From Export Promotion to Internationalization

The Role of Trade Promotion Organizations in the Evolving Global Economy - Conference Report, 3-5 November 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Proceedings of 2014 Trade Promotion Organizations (TPO) Network World Conference and Awards held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 3 - 5 November 2014, addressing the theme ‘From export promotion to internationalization’, reflects the debates, discussions and key messages of the conference and showcases the winners of the 2014 TPO Network Awards; reviews the recent trend in the business support environment to merge trade and investment activities; discusses the benefits and opportunities for TPOs and their beneficiaries such as trade facilitation, diversifying exports towards emerging markets and integrating SMEs into value chains.



Foreword by Arancha González

Trade, investment and development were at the heart of the 10th Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network World Conference and Awards. This was the largest gathering ever for this biennial event – more than 400 leaders from 68 countries participated, bringing together TPOs, business associations, trade and development professionals and policymakers around the table.


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