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COVID Recovery and the Power of Women Exporters

By Jake Colvin and Jamaica Gayle, NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum Prior to COVID-19, many governments were stepping up to support women’s economic empowerment. Now it’s critical for governments to make support for women’s engagement in the global economy core to...

A Small Business Surge in Digital Trade

By Jake Colvin and Jamaica Gayle, NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum Global entrepreneurs are going online. Here’s how governments can help. With many storefronts and offices around the world shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are adopting new...

The new threat of Internet Tariffs

Governments are adopting or considering adopting new policies that will charge tariffs at the border on large portions of the Internet, including video calls, cloud computing, streaming video and music, e-Books, mobile phone apps, and social media. These policies...

Going Global @ SXSW 2019

Let the countdown begin! The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) is heading back to Austin, Texas this year for South-by-Southwest (SXSW) 2019 from March 9 - 12 and we are especially excited about all the global programming. Below is a list of our top picks for this year -...

Power of a Global Network
The New Faces of American Trade
The New Faces of Transpacific Trade
European Startups: Global from the Get Go
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