Today, during Day 3 of the Global Trade and Development Week, I held a Masterclass on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) and Compliance Management. This was a three hour workshop breakout session. 

The Masterclass became a huge success. More than three times as many people as registered attended the event, and the conference had to bring as many chairs they could into the room and more than 20 people listened to the workshop from the corridor outside the conference room.

It became an interactive session with a lot of dialogue. 

The AEO and Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) instrument is really taking off right now.

When the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement comes knto force this trend will grow even more. 

I received very positive feedback on my Masterclass by the participants. Another great day with many good meetings. 

Today is the second day of the Global Trade and Development Week 7.0 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

I participated in a panel on digital customs and eCommerce.

I also had a number of great bilateral meetings. 

We in KGH Border Services is strategic partner to the organizers KW Group and Federal Customs Authority of UAE for this event.

Today the Global Trade and Development Week 7.0 (GTDW) started in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. GTDW had more than 400 participants this year. 

This is an international conference, this year with the theme: The Global Future Of AEO, Customs & Trade.

I was chair and moderator for the event. Key Note Speakers were e.g: H.E Ali Mohammed Soihib AL Kaabi, Commissioner Of Customs, Chairman Federal Customs Authority, UNited Arab Emirates (UAE), our Swedish top diplomat Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary General UNCTAD and Antonis Kastrissianakis, Director Security, Safety, Trade Facilitation, Rules Of Origin And International Cooperation, Directorate-General For Taxation And Customs Union, European Union. 

One of the special features of GTDW is the panel discussions. This year we had really good interactions. 

The first day was an excellent event, good agenda, great discussions and fantastic networking.