Organization: International Trade Centre

Location: International Trade Centre, 54-56 Rue de Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva

Description:   The Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum is one of the leading events focused on trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards.

Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the fifth T4SD Forum will discuss SDG 12 " Responsible Consumption and Production" and its relationship with sustainable trade in global value chains.

The T4SD Forum 2018 is held in parallel to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2018.

Event details:

1 October (hosted at ITC): this Eventbrite registration applies

  • Full Day of Sessions

  • Cocktail Reception

2 October (hosted at ITC): this Eventbrite registration applies

  • Partners Event with UNCTAD BioTrade

  • T4SD Project Labs: interactive sessions to present T4SD’s projects through the lens of different targets of SDG 12. Session speakers will be project partners, beneficiaries, donors and managers.

  1. Project Lab 1: EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award
  2. Project Lab 2: Climate Expert Tool
  3. Project Lab 3: Tailored Solutions for Empowering and Including Smallholder Producers in International Value Chains
  4. Project Lab 4: Sustainable Investment Practices in Africa
  5. Project Lab 5: 10YFP Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

3 October (hosted at the WTO): to attend this session, a mandatory separate registration process applies: WTO Public Forum 2018

  • High-level Panel at the WTO Public Forum

More details are available in the event website.

Please bring an ID and the confirmation of your T4SD Forum registration on 1 and 2 October, and an ID and the confirmation of the WTO Public Forum registration on 3 October.


1 & 2 October: International Trade Centre (ITC), 54-56 Rue de Montbrillant, Geneva, Switzerland

3 October: World Trade Organization (WTO), Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva, Switzerland

WTO Public Forum details:

The World Trade Organization hosts its annual Public Forum on 2-4 October, in WTO HQ. Participants wishing to attend the T4SD Forum high-level panel in the WTO (3 October) and any other events of the WTO Public Forum are kindly requested to register also for the WTO Public Forum. The registration link is provided here as well as in the T4SD Forum registration form. For the first days of the T4SD Forum, 1 and 2 October, registration via this Eventbrite website is required.