I am excited to join the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) as Board Director
I am excited to join the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) as Board Director. The vision behind the GTPA could not be presented to the international community at a more perfect, even critically important, moment in time when significant global drivers are shaping international trade, including shifting demographics, technological innovation, and the growth of new trade routes.
Trade and international engagement is integral to the prosperity of businesses, including SMEs and micro-enterprises around the world.
The GTPA aims to advance and accelerate the professionalisation of the practice of all aspects of international trade, including related areas in cross-border business and investment, taking the broadest view of what constitutes - and contributes to - international commerce.
In addition, we will develop an unparalleled, trusted global network of practitioners across all disciplines and from all parts of the globe, engaging experts from businesses of all sizes, from government and public-sector entities, international institutions, academia, and other interested organisations, to support the certification and professional development aspect of the GTPA mandate. These same world-class experts will contribute to the advocacy and thought-leadership work of the GTPA.
This moment in history demands a thoughtful, strategic approach to the evolution of the global architecture for trade, investment, and international engagement, acknowledging imperfections but being far more effective in articulating the value and benefits of trade and international engagement across the globe.
The GTPA is uniquely placed to shape and advance this ambitious set of objectives. We look forward to you working with us to make this a reality.