WIF Stakeholders' Event: Session II

Global value chains: Opportunities and challenges for international and domestic firms
jointly organized by UNCTAD, the International Trade Centre and WAIPA
Event
Session Type
Conference
19 April 2008
15:00 - 18:00 Africa/Accra
Africa/Accra

In the global economy, distance is increasingly irrelevant for companies as they seek to source goods and services. This has created opportunities for both developed and developing countries. The same process, however, threatens domestic producers who have not reached standards expected by global buyers. Understanding global value chains, therefore, has become key to facilitating the participation of small domestic suppliers in the international production system. In this session, panelists will consider best practices in supplier development programmes and analyse the role.

In this session, panelists will consider best practices in supplier development programmes and analyse the role” this part “of investment promotion agencies in establishing sustainable global value chains

Speakers

Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda
Director, Private Sector Development, International Development Ireland
CEO, Apex Brasil
Director of External Relations, EMBRAER
Africa and Asia Supply Chain Manager, SABMiller
Vice President, Liz Claiborne
Executive Vice President, Candiani Denim
Vice President, China National Textile & Apparel Council
Chairman, Enterprise Mauritius
Chairman, Wing Tai International Apparel Group
University of Fribourg and Observatoire de la Finance

Moderators

Managing Director, Peak Performance