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Organization of Women in International Trade conference, October 24-25

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) – a non-profit, professional organization that supports the advancement of women in international trade and business – held its 18th Annual World Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with OWIT’s Nairobi chapter. Alliance Director Philippe Isler participated in the event, describing the Alliance’s work in modernising the cross-border movement of goods and the importance of trade facilitation to women’s economic empowerment, particularly in developing countries. Philippe’s presentation also looked at how public-private partnerships are vital to identifying problem areas in customs processes.

Business process analysis training

Last week, 25 participants from 12 different ministries, border agencies and the private sector attended a full-day training session on how to use business process analysis as a tool to streamline and automate trade-related processes using international best practice.

Alliance talks trade facilitation with Latin America’s leaders

The World Economic Forum on Latin America in São Paulo brought together more than 750 leaders from government, business and civil society from over 40 countries to drive forward an agenda of responsible leadership, innovation and economic progress for the region. With so many of the region’s important stakeholders in one place, the Alliance saw an opportunity to bring together the public and private sectors for an interactive workshop on trade facilitation.