Upcoming Conferences 2019

Many great summits and conferences will be taking place in 2019, and these represent a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into the Special Economic Zone industry.
January 31, 2019
May 25, 2020

Many great summits and conferences will be taking place in 2019, and these represent a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into the Special Economic Zone industry.

Whether your focus lies in networking, business or research, here is everything you need to know about these events and why you should attend them.


Negotiating the future of trade

February 28th, 2019
Hong Kong.

This conference aims to bring together those responsible for bolstering global trade. Attendees will include regional trade negotiators, business leaders, ministers as well as deputy ministers for trade, academics and economists.

First International Free Trade Zones Development Forum

18 - 19 Mar, 2019
Haikou, Hainan, China

The First International Free Trade Zones Development Forum is a summit organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC). This summit will focus on adapting to the new trends of economic globalization and will promote free trade between nations. The forum motto is “creating a new and better business environment and achieve new levels on free trade”.

Global Economic zones Expo & Convention

27-29 March 2019
The Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India.

The Global Economic Zones Expo and convention will take place in New Delhi, this conference will promote Free Trade Zones, Economic zones and Export Oriented Units in India.

The International Trade and Finance Association

New Paradigms in the Global Economy

May 29th – June 1st, 2019
Livorno, Italy.

This conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues, taking place in Livorno, Italy and spanning from May 29 till June 1, 2019. IT&FA is a multi-disciplinary association which welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, marketing and management, law, communications as well as other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy.


June 17-19, 2019
Sydney, Australia.

The 16th annual Forum will attract world class corporate executives, site consultants, international promotion agencies, economic development corporations, and government officials. This conference will take place in Sydney, Australia, with the focus of promoting Economic Zones that want to attract Foreign Direct Investment.

World FZO 5th Annual International Conference & Exhibition

26 June - 28 June 2019
Barcelona, Spain

The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is an international not-for-profit organization that provides one authoritative, collective voice to represent the interests of free zones around the globe.

Organized by El Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, this conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain. The focus of the conference will be promoting the concept of free zones, bringing together representatives from different existing free zones, and attracting other relevant individuals from the free zones industry.

NAFTZ 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition

September 8-11, 2019
Chicago, USA.

This conference will gather professionals, top administrators, researchers, authors and seasoned practitioners related to the Foreign Trade Zone industry and also members of the NAFTZ. The NAFTZ provides attendees with the opportunity to gain a lifetime of resources, relationships and regulatory updates to enhance and build upon each year and event cycle.