SheTrades Digital Forum


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Duration: 5 Days

SheTrades Digital Forum 2021

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women-owned businesses, in particular, have been disproportionately affected.

The SheTrades Digital Forum aims to leverage partnerships and knowledge exchange among stakeholders - women-owned businesses (WOBs), private sector, business support organisations (BSOs), buyers, investors, and suppliers - to help women-owned businesses bounce back faster and seize opportunities in the post-COVID landscape.

Organised by the SheTrades Commonwealth project, SheTrades Digital Forum (22 - 26 Feb 2021) is the first of several events leading up to SheTrades Global Dubai.

Join us to connect, share, learn, and do business.

What Can I Expect?

  • Connect the International Trade Centre's Commonwealth network of WOBs, BSOs, BuyersInvestors, and Suppliers;
  • Share inspiring success stories and lessons learned on how WOBs and BSOs are adapting to the “new normal”;
  • Establish new partnerships and reinforce existing ones across the Commonwealth;  
  • Facilitate business deals, investments, and new opportunities.


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What's On?

As the launch event of SheTrades Global Dubai, SheTrades Digital Forum activities will be organised around the themes of Sustainability, Partnerships, and Digitalisation.

There is something for everyone - whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, private sector or business support organisation, etc.:

  • Panel Discussions involving women entrepreneurs, sector experts, investors, and more;
  • Networking Power Hours;
  • Thematic Virtual Lounges;
  • Virtual Booths (for selected SheTrades Commonwealth businesses).

Who Should Apply?

We welcome registrations from any of the below stakeholders across the Commonwealth:

  • Women-Owned Businesses;
  • Buyers;
  • Investors;
  • Private Sector;
  • Business Support Organisations; and
  • Suppliers

For more information on criteria, scroll down under registration Tab. 

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About the International Trade Centre

The International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

About the ITC SheTrades Initiative

The SheTrades initiative aims to connect three million women to market. The initiative is underpinned by seven Global Actions and brings together stakeholders across the global women entrepreneurship ecosystem to address trade barriers and create opportunities for women entrepreneurs. SheTrades Initiative is supported by a web and mobile digital platform. For more information, please visit

About ITC SheTrades Commonwealth

The SheTrades Commonwealth programme aims to increase economic growth and job creation in Commonwealth countries by increasing the participation of women-owned businesses in international trade. The project is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and implemented by the International Trade Centre under the framework of the SheTrades Initiative. For more information, please visit