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41st UN/CEFACT Forum: Mini Conference

eTrade Journey: Revolutionising Global Commerce through Digital Negotiable Transport Documents

03 October 2023 9:30 - 12:30
UNESCAP Bangkok Thailand


The UN/CEFACT is proud to present the "eTrade Journey: Revolutionising Global Commerce through Digital Transport Documents," a forward-looking mini conference that delves into the transformative power of digitalisation and standards in shaping the future of international trade and logistics.

In an era where the speed, accuracy, and security of trade transactions are paramount, the adoption of digital transport documents has emerged as a game-changer. This summit brings together a diverse array of international experts, policymakers, industry leaders, and technology innovators to drive into the digital revolution in trade documentation. From electronic bills of lading, MLETR ,  insurance certificate, certificate of origin, commercial invoice, digital identities, verifiable credentials, the mini conference will showcase real-world success stories and innovative use cases that are reshaping global supply chains, reducing paperwork burdens, and enhancing cross-border collaboration.

Join us in this unique gathering to uncover the potential for cost savings, reduced delays, and enhanced risk management that digital transport documents bring to businesses of all sizes. The discussions will delve into the regulatory challenges, interoperability considerations, and collaborative efforts required to unlock the full benefits of a digitalized trade ecosystem.

The "eTrade journey: Revolutionizing Global Commerce through Digital Transport Documents" is your opportunity to connect with the pioneers shaping the future of international trade, forge valuable partnerships, and gain actionable insights that will empower your organization to navigate the complex terrain of modern trade with confidence. Together, let's explore how digital innovation is propelling us towards a more seamless, resilient, and interconnected global trade landscape.

Moderated by Dr. Hanane BECHA

09:30 – 09:45

Opening by Hanane BECHA

09:45 – 10:05

Pamela Mar, Managing Director of the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

From analysis to adoption: lessons from Digital Standards Initiative (DSI)    

10:05 – 10:25

Sin Yong, Loh, UN/CEFACT Singapore Head of Delegation and TradeTrust Director

TradeTrust - Digitalising Global Trade and Trade Financing

10:25 – 10:45

Ren Yuh KAY (IMDA) UN/CEFACT Project Lead

UN/CEFACT Transfer Of MLETR-Compliant Titles

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:20

Satoru Someya, Executive Officer, COO, CMO

Head of Global & Alliance business dept and Marketing & Sales dept, TradeWaltz Inc

Trade Facilitation platforms challenges in Asia Pacific Region

11:20 – 11:40

Dominique Willems, Head of Public Affairs & Government Relations  

100% eBL – Addressing Legal and Regulatory challenges

11:40 – 12:00

Sue Probert, UN/CEFACT Chair

UN/CEFACT Buy/Ship/Pay Data Exchange structures for Trade Finance Facilitation

12:00 – 12:30

Q&A and closing by Hanane Becha


51692 _ From Analysis to Action : The ICC DSI Journey _ 383939 _ English _ 773 _ 395319 _ pdf