The Trade Policy Exchange is a multi-stakeholder platform that was launched by Kholofelo Kugler and Stéphanie Noël in 2019 in Geneva, home to the WTO headquarters. It seeks to promote an open debate on trade policy between international institutions, governments, civil society, business, and academia. The Trade Policy Exchange promotes a diverse range of voices and aims to showcase fresh ideas and faces, with a strong commitment to diversity and gender equality. It also provides networking opportunities to facilitate the exchange of information and business opportunities.
In order to realize these objectives, the Trade Policy Exchange organizes regular roundtable talks and informal gatherings where individuals from all corners of the international trade community can exchange ideas, share knowledge, and become acquainted.