Trade Facilitation Innovation days 2022: Accelerating solutions to trade facilitation challenges

9:00 am
 – 6:00 pm

The first ever Trade Facilitation Innovation Days 2022 are co-organized by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

It aims at bringing together a diverse community of trade facilitation experts, governments, logistics providers, industrial leaders, entrepreneurs, software developers, academics (professors and students), think tanks, incubators and many more stakeholders, to advance innovation still needed in the world of international trade.

For two days, participants will take deep dives in highly focused trade facilitation related matters and have the opportunity for hands-on experiences, workshops, learning and the possibility to meet the right stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions.

What to expect

Two days full of trade facilitation innovation-focused sessions that:

  • Bring together applied actors to co-create and collaborate
  • Break silos between organizations, fields, knowledge
  • Enable (informal) networking opportunities
  • Provide practical insights on pressing challenges by different actors in the field of Trade Facilitation
  • Shape a forward-thinking community
  • Unleash novel ideas and solutions
  • Give a voice to minority stakeholders


To allow for a maximum of different stakeholder’s participation, the following audience is invited to join the event as participants:

  • Governments, delegates, Ministries of Trade
  • Practitioners and experts in trade facilitation
  • Academics and universities
  • Private sector
  • General public (for example, entrepreneurs and, in general, people with great ideas)
  • Think tanks
  • Incubators

Proposed set-up

Allowing for the most inclusive and broad participation, the Trade Facilitation Innovation Days 2022 will be held in an online format with an opening session held physically in at the WTO in Geneva.

The event offers a vast choice of different event formats that enables all stakeholders to contribute to the success of the event by engaging actively in unconventional environments to suit the personalities of everyone involved.