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  • BID TO HOST THE WORLD TRADE PROMOTION
    ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE AND AWARDS 

     The call for Expressions of Interest to host the WTPO 2024
    Conference and Awards is open until 25 April 2022
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    Thank you for your interest in hosting the 14th World Trade Promotion Organization Conference and Awards (WTPO). By presenting a bid to host the next event, you will be bidding for an opportunity to showcase your organization and your country.

    Organizing the WTPO Conference and the Awards gala dinner can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

    Before you decide to place a bid to host the 2024 Conference, carefully review the bidding guidelines which contain important information including the:  

    • Eligibility criteria,
    • Legal framework for hosting the conference in partnership with ITC; and
    • Details and deadlines on submitting your expression of interest and preparing your bid. 

    The downloadable information package has been prepared to ensure interested TPOs are informed of the roles and responsibilities of the host and the main issues to consider before placing a bid.

    2024 Conference - Bidding package:

    SUBMITTING AND PRESENTING THE BID

    Bids by eligible TPOs will be presented on 17 May 2022 in Accra, Ghana at a dedicated plenary session during the 2022 WTPO conference.

    ITC welcomes all expressions of interest from TPOs wishing to host the 2024 event. Submitting a bid is done in three steps:

    1) Registering an Expression of Interest with ITC by 25 April 2022
    2) Confirming your eligibility by submitting the Certificate of Agreement by 2 May
    3) Preparing and submitting the bid by 10 May.

    STEP 1: REGISTERING AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST WITH ITC

    Complete the Expression of Interest form and e-mail it to the contact addresses below.
    The deadline for submitting this form to ITC is 25 April 2022.

    ITC will acknowledge receipt of the expressions of interest and confirm the first stage of the candidate’s eligibility following submission.

    Please note: It may not be possible to consider a TPO’s bid if the Expression of Interest is submitted after this date due to the scheduling needs of the conference programme.

    STEP 2: CONFIRMING YOUR ELIGIBILITY

    Please email the signed Certificate of Agreement to the contact addresses below.
    The deadline for submitting the signed certificate is 2 May 2022. It may also be submitted earlier with the Expression of Interest if preferred.

    ITC will acknowledge receipt of the certificate and confirm the candidate’s eligibility to bid for the WTPO 2024 Conference.

    Please note: In the event acknowledgement from the responsible host government representative cannot be obtained before 2 May 2022 please inform ITC when submitting the Expression of Interest.

    STEP 3: PREPARING AND SUBMITTING THE BID

    Please prepare a five-to-eight minute presentation to be delivered during the dedicated plenary session on 17 May 2022. This presentation can be in the form of a video, multimedia or PowerPoint, etc. Past bidders have shown videos showcasing their TPOs and supported the presentation with a brief discussion describing what the TPO would provide to participants if it were selected. The deadline to submit your presentation to ITC is 10 May 2022.

    Information on past events is available at the TPO Network website, www.tponetwork.com.


    Please e-mail your Expression of Interest to the International Trade Centre at:

    Contact persons:

    Ms. Ann Penistan: penistan@intracen.org

    Ms Sibylle Neuhaus: neuhaus@intracen.org

     

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