SheTrades Global _ 2018 International Business Festival Liverpool


We are very pleased to announce our partnership with SheTrades in the upcoming 3 days Flagship Global Event , SheTrades Global at The 2018 International Business Festival from 26th - 28th June 2018!


SheTrades Global is the premier global business event linking women entrepreneurs with buyers, partners, and investors. Focusing on business development, investment, and innovation, the event comprises conferences and two days of business to business meetingsPrevious forums cutting across a variety of sectors attracted thousands of people and generated over US$ 80 million worth of new business opportunities.



·         In the Tourism sector, you can expect to meet 150 highly qualified women owned accommodation suppliers, MICE, DMCs and tour operators from 30 countries;

·         Selected buyers attending the B2B sessions on 27 and 28 June 2018 will be provided with lunch and accommodation (limited rooms still available);

·         It’s a very productive use of your time as you will find women owned suppliers from around the world under one roof;

·         SheTrades Global 2018 will be part of the International Business Festival, providing even further business/investment opportunities for participants;

·         Broaden your pool of suppliers and identify new and innovative business opportunities;

·         Learn about leading-edge approaches to supplier diversity management;

·         Deliver on CSR and Supplier Diversity commitments and goals;

·         Contribute to women’s economic empowerment and sustainable development.

Why not join us at this revolutionary event by completing this online form.


About SheTrades Mission:


A GOAL: Connect 1 million women to market by 2020

Women’s economic empowerment is not a matter for government policy, the private sector, or civil society alone. All have critical roles to play. This is why the International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched the SheTrades initiative, which seeks to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.


Having more women in the marketplace has a positive impact businesses in all sectors and the women themselves who benefit from a larger workforce, more competition, and as a result more choices between better products.  In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that advancing women’s equality could add US $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025, enabling economies to unlock their full potential –and SheTrades is the key.


A BLUEPRINT: Seven global actions to ensure success

While women’s economic empowerment has been on the global development agenda for almost two decades, knowledge about female entrepreneurship has been fragmentary, and the business and economic cases have not been fully articulated. Our months’ long consultations in 2015 with thought leaders around the world sought to ramp up the trajectory towards eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. These consultations revealed that a key challenge is the persisting silos between the various actors working in this area, as well as the substantive components of women’s enterprise development including research, policy, finance, access to markets and capacity building.


Stakeholders ranging from financial institutions to research and multilateral organisations are called upon to collaborate with ITC to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs by making specific, actionable pledges.  Click an icon below to become a part of the movement and join SheTrades as we continue to drive policy changes that scale-up women owned businesses.

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