Upcoming global events

Closing the year and looking ahead

By Antoinette Price

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.

Delivering on the Trade Facilitation Agreement: The role of standards and regulatory frameworks

Nairobi, Kenya, 14 December 2015

Trade facilitation creates a reliable, fast and cost-effective trade environment that benefits all countries and businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. It is a collaborative effort by governments and traders to cut the costs of doing trade, reduce delays at borders, and make public agencies dealing with trade more efficient. 

During the Workshop organized by UNECE and held as a side event of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, international and regional experts will present their experiences with existing standards and related tools, as well as their thoughts on how such instruments can be better used to further enhance implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) worldwide. The IEC participates actively through its regional office in Africa, IEC-AFRC, which was inaugurated in November. François Ahoti of IEC-AFRC will speak at the event.

ACI Energy Storage 2016 Summit

Paris, France, 3-4 February 2016

The conference will bring together key industry stakeholders from leading companies to address the current challenges of the energy storage market and discuss the latest developments.
The two day event will give insights on business cases, regulatory environment, financial aspects and technological advancements for the energy storage industry. It will also look at successful case studies and explore the latest R&D projects.

World Trade Organization, Kenya 2015 Nairobi, Kenya Workshop - Delivering on trade facilitation
Energy Storage 2016 ACI Energy Storage 2016 Summit