Africa: Global Leaders to Focus On Boosting SME Competitiveness At the World Export Development Forum

Geneva and Kigali, Rwanda — Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, will take centre-stage of the trade and development world on 15-17 September as global thinkers, business leaders and practitioners arrive for the 14th World Export Development Forum (WEDF).

This is the first time that the International Trade Centre (ITC), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will bring its flagship event to Africa. The Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will host the conference.
 
More than 500 representatives of government, the private sector and trade support institutions will contribute to the global debate on achieving inclusive, sustainable development through entrepreneurship, employment and economic growth. The urgent need to create trade and employment opportunities by increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be at the core of the discussions.
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