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    Executive Forum: Export Strategy Consultations in 2005


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 1/2005 

    In 2005, ITC's Executive Forum is working with its network in a new series of two-day sessions to spot best practices in national export strategy and bring them to the attention of others. Over 60 countries are expected to participate in these consultations during 2005:

    • Techniques for Managing National Export Strategy, January; ITC.

    • Competitiveness through Export Clustering: Strategic Considerations, April; Tirupur, India, with the Tirupur Export Association and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

    • Financing the Partnership - Successful Management of Matching Grant Schemes, May; Tunis, with FAMEX, Tunisia and the World Bank.

    • Tourism Mega-Clusters - A Strategic Approach to Value-addition and Value Retention, June; Kingston, Jamaica, with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO).

    • A Strategic Approach to the Quality Assurance Challenge, July; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Global debate on services exporting

    The Executive Forum's annual global debate will focus on "A Services-led Export Strategy: Issues and Responses", in October in Montreux, Switzerland. The event's richness is evident from the participants, who come from every continent, from the private and public sectors, international organizations and government ministries. This global gathering has taken place annually since 1999. Regional forums have been under way since 2001. The Executive Forum research and debates have been strongly supported by seco, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.


    To participate

    To express interest in participating in the specialized consultations and the global debate, contact execforum@intracen.org 

    For details, see http://www.intracen.org/execforum

     Brian Barclay is Coordinator of the Executive Forum.