At a time when the world seems more fractured and countries are engaging in Trade Wars, a trading nation like Australia needs a steady hand at the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). As a result of the recent resignation of the current Director General, the world is searching for a new leader to navigate the quagmire and develop trade rules for the 21st Century.
The members of the WTO will elect a new Director General by the end of this year. Thanks to Ai Group’s membership of the Global Business Coalition, members will have the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates and ask questions on their vision for the WTO and global trade.
The webinars will be held over the coming weeks. The candidates and the individual registration links are below:
Former Finance and Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria. Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and recently appointed as African Union (AU) Special Envoy to mobilise international support for the fight against COVID-19.
Minister for Trade, Republic of Korea. Formerly Korea’s key FTA strategist and negotiator of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Korea-China FTA and the Korea-US FTA.
Minister advising on international and local economic strategic matters. Former Minister of Economy and Planning, responsible for interaction with international organizations and multilateral agencies.
Former UK Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.