The Trade Division and Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will organize a Joint Conference on the Impact of Globalization on Transport, Logistics and Trade: the UNECE Work, on Tuesday 24 February 2009, 15.00-18.00, at the Palais des Nations in Salle XII.
This event will be a unique opportunity to identify synergies and areas of collaboration between the trade and transport communities, in particular on such issues as supply chain competitiveness or measuring border crossing performances.
It will show how UNECE trade and transport facilitation conventions, standards and policy recommendations, can provide substantive benefits to both governments and business within the global trading environment.
A brief background paper will elaborate on UNECE’s role in improving transport, simplifying processes, lowering the cost of doing business and increasing predictability and transparency. It will identify possible ways to help countries increase their economic efficiency and their participation in global supply chains through UNECE’s trade and transport facilitation instruments and activities.
The Conference will take place during the annual sessions of the Committee on Inland Transport and the Committee on Trade. Participants will include key government officials from all over the region; high-ranking representatives from international organizations, the European Union and the International Transport Forum; experienced scholars and experts from non-governmental organizations and trade and transport associations; as well as international business executives from the trade and logistics sector.
For more details, please contact our focal points:
Ms. Martine-Sophie Fouvez at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Transport Division and Ms. Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab and Mr. Mika Vepsalainen for the Trade Division at email@example.com.