INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FESTIVAL Programme 

 

SHETRADES GLOBAL LIVERPOOL- Programme

Monday 25 June

9:00 – 18:00      Registration 

Tuesday 26 June

08:00 – 09:00    Registration

09:00 – 09:30    WELCOME: OPENING MORNING (AUDITORIUM)

                          Ms. Arancha González, ITC Executive Director

                          The Rt Hon Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development. United Kingdom

09:30 – 10:00   KEYNOTE SPEAKER

                         Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group

10:00 – 10:15   Coffee Break  

10:15 – 11:30   THE ENTREPENEURS: TURNING IDEAS INTO UNICORNS (Auditorium)

                         Moderator: Ms. Julie Gichuru, Media Personality/Business Journalist

                         Dr. Anna Mokgokong, Executive Chair of Community Investment Holdings

                         Ms. Adimaimalaga Tafuna'l, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Women in Business Development Inc;                                                                          Samoa

                         Ms. Sanem Oktar, President, Kagider, Women Entrepeneurs Association of Turkey

                         Ms. Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, Self-Employed Women's Association (TBC)

11:30 – 12:00    Group photo

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 16:00    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS (Auditorium and Room 2B)

                         Session I – Preparing to do business

                          Delegates will participate in parallel sector sessions led by international experts to prepare to do                                        business during SheTrades Global.

16:00 – 16:30    KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Futures Stage)

                          In conversation with:

                               H.E. Ms. Rula Ghani, First Lady of Islamic Repuclic of Afghanistan

                               Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre   

16:30 - 17:00    Book Signing (SheTrades Village)

                         Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Founder, FI Group

19:30                GALA DINNER (by Invitation)

 

Wednesday 27 June

SheTrades Village- Meet investors, business experts and benefit from short training sessions hosted by partners throughout the event!

08:30 – 09:30    WOMEN AND TRADE: FUTURE TRENDS (Future Stages)

                           Moderator: Ms. Natasha Lomas, Senior Reporter, TechCrunch (TBC)

                           Panellists: 

                           Dr. Paola Subacchi, Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy & Finance, Chatman House

                           e-Estonia Showroom representative (TBC)

                           Mr. Jacob de Geer, Chief Executive Officer, iZettle (TBC) 

                           Maersk speaker (TBC)

                           Vodafone speaker (TBC)

                           Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands (TBC)

09:30 – 10:00  Coffee Break

10:00 – 12:00    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS (Auditorium and Room 2B)

                          Session II – Meet the experts

                           Industry leaders will share key industry trends, regulations and procurement policies and practices with                             participants in sector groups.

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 16:40    DOING BUSINESS (Auditorium)

                          Business to business meetings

                          Speed networking

Thursday 28 June 

SheTrades Village - Meet investors, business experts and benefit from short training sessions hosted by partners throughout the event!

08:30 – 09:45    THE ENABLERS: MAKING TRADE HAPPEN (Futures Stage)

                           Moderator: 

                          Ms. Soumaya Keynes, Economics and Trade Correspondent, The Economist 

                           Panellists:

                          Hon. Dr. Isatou Touray, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment, Gambia 

                          Ms. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation 

                          Ms. Isa Müller-Wegner, Vice-President, Emerging European Countries (EEC)

                          eBay speaker (TBC)

                          UPS speaker (TBC)

                          Hon. Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine

                          Mr. Ali Al Kamali, Deputy CEO, Dubai Exports

09:45 – 13:05    DOING BUSINESS (Auditorium)

                          Business to business meetings

                          Speed networking

13:05 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 14:30     KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Auditorium)

                            In conversation with

                            H.E. Ms. Esther Lungu, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia

                            Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC

14:30 – 16:30   SHETRADES: INVESTMENT CHALLENGE (Auditorium)

                          Moderator: 

                          Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head of ITC SheTrades Initiative 

                          Jury:

                           Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC

                           Ms. Caroline Ndungu, Managing Director, Barclays Bank Kenya

                           Mr. Guido Boysen, Chief Executive Officer, Grofin

                           Mr. Laliteswar Kumar, Investment Director, Global Innovation Fund

                           Ms. Betty Yan Liu, Venture Partner, Growth Initiatives at Maersk 

16:30 – 17:30    PLENARY:  CLOSING SESSION (Auditorium)

                           Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC

                           Mr. Max Steinberg, Chairman. 2018 International Business Festival