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The Future of Trade

Discover the power and influence that drives $40 trillion of global trade a year and how it will change in the next decade.

The trends shaping The Future of Trade

DMCC, the world leader in global trade, gathered more than 150 experts across five continents for ten months to ask: What is The Future of Trade?

The synthesis of our exhaustive research and in-depth data analysis is presented in an exclusive report “The Future of Trade”, which was unveiled simultaneously at Google Campus London and Google AstroLabs in Dubai on March 17, 2016.

An expert panel chaired by Ian King of Sky News included Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, Baroness Wheatcroft, Non Executive Director of Fiat Chrysler and former editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe and Simon Williams, Chief Economist Middle East, Africa and Europe at HSBC.

Our experts examined how the digitisation of trade around the world will unlock future opportunity and change the global flow of goods, talent and finance while considering the impact on supply chain efficiency and international regulation.


The World of Trade is Shifting

DMCC’s CEO, Gautam Sashittal reveals the journey we took to understand how trade patterns evolve.

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The Future of Trade

Trade is all around us, from the moment we wake, fuelling the global economy with goods and ideas.

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For the last 12 months DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, has teamed up with FutureAgenda on an odyssey to discover the future of global trade. We gathered industry leaders, academics and experts in five key cities to discuss how global trade will change in the next decade and how it will drive the global economy into the next phase of growth.

Key Facts

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$40 trillion worth of goods make their way along ever shifting import and export routes around the world every year, and while the perception of ongoing economic malaise persists as we enter 2016, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for global trade. The future of trade is digital.

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