Asia Trade Week – Reviving trade: the way forward

February 22-25, 2021

Building on the success of the inaugural Asia Trade Summit in 2019, The Economist’s Asia Trade Week 2021 brought together business leaders, trade negotiators, policymakers, academics and economists for a week of rigorous discussion and debate on the most important issues surrounding trade and Asian business. Through the week starting February 22, 2021, the global audience and world-class speakers took stock of what happened in 2020, scrutinising the changing patterns of global trade, looking at the trade community through a critical lens and assessing how businesses are dealing with economic, political and environmental issues. The programme included a series of online discussions as well as physical and in-person events from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai to dive deep into the major factors that will shape the future of trade in Asia and beyond.

Maritime India Summit

March 2-4, 2021

As a maiden flagship initiative of the Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways (I/C) Government of India, Maritime India Summit 2021 was organised from March 2-4, 2021. The event consisted of Summit and Exhibition and was attended by various stakeholders in the maritime sector including senior and eminent policy planners, domestic and international investors, CEOs of Indian and global maritime companies, industry experts, thought leaders, technology providers, bankers and insurers, representatives of major ports and shipping lines from across the world.

WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event 2021

March 23-25, 2021

The global trade community participated in a WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event 2021, during March 23-25, 2021. The event aimed at surveying the trade impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and making the case for the mobilisation of Aid-for-Trade financing to support recovery and foster resilience. The Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event marked the occasion to discuss developing and least developed countries’ trade needs arising from the pandemic and to mobilise financing for a continued, sustained response that supports recovery and resilience.

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