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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Long Kemvichet

Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
Mr. LONG Kemvichet is currently serving as the Director of the Department of International Cooperation, which is a department dedicated to cooperating with development partners to support trade development in Cambodia. He has extensive experience with the EIF since the implementation of Tier 1 project in Cambodia in 2010 and is an integral part of the National Implementation Unit at technical and managerial level. In conjunction with EIF Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects, Mr. Long was heavily involved with other Development Partner-financed project called the Trade Development Support Program with the World Bank as Trust Fund Manager, that recently came to satisfactory conclusion in 2016. In addition, Mr. Long was instrumental in pushing through the design phase of Accelerating Inclusive Markets for Smallholders (AIMS) project which is financed by a loan of USD36.3 million from International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and is continued to contribute effectively to the implementation of this project.
He holds a Master of Laws Degree from Kyushu University, Japan.