World Economic Forum Annual Meet – Davos 2024

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation was at Davos 2024. The 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum convened under the theme ‘Rebuilding Trust’ to focus on the fundamental principles driving trust, including transparency, consistency and accountability.

Alliance Session Summaries

Unleashing Trade for Development

16 January, 09:00-09:45 CET 

Trade barriers, along with persistent global crises, continue to stifle the growth of many developing countries. This session explored the crucial role of trade facilitation in ensuring inclusive growth and provide a much-needed space to reinforce our commitment to ensuring that our most vulnerable economies reap the benefits of trade.

Organiser: the Alliance



Facilitating Trade Through Tech

19 January, 9:30-11:00 CET 

Effectively deploying technology is the most impactful approach to boosting trade. How can we overcome network barriers to accelerate trade innovation? This workshop addressed the opportunities and challenges of enabling technologically driven trade. Participants discussed the role of technology in accelerating trade, making it more efficient, inclusive, and sustainable across three table-level discussions.

Organiser: WEF TradeTech Team, UAE, Alliance

Driving Action Under the African Continental Free Trade Area,

17 January, 7:30 CET

This breakfast session broughtg together the Forum Friends of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – a coalition of heads of state, ministers, chief executives and heads of international organizations to support the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement through public-private collaboration.

Organiser: WEF Africa Team, with Alliance support