Key sessions: Insights on Trade from Davos 23

Key sessions: Insights on Trade from Davos 23

Date: 17/01/2023

More than 2,700 leaders from 130 different countries. 600 of the world’s top CEOs. 52 heads of state and government.

World leaders are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos to help find solutions to some of the world’s largest challenges. The turbulent economic outlook, climate change and increased global fragmentation top the agenda.

At DP World, we believe in striving to change what’s possible for everyone. That includes helping forge a new era of global trade to help revive the global economy and spread prosperity. By harnessing the power of innovative technologies, we can ensure the global trading system is both inclusive and sustainable.

Here are 5 events to bookmark to gain all the latest insights on trade from Davos 23.

1. The Trade in Transition Report launch

January 17, UTC 0630-0800,
DP World Pavilion, 63 Promenade, Davos

The Trade in Transition annual report will provide a private sector outlook on global trade. After a welcome address from DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the research will be presented by the Economist Impact.

Click here to watch the session.

2. Relaunching Trade, Growth and Investment

January 17, UTC 13:00
Congress Centre and live streamed at

Flows of capital, goods, services and people have tripled the size of the global economy over the past three decades, boosting living standards. With the benefits of trade so apparent, how can leaders develop a new agenda for trade, growth and investment? This session includes the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Click here to watch the session. Short on time? Read our session recap

3. Shared Value Partnerships

January 18, UTC 13:00-14:00
DP World Pavilion, Promenade 63, Davos

The concept of “shared value” has gained traction, with corporate leaders committing to create economic gains while generating societal benefits. At DP World, we want to have a positive and sustainable impact on the countries where we operate, enhancing employment, elevating local level infrastructure and contributing to growth. To achieve these goals requires collaboration and a shared value approach to partnerships. This panel discussion will include DP World’s Group Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Maha Al Qattan.

4. The Case for Trade

January 18, UTC 16:30
Congress Centre and live streamed at

Transforming the global trading system has the power to lift many people out of poverty. The panel – which includes US Trade Representative Katherine Tai – will discuss a new narrative to revitalise global trade.

Watch the session here, or read our session recap.

5. Decarbonizing Supply Chains: Leaving no one behind

January 19, UTC 16:30
Congress Centre and live streamed at

Technology and innovation are key to decarbonising the supply chain. But a lack of green infrastructure means emerging economies are at risk of being left behind. The panel – which includes ministers from Zambia and South Africa – will discuss how emerging economies can harness frontier technologies to ensure the sustainable movement of goods.

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