GTPA announces "Festival of Inclusive Trade"

26.06.2020 Collins Rex
GTPA announces "Festival of Inclusive Trade"

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”.

The festival will be an online celebration of all things inclusive trade, including robust discussions on the concept of inclusive trade.With the creative industries sector accounting for 7% of the world’s GDP (according to the International Trade Centre), and creativity being key to innovation, and a driver for sustainability and prosperity, the festival will also highlight this sector by featuring art created by women, young people, and members of indigenous and diaspora communities around the world.

Over the course of four weeks from mid-September to mid-October 2020, the GTPA will:

  • Host virtual moderated panel discussions around the key issues of inclusive trade
  • Present capability building webinars for representative businesses wanting to enter global value chains
  • Feature the stories of successful representative businesses across all four groups:women, youth, indigenous and diaspora
  • Curate a mini online festival of inclusive creative arts, including music, visual art, the written and spoken word, and film

Panel members, moderators and presenters will be drawn from representative groups from a range of economies, both developed and emerging. In addition to commissioning work specifically for the festival, the GTPA is also inviting artists across all creative genres to collaborate and have their work featured.

For further information, or to become involved as a collaborator, a partner or a sponsor, contact the Festival Director, Collins Rex at