UNCTAD eWeek 2023 - Shaping the future of the digital economy

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Organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with eTrade for all partners, the UNCTAD eWeek 2023 will be held from 4 to 8 December 2023 in Geneva, at the CICG (International Conference Center of Geneva) under the theme ‘Shaping the future of the digital economy’. This event will offer Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business leaders, international organizations, development banks, academia and civil society a unique platform to discuss and to ensure that the evolving digital economy becomes truly more inclusive, leaving no one behind and no one offline.

Throughout the week, the eTrade for all initiative will be leveraged to foster comprehensive, cross-cutting and multistakeholder debates.

Reinforcing the development dimension of digitalization

E-commerce and the digital economy have become an essential part of global economic activities. While digitalization comes with tremendous opportunities, as it can leapfrog development, spur economic growth and simply bring people closer, it also brings its own set of challenges. Digital divides are widening and there is a high risk that the data-driven digitalization will further broaden inequalities between and within countries. The overall theme of the UNCTAD eWeek2023, Shaping the future of the digital economy, will put a spotlight on these widening digital divides and will look for ways to address them for a more inclusive digital future for all.

Paving the way for a better digital future

During the UNCTAD eWeek, Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business leaders, international organizations, development banks, academia and civil society will come together to address 3 key questions:

  • What does the future we want for the digital economy look like?
  • What is required to make that future come true?
  • How can digital partnerships and enhanced cooperation contribute to more inclusive and sustainable outcomes?

Greater efforts are needed at all levels and by all stakeholders to turn digital opportunities into development gains.
Only through enhanced cooperation and tighter partnerships will it be possible to pave the way for a safe, trusted and inclusive digitalization that helps economies recover any lost ground in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Join us for this unique event

The UNCTAD eWeek will explore key policy areas that must be addressed to build an inclusive and sustainable digitalization at the national, regional and global levels with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders. Emphasis will be given to concrete actions, identification of scalable good practices and actionable steps to help shape an inclusive and sustainable future of the digital economy.


Share your views and get your voice heard


Discover a whole-of-society approach to the digital transformation


Connect with other participants and shape future projects

The event will be held in person, with remote participation possible. A fully virtual conference center will also be accessible throughout the week for virtual-only sessions.

Call for session proposals

You want to organize a session during the eWeek? Stay tuned- we will soon open the call for session proposals. All relevant information will be posted on this page.

Sponsorship opportunities

You want to be part of the UNCTAD eWeek sponsors and support our event?