Virtual Event
4 Day Event

The largest trade and export finance event for Sub-Saharan Africa – delivered digitally


Drawing on the high-level expertise, comprehensive market coverage and unrivalled industry connections of GTR’s Africa-focused gatherings in Cape Town, Victoria Falls and London, GTR Africa 2020 Virtual which took place on October 20-23, combining a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and targeted networking through GTR’s dynamic virtual event platform.

Spread over 4 days and combining 3 distinct events into the one extended virtual offering to capture a wider audience, this new format provided the opportunity for more detailed focus on key markets, innovation, trade and commodity flows, infrastructure and the wider implications of global disruption. The event also featured our inaugural Digital Deal Room, a bespoke origination and investment matching platform populated with unique opportunities for investors, held in collaboration with Orbitt.

A big thank you to all of our speakers, supporters and participants who attended the live virtual event! We are delighted to provide full access to the digital platform, including it’s chat function, list of attendees and all on-demand recordings, up to April 2021 for those who registered to the live virtual event. All others can set up an account and log into the platform for limited access to all on-demand recordings.

For more details about GTR Events, view our events calendar and contact to secure your next event!

"GTR Africa is the best connection point to Africa's trade and financing!"

Laszlo Varnai, Recovery Advisers

The main springboard for attracting investors, funding providers and more importantly project sponsors, this event is unique in its ability to bring stakeholders together in one large forum. Marketing the benefits of inward investment opportunities is key in today’s competitive environment – this is what GTR Africa does so well, year in, year out.

 G. Buck, GKB Ventures LTD

This conference is absolutely essential for business leaders around the globe.

S Gata, Cartertech

"GTR Africa 2023 was more than a conference. Simply an awesome experience for market knowledge and networking opportunities."

Alexander Lwatula, Zanaco

"A trade finance event not to be missed!"

Kwanele Makeleni, Small Business Connect Africa

"Very well organised event with relevant content and great networking opportunities. Will definitely attend again!!"

Johnny Hansen, Africa Global Trade Finance (AGTF)

Very current discussions in the context of world events and networking make this an excellent conference.

F Roux, Cornerstone Performance Solutions

"GTR Africa was insightful with fantastic topics, would 100% recommend attending!"

Natalie Rodrigues, Maersk

"Do not miss this event!"

Kwanele Makeleni, Small Business Connect Africa

"Phenomenal platform to network and develop relationships."

Shearidan Rabsch, CA Global Africa Recruitment

"This was a memorable conference. Great speakers, great topics and very lively participants. I am looking forward to the next one!"

Onyebuchi Memeh, Standard Chartered Bank

An important annual gathering of key players in Africa. The trade and export finance content and networking opportunities make this a worthwhile conference to attend.

S Nxaba, Nedbank

"Over 20 banks, loads of companies and some major customers - means GTR Africa is a critical event for me!"

Chris Bonnett, GE Healthcare

"A very focused event, based on quality with a touch of 'superbness'!"

Digby Bennett, China Systems

"Wonderful event with insightful and provocative discourse, coupled with strong networking capabilities."

M Forsyth-Thompson, Standard Chartered Bank

"This conference brings new evolving ideas and solutions to industry challenges."

Shabier Jacobs, IMA Media Africa

Excellent platform for networking with stakeholder in the trade space from all over the world!

C Mtesigwa, Elements Limited

"Great conference! The GTR Events app is also easy to use and interact with attendees."

Mashudu Rathidili, ABSA

"More now than ever, collaboration has become critical. GTR Is a great platform to bring all players in trade and export together."

Mike Shirley, MCB

The conference has interesting topics discussed and a very good variety of financiers participating. This event is a great place for networking and understanding the business environment.

H Keranen, Nokia

"A great networking forum with very relevant topics being discussed that are trade related. Keep it up!"

Poonam Mansukhlal Shah, Victoria Commercial Bank

"I've been attending GTR in Cape Town for more than 10 years and it just gets better each year. Seeing all the familiar faces in person is not to be missed."

E Rabie, Price Forbes & Partners

"Great event! Well organised, excellent turnout and very relevant speakers. Trade focused for the future, for sure!"

Varsha Maharaj, Oceana Group

If you want to do business in Africa, you must be at this event!

H Potgieter, Africa Merchant Capital

"GTR Africa was a well put together and packaged event. The quality of speakers was A+ and the opportunity to network was invaluable. A good event all over!"

Ayotomi Elemide, DIT

Really enjoyed the conference and found the topics discussed to be very relevant and helpful. I will definitely make use of what I have learned.

D Scott, Gascon ADO Southey Holdings

"Congratulations GTR on the fantastic response you achieved in trade clients involved in the event!"

Duncan Oliphant, Bongani Consulting

"Keeping development markets in touch with 1st world market trends."

Jannie Louw, The Co-Op Humansdorp

"Excellent perspective to global trade. Overall, a great networking event!"

Michelo Shadunka, Atlas Mara

"Excellent event GTR as always!"

Gary Cutress, Surecomp

"Always a great event to connect with entrepreneurs, deal makers and financiers!"

Munyaradzi Musamba, Dijo Group

"A big thank you to GTR Africa for giving me as an SME the opportunity to rub shoulders with big players, having a global insight into movements on the African continent and being provided potential opportunities to SME support and African mobilization."

M Skisazana, Jozac Traders

"This is the best trade event for banks, companies and services providers in the trade space to meet up and connect."

Lorraine Stuart, ABSA

"An amazing conference. Great topics!"

Parita Shailan Shan, Victoria Commercial Bank

"It is the first time attending this event and it has sharpened my acumen and knowledge on global trade and the available opportunities in Africa."

Baraka Mselemu, CRDB Bank

"Great insights and for possible solutions shared towards making our continent trade in the most efficient ways."

Hlobisile Shoba, Maersk

"GTR Africa continues to be the leading trade event on the continent. Providing a platform to meet with those working in this sector."

Peter Hampson, BACB

2020 Event breakdown

Two of the largest sectors in attendance were corporates & traders (58%) and bankers & financiers (13%). Over 1,339 different companies were represented and 84% of all attendees held a senior to a c-level position.
Download our post-event report to view the virtual event breakdown and statistics.


How have we evolved into virtual events?

As an introduction, have a look at this video for a quick tour of the digital platform.

GTR Africa 2020 Virtual encompassed the key aspects of the live conference experience in a digital format, retaining our core focus on networking, collaboration and knowledge sharing, with our unrivalled delegate mix including corporates, traders, banks, insurers, lawyers, technology companies, non-bank financiers, government agencies and investors.

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Introducing Africa’s first trade finance digital DealRoom

In collaboration with Orbitt, GTR Africa 2020 Virtual brought you exclusive trade finance tools to connect corporates & traders with banks & non-bank lenders. The platform’s specially designed transaction engine enables companies that require funding to upload discreet financial information and match with relevant counterparties. Lenders who attended the GTR Africa 2020 Virtual could originate pre-vetted opportunities and broaden their coverage across the continent.

For corporates, traders, investors and lenders still wanting to submit, enter your registration here.


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Did you register to attend the live event?

Great! LOG IN to the platform to access all networking, chat messages and on-demand video recordings – available until April 2021!


Didn’t get to attend this year’s event?
Don’t worry – we’ve got your back! All of our virtual event discussions have been recorded, and guess what, we’ve made them free to access for anyone up until April 2021! All you need to do is provide an email address for access.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to benefit from the networking, chat functions, live polling or pose your questions live to a speaker – you will need to register for our live events to gain access to this.

PRO TIP: Did you know corporates can register to GTR Events for free? Head over to out latest GTR Events calendar now to see what events you could join live!



To access the virtual event platform to view the agenda and on-demand recordings you must first LOG IN to the event.

Returning users can log in with their work email address and password set up during the event. If you have forgotten your password, please select ‘Forgot password’ on the log in page to reset it.

For new users, click log in above, enter your work email. You will then be prompt to set up a new password.

PROTIP: This virtual event platform web link can be used to access the platform on laptops, desktops, phones, tablets and any other device with a web browser. We recommend using Google Chrome to ensure an optimal user experience.



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Speakers included

    Albert Rweyemamu
    (Senior Political & Credit Risk Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI))
    Allan Musona
    (CEO & Executive Chairman, Loita Business Marketplace)
    Andrey Gurevich
    (Global Product Head, Global Trade Supplier Finance, International Finance Corporation (IFC))
    Angelica Adamski
    (Director of the Board, Sweden Africa Chamber of Commerce)
    Antonella Da Cunha
    (Group Risk Manager, Strategic Risk Management, Capespan)
    Ashish Thakkar
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mara Group)
    Aubrey Hruby
    (Senior Fellow, Africa Centre, Atlantic Council)
    Barnabas Kalenzi
    (Head of Business Intelligence, Bank of Kigali)
    Benedict Oramah
    (President & Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, AfreximBank)
    Benjamin Mugisha
    (Chief Underwriting Officer, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI))
    Calvin Walker
    (Director, Calvin Walker Projects)
    Carl Chirwa
    (Head of International Banking, Bank One)
    Chris Bonnett
    (Projects Director, EMEA, GE Healthcare)
    Dali Tembo
    (Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, The Culture Foundry Company)
    David Banson
    (Investment Executive, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, British International Investment)
    Demian Reed
    (Head of Logistics & Integrated Sales & Operations Planning, Anglo American)
    Dheerie Govender
    (Chief Executive Officer, Global Collateral Control (GCC))
    Diana Kolar
    (Investment Executive, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, British International Investment)
    Duarte Pedreira
    (Head of International Development Organisations & Trade Finance, Crown Agents Bank)
    Edward Nicholson
    (Managing Director, Political Risk & Structured Credit, Credit Specialties, Marsh JLT Specialty)
    Eleanor Wragg
    (Senior Reporter, GTR)
    Elizabeth Stephens
    (Managing Director, Geopolitical Risk Advisory)
    Emily Adendorff
    (Associate, Barak Fund Management)
    Emma Wade-Smith
    (HM Trade Commissioner for Africa, Department for International Trade (DIT))
    Enoch Mwita
    (Head of Business Development, Africa, ASGC Holding)
    Eric Monchu Intong
    (Regional Chief Operating Officer, West Africa, AfreximBank)
    Eugene Goh
    (Deputy Director, Fintech & Innovation Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS))
    Faruq Muhammad
    (Global Head, Standard Chartered)
    Fortune Gweru
    (EMEA Co-Head of Origination, Greensill)
    Françoise Konaya Touré
    (Country Director (CI), Farmstrong Foundation)
    Gabriel Buck
    (Managing Director, GKB Ventures)
    George Chan
    (General Manager, GUUD Company)
    George Wilson
    (Head of Institutional Trade, Institutional Trade, Absa)
    Ian Sayers
    (Head, Access to Finance & Sustainable Enterprise Development, International Trade Centre (ITC))
    Inal Henry
    (Head of Structuring, Corporate & Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Iyaloo Nangolo
    (Managing Director, Alpha Namibia Industries Renewable Energy Power (Anirep))
    Jan Fuchter
    (Director, Project & Structured Finance, Efic)
    Jinghao Lu
    (Executive Director, Africa, InnoLink Capital)
    John Basquill
    (Senior Reporter, GTR)
    John Martin Ndawula
    (Associate Vice-President, Financial Institutions & Trade Finance, Africa Finance Corporation)
    Jules Samain
    (Managing Director, Africa, GuarantCo)
    Keri Leicher
    (Principal Consultant, Pangea-Risk)
    Kimberly Reed
    (President & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States)
    Kjell Forsberg
    (Deputy Director, Business Area Large Corporates, EKN)
    Lamin Drammeh
    (Chief Trade Finance Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB))
    Laurie Hammond
    (Partner, Hogan Lovells)
    Lina Iyok
    (Manager, Trade Finance, Factoring & Forfaiting, AfreximBank)
    Lodewyk Meyer
    (Partner, Baker McKenzie)
    Mandy Rapson
    (Sustainability Practitioner, Independent)
    Marcellin N’da
    (Director Africa Region, Export & Trade Finance, Crédit Agricole CIB)
    Marieme Niang Camara
    (Managing Director - Africa, Wilben Trade)
    Matthew Solley
    (Managing Director, Structured Credit & Political Risk, Gallagher)
    Michele Dee
    (Regional Head, Europe, Africa & South Asia, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Nabil Frik
    (Managing Director, Africa, Middle-East & Indian Ocean, BACB Plc)
    Nicholas Oliver
    (Head, NMS)
    Nisrin Abouelezz
    (Managing Director, Head of Africa Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group)
    Oliver Wright
    (Director, BPL Global)
    Onyebuchi Memeh
    (Head of Trade South Africa & Southern Africa, Standard Chartered)
    Parikshat Tulsidas
    (Head, AfrAsia Bank)
    Paul Mojalefa
    (Business Development Specialist, Operations & Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa (ECIC SA))
    Rahul Ghosh
    (Director, Middle East & Africa, Enterprise Singapore)
    Rob Hersov
    (Founder & Chairman, Invest Africa - Business Council Africa)
    Robert Besseling
    (Executive Director, EXX Africa)
    Rupert Cutler
    (Director & Principal, Holtarka Limited)
    Russell Brown
    (Global Head of Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank)
    Sachin Jain
    (Chief Financial Officer - East & West Africa, Export Trading Group (ETG))
    Samir Neji
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DLT Ledgers)
    Sandra Yao
    (Senior Vice-President Africa, Thunes)
    Sarah Taylor
    (Head of Political Risks & Structured Credit, Crisis Management, Aon)
    Sekete Mokgehle
    (Head of Export Credit Finance, Nedbank CIB)
    Shaahien Mottiar
    (Trade & Working Capital Portfolio Management, Transactional Products & Services, Standard Bank)
    Shannon Manders
    (Editorial Director, GTR)
    Shona Tatchell
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Halotrade)
    Simon Cook
    (Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP)
    Souleymane Diagne
    (Group Head, Ecobank Group)
    Srinath Keshavan
    (Senior Advisor, TradeAssets)
    Stewart Makura
    (Supply Chain Finance Head & Trade Commodity Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi)
    Takunda Pongweni
    (Head, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Tedd George
    (Consultant, Kleos Advisory UK)
    Thea Fourie
    (Senior Economist, Sub-Saharan Africa, Economics & Country Risk, IHS Markit)
    Tod Burwell
    (President & Chief Executive Officer, BAFT)
    Venkataramani Srivathsan
    (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Africa & Middle East, Olam International)
    Vinod Madhavan
    (Group Head, Trade, Standard Bank)
    Wamkele Mene
    (Secretary General, Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA))
    Wan Peko
    (Chief Ecosystem Officer, Pundi X)
    William Limb
    (Political Risk Practice Leader, Financial Risk Solutions, Liberty Global)
    Zhann Meyer
    (Head of Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB)


Speaking Opportunities

To enquire about speaking opportunities for 2021, please contact Jeff Ando.

Jeff Ando, Director, Conference Production. | +44 (0)20 8772 3015





Become a sponsor for 2021

Sponsoring is a great way to position your company or organisation as an industry leader and GTR Africa 2021 is a perfect platform for you to reach out to those that matter to your business.

>> Request Sponsorship 

Contact Peter Gubbins for sponsorship opportunities. | +44 (0)20 8772 3000

>> Request Media or Institutional Partnership

Institutional partnerships are available for government organisations and public bodies. Media partnerships and press passes are available.

Contact Elisabeth Spry for partnership opportunities. | +44 (0)20 8772 3006


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