WTO opens online registration for 2021 Public Forum

Online registration for the 2021 Public Forum is now open. The main theme for this year’s Forum, which will be held from 28 to 30 September, is “Trade beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience”.

The Forum’s subthemes are “Enhancing resilience beyond COVID-19”, “Strengthening the multilateral trading system” and “Collective action towards sustainable trade”. The online registration form can be accessed here.

In light of the uncertainties and restrictions related to COVID-19, the WTO will continue to monitor the situation to determine whether the Forum will be held virtually or in hybrid mode. Information on this will be shared in July.

Individuals wishing to attend the Forum must register online by 6 September 2021.

For more information on the theme and sub-themes, please visit the Public Forum webpage https://www.wto.org/pf21.


The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event. It provides a unique platform for heads of states, parliamentarians, leading global business people, students, academics and non-governmental organizations to come together and debate on a wide range of WTO issues and on some of the major trade and development topics of the day. Over 1,500 participants attend the Forum each year.

Should you have further questions, please contact the Public Forum Team at: [email protected]

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