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GTR Mena Trade Finance Week 2017

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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 features 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 will incorporate 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 multinational companies, SMEs, financiers, insurers, risk managers, lawyers, consultants, government bodies and ECAs, this annual gathering of trade finance professionals provides unrivalled access to hundreds of companies and institutions engaged in regional trade.

See a list of attending companies from the 2016 event here.

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Day 1: February 12
ECA & Infrastructure Finance

Days 2 & 3: February 13-14
Trade & Export Finance

Days 4 & 5: February 15-16
GTR Training seminar

Who will you meet?

Regional corporates & traders
Banks & financiers
Government organisations & public bodies
Insurers & risk managers
Trade associations and chambers
ECAs & multilaterals
Solution providers

Join in the discussion on social media with the official conference hashtag #GTRMENA

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

Corporate speakers

›› 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

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“A brilliant event with excellent sessions, dealing with timely issues. A great place at which to learn and network. ”

A Mahate, Dubai Exports

“If you want to be well informed about trade finance business in this region, then you must make sure that you attend GTR Mena Trade Finance Week.”

H Khaleif, Bank ABC

“The stature of this event is growing year on year. Its healthy mix of delegates from financial institutions, banks, government and corporates makes it the most anticipated event of the year in the financial world.”

M Kulkarni, Johnson Controls

“Extremely good insight on the Mena economy and political challenges ahead. Presentations discussed best ways forward, audience polling was excellent and speakers had great knowledge of subject matters.”

A Patro, Wipro

“GTR events are always very informative, as well as providing great networking.”

S Lata, Marsh

“Very well organised and precise seminar.”

A Ul Haq, Siemens


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