Webinar Series: SSC & TrC Among Cities on Cross-border E-commerce & Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development

By August 11, 2020 September 17th, 2020 Cities Project, Events, Webinar page link posts

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), through its Cities Project and the China Association of Trade in Services (CATIS) are jointly organizing a series of webinars focusing on South-South and triangular cooperation among cities on cross-border e-commerce and digital innovation for sustainable development. The intended participants are municipal government officials and city-related practitioners, as well as national commercial and customs ministries, industry associations, chambers of commerce, private sector entities, relevant financial institutions, NGOs, CSOs, research institutions, in China and other developing countries.

The aim is to 1) enhance the capacities of participants in developing cross-border e-commerce and harnessing digital innovation for achieving SDGs and facilitate a speedy recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; 2) facilitate the partnership brokering among participants and engaging them to undertake South-South and triangular cooperation in the area of cross-border e-commerce to accelerate the establishment of an e-commerce city cluster under the framework of the UNOSSC Cities Project; 3) develop knowledge products on SSTC in e-commerce among cities and expanding the partnership base of the UNOSSC Cities Project and identifying collaboration opportunities with potential pilot cities;

Download Concept Note for details.

Following is the schedule of the webinar series:

No. Date/Time (Beijing time) Topics* Language Platform
Webinar 1 Friday, August 14, 19:30-21:00 Towards a Sustainable Financial Ecosystem of Cross-Border E-commerce Lectures and presentations will be given mostly in Chinese, with Chinese-English PPTs and two-way AI-generated real-time subtitles VooV Meeting
Webinar 2 Friday, August 21, 15:30-17:00 The Construction of “Two Platforms and Six Systems” in China’s Integrated Cross-Border E-Commerce Pilot Zones
Webinar 3 Friday, August 28, 19:30-21:15 E-commerce for Poverty Alleviation (Click here to register)
Webinar 4 Friday, September 11, 15:30-17:00 Interpretation of New Policies, Laws and Regulations of Cross Border e-Commerce
Webinar 5 Friday, September 18 15:30-17:00 Reforming Cross-Border E-Commerce Training Models
Webinar 6 Friday, September 25, 15:30-17:00 Product Selection and Brand Marketing in Cross-Border E-Commerce
Webinar 7 Friday, October 09, 15:30-17:00 Sustainable Logistic Solutions in Cross-Border E-Commerce: Spotlighting Good Practices of City-to-City Cooperation
Webinar 8 Friday, October 16, 15:30-17:00 Sustainable Payment Solutions in Cross-Border E-Commerce: Spotlighting Good Practices of City-to-City Cooperation
Webinar 9 Friday, October 23, 15:30-17:00 Sustainable Operation Solutions in Cross-Border E-Commerce: Spotlighting Good Practices of City-to-City Cooperation
Webinar 10 Friday, October 30, 20:00-21:30 Sustainable Solutions in Cross-Border E-Commerce Supply Chains: Spotlighting Good Practices of City-to-City Cooperation Lectures and Presentations will be given mostly in English, with Chinese-English PPTs, Simultaneous interpretations and AI subtitles provided) Zoom
Webinar 11 Friday, November 06, 20:00-21:30 South-South Cooperation and Cross-border E-Commerce Governance in the Digital Era
Webinar 12 Friday, November 13, 20:00-21:30 The Role of Belt and Road Initiative in Advancing Fintech in the Cross-Border E-Commerce Sector in Developing Countries
Webinar 13 Friday, November 30, 20:00-21:30 Interpretation of the World Customs Organization’s Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce
Webinar 14 Friday, November 27, 20:00-21:30 South-South Cooperation and COVID-19 Responses of Cross-border E-commerce SMEs in Developing Countries
Webinar 15 Friday, December 04, 20:00-21:30 Innovative Practices of E-Commerce in China and Good Practices of Regional Cooperation