1000+

ATTENDEES

8

WEBINARS

50+

SPEAKERS

70

COUNTRIES

4

DAYS

Virtual Event

01.

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 70 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

02.

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
03.

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.

Speakers

Gonzalo Guzman
Gonzalo Guzman
Chief Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, Unilever
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Chris Southworth
Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom
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Rebekah Braswell
Founder, Landlife Company / ICC Commission on Digital Economy
ICCUK-Oswald-Kuyler
Oswald Kuyler
Head of Strategy, Europe, MonetaGo
María Fernanda Garza 2022
Maria Fernanda Garza
Chair, ICC
ICCUK-Paul-Drechsler
Paul Drechsler
Chairman, ICC United Kingdom

International Trade & Prosperity Week
Programme

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

Monday

17 October 2022
*all times BST

Global trends, priorities and analysis

Webinar 1: A view from the boardroom

09.00 – 11.00

09.00 – 09.05 | WELCOME REMARKS
Chris Southworth Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom
09.05 – 09.15 | WORLD TRADE CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES
SPEAKER TBC
09.15 – 09.25 | KEYNOTE – WORLD BUSINESS PRIORITIES
Maria Fernanda Garza, ICC Chair, ICC Mexico
09.25 – 09.45 | KEYNOTE 2: WORLD ECONOMIC OVERVIEW
Melanie Laloum Lead Economist, ICC
09.45 – 11.00 | PANEL DISCUSSION
Our esteemed panel will unveil the latest global statistics and discuss how boardrooms are looking to review the international trading landscape and identify key priorities in ‘Rebuilding resilience in global value chains’.
MODERATOR: Paul Drechsler CBE Chairman, ICC United Kingdom

PANELLISTS: TBC

Tuesday

18 October 2022
*all times BST

Preserving nature for future generations

Webinar 2: Integrating the global framework for biodiversity

09.00 – 10.15

09.00-10.10 | PANEL DISCUSSION

COP15 has produced a landmark multinational accord, the Post-2020 Global Framework for Biodiversity, to address one of the most pressing ecological and economic issues of our time. The new framework has the potential to unlock new business opportunities, incentivise companies to pursue trajectories that are positive for biodiversity, and help create a stable operating environment for business globally. As the CBD rulebook is agreed, its implementation requires the right translation of regulations at national level as well as the right incentives in place to embed the targets into business decision-making and disclosure.

Focusing on the initiatives of COP15, this session will discuss what the new framework means for industry, and how it could support the integration of biodiversity-related information into business reporting.

MODERATOR: Dr Mark Johnson Strategy Lead for Nature Based Solutions, BP

PANELLISTS:
Bianca Brasil Program Manager – Business Engagement, Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations

Will Lockhardt Deputy Director of International Environment Negotiations, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

*More panellists to be announced soon*

10.00-10.15 | Q & A

Webinar 3: Biodiversity in action

14.00 – 15.15

14.00 – 15.00 | PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

This session brings together businesses from around the world to discuss current challenges and to share best practices around the implementation of biodiversity targets, including governance, practical application, and disclosure.

International Trade & Prosperity Week

MODERATOR: Kat Bruce Director, Nature Metrics

PANELLISTS:
Helen Nyul Group Head of Biodiversity, Barratt Developments
Rebekah Braswell Founding Member and CCO, Landlife Company / ICC Netherlands

*More panellists to be announced soon*

15.00 – 15.15 | Q & A

Wednesday

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

PANELLISTS:

Luca Castellani Legal Officer, UNCITRAL Secretariat
Hannah Nguyen Director of Digital Ecosystems, ICC DSI
Sin Yonh Loh Trade Trust, MDA
Nick Davies Director Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation, ICC United Kingdom

SESSION 5, ROUNDTABLE: The roadmap for 2023

12.00-13.30 | EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE

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.

Participants:
Gerard Hartsink Chair, Industry Advisory Board, ICC Digital Standards Initiative
Pamela Mar Managing Director, ICC Digital Standards Initiative
Kobsak Duangee Chair, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
Todd Burwell President, BAFT
Filip Koscielecki Marine Insurance Working Group, P&I Clubs
Sean Edwards International Trade and Forfaiting Organisation
Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs ICC France
Steve Armitage Head of Innovation, Heathrow Airport
Peter Friedl Glencore
Matthew Bradley DP World
Vashti Maharaj The Commonwealth Secretariat
Harald Schoen Federal Ministry of Justice, Head of Unit for Transport Law and Commercial Transactions
Soo Hyun Kim UN Framework on Paperless Trade, UNESCAP
Steve Beck Asia Development Bank
Graham Floater Chief Digital Trade Negotiator, Department for International

*More to be announced

Webinar 6: Tackling fraud; market solutions – sponsored by MonetaGo

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

PANELLISTS: TBC

MODERATOR: TBC

Thursday

20 October 2022
*all times BST

Championing a culture of integrity

Webinar 7: Responsible business conduct in times of turbulence

09.00-10.15 | PANEL DISCUSSION

PANELLISTS: 

Gonzalo Guzman General Counsel, Anti-corruption and third party compliance / Chief Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, Unilever
Hannah Koep-Andrieu Policy Advisor, Exactives/Sector Projects, OECD

*More to be announced

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.

Webinar 8: Promoting global integrity – implementation in different regions

14.00 – 15.15 | PANEL DISCUSSION

Given the incentives discussed earlier, this panel brings together global business examples from Europe, Latin America and Australia to share challenges in regional implementation, signs of progress and future directions with a focus on the management of corruption risks and third-party due diligence. By sharing best practices and experience across these regions, this session aims to share practical ways to level up the global playing field for businesses to promote better integrity and responsible business conduct.

MODERATOR: Rogerio Ghesti Director, Policy ICC United Kingdom

PANELLISTS:
Marijke Wolf Secretary General, ICC Netherlands
Diego Sierra Laris President of the ICC Mexico Anti-Corruption Commission

*More panellists to be announced

Sponsors

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

International Trade & Prosperity Week supporters
International Trade & Prosperity Week media partners

Become a sponsor

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.

Please reach out ASAP if you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities with us.

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