Upcoming Webinar

Future of Trade 2020
Report Launch


Monday, 19 October 2020, 1:00pm - 2:30pm (GST)

DMCC launches its flagship thought leadership report with webinar comprised of trade experts

The digital launch event for the DMCC’s Future of Trade 2020 report will see business leaders, policy experts and renowned academics debate the changing nature of global trade.


The impact of geopolitics, technology, and global economic trends on the future of trade, with a focus on trade growth, supply chains, trade finance, infrastructure and sustainability will all be discussed.


Previous versions of the report have been downloaded over 110,000 times, and the 2020 edit represents a synthesis of worldwide viewpoints on what the future holds, and is based on research, data, indices, and interviews with leading trade practitioners and business leaders from across the globe.


This webinar will map out the scenarios for how trade will develop in the 2020s and beyond, with a relevance for anyone involved in trade, trade policy, international investment, and the operation of businesses with global value chains.


Limited spaces available - register now to secure your place at this unique platform.


The webinar will be in English with a live interpreter in Arabic and Mandarin

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Outlook – The future of trade growth

Geopolitics – How tensions will define the trade landscape as a new global trade order emerges

Technology – How technology will drive trade growth, and disrupt global value chains

Finance and infrastructure – Exploring the importance of creating strong financial, physical, and digital networks and infrastructure to facilitate modern trade

Sustainability – Global trade’s impact on sustainability issues, and the policy interventions and innovative approaches driving meaningful change





13:00 - 13:10 Opening and welcome speech Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

13:10 - 13:20 Presentation of report findings Feryal Ahmadi
Chief Operating Officer

13:20 - 13:40 Keynote interview Pascal Lamy
President - Paris Peace Forum
Former Director-General - World Trade Organization (WTO)

In conversation with:

Michael Lawrence (Moderator)
Chief Executive
Asia House

13:40 - 14:20 Panel discussion Michael Lawrence (Moderator)
Chief Executive
Asia House

Anthony Butler
Chief Technology Officer

Jinny Yan
Chief China Economist
ICBC Standard Bank

Stephen Olson
Research Fellow
Hinrich Foundation
14:20 - 14:30 Audience Q&A