August 1, 2017

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen discussed with the members of the European Parliament's Development Committee key priorities for Aid for Trade, particularly digitization. She discussed key policy priorities  for driving ecommerce development in developing countries, and on...

July 31, 2017

Take a look at Nextrade CEO's a chapter for the WTO's Aid for Trade book on public private partnerships for digital trade.

July 5, 2017

From GE Reports, 5 July 2017

Digitization and e-commerce are opening new opportunities for developing countries to promote entrepreneurship, job-creation and small businesses. However, the funding needs to haul developing countries over the digital chasms are gigantic.

O...

July 5, 2017

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke at the lively Zócalo/UCLA event entitled “Does Globalization Only Serve Elites?” before a packed house at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. The panel noted that California has benefite...

July 2, 2017

Netrade CEO Kati Suominen was hired to contribute to the UNCTAD 's 2017 Innovation Economy Report, to explore especially the relationship between digitization and international trade, and propose new ideas to further cross-border ecommerce. 

July 2, 2017

America has a huge opportunity to expand exports of manufactures - and one way to accomplish that is through expanding manufacturers' ecommerce capabilities. Nextrade was selected to build a repository of guides for the U.S. Commerce Department and it's eCommerce Innov...

June 2, 2017

The World Trade Symposium is a unique platform for world business, policy and technology leaders to connect, collaborate and re-imagine tomorrow’s marketplaces.  In the May 2017 event, Nextrade CEO led a roundtable dialogue on practical steps to fuel ecommerce and SME...

May 10, 2017

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen presented her chapter for the WTO's Aid for Trade review book of 2017 - on private sector views on ecommerce development. She drew on a Nextrade's recent surveys of merchants both globally and in Latin America, and proposed 4 specific ways fo...

May 7, 2017

For governments seeking to harness the promise of ecommerce to catalyze entrepreneurship, small business exports, and job-creation in their economies, unburdening small online sellers from arcane customs procedures and duties should be a top priority. The quick-fix is...

April 27, 2017

This article originally ran in Zocalo Public Square.

Consider two distinct worlds only a few miles from each other. One world is that of Jennifer and Nicole, recently featured in The New York Times, who have worked all their lives at the Carrier air conditioner factory...

April 27, 2017

In tandem with Huawei and eBay, Nextrade co-sponsored a lunch on trade policy priorities for the WTO Ministerial and beyond in December 2017 during the UNCTAD Ecommerce Week in Geneva. The lineup included:

  • H.E. Mr. Alvaro Cedeño, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the WTO

    ...

April 5, 2017

Nextrade CEO discussed today the findings of Nextrade's new global ecommerce survey and index, as they pertain to Mexico, at the Ecommerce Commission of the Mexican Internet Association, composed of such heavyweights as Amazon Mexico and Mercado Libre. Her PPT can be f...

March 23, 2017

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen presented today Nextrade's new ecommerce survey and index in Bangladesh to the IT sector's head organization BASIS.  Her PPT is here.

Over 20 IT, ecommerce, and financial services leaders were present. The discussions, much like the survey, hi...

January 26, 2017

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen presented today to East African private sector leaders and policymakers on the potential of digital trade for transforming African enterprises and economies at an ICTSD and TradeMark Africa seminar in Nairobi. See her PPT here.  Her video pre...

November 18, 2016

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen was honored to deliver the keynote address at the Global Trade Review's West Coast Trade and Working Capital conference on 17 November in San Jose, CA. Suominen spoke about the future of trade in light of digitization of trade and financ...

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