World Customs and Trade Forum is a large platform on which the Customs and the trade have dialogue and exchange launched by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 2007. World Customs and Trade Forum 2011 is undertaken by China Customs in Guangzhou.
A two-day conference focusing on harnessing knowledge as a means to improve public-private collaboration in modernization of the international supply chain

Government and Multilateral Policymakers, Senior International Logistics, Trade Compliance and Supply-Chain Managers, Corporate and Trade Organization Executives, Supply-Chain IT Providers, Legal Advisors, Academics and Economists For further information about the Conference: Visit the WCO events website: http://www.wcoomd.org/event.htm

Thought leaders from around the world, including policymakers from Customs administrations and multilateral organizations, leading representatives of major trade and industry advocacy groups, recognized experts in global trade, supply chain security and trade law, as well as stakeholders from the logistics industry and other governmental agencies will meet at the 2011 World Customs and Trade Forum to focus on the critical role of Customs and the private sector in facilitating international trade through partnership.
Building on past successes in event management involving Customs and trade cooperation, the World Customs and Trade Forum is being held for the first time in China. It represents a unique partnership between the public and private sector and it is the only WCO-sponsored conference in 2011 focused on fostering global public/private dialogue. As such, it is a singular opportunity for participants from Customs and the private sector to exchange views in an open forum on public/private best practices, on the challenges facing the international trading environment, and on the latest policy-related trends within the overall forum theme.
There is no universally agreed definition of knowledge management, however it is often seen as the means to generate value from collective intellectual and knowledge-based assets. To generate value from those assets implies a need to formally capture and share what people know in order to aim for best practice. As an aside, knowledge management is independent from technology even though the concept was first described in the world of IT.
The value of knowledge management relates directly to organizational effectiveness. In the absence of ready access to managed knowledge, decisions are based on individual or group judgement with little or no regard to the bigger picture of previous experience. Through a systematic approach based on knowledge management, problems or situations can be addressed through an evaluation of everything previously learned about similar circumstances.
The global trade environment is incredibly complex and comprises many stakeholder groups in both the Government and private sectors. A huge amount of knowledge is stored in silos within those stakeholder groups and a knowledge management approach offers the potential to share that accumulated knowledge and achieve an optimal outcome.
This forum is an opportunity to take some of the vitally important information held in Customs and trade and share it in the interests of better knowledge management. As such, it is, indeed, a true catalyst for excellence not only for Customs, but for all parties involved in international trade and transport logistics.

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