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The Forum will bring together leaders from governments, donors, international organizations, business and academia to foster trade action in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and inspire deeper collaborations and commitments in support of further LDC integration into global and regional trade.
2018 is a turning point for LDCs and trade, with a growing trade gap between developed nations and the world’s poorest countries and increasing instability in the world economy. The momentum we generate this year must lead to further integration of LDCs into trade at multiple scales into the future.  
At the Forum, leaders and practitioners from around the world will share what they have achieved on trade development in LDCs to date, with Aid for Trade complementing national initiatives, and will commit to doing more to ensure LDCs integrate and benefit from global trade. It will culminate in a call to action to leverage trade to combat poverty and inequality and to create a more inclusive trading system. 
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Andrew Crosby

ICTSD
Managing Director
Geneva, Switzerland
Andrew Crosby is part of ICTSD's Senior Management team and leads ICTSD’s substantive work on the new economy (digital, services, innovation) and implications for sustainable development. He contributes to ICTSD's work on global governance, G20 and emerging economies, and has previously focused on agriculture and food security among others. He was ICTSD’s first programmes director from 1997 to 2002, a period that led to the establishment of ICTSD as a globally recognised leader on trade and sustainable development.
Wednesday, June 13
 

09:30

10:30

10:45

14:15

15:45

16:00

17:45

 
Thursday, June 14
 

09:30

10:30

10:45

14:15