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East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017

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Thank you all for making this event so special!

Thanks to you the event exceeded our expectations with close to 280 of you attending from 140 different companies!

Don’t forget to download the post-event media kit to find out more about what went on!

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GTR’s East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference returned to Kenya in May, bringing together the region’s leading corporates, traders, bankers & financiers for two days of discussion and debate on the region’s economic and trade situation.

A special focus on innovative technology and its implementation within the industry, debates about the future opportunities of commodity trading in the region and microfinance in general triggered the interest of bankers, financiers and treasurers, keeping corporates, traders and financiers informed about today’s fast-evolving landscape.

With close to 280 delegates representing 140 companies joining the discussion, this year’s event was a real success and eclipsed the previous years’ numbers. GTR will return to Kenya in 2018!



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Featured speakers include:

  • Calvin Matundura, Senior Finance Manager, Treasury, Safaricom
  • Vijay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, East Africa, Choppies
  • Rikin Shah, Group Finance Director, Dalbit Petroleum
  • Anish Jain, Group Treasurer, Export Trading Group
  • Edward George, Head of Ecobank UK & Head of Group Research, Ecobank
  • Geoffrey Okora, General Manager, Business Development, RH Devani
  • Peter Hampson, Vice-President, Trade Finance, Crown Agents Bank
  • David Yen, Head of East Africa Business Development, BitPesa
  • Peris Bosire, Co-Founder & Managing Director, FarmDrive
  • Benjamin Mugisha, Senior Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency
  • Simon Cook, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester
  • Marc Harel, Head of Institutional Banking, Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Carl Kachale Chirwa, Head of Trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi Kenya
  • Ivan Mbowa, Founder, Umati Capital
  • Andreas Rusch, Managing Consultant, South Africa, Bongani Consulting
  • Omar Al-Ali, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Find the (still growing!) of already registered companies here.

Address: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club , Nairobi

Telephone/Fax: +254 20 8647000


“A great opportunity to meet people and make valuable contacts.”

Q Khan, Cargill

“An event worth attending.”

M Aloyce, CRDB Bank

“The conference is an excellent meeting place for great minds.”

H Singharay, Global Finance & Capital

“A major source of information and networking opportunities.”

S Siliya, Afreximbank

“The panel discussions were of high quality and very inclusive, which generated a lot of insight.”

J G. Mwai, Fairtrade Africa

“The speakers are knowledgeable and well-versed. A great conference and excellent networking platform.”

L Kiunjuri, Cooperative Bank

“A good platform for networking and new business opportunities.”

P Kiguru, CBA

“A conference that challenges you to look deeper into sub-Saharan Africa.”

P van Zantvoort, Rabobank

“An excellent platform to learn about Africa’s progress.”

T Assefa, ECX

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