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, July-September

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 Life: When Rolling Stone Launched Its New Indian Edition in 2007, the Creative Team at JWT Were Presented with One of the Most Intriguing Creative Briefs an Advertising Agency Could Imagine. How to Make the Iconic Magazine Look Familiar-But Still, Be Iconic?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Referred to as the "bible" of music journalism, Rolling Stone is one of the most respected media brands and distribution channels in the world....
Based on the Creative Economy Report 2008: Creative Industries: A Dynamic Sector in World Trade
The 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 direct economic impact from the sale of...
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...
Carmina Campus: How a Fashion Brand with No Experience in Development Changed the Lives of a Group of Marginalized Women in Rural Cameroon
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At the July 2009 G8 Summit in Italy, the First Ladies in attendance, including Michelle Obama, were presented with a "message bag". Co-produced in Cameroon, these unique handbags are made by one of the most innovative ethical...
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 mining sector. It is not only the music industry that is having an enormous impact on Jamaica's creative industries....
HSBC's Cultural Exchange Programme: The Business of Engaging in Cultural Industries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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...
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...
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 industry, a local textile agent is using mobile technology to increase efficiency and maintain a competitive edge. Nikhil Gadhia inputs a shopkeeper's order--three bales of cotton--into his phone, then...
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 Protect Their Intellectual Property?
The protection of intellectual property rights has become one of the most difficult challenges for creative industries, affecting governments, artists, creators, analysts and agencies alike. The most significant challenge is how legal and policy frameworks...
The Digital Revolution: The World at the Click of a Button
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From fashion design to film. music, architecture, art and the advertising industry, the impact of digital technology has been one of the most profound on the creative industries in recent years. New technologies, particularly...
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 the Power of Design to Change the World
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TF: IDEO is responsible for design innovations like the original Apple mouse and the Palm V, but you claim to be more interested in what the design profession can do to solve global issues. What is the IDEO ethos? JW: IDEO...
Trade in Sounds: How Technology Has Changed the World of Global
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 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 and distribute music is...