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Registration opens for the 2016TPO Network World Conference

18 July 2016
ITC News

(Geneva/Casablanca) – Registration is now open for the 11th Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network World Conference, which will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 24 25 November 2016.

Hosted by Maroc Export in partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the theme of this year's event is Moving Forward: The Future of Trade and Investment Promotion. Participants will explore trends shaping the economic and social landscape in which trade and investment promotion organizations (TPOs) operate.

More than 200 senior experts in trade and investment promotion from over 50 countries are expected to attend the biennial event to exchange knowledge and share good practices.

The conference will explore the implications of the digital revolution for how TPOs operate and provide services. It will examine the role of standards for the international value chains of the future and the emergence of Africa as the next trade and investment destination. Other topics include ‘how to’ workshops on global market places and e-commerce, and managing TIPOs for effectiveness in the face of a complex and rapidly changing world.

The TPO Network Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 24 November. The 2016 awards will recognize TPOs that have demonstrated outstanding performance in the development of innovative solutions in export development. Winning TPOs will present their initiatives on the second day of the conference.

To register for the conference, please visit:

For further information and to download the provisional conference programme, please visit:

Notes to the Editor:

ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development. For more information, visit Follow ITC on Twitter: @ITCnews

Maroc Export is Morocco’s national trade promotion agency contributing to the development of the national economy in foreign countries. Established in 1976 and under the supervision of the Ministry Delegate to the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, in charge of Foreign Trade, Maroc Export works for the promotion of exports of industrial products, services and all products, except foods, phosphates and derivatives, tourism and crafts that have specific organs.

ITC Media contact:

Jarle Hetland
Media Officer, Office of the Executive Director

T: +41 22 730 0145

M: +41 789 277 406

E:hetland [at]

Maroc Export Media contact:

Chaimaa Bourass

Press Officer

T: +212 522 30 22 10

M:: +212 668 16 50 05

E: bourass [at]