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International Trade Forum

Magazine available in three languages focuses on trade development for developing and transition economics. It analyzes trends, opportunities, provides views from trade development experts and reports on International Trade Forum events and services.

Articles from No. 3, 2009

An Interview with Ilaria Venturini Fendi Carmina Campus
TF: What are the biggest challenges in producing a collection from Africa?IVF: The first challenge is in supplying the group of women with the opportunity to receive on-the-job training in production, so they can become self-sufficient. Their poverty...
Art Imitating Art
ROLLING STONE INDIA & JWT: TRADITIONAL ARTS BRING MODERN BRANDS TO LIFEReferred to as the "bible" of music journalism, Rolling Stone is one of the most respected media brands and distribution channels in the world. And its iconic status is as much...
Brac-Aarong: Financing and Promoting the Creative Industries
In 1972, Fazle Hasan Abed founded the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) and a holistic development model that has revolutionized income-generating opportunities for rural communities in developing countries. Through its handicraft and fashion...
Co-Production Film Treaties in Caribbean Countries - the Unfinished Story
As the country's reputation for producing talent like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff attests, Jamaica is synonymous with creativity.The creative sector now accounts for 5,2 per cent of Jamaica's gross domestic product - which is more than the country's traditional...
Creative Industries: A Dynamic Sector in World Trade
BASED ON THE CREATIVE ECONOMY REPORT 2008The United Nations' Creative Economy Report 2008 demonstrates that creative industries are powerful engines for economic growth and trade development in developing countries. This is true not only in terms of...
Directory
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES01 Interactive web portal: Connecting creative communitiesArtisanconnect is an interactive web portal, launched by the Netherlands' Centre for Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI)...
Hsbc Cultural Exchange Programme: The Business of Engaging in Cultural Industries
THROUGH THE EXAMPLE OF HSBC'S CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, TRADE FORUM LOOKS AT HOW CORPORATE INVESTMENT IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IS DRIVING BUSINESS SUCCESS AND OPPORTUNITY. FOR ARTISTS, PRODUCERS AND DESIGNERS FROM EMERGING MARKETS, CORPORATE SOCIAL...
Itc in Action
ITC plays a significant role in building capacity towards the export of creative products, particularly crafts, from developing and transition countries. ITC's assistance focuses on facilitating market access through new technologies and streamlining...
Itc in Action Carmina Campus
How a fashion brand with no experience in development changed the lives of a group of marginalized women in rural Cameroon.At the July 2009 GS Summit in Italy, the First Ladies in attendance, including Michette Obama, were presented with a "message bag",...
Mobile Technology: Driving Change and Opportunity in Developing Countries
Mobile technology is changing the world more quickly and profoundly than any other innovation. In emerging markets the scale of uptake and the impact on local communities are too important to be ignored.In Kolhapur, a hub of India's lucrative textile...
Solutions for Adapting to Copyright in the Technology Age
The evolution of the Internet and digital technology has created an open market for the distribution and sharing of intellectual properties. But in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of the digital age, how can those who work in the creative industries...
The Digital Revolution: The World at the Click of a Button
Through technology a new world exists, where inspiration, collaboration, research and marketing to new and existing customers are literally at the touch oía button. The Creative Economy Report 2008 (see page 7) has also cleady demonstrated the economic...
The International Value Chain of Ethical Fashion
"Ethical" and "sustainable" have made it onto the agenda of the luxury fashion industry. This growing awareness among high-profile designers and the media in developed countries is setting trends that will reverberate from the catwalks to workers in...
The Power of Design in Global Development
IDEO is a leading innovation and design firm that works with public, private and social sector clients to address organizational, social and global issues. The head of IDEO's social innovation design domain, Jocelyn Wyatt, talks to Trade Forum about...
Trade in Sounds
How technology has changed the world of global music.New technologies have fundamentally changed the global music market. The advent of digital networks as a new promotion and distribution medium means that the investments required to produce, market...