Virtual Event


What is International Trade & Prosperity Week?

ICC’s International Trade and Prosperity Week (ITPW) is our free, flagship event of the year, drawing an online audience of more than 1000 attendees and over 3000 viewers across 250 businesses and 100 countries.

This year’s conference, Building resilience in global value chains will be held virtually from 17th-20th October 2022. Once more we’ll be exploring the latest global economic trends by sharing views from international boardrooms, an expert roundtable on the roadmap for digital trade in 2023, as well as dedicated sessions on the new global biodiversity framework being agreed this year. Finally, we’ll be reviewing best practice from around the world on responsible business conduct, and how best to champion a global culture of integrity.

DAY 1 – Global trends, priorities and analysis

DAY 2 – Preserving nature for future generations

DAY 3 – Connecting the digital trade ecosystem

DAY 4 – Championing a culture of integrity


Why attend?

Join us for this free, online and global conversation on key international business priorities during this critical juncture of the world’s economy. This discussion is more important than ever as we shift towards a more sustainable, inclusive and green global economy and as global value chains continue to feel the strain of real-world challenges.

You’ll also have the chance to:

  • Be part of an international audience – hear experts share insights from across the world
  • Network with attendees – make global connections easily with our new virtual platform
  • Create your own agenda – select the webinars most relevant to you and join the conversation

About ICC

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) brings together the global perspective and is the only business organisation with UN Observer Status, being a B20 Co-founder/Network Partner, strategic partner to the WTO, UNFCCC business focal point for climate change and convener of the UN SDG Business Forum.

ICC’s International Trade & Prosperity Week 2022 specifically addresses “how” companies, organisations and governments are addressing real-world challenges, and implementing solutions that deliver more inclusive, sustainable and greener outcomes for Building resilience in global value chains.


Gonzalo Guzman
Gonzalo Guzman
Chief Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Unilever
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Chris Southworth
Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom
Oswald Kuyler
Head of Strategy, Europe, MonetaGo
María Fernanda Garza 2022
Maria Fernanda Garza
Chair, ICC; Chair/CEO, Orestia
Paul Drechsler CBE
Chairman, ICC United Kingdom

International Trade & Prosperity Week

17 – 20 October 2022
7 webinars | 4 days  | 50+ international speakers


17 October 2022
*all times BST

Global trends, priorities and analysis

Webinar 1: A view from the boardroom

09.00 – 11.15AM BST

09.00 – 09.05 | WELCOME REMARKS
Chris Southworth Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom
Maria Fernanda Garza, ICC Chair, ICC Mexico
Melanie Laloum Lead Economist, ICC
09.45 – 11.00 | PANEL DISCUSSION

Technology development, changing demographics, climate change, COVID-19 and the Ukraine conflict are exposing fragilities in global value chains and forcing decision makers to think again about how to move goods, services and finance across the global trading system.

The disruption caused by these challenges has impacted economic growth, price stability, supply and demand, food security and the social fabric of our communities. It has also underlined the importance of trade, decarbonisation, digitalisation and responsible business conduct to our economic well-being.

 Resilient global value chains are essential to underpinning a sustainable economic recovery. Join our esteemed panel as they share insights into the opportunities and risks facing global boardrooms.

MODERATOR: Paul Drechsler CBE Chair, ICC United Kingdom


Chris Gaunt OBE British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey
Daniel Feffer Chair, ICC Brazil
Dr Holger Bingmann President, ICC Germany

*more to be announced

11.00 – 11.15am | GUEST SPEAKER TBC


18 October 2022
*all times BST


Webinar 2: Preserving nature for future generations


The world’s natural ecosystems underpin the production of the most common goods we buy and much of our way of life. The consequences of biodiversity degradation and loss can lead to higher input costs or the disruption of global value chains. Companies are increasingly under pressure from investors and consumers to address biodiversity loss and account for their biodiversity impacts. Now is the time to strengthen the business case of biodiversity and fully embed biodiversity into business decision-making and operations.

In the run up to COP15 in December, business experts and government representative will discuss expectations for the global biodiversity framework, and the importance of a coordinated approach for implementation. These thought leaders will share what the new framework will mean for industry, and how it could support the integration of biodiversity into business supply chains. Panellists will also discuss current challenges and to share best practices around the implementation of biodiversity targets, including governance, practical application, and disclosure.

OPENING KEYNOTE: Will Lockhart Deputy Director of International Environment Negotiations, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
PANEL MODERATOR: Dr Mark Johnston Strategy Lead
for Nature-based Solutions, BP

Kat Bruce Director, NatureMetrics
Helen Nyul
Group Head of Biodiversity, Barratt Developments
Rebekah Braswell CEO, Landlife Company / ICC Netherlands
*Others to be announced soon




19 October 2022
*all times BST

Connecting the ecosystem for digital trade

Webinar 4: The modernisation of world trade

09.00 – 10.15

09.00-10.15 | PANEL DISCUSSION

The ICC Digital Standards Initiative is at the vanguard of modernising the digital trade ecosystem: setting common digital standards, providing new rules for digital trade, connecting public and private systems and harmonising laws. It is the most ambitious and transformative programme in world trade, cutting trade costs by 80%, reducing border compliance times from 25 days to 1 day and delivering trillions in SME exports and economic growth.

This session will provide all the latest updates, insights and achievements from G7, G20, The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, WTO, regional trade groupings and standard setting bodies.

MODERATOR: Deepesh Patel Editorial Director, Trade Finance Global


Luca Castellani Legal Officer, UNCITRAL Secretariat
Hannah Nguyen Director of Digital Ecosystems, ICC DSI
Sin Yong Loh Director, Trade Trust, MDA / Digital Utilities Cluster
Nick Davies Director, Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation, ICC United Kingdom
Patrik Zekkar CEO, Enigio

SESSION 5, ROUNDTABLE: The roadmap for 2023

  • Kobsak Duangdee – Chair, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
  • Gerard Hartsink – Chair, ICC DSI Industry Advisory Board
  • Tod Burwell – President and Chief Executive Officer, BAFT
  • Filip Koscielecki – Senior Claims Executive / Innovation Ambassador at Thomas Miller
  • Sean Edwards – Chair, International Trade and Forfaiting Association
  • Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs – Secretary General, ICC France
  • Steve Armitage, Head of Innovation, Heathrow Airport
  • Lars Karlson – Global Head of Trade & Customs Consulting, Maersk
  • Peter Friedli – Glencore
  • Matthew Bradley – DP World
  • Vashti Maharaj – Adviser, Digital Trade Policy, The Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Harold Schoen – Federal Ministry of Justice, Head of Unit for Transport Law and Commercial Transactions
  • Steve Beck – Asia Development Bank (TBC)
  • Graham Floater – Chief Digital Trade Negotiation, Department for International Trade
  • Peter Sissons – International Engagement Director, DSI
  • Niels Nuyens – Program Director, Digital Container Shipping Association
  • Ulf Eggefors – Head of Sales Transport & Logistics, Enigio
  • Craig Burchell – Senior VP, Global Government Affairs, Huawei
  • Nick Ashton-Hart – Special Adviser, International Internet Policy, ICC United Kingdom
  • Yann Duval – Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, ESCAP

By invitation only

Webinar 6: Tackling fraud; market solutions

14.00-15.15  PANEL SESSION

This session will be the global launch of a new ICC report on the scale of international fraud in the current system. In discussing the findings of this report, we’ll share how smarter use of technology and better quality data systems are foundational to preventing fraud in the trading system. We’ll also review current market failures acting as barriers to reducing fraud, such as over reliance on paper documentation and lack of centralised fraud alert systems. Finally, we’ll highlight potential solutions with case studies of successful action by governments and industry.

MODERATOR: Eleanor Wragg, Journalist, Global Trade Review


Oswald Kuyler Head of Strategy, MonetaGo
Tod Burwell President, BAFT
Sean Edwards Chair, International Trade and Forfaiting Association

*others TBC



20 October 2022
*all times BST

Championing a culture of integrity

Webinar 7: Responsible business conduct in times of turbulence


Enforcement of corporate liability and anticorruption by governments have become strong incentives for business to improve their compliance. Today, investors both public and private increasingly demand better governance and integrity from their clients. Due diligence by multi-national corporates also affects domestic SMEs participating in their supply chain.

Despite this, corruption remains widespread and many countries have yet to introduce/enforce corporate liability. Compliance officers often struggle to convey their challenges to company owners or managers, even though international standards are multiplied. As such, creating a true culture of integrity remains a challenging task, with the Covid-19 pandemic further contributing to these challenges by creating more opportunities for corruption, and reducing resources for compliance.

Bringing together leading global voices on integrity, this session aims to convene a high-level discussion on ways to incentivise businesses to operate with integrity, thus levelling the global playing field and promoting business codes of conduct. This session will discuss the proactive actions that can be taken to entrench the culture of integrity within business in the post-pandemic landscape.


Gonzalo Guzman
  Chief Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, Unilever
Hentie Dirker
Chief ESG and Integrity Officer, SNC-Lavalin
Louis Maréchal Senior Advisor, Minerals & Extractives, Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, OECD
Zachary Coseglia Managing Principal and Head of Innovation, Ropes and Gray Insights Lab

*More to be announced


We’re grateful to our global ICC colleagues and media partners for supporting this event:

International Trade & Prosperity Week
ICC Media Partners

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Last year, International Trade & Prosperity Week attracted an audience of over 1000 registrations from more than 70 countries and 250 global businesses, with over 360,000 reached on social media, 3000 viewers and 40+ global ICC offices supporting the event.

ITPW 2022 will build on the success of our 2021 event and attract an international audience representing various stakeholders in global value chains, including tier 1 and 2 corporates, tier 2 and 3 supply chain companies, governments (G20, G7), international institutions (WTO, UN, OECD, Commonwealth), NGOs, consumer groups and unions.

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