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.




This report was written by Natalie Domeisen and Dianna Rienstra. Design and layout was done by Kristina Golubic and Judith Hunziker respectively. Copy editing was conducted by Carmelita Endaya. Special thanks to Ann Penistan, Senior Training Adviser, ITC for coordination and peer review of this report and to Pennie Hurndell for her valuable insights on the content and layout. Special thanks are also extended to ITC session moderators Aicha Pouye, José Prunello, Rajesh Aggarwal, Jane Drake-Brockman, Vanessa Erogbogbo, Martin Labbe, Geraldine Goh and Marion Jansen.


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