High-level panel: Leveraging Technology for an Inclusive Recovery

September 27
– September 30
9:00 am 
– 10:15 am
WTO

Abstract

Novel technologies allowed economic activities and trade to forge ahead despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the rapid expansion of digitisation across industries is widening the digital divide as it picks up pace. A panel of global thought leaders will discuss how trade can narrow digital gaps by leveraging technology to promote an inclusive economic recovery while ensuring a fair, safe and sustainable marketplace. In particular, this distinguished panel will deliberate on how trade can support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in harnessing the power of technological transformation to better integrate into global economy. Drawing lessons from the current polycrisis —the pandemic, climate change, geopolitical tensions, and food insecurity, the panellists will also shed light on why technology is essential to prepare MSMEs for future pandemics and other crises.


Speakers

Moderator

Team

Julianna Tatelbaum

Reporter and Anchor, CNBC

 

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Helena Leurent

Director General, Consumers International

 

Team

Florizelle Liser

Third President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

 

Team

Sushant Palakurthi Raon

Managing Director for Global External Relations, Agility

 

Team

Gayle Smith

Chief Executive Officer, ONE Campaign