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Geneva, Switzerland | 27-30 September 2022

world trade organization​​

 About Public Forum 2022 

"Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action” This year's Public Forum will look at how trade can contribute to post-pandemic economic recovery. The Forum will examine, in particular, how trade rules can be strengthened, and government policies improved to create a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive trading system The Forum has three subthemes:​

 - Leveraging technology for an inclusive recovery

 - Delivering a trade agenda for a sustainable future

 - Framing the future of trade 

 About NCC’s Working Session 

The Saudi National Competitiveness Center will host a working session titled: "Transformational Reforms to Build a 21st-Century Competitive Economy" ,as a participant in WTO Public Forum 2022.


Potential Panelists for NCC Session


H.E. Dr. Eiman Almutairi
Vice Minister of Commerce


​​​Matthew Stephenson

Head of Investment Policy and Practice


Rebecca Grynspan
Secretary General

​David Weller

Director, Economic Policy


Abdulaziz Al-houti

Chief Investment Officer​
Jahez International Co.

Crispin Conroy

Ambassador/Permanent Observer to the United Nations
ICC Representative Director,​ Geneva

main discussion points

 - Transforming Saudi into a global and regional trade hub; connecting the East with the West and facilitating global trade
 - Revamping its logistics strategy for large scale trade 
 - Establishing economic zones and hubs 
 - Investing in digital infrastructure 

Locally – Implemented a collaborative model with the private sector and international organizations to develop reforms:
 - Continuous policies consultations 
 - Enhancing Government service efficiency 
 - Opening up the country’s e-commerce potential 
 - Reducing trade overhead using digital technologies
 - Socio-economic reforms related to women inclusion and empowerment 
 - Skills Development and Global Talent attraction 

Government panelists will cover the importance of agility and adaptiveness in government policies 

Private sector panelists will showcase success stories and lessons learned and how to drive an impactful public-private collaboration

Join us​

​     Registration for the WTO Public Forum 2022 has now closed


Panal Overview​

 - Location:  WTO Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (OMC)
 - Venue: CR Room 
 - Attendees: Around 200 Person
 - Date & Time: 28th of September    -     2:00 – 3:15 pm 


For any further enquiries 
Phone Number: +966566093999​