Lunch Workshop: Exploring how the e-commerce ecosystem enables SMEs & development

Date & Time

07/15/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

World Trade Organization

Rue de Lausanne 154
Geneva

Join ITI and NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum for an open discussion with entrepreneurs, global technology companies and government officials to explore the impact of digital technologies on small business and development and the role of trade policy in enabling this e-commerce ecosystem.

Small businesses and startups leverage a constellation of online technologies to power their business, including e-commerce and logistics services, payments and lending products, AI and machine learning, applications and mobile technology, and search, marketing, and productivity solutions. Collectively, these digital tools enable small businesses and startups to increase productivity and trust, find new customers and partners, develop innovative business and social solutions, and access global markets and run their businesses on a global basis.

Participants will include:
Omar Bawa, Co-Founder of Goodwall
Based in Geneva, Goodwall is the leading professional development network for young talent, guiding the next generation as it navigates the future of learning and earning.
Karim Bin Humam, Founder and Director of Operations at Skilllab
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Skilllab is a social business developing technology solutions to empower employment services and better integrate refugees into local labor markets.
Sasibai Kimis, Founder & Director of EARTH HEIR
Based in Selangor, Malaysia, EARTH HEIR® works with artisans from women’s cooperatives, indigenous tribes and refugee groups across six states of Malaysia. Earth Heir celebrates Malaysia’s varied heritage art forms and unique cultural narratives.
• Global technology companies and representatives from GIF and ITI.