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The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) is inviting Filipina exporters to apply to “SheTrades Global Dubai” organized by its partner organization, the International Trade Centre (ITC). The deadline for application is on 30 June 2021.

The 8th edition of SheTrades Global, co-hosted by ITC and Dubai Industries & Exports, in partnership with Expo 2020, is the premier global business event to connect women entrepreneurs with buyers, investors, and partners.

Over 3,000 top industry leaders, international delegations of women entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors from more than 90 countries will come together in search of innovation, new trade, and investment opportunities.

Criteria to attend as a woman entrepreneur states that “The applicant company/cooperative should be”:

  • At least 30% owned, managed, and controlled by women;
  • Legally registered and incorporated company domiciled in an economy in transition/developing country or in host country (UAE); and
  • Planning and/or implementing corporate sustainable practices. 

The event will take a hybrid format from 17 – 19 October 2021, open for participation both virtually and in Dubai, UAE.

Interested participants should register here before 30 June to benefit from this unique opportunity.

By applying to attend SheTrades Global, the applicant will automatically be registered on, a platform for women-owned businesses, organizations, companies, and ITC SheTrades partners to sell their products and services, learn new skills, and participate in trade events.

The SheTrades initiative is also offering 60 exporters from around the world a free virtual booth to showcase their sustainable products and services. The booths will be available from 17 October until 28 February 2022. Apply before 15 June here and check the eligibility criteria.

For clarifications, check the FAQ page or email the team at

Registration process:

  1. Apply to SheTrades Global Dubai by 30 June
    1. Click on the link:
    2. Under the question “Is your company a member of an ITC project / HUB?“, please select “SheTrades Philippines”
  2. Apply for a virtual booth by 15 June

SheTrades Hubs are present in 9 countries, including in the Philippines. DTI-EMB is the local partner for the implementation of the SheTrades Philippines Hub. Exporters can email for questions and concerns. ♦

Date of release: 11 June 2021