World Trade Forum

Where trade experts convene

The World Trade Forum is an annual event co-organised by the World Trade Institute each autumn to discuss a topic related to the world trading system.

World Trade Forum 2017

Twelve years of the SNSF-financed NCCR Trade Regulation research project will come to an end in summer 2017. In light of this milestone, researchers from each of the six work packages planned events around the world as part of the NCCR Global Series on Trade Regulation. The Global Series will culminate with the final NCCR 'summit', which will take place during our annual flagship conference: the World Trade Forum. This year’s theme is, 'Trade Policy in Turbulent Times'. The conference will take place at the Sunstar Hotel in Grindelwald on 6-7 October 2017. Information on the programme, travel and registration will be posted here shortly.

World Trade Forum archive

The programmes for previous editions of the World Trade Forum can be found below:

2016, ‘Behind-the-Border Policies and Global Trade’

2015, '20 Years of the World Trade Organization'

2014, 'International Trade in Electricity and the Greening Economy'

2013, 'Trade Cooperation: the Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements'

2012, 'The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs: Lessons from the Trade Field'

2011, 'New Directions and Emerging Challenges in International Investment Law and Policy'

2010, 'Trade Governance in the Digital Age'

2009, 'Making Decisions at the World Trade Organization: Past, Present and Beyond Doha'