Who Are We ?

The Model WTO is the biggest simulation of the World Trade Organization negotiations in the World. Our international conference provides a unique opportunity for future decision makers to experience first hand the technicalities of the multilateral trading system. Every year since 1997, students from around the world and different educational backgrounds have been invited to Switzerland to debate and exchange on the most relevant topics related to international Trade. The 26th Model WTO edition 2023 will take place form 30th of March to 6th of April in St.Gallen and Geneva. 

Who Are You?





More about us!

The Model WTO is the biggest and most complete simulation of WTO’s Ministerial negotiations in the world.

Model WTO in Numbers

500+ Applications – 72 Participants – 44 Hours of negotiations 

35+ Nationalities – 12 Countries – 6 Key speakers – 5 WTO Experts

7 Days – 6 Committees – 10 Embassies – 2 Cities

a UNIQUE event

What do you need to know about the event?

The Model WTO provides an opportunity for future decision-makers to face important global issues in the simulation framework of the WTO ministerial negotiations. Every year since 1997, students from around the world have been invited to Switzerland to debate and exchange creative ideas in the realistic context of the World Trade Organization.

A unique experience for students!

The Model WTO offers a unique experience for students to get involved in high-level training, enabling them to benefit from the expertise of WTO professionals. The diversity of opinions reflected by students coming from a variety of continents and distinct backgrounds provides an exceptional environment to actively exchange and further cultivate the role of international institutions such as the WTO in the global transition towards more sustainable development.

Some voices

What do people say?

“The future of the WTO and the global trading system is in the hands of today’s youth. We need to enhance their knowledge of global challenges and make them active stakeholders of the global trading system. As future leaders, young people will participate in the decisions taken to shape tomorrow’s world. This is why this programme is more than valuable”
Pascal Lamy, 14 April 2012
Former WTO Director General
“The Model WTO is a great opportunity for us in the Secretariat to see first-hand that young talent is getting ready to contribute to the future of the organization.”

Yi Xiaozhun, 8 April 2016
WTO Deputy-Director General
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