provide women-owned businesses with a platform to take their business to the next level.
The 8th edition of SheTrades Global will be hosted in-person at the Dubai Exhibition Centre within the Expo 2020 site and virtually, so that women across the globe can benefit from the seminars and workshops.
The International Trade Centre and Dubai Industries and Exports co-host the event, in collaboration with the Women’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 in collaboration with Cartier.