The Festival of Inclusive Trade is an initiative of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance and is being held online over two weeks, from 18 October 2021; all events are free to attend.

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. Consequently, the Festival of Inclusive Trade focuses on four main groups often excluded from the benefits of international trade:

  • Women
  • Youth
  • First Nations
  • Diaspora communities

The Festival is an online celebration and an examination of all things inclusion, and trade. It includes robust discussions on the concept of inclusive trade and the issues facing those on the margins, but it also highlights the achievements of those so often excluded from international trade.

Of course, we would accommodate any role you wish to take!

Last year’s inaugural Festival of Inclusive Trade featured close to 70 high calibre events93 individual speakers/artists (and an entire symphony orchestra!) from 80 countries. The Festival was attended online by well over 1,200 delegates from across the globe, and recorded session videos have been viewed over 10,000 times.

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