13th World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference and Awards
Small businesses are the cornerstone for prosperity, inclusiveness and sustainability.
Bold solutions for resilience and recovery
The 13th World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference and Awards (WTPO) will take place at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The event is jointly hosted by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Heads and senior representatives of Trade Promotion Organizations from across the world will explore how bold organizations provide solutions to help build resilience and manage risk in times of uncertainty. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a guide, the event will outline and celebrate how trade and investment organizations address business survival and competitiveness, and support trade-led growth, while serving their communities and protecting our planet.
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Businesses need solutions that provide information, support innovation, facilitate market access, manage risk and improve resilience.
At the World Trade Promotion Organizations conference 2022, we explore how bold trade and investment organizations provide solutions to help build resilience and manage risk in times of uncertainty. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a guide, we consider how these organizations address business survival and competitiveness and support trade-led growth while serving their communities and protecting our planet.
The first day features insights on global megatrends, followed by perspectives from business leaders. The focus then moves to explore global trade and investment opportunities related to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Special sessions focus on the trade promotion organization (TPO) context, dedicated to embracing risk and sustainable business practices that deliver competitive advantage. The first day ends with an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the WTPO awards 2022. The final day is an introspection on creating resilient, agile and bold organizations that help businesses to scale up trade.
The WTPO awards run parallel to the conference.
The award winners 2022 will be announced during the WTPO Conference on 17 May in Accra, Ghana.
These awards identify and recognize those processes that have successfully contributed to strengthening the competitiveness of exporting enterprises or have made a significant and positive change towards reaching this objective.
Thank you for your interest in hosting the 14th World Trade Promotion Organization Conference and Awards (WTPO). By presenting a bid to host the next event, you will be bidding for an opportunity to showcase your organization and your country.
Organizing the WTPO Conference and the Awards gala dinner can be an exciting and rewarding experience.
Before you decide to place a bid to host the 2024 Conference, carefully review the bidding guidelines which contain important information including the eligibility criteria, the legal framework, including a sample MoU, for hosting the conference in partnership with ITC; and details and deadlines on submitting your expression of interest and preparing your bid.
Bids by eligible TPOs will be presented on 17 May 2022 in Accra, Ghana at a dedicated plenary session during the 2022 WTPO conference.
Submitting a bid is done in three steps:
Complete the Expression of Interest form and e-mail it to the contact addresses below.
The deadline for submitting this form to ITC is 25 April 2022.
ITC will acknowledge receipt of the expressions of interest and confirm the first stage of the candidate’s eligibility following submission.
Please note: It may not be possible to consider a TPO’s bid if the Expression of Interest is submitted after this date due to the scheduling needs of the conference programme.
Please email the signed Certificate of Agreement to the contact addresses below.
The deadline for submitting the signed certificate is 2 May 2022. It may also be submitted earlier with the Expression of Interest if preferred.
ITC will acknowledge receipt of the certificate and confirm the candidate’s eligibility to bid for the WTPO 2024 Conference.
Please note: In the event acknowledgement from the responsible host government representative cannot be obtained before 2 May 2022 please inform ITC when submitting the Expression of Interest.
Please prepare a five-to-eight minute presentation to be delivered during the dedicated plenary session on 17 May 2022. This presentation can be in the form of a video, multimedia or PowerPoint, etc. Past bidders have shown videos showcasing their TPOs and supported the presentation with a brief discussion describing what the TPO would provide to participants if it were selected. The deadline to submit your presentation to ITC is 10 May 2022.
Information on past events is available at the TPO Network website, www.tponetwork.com.
Please e-mail your Expression of Interest to the International Trade Centre at:
Ms Ann Penistan penistan [at] intracen.org (penistan[at]intracen[dot]org)
Ms Sibylle Neuhaus: neuhaus [at] intracen.org (neuhaus[at]intracen[dot]org)