Global Advocacy - EBRD
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The EBRD organizes conferences which bring together key market players and civil society stakeholders (including NGOs) opinion makers, business organizations, academics, think-tanks, local authorities and government officials to analyze the latest challenges in the trade finance sector and identify the most lucrative ways to overcome them in the current economic environment. Also, the Bank supports numerous workshops, events and other capacity-building activities that support stakeholder networks and information exchange.
One of the most notable of these meetings is the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) one-day event, organized in a conference format, which is held within the framework of the EBRD’s Annual Meeting and Business Forum in May every year. The TFP event offers an opportunity to share contemporary trade finance banking expertise through presentations by professional trade finance bankers and specialists. It also provides a platform for signing agreements with banks that have recently joined the TFP and hosts an award ceremony for the most active TFP banks in the previous year.
The EBRD also participates in and contributes to various meetings taking place in Geneva at the WTO, such as the bi-annual Aid for Trade Monitoring Exercise and the GPA Committee plenary meetings.