Trade Wins by the WTCA

from the World Trade Centers Association

About The Show

This podcast is designed specifically to be thought-provoking and to provide insights from leading experts to help us navigate today’s changing environment. We aim to contribute to the empowerment of our global membership and their business networks in the world of global trade and investment.

Podcast Episodes

15: Cities of the Future and Civilization 3.0, with Parag Khanna, FutureMap

In today’s episode of Trade Wins, Parag Khanna, author, strategist and founder of FutureMap, joins us for a conversation about the concept of “Civilization 3.0,” what that might look like, and the best ways to get there. Parag discusses his new book MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us and how strategic planning can now make a difference in the stability of civilization in the future. Parag also discusses generational viewpoints, the evolution of sovereignty and the global passport.


14: WTCA’s 2021 CIFTIS Interview with Anna Ge, China Plus News

Today’s episode of Trade Wins features an interview conducted by Anna Ge, media personality and host of China Plus News regarding the 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS). During his interview, Robin discusses the common goals of the WTCA and CIFTIS as well as the WTCA’s role in this year’s CIFTIS, which was held in Beijing, China from September 2-7, 2021. Robin also shares the appeal of participating in CIFTIS, the impact of digitalization on service trade, China’s role in the service trade industry, what the WTCA is doing to encourage trade and relationships with China, and his thoughts on China’s trade relationship with the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

13: Pura Vida – Costa Rica’s Sustainable Success Story

In this episode, Andres Valenciano, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, joins Robin as they explore measuring happiness in countries, growth of trade, the impact of conservation and building relationships with other countries to expand trade. Minister Valenciano shares insight on the “Pura Vida” of Costa Rica, their long history of democracy, their recent joining of the OECD and his thoughts on the future of the WTO.