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GIF launches new report, “The New Faces of Transpacific Trade”

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at a roundtable with entrepreneurs, corporations and policymakers, the Global Innovation Forum released a new report, “The New Faces of Transpacific Trade,” profiling 23 globally-engaged startups and small businesses across twelve countries –...

GIF Co-Hosts Panel at Biennial UNESCO Tech4Dev Conference in Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland – On May 4, Innovation Insights, Global Innovation Forum and Innovation Forum Lausanne organized a breakout panel discussion at UNESCO's biennial Tech4Dev conference – a gathering for international development leaders, scientists and...

GIF Participates in APEC SME Working Group Session in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – This week, the United States hosted an APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group workshop, “Enhancing MSMEs’ Access to the Digital Economy” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The workshop’s roughly 100 participants represented a range of...

Going Global at SXSW 2016

Building on several years of international programming, South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Interactive will once again host an array of global startups, corporations and trade delegations at this year’s gathering in Austin, Texas from March 11-15. Below is a sampling of the...

Global Innovation Forum Welcomes New Deputy Director 

          Washington, D.C. – The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) at the National Foreign Trade Council announces the appointment of Kaveri Marathe to the position of Deputy Director. In her role, Marathe will work closely with GIF’s Executive Director Jake Colvin to...

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