The Forum's sub-themes are “Enhancing resilience beyond COVID-19”; “Strengthening the multilateral trading system”; and “Collective action towards sustainable trade”.

All sessions at the Public Forum are organised by civil society, academia, business, governments, parliamentarians and intergovernmental organizations. Participants interested in organizing working sessions or workshops will find further details in this information note. The online application form can be accessed from the information note. It should be completed no later than 14 June 2021. Click here for more information on this year's theme.

Details about the format of this year's Forum will be made available by July.


The Public Forum is the WTO's largest annual outreach event. It provides a unique platform for policy makers, leading global business people, students, academics and non-governmental organizations to come together and debate on a wide range of WTO issues and on some of the major trade and development topics of the day. Over 1,500 participants attend the Forum each year. See more information on previous Public Fora.




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