Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
February, 12, 2017
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
February, 12, 2017
With established links to the region’s primary trade bodies, financial institutions and regulators, GTR’s annual event in Dubai plays a vital role in fostering face-to-face dialogue between all sectors involved in Middle Eastern trade.
The 14th edition of this series featured an expanded focus, placing greater emphasis on corporate treasury matters and the issues facing treasurers today, in an ever changing global market. Furthermore, the newly extended format incorporated a special ECA and infrastructure finance day, held in partnership and under the patronage of Dubai Economic Council, as well as a GTR Training seminar focusing on International Trade & Documentary Credits.
Welcoming close to 600 delegates from multinational companies, SMEs, financiers, insurers, risk managers, lawyers, consultants, government bodies and ECAs, this annual gathering of trade finance professionals provided unrivalled access to hundreds of companies and institutions engaged in regional trade.
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Take a look at an overview of proceedings from the 5-day event below:
Day 1: February 12 | Infrastructure & ECA Finance
Infrastructure and ECA financing as a critical framework for Dubai’s economy
Identifying infrastructure priorities for the GCC and their potential impact on trade
Case study: The importance of PPPs for Dubai’s infrastructure development
The changing role of export credit agencies in supporting and financing projects
Assessing Iraq’s project and infrastructure potential
What does Egypt’s new infrastructure landscape mean for regional trade?
What are borrowers looking for and where are the new forms of financing coming from?
Day 2: February 13 | Trade & Export Finance
Economist think-tank: Maintaining competitive edge in regional trade
Gaining perspectives on regional trade trends
Innovation, digitisation and the future of trade
TThe art of structuring: An education led by ITFA
A practical guide: New laws and regulations, what you need to know
Day 3: February 14 | Trade & Export Finance
Trade data: What the statistics tell us about the Mena region
Market analysis: What is the current appetite for trade credit and political risk insurance in the Mena region?
Know your treasurer: What you know and what you don’t
What is the current financing landscape across the MENA region?
Blockchain: The pillar of the new digital economy
Adapting to the new business environment in Mena trade – Where are we now?
Day 4: GTR Training seminar
The financing of international trade
Practical interactive case study: Documentary credits
An analysis of specialised documentary credits
Practical interactive case study
Letters of indemnity in oil transactions: Key considerations
Day 5: GTR Training seminar
Ongoing impact of the UK FCA Thematic Review of Trade Finance
Practical interactive case study: KYC, regulation and red flags
Update on financial crime initiatives in international trade
How to balance the autonomy principle of documentary credits with the challenges of regulation, compliance and fraud
Impact of key legal cases on documentary credits and the UCP
Check out the discussions on social media with the official conference hashtag #GTRMENA.
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Featured conference speakers
›› Angus Downie, Chief Macroeconomist, African Development Bank (AfDB)
›› Dr Florence Eid-Oakden, CEO & Chief Economist, Arabia Monitor
›› H.E. Hani Al Hamli, Secretary General, Dubai Economic Council (DEC)
›› Dr Rebecca Harding, Co-Founder & CEO, Equant Analytics
›› Nigel Sillitoe, Chief Executive Officer, Insight Discovery
›› Karim Nassif, Lead Analyst, S&P Global Ratings
›› Hadi El-Amaary, Region Treasurer, Asia, Middle East & Africa, ABB
›› Aissan Bakkar, Treasury Manager, Al Ghurair
›› Jan Ward, Founder & CEO, Corrotherm International
›› Anish Jain, Global Head of Treasury (Group Treasurer), Export Trading Group (ETG)
›› Manoj Ramdin, Chief Executive Officer, Galana Group
›› Halina Bernard, Treasurer, General Motors
›› Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director, Hakan Agro
›› Lourie Kruger, Senior Vice-President, Treasury & M&A, Kingdom Hotel Investments
›› S Anantha Subramanian, Head of Finance & Accounts, International Operations, Larsen & Toubro
›› Ranil De Silva, Manager, Treasury & Insurance, NPS Energy
›› Gary Slawther, Financing Advisor to the CEO, Octal Petrochemicals
›› Bharat Gupta, Regional Head, Trade & Structured Finance, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Olam International
›› Amer al Jabri, Chief Financial Officer, Oman Gas Company
›› Derek Nicholson, Finance Director, Qaiwan Group
A list of registered companies will be released closer to the event date.
Address: Jumeirah Emirates Towers , Dubai
Telephone/Fax: +971 4 330 0000
K Duraiswamy, ADCB
A Sunderkumar, Standard Chartered
P Shankar, OSN
A Sabri, Gulf Associates
M Yousuf, Tetra Pak
F Marret, Webcor Group
A Klepp, Credendo Group
G Bright, Euro Exim Bank
R Desilva, NPS Energy
G Wilson, Intertek
G Slawther, Corporate Advisory Resources