Here you will find a wealth of live online events from which to choose.

Our live programme includes hard-hitting panel discussions on a range of trade issues, fireside chats with entrepreneurs and mentors, case studies, and so much more!  Whether you're a trade professional, a consumer, or just interested in business and inclusion, you're sure to find something here that will inform, inspire and engage.

Just click on the event/s of your choice below to see more details on each event, including speaker bios and more, and to register.  All events are free to attend.

Please note:  events are scheduled in the time zone of the presenter/s' location.  You'll need to use this handy time zone converter to calculate your local time.

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Live Events

​Digital enterprise as a means to economic inclusion image

​ Digital enterprise as a means to economic inclusion

22-Oct-21 | 11am (Bangkok) Digital inclusion is recognised as one of the key social justice challenges facing policy makers and communities worldwide. Digital inclusion is not just about computers and technology. Digital inclusion is really about social inclusion.
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​ Digital diplomacy in Africa

25-Oct-21 | 12pm (Johannesburg, South Africa) This presentation looks at digital diplomacy in Africa, which is a valuable tool for state recognition, where some states are developing technologically and others have been newly formed and thus require a strong connection with the foreign world.
​Hyperloop & digital logistics: The future of freight? image

​ Hyperloop & digital logistics: The future of freight?

25-Oct-21 | 10am (Amsterdam, Netherlands) This session looks into the near future where a 10,000 kilometre hyperloop network crosses national borders, transporting cargo and people, and where freight needs are digitally matched with providers. Welcome to the future of freight!
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​ Readiness assessment for cross-border paperless trade

26-Oct-21 | 9am (Zurich, Switzerland) Cross-border paperless trade has the potential to grow trade competitiveness, and also support enabling environments for e-commerce and digital trade. The session introduces tools for readiness assessment for cross-border paperless trade.
​The history & role of Afrikaaps or "Kaaps" in South African society image

​ The history & role of Afrikaaps or "Kaaps" in South African society

26-Oct-21 | 11am (Cape Town, South Africa) Afrikaaps is a language created in 1600s South Africa & spoken widely today. This session examines the role of Afrikaaps in early trade, and it's importance in maintaining cultural identity in modern RSA.
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​ Women’s entrepreneurship in the Pacific post-COVID

27-Oct-21 | 3pm (Melbourne, Australia) COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions has had a profound impact on small businesses in the Pacific, and women entrepreneurs have been especially hard hit. In this session, we hear from the women at the coalface in the Pacific.
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​ Women’s entrepreneurship in South Asia post-COVID

27-Oct-21 | 3pm (Dhaka, Bangladesh) COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions has had a profound impact on small businesses in South Asia, and women entrepreneurs have been especially hard hit. This panel discussion looks back at the past 18 months, and forward to the future.
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​ Mentoring for business success in Canada

27-Oct-21 | 8.30pm (Toronto, Canada) Mentorship is a vital component of Toronto Business Development Centre's (TBDC’s) success. This discussion focuses on the role of mentorship in helping entrepreneurs, particularly those new to Canada, succeed.
​The importance of language in fostering inclusion & empowerment image

​ The importance of language in fostering inclusion & empowerment

28-Oct-21 | 10am (Cape Town, South Africa) Focussing on languages often ignored or mis-represented, our expert panel discusses the importance of recognising the standing and value of: Afrikaaps, Tstositaal, and the San languages.
​The importance of building networks across borders for woman-led businesses image

​ The importance of building networks across borders for woman-led businesses

28-Oct-21 | 6pm (Toronto, Canada) This panel discussion dissects the importance of building networks across borders, to encourage and facilitate international trade amongst women.
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​ Harnessing Digital Skills of Women Entrepreneurs

29-Oct-21 | 9am (Geneva, Switzerland) COVID-19 has affected the lives and livelihoods of many women entrepreneurs, particularly in the informal sector. Our panel discusses the need for women entrepreneurs to harness digital skills to succeed.
​Women-led businesses in PNG – facing challenge & embracing opportunity image

​ Women-led businesses in PNG – facing challenge & embracing opportunity

23-Oct-21 | 2pm (Port Moresby, PNG) In this panel discussion, women entrepreneurs from Papua New Guinea share their stories of surviving and building back better after the pandemic.
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​ Women taking on the world!

23-Oct-21 | 5pm (Toronto, Canada) Women sometimes overcome great personal and professional challenges to build businesses. They all benefit from building networks to share ideas, and to do great business! This is their story.
​New perspectives for people, art & Country image

​ New perspectives for people, art & Country

28-Oct-21 | 1pm (Melbourne, Australia) We examine the need to facilitate new, stable platforms that promote, celebrate and support cultural maintenance, allow Indigenous leadership to thrive, and feature strong participation and economic opportunities for Indigenous people.
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​ Building communities through tolerance & inclusion

22-Oct-21 | 12pm (Melbourne, Australia) When fear and misunderstanding is removed, barriers are shattered and acceptance and inclusion soon follows. The founder of "Turbans4Australia" discusses the organisation's important community outreach.
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​ Unlocking women’s leadership potential through mentoring

21-Oct-21 | 6pm (Canada Eastern) Women leaders face unique obstacles while pursuing senior impact and scope. In conversation we explore the value of mentoring in helping women achieve their potential.
​Global supply chain resilience & the impact on women business owners image

​ Global supply chain resilience & the impact on women business owners

29-Oct-21 | TBC Join us for the launch of a report aimed at understanding the needs of women-led SMEs after the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically in relation to global supply chains.
​The impact of climate change on regional security and competitiveness image

​ The impact of climate change on regional security and competitiveness

29-Oct-21 | TBC This event will discuss the approaches to ESG trade policy from a European vs Asia-Pacific perspective, with speakers from both regions.
​Hey Neighbour – building community one block at a time image

​ Hey Neighbour – building community one block at a time

28-Oct-21 | 4pm (Melbourne, Australia) This presentation illustrates how multiple, diverse and once siloed communities have been working together through to share a collective vision for the future and imagine new ways to live, work, learn and play.
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​ Samoan Small Island Developing States Solution

25-Oct-21 | 12pm (Sydney, Australia) What exactly is the SIDS Forum? Find out in conversation with two entrepreneurs who are helping to drive the initiative in Samoa.
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​ Collaboration for inclusion & growth in fashion

26-Oct-21 | 3pm (Melbourne, Australia) A leading Australian plus size clothing brand and an esteemed Aboriginal fashion artist discuss their upcoming collaboration on a new range.
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​ Mother to Mother - bringing the stage play to the screen

21-Oct-21 | 10am (Johannesburg, South Africa) In conversation, we explore the process of bringing the documentary, Mother to Mother, to the screen.  We speak to the film's producer, as well as the producer of the stage play in a fascinating glimpse into the artistic mind.
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​ Increasing intra-African trade: opportunities and challenges

28-Oct-21 | 4pm (Canada Eastern) Intra-African trade makes up just 16% of total African trade, but opportunities abound. Our panel will examine the reasons for the slow uptake and possible solutions to the challenge.