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.
Today is the second day of the Global Trade and Development Week 7.0 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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.
Today the UAE AEO programme formally was launched with the certification of the first eight AEO companies of United Arab Emirates in front of 250 invited national and international guests at a ceremony in Dubai.
UAE AEO is not only the first AEO programme of the Gulf region but it is the most advanced and innovative AEO programme in the world. On Tuesday November 1st the programme that has a benefit package with 47 benefits will open for new applications.
Tonight the news arrived, CETA will be signed. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced the news and also sent it out on Twitter.
This is great step forward for trade, traders, job creation and people in Canada and the European Union.