Start Date: 4/16/2019 5:30 PM EDT
End Date: 4/16/2019 7:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: Baker Hostetler Location:
1050 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States 20035
Inclusive Trade: The International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations working at the intersection of trade and empowerment to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development that contributes to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. ITC supports progressive approaches to trade that empower developing countries, and communities, including women and youth, to improve their economic condition and their quality of life. One of ITC’s flagship programmes is the SheTrades initiative, which aims to connect 3 million women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to international markets by 2021.
Join us for a lively discussion with Arancha on how trade can be better leveraged to promote inclusive growth and economic empowerment of women.
Executive Director, ITC
Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, since September 2013.
Ms. González, a Spanish national, has extensive knowledge about international trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in trade and development matters in the public and private sectors, as well as in management at multilateral organizations.
Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative (Sherpa) at the G-20.
Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission, conducting negotiations of trade agreements and assisting developing countries in trade-development efforts. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the European Commission spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Union Trade Commissioner.
Ms. González began her career in the private sector as an associate in a German law firm advising companies on trade, competition and state-aid matters.
Ms. González holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Carlos III, Madrid. She co-chairs the World Economic Forum (WEF) Agenda Council on the Future of Trade and Investment. Besides her native Spanish, she speaks English, French, German and Italian.
Discussion will be from 6:00-7:00, with a pre and post reception.