GTPA is delighted to announce a collaboration with ManchesterCF

GTPA is delighted to announce a collaboration with ManchesterCF

03.07.2020 Lisa McAuley

GTPA is delighted to announce a collaboration with ManchesterCF a global financial intelligence training service. ManchesterCF training solutions are designed to train financial services and banks in core areas that can help them to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, proliferation financing, corruption & financial fraud.

The two organisations will collaborate with the purpose of strengthening the relations between the two organisations regarding the ISO/IEC 17024 certification of trade and compliance professionals with a focus on and the linkages to the ManchesterCF expertise as a leading educational provider in this field.

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What is the toll of coronavirus on trade and supply chains? Live stream

What is the toll of coronavirus on trade and supply chains? Live stream

03.07.2020 Lisa McAuley

The world of trade looks set to be another of the many casualties of the coronavirus pandemic, as international banks reassess the risks faced by exporters, warehouses fill up with delayed shipments of goods that retailers are no longer able to sell, and access to dollar liquidity dwindles. Lisa McAuley, CEO of GTPA will be joining an esteemed panel to discuss.

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GTR Asia 2020 - Virtual event

GTR Asia 2020 - Virtual event

03.07.2020 Lisa McAuley

Following the unprecedented ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent uncertainty over both the safety and viability of holding physical events, Global Trade Review is delighted to announce that GTR Asia 2020, the world’s largest trade finance gathering, will this year be taking place virtually, on September 8-10.

This exciting new initiative, combining a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and unrivalled networking via GTR’s dedicated virtual event platform, will offer the chance to hear the latest developments from experts on the many challenges faced across the industry, as well as the chance to connect with speakers, sponsors and attendees alike across the 3 days.

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Small Business Technology Primer event invitation

Small Business Technology Primer event invitation

03.07.2020 Collins Rex

In 2020, every business – however small – needs to be digitally enabled to some extent. Whether it’s having a virtual shopfront in the form of a website and a fully functioning eCommerce solution, an automated production line, or even just email and a mobile phone, technology is an intrinsic part of the way in which we do business. This week’s “Business Health Check” session is a small business technology primer.

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$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

26.06.2020 Collins Rex

The creative industries contribute around $112 billion to the Australian economy, and employ over 640 000 people. The creative industries generate substantial Australian exports, and globally the sector accounts for 7% of the world’s GDP. COVID-19 and the measure implemented to curb its spread has had a devastating effect on the creative sector, with theatres, art galleries, music venues and museums all closed or attendance number drastically curtailed.


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GTPA announces "Festival of Inclusive Trade"

GTPA announces "Festival of Inclusive Trade"

26.06.2020 Collins Rex

Inclusive trade refers to the principle that all levels of society should gain from increased trade. It promotes the inclusion of groups that may currently be marginalised or challenged in their ability to engage with international trading opportunities.

The GTPA is putting the finishing touches on an Inclusive Trade White Paper that will produce practical recommendations on how capacity building and standard setting can facilitate a more inclusive international trading ecosystem, with particular reference to four groups: gender, youth, diaspora and indigenous communities.

To coincide with the launch of the Inclusive Trade White Paper, the GTPA is excited to announce a “Festival of Inclusive Trade”.

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Supply Chain Resilience and Renewal: Part I

Supply Chain Resilience and Renewal: Part I

19.06.2020 Bloomberg New Economy

We are pleased to share this first piece in a series exploring resilient supply chains for a post-Covid world, and welcome readers’ insights and perspective as they conduct business across regions and industries. Niels Strazdins is Head of Trade Policy at the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA). Professor Robert Handfield is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. Professor Ian George is the owner of ProPar Consulting Ltd.

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Finance and Cash Flow: the Basics

Finance and Cash Flow: the Basics

18.06.2020 Lisa McAuley

How critical is cash? Some would argue Cash is King. That the Cashflow Statement says much more about the health of a business than it gets credit for. Accountants and investment analysts will look at this with a slightly different lens and priority, but most SMEs, anywhere in the world, live or die by cash.

The next session in the GTPA’s “Business Health Check” series is focused on exactly that – “Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance (SCF) during COVID-19”.

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GTR Asia 2020

GTR Asia 2020

11.06.2020 Global Trade Review

Following the unprecedented ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent uncertainty over both the safety and viability of holding physical events, Global Trade Review is delighted to announce that GTR Asia 2020, the world's largest trade finance gathering, will this year be taking place virtually, on September 8-10.

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Inclusive Trade

Inclusive Trade

09.06.2020 Lisa McAuley

Toward a more just and inclusive trading future.

In July the GTPA will be launching a new white paper on Inclusive Trade which will recognise the important role that Inclusive Trade can play in economies around the world so that the gains from trade flow to all members of society equally.

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Business Leaders Assessing Global Value Chains under the COVID-19 Crisis

Business Leaders Assessing Global Value Chains under the COVID-19 Crisis

09.06.2020 Grace Jaramillo

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people, business and societies in new and profound ways. Acknowledging the challenges ahead, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Global Trade Professional Association (GTPA) joined forces to help business communities and governments alike navigate the future and improve trade and investment governance that help the world get back on its feet.

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Business Planning for Recovery

Business Planning for Recovery

09.06.2020 Collins Rex

As economies slowly emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, business is taking the first tentative steps towards normal operations. And now, more than ever, there is a need to take stock and revise business plans and strategies to ensure both recovery and future growth.

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TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN SERVICES ASSOCIATES (TIISA) - YOUNG SCHOLARS PAPER AWARD

TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN SERVICES ASSOCIATES (TIISA) - YOUNG SCHOLARS PAPER AWARD

03.06.2020 Institute for International Trade

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2020

The Jean Monnet Network; Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) brings together leading academics across Europe, Asia and Australia and key institutions - Sussex University, University of Adelaide, Örebro University, National Tsing Hua University, Utrecht University, University of International Business and Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, World Trade Institute in research on domestic regulation and global governance of services trade and investment flows.

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STATEMENT: GTPA RECOGNISES NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK AND THE NEED FOR INCLUSIVE TRADE INITIATIVES

STATEMENT: GTPA RECOGNISES NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK AND THE NEED FOR INCLUSIVE TRADE INITIATIVES

03.06.2020 Lisa McAuley

As Australia celebrates National Reconciliation Week, the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) recognises the contribution Indigenous Australians have made to Australia’s culture, identity and achievements.

Reconciliation is about a mutual strengthening of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to create a more just, equitable and reconciled Australia. Trade and commerce play an integral role in this.

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TIISA WEBINAR - MONDAY 8 JUNE, 2020

TIISA WEBINAR - MONDAY 8 JUNE, 2020

03.06.2020 Institute for International Trade

The impact of servicification on global supply chains in the ASEAN region: dynamics, restrictions, and policy implications

International trade in services, especially via exports from emerging markets, is increasingly being channelled through the embedding of services in the export of goods. These goods include intermediate products, which are elements of Global Value Chains (GVCs).

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Digital marketing: the basics with Collins Rex

Digital marketing: the basics with Collins Rex

27.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

Collins Rex is the Asia/ Africa Director for the GTPA who has owned and operated her own very successful businesses on two continents. In her professional capacity she assists clients across a range of international marketing, product development and communications areas, helping them get maximum return on their marketing investment. Collins is passionate about seeing small business do better business, and do it on the global stage!

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Digital marketing: the basics

Digital marketing: the basics

26.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

Join us for the next session in our Business Health Check series.

Join our resident marketing expert, Collins Rex, for a lively discussion of the basic elements of digital marketing.

If you’re mystified by terms like SEM, SEO, PPC and remarketing, this session will lift the veil and put you in a better position to make informed decisions regarding your digital marketing strategy.

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GTPA and IIT stands ready to collaborate with APEC

GTPA and IIT stands ready to collaborate with APEC

18.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) and International Trade of the University of Adelaide (IIT) commends and shares the course of action delineated in the Statement on COVID-19 by APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade issued in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 05 May 2020.

Lisa McAuley, CEO of the GTPA said “in these challenging times, international leadership and cooperation are not only crucial but also a manifestation of the significance of economic integration regional projects like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).”

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Let’s talk about Zoom: Getting the most from your virtual meetings

Let’s talk about Zoom: Getting the most from your virtual meetings

18.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

The COVID-19 crisis has radically changed the way we interact, both for business and personally. With travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, we’re all having to make peace with finding virtual ways to run our businesses, interact with our clients and colleagues, and even keep in touch with those we hold dear. Unfortunately, many of us are not using the virtual mechanisms at our disposal effectively or efficiently.

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Contracting in times of crisis: the legal stuff with Russell Wiese

Contracting in times of crisis: the legal stuff with Russell Wiese

14.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

Russell Wiese heads Hunt & Hunt Lawyers' Customs and Global Trade Team. For the past 15 years he has specialised in commercial and regulatory issues associated with international supply chains. His clients are importers, exporters, freight forwarders and customs brokers. In particular, Russell assists clients with commercial agreements, dispute resolution, customs compliance and transport contracts. He is the current chair of the Australian Law Counsel Customs and International Transactions Committee.

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Managing your remote workforce with Collins Rex

Managing your remote workforce with Collins Rex

14.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

Collins Rex is the Asia/ Africa Director for the GTPA who has owned and operated her own very successful businesses on two continents. In her professional capacity she assists clients across a range of international marketing, product development and communications areas, helping them get maximum return on their marketing investment. Collins is passionate about seeing small business do better business, and do it on the global stage!

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10 ways to use trade to Save our SMEs

10 ways to use trade to Save our SMEs

13.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA is pleased to be part of the ICC work on the Saves our SMEs initiative. As part of the SMEs committee we provided input into the recently released recommendations.

ICC has issued 10 recommendations for how governments can use trade to help micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) weather the COVID-19 storm.

Underscoring the vital role can trade play in helping small business stay afloat and driving a rapid economic recovery, the 10 ways for governments to use trade to Save our SMEs statement calls on governments to take urgent action to Save Our SMEs.

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RENEWED EFFORTS FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

RENEWED EFFORTS FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

13.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

Opinion of:

Lisa McAuley, CEO of GTPA

Dr Tomás Quesada, VP for Research and Policy of GTPA

The benefits of integrated economies have been visible in the handling of the pandemic itself

The world’s economy is facing its hardest prospect since the Great Depression. The International Monetary Fund projects a sharp contraction of the global economy of -3 percent for 2020. Global trade has been particularly affected due to supply chains disruptions, a fall in domestic consumption and investment, a reduction in the number of working hours, and the imposition of non-tariff barriers by governments. Protectionist measures already evident before the virus outbreak have now exacerbated. According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), global trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020, and it is likely to fall harder in sectors with complex value chains.

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Upskilling in Lockdown

Upskilling in Lockdown

05.05.2020 Joseph Meli

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt throughout our industry and the world, our priority as always is the health and well-being of our trainees, staff and clients as well as our industry and the broader community we serve. We remain committed to supporting you during this difficult period and helping you transition back to more normal operations when the time is right.

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Unlocking inclusion and partnerships in global trade

Unlocking inclusion and partnerships in global trade

29.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

No one business, and certainly no MSME, needs to navigate these rather stormy waters alone

As these lines are being written, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) around the world are closing their operations. No one business, and certainly no MSME, needs to navigate these rather stormy waters alone.While the global business landscape is changing quite rapidly, we are confident that the global business environment will eventually stabilise. In the meantime, businesses’ capacity to survive will depend on their ability to innovate the ways in which they communicate, manage their business, and engage customers.

 

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Managing global supply chains with Dr Ian George from the United Kingdom

Managing global supply chains with Dr Ian George from the United Kingdom

27.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

Ian George is the Owner of ProPar Consulting Ltd a procurement and supply management consultancy specialising in organisational transformation and leadership development. Owner of IP based on academic rigour grounded in consulting practice. Prior to this Ian was the Head of Strategy and Process Development, Philips Electronics Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2000-2002, a global organisation covering six divisions from medical devices, body care and entertainment to silicon chips. Responsible for €16bn spend administered by 2600 staff across 93 offices and Supplier Development Senior Manager, BMW Group Birmingham, UK and South Carolina, USA.

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Managing global supply chains with Dr Robert Handfield from the United States of America

Managing global supply chains with Dr Robert Handfield from the United States of America

27.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. He also serves as Faculty Lead for the Manufacturing Analytics group within the International Institute of Analytics, and is on the Faculty for Operations Research Curriculum at NC State University.

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Global trade cooperation after COVID-19: Can the G20 contain disintegration?

Global trade cooperation after COVID-19: Can the G20 contain disintegration?

21.04.2020 Peter Draper

By Professor Peter Draper - Institute for International Trade

If ever the G20, the self-styled apex forum for international economic cooperation, needed to step up to the plate it is now. However, while it did so for the 2009 London Summit — in the eye of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) — it is highly unlikely to this time. It is also not clear what the definition of success is, unlike the GFC when the core objective was to save Western financial systems from collapse. Each G20 country is correctly focused on managing its own health trajectory, with little policy bandwidth left to devote to international economic cooperation.

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Managing supply chain risks: Business health check

Managing supply chain risks: Business health check

21.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

This week we will be discussing Managing supply chain risks as part of our online business health check series. We are delighted to be joined this week by supply chain experts: Dr Robert Handfield from the United States of America and Dr Ian George from the United Kingdom.

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How to Manage in a Post-COVID Supply Chain

How to Manage in a Post-COVID Supply Chain

13.04.2020 Robert Handfield

Join us for the free webinar on Thursday, April 16th at 2:30pm EDT.

Every sector of the economy is struggling to understand how to continue given the impact of the Coronavirus on their business enterprises. Workers are now communicating through remote conferencing services due to shelter-at-home orders, and anxiety levels are rising as the economic future remains uncertain.

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GTPA congratulates the Morrison Government and the Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham for this morning announcing a boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

GTPA congratulates the Morrison Government and the Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham for this morning announcing a boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

01.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.

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We will continue to support initiatives that can protect our very important creative industries sectors who are majorly impacted by this current environment

We will continue to support initiatives that can protect our very important creative industries sectors who are majorly impacted by this current environment

01.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

In the interest of keeping the arts (particularly music) alive and kicking in these tough times, our Director for Africa and Asia, Ms Collins Rex would like to share the details of an amazing artist who’s streaming three live concerts to three cities in one day this weekend. The concert isn’t free, but US$12 is a small price to pay for music of this calibre.

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Proactive supplier communication is critical in this pandemic

Proactive supplier communication is critical in this pandemic

30.03.2020 Robert Handfield

As the coronavirus epidemic shuts down the global economy, supply chain executives should be taking steps now to ensure that their supply base remains intact in the face of massive disruption. This was certainly the case in the 2008 Great Recession. We recently published a paper that demonstrates empirically that over the period of the major financial crisis, supply managers who regularly assess and develop an understanding of their key suppliers’ working capital conditions are more likely to re-negotiate contracts that revise payment terms, leading to improved supplier working capital and fewer supply chain disruptions. The data was collected smack dab in the middle of the crisis, so we were able to capture what was happening in supply managers’ minds during this period. Right now, shipments have stopped, payments have stopped, and people are being laid off. Taking steps now to avoid future pain when the supply chain starts up is critical to ensure that suppliers survive this massive disruption, and are able to start back up again.

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Global Fund Supports

Global Fund Supports

27.03.2020 Collins Rex

Times are tough in this COVID-19 world. As more and more businesses are forced to shut down or suspend operations, more people are facing an uncertain future without regular work. But every dark cloud has a silver lining and many Governments, Federal, State and Local are stepping up. If you need work, or assistance of another kind, remember that you’re not alone.

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