October 23, 2018

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke in a forum organized by the Inter-American Development Bank to trade policymakers from the Mercosur region on 22 October 2018 in Buenos Aires, about new Nextrade research on optimizing the digital regulatory agenda in Mercosur for trade...

October 5, 2018

Nextrade CEO spoke at the 2018 WTO Public Forum on 4 October about her new analysis for the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICSTD) on how women-led firms in Asia ad Africa use ecommerce, and how women's performance as ecommerce sellers compa...

July 12, 2018

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke at a panel organized by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Small Business Administration for African and U.S. trade policymakers during the AGOA Forum in Washington, 9-12 July 2018. Her presentation focused on...

April 17, 2018

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke at four panels, including the high-level Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Ecommerce, during the United Nations eCommerce Week in Geneva on 16-20 April 2018. Her presentations focused on Nextrades' new survey work for...

April 11, 2018

In April 2018, Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen lectured for a day to a group of ecommerce business leaders from Europe and the Americas, during the first-ever executive education sessions of the European Institute for Ecommerce Management (EICOM). Her lectures focused on ma...

April 5, 2018

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen keynoted panel "Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Trade" at the ICC Banking Commission's annual meeting in MiamiShe argued that ecommerce, 3D printing, and blockchain will dramatically change the players, patterns and possibili...

February 24, 2018

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke today on the future of trade at the conference "Redefining Trade: A New Vision for Competitiveness & Prosperity" at Arizona State University. Featuring policy and business leaders across North America, the event focused on the future of...

December 20, 2017

We spoke at two panels - Development and E-commerce: Rules and Cooperation Beyond Buenos Aires, and Online Platforms & Trade and Development: Impact and Enabling Frameworks, during the biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organized by the Internat...

December 20, 2017

The center of global economic gravity is shifting from the holders of physical assets to owners of digital networks and distribution. The benefits from digitization are transformational. Yet the trade ecosystem lags other industries: players are digitizing only gradual...

November 2, 2017

Nextrade presented on key priorities for ecommerce development in Southeast Asia at an ICTSD seminar on 30-131 October. See our paper here.

October 1, 2017

Although the volume of SME digital trade remains small relative to that of large companies, the effective inclusion of SMEs represents a high growth area and a tremendous potential gain for sustainable development, globally and particularly in developing countries.

This...

September 21, 2017

Business for eTrade Development, nonprofit run by Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen, today launched "Alliance for eTrade Development", a new public-private partnership to drive ecommerce development around the world.

The initial members of the Alliance are USAID, King & Spaldi...

September 2, 2017

For UK exiting from the EU and U.S. that is out of the TPP, there is an opportunity to work together to explore new rules for the global digital economy. Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen is working with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to explor...

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