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The premier industry event for Africa’s trade and infrastructure financing community
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The premier industry event for Africa’s trade and infrastructure financing community
Cape Town, South Africa
Mar 10-11, 2022
09.00 - 17.00 SAST
2 Day Event

GTR Africa returned to sunny Cape Town, South Africa on March 10-11, providing a one of a kind event for the trade and export finance community. Over two days, the hybrid event welcomed 600 participants from all corners of the world and saw the region’s trade, commodity and export finance community back together once again for a vibrant return to in-person networking and debate.

Delegates gained unrivalled insights into the latest trends and developments impacting African trade, export and infrastructure financing through an extensive programme of over 60 expert speakers, while the exhibition hall provided an invaluable opportunity for participants to network and connect with industry leaders, peers and potential clients.


We look forward to returning to Cape Town on March 16-17, 2023! More details found here!


What others are saying

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

"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

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

S Gata, Cartertech

"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

"An amazing conference. Great topics!"

Parita Shailan Shan, Victoria Commercial Bank

"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

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

Lorraine Stuart, ABSA

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

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

Hlobisile Shoba, Maersk

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

Michelo Shadunka, Atlas Mara

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

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

M Forsyth-Thompson, Standard Chartered Bank

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

Mashudu Rathidili, ABSA

"Do not miss this event!"

Kwanele Makeleni, Small Business Connect Africa

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

Alexander Lwatula, Zanaco

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

Laszlo Varnai, Recovery Advisers

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

Johnny Hansen, Africa Global Trade Finance (AGTF)

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

Varsha Maharaj, Oceana Group

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

Natalie Rodrigues, Maersk

"Excellent event GTR as always!"

Gary Cutress, Surecomp

"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

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

Poonam Mansukhlal Shah, Victoria Commercial Bank

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

Munyaradzi Musamba, Dijo Group

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

Shabier Jacobs, IMA Media Africa

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

Duncan Oliphant, Bongani Consulting

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

"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

"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

"Phenomenal platform to network and develop relationships."

Shearidan Rabsch, CA Global Africa Recruitment

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

Jannie Louw, The Co-Op Humansdorp

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

Chris Bonnett, GE Healthcare

"A trade finance event not to be missed!"

Kwanele Makeleni, Small Business Connect Africa

"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

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

H Potgieter, Africa Merchant Capital

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

F Roux, Cornerstone Performance Solutions

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

Digby Bennett, China Systems

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

C Mtesigwa, Elements Limited


Download the full programme for more information on GTR Africa.

Speakers include

    Ahanna Anaba
    (Saas Sales & Investor Relations, Finverity)
    Alarik D'ornhjelm
    (Director, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Middle East & Africa, Deutsche Bank)
    Andrea Renner
    (Impact Analyst, Barak Fund Management)
    Andrew Coles
    (Global Head of Solution Consulting, Surecomp)
    Anish Jain
    (Chief Treasury Officer, Export Trading Group (ETG))
    Anne-marie Woolley
    (Chief Executive Officer, Africa Global Trade Finance)
    Bohani Hlungwane
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital, Africa, Absa Corporate and Investment Bank)
    Bridgett Majola
    (Director; Partner, Banking & Finance, CMS RM Partners)
    Carl Chirwa
    (Head of International Banking, Bank One)
    Carlos Teixeira
    (Global Industry Principal, Finastra)
    Chris Mitman
    (Head of Export & Agency Finance, Investec Bank)
    David Banson
    (Investment Executive, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, British International Investment)
    Dheerie Govender
    (Chief Executive Officer, Global Collateral Control (GCC))
    Duarte Pedreira
    (Head of International Development Organisations & Trade Finance, Crown Agents Bank)
    Ed Harkins
    (Managing Director, GKB Ventures)
    Emuel Schoeman
    (Co-founder & Managing Director & Head of Working Capital, Addendum Financial Technologies)
    Eric Osiakwan
    (Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital)
    Gabriel Buck
    (Managing Director, GKB Ventures)
    Genevieve Ahinful
    (Head, Africa Specialty Risks)
    George Guvamatanga
    (Secretary for Finance & Economic Development, Zimbabwean Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)
    George Wilson
    (Head of Institutional Trade, Investec Bank)
    Graham Megaw
    (Managing Director, Alizé Capital)
    Gwen Mwaba
    (Director, Trade Finance, AfreximBank)
    Henk Agenbach
    (Chief Executive Officer, The Co-Op Humansdorp)
    Hlengiwe Makhathini
    (Head of Corporate Finance, Transnet)
    Inal Henry
    (Head of Structuring, Corporate & Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Jackie Boyce
    (Vice-President, Southern & Eastern Africa, Financial Institutions Group, Global Trade Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC))
    Jeff Blumenfeld
    (Executive Vice-President, MonetaGo)
    Jesse Chenard
    (Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, MonetaGo)
    Jim Murphy
    (Managing Director, Arden Strategies)
    Johanna Wissing
    (Director, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.)
    Jules Samain
    (Managing Director, Africa, GuarantCo)
    Keith Mukami
    (Partner, Banking & Regulatory, Africa, CMS RM Partners)
    Kennedy Ekezie-joseph
    (Chief Executive Officer, Kippa)
    Kibii Sisulu
    (Manager, Sustainable Corporate Solutions, Sustainalytics)
    Krishnan Nagendran
    (Director, Ducat Maritime)
    Laurie Hammond
    (Partner, Hogan Lovells)
    Marieme Niang Camara
    (Managing Director - Africa, Wilben Trade)
    Michael Creighton
    (Executive Director, Credit & Political Risks, Willis Towers Watson)
    Michael Foundethakis
    (Partner, Baker McKenzie)
    Michele Dee
    (Regional Head, Europe, Africa & South Asia, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Michelle Chivunga
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Global Policy House)
    Monale Ratsoma
    (Director General, Africa Regional Centre (ARC), New Development Bank (NDB)
    Nastassia Arendse
    (Business Anchor, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC))
    Nathalie Louat
    (Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC))
    Nicholas Oliver
    (Head, NMS)
    Oliver Wright
    (Director, BPL Global)
    Onyebuchi Memeh
    (Head of Trade South Africa & Southern Africa, Standard Chartered)
    Peter Hampson
    (Head of Marketing & Communications, BACB Plc)
    Portia Dube
    (Head, Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa (ECIC SA))
    Rahul Rastogi
    (Regional CFO, Africa; Product CFO, Cocoa Beans Trading Unit & CFO for ESG, Global Cocoa Business Unit, Olam Food Ingredients)
    Raja Debnath
    (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Veefin Solutions)
    Robert Besseling
    (Executive Director, Pangea-Risk)
    Robert Parson
    (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs)
    Rupert Cutler
    (Director & Principal, Holtarka Limited)
    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)
    Siita Sofo Hissan
    (President, AfCFTA Young Entrepreneurs Federation (AfYEF))
    Simon Bunckenburg
    (Business Manager, Infrastructure & Construction, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Souleymane Diagne
    (Group Head, Ecobank Group)
    Stewart Makura
    (Supply Chain Finance Head & Trade Commodity Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi)
    Sujithav Sarangi
    (Executive Director, Structured Export Finance, Standard Chartered)
    Wouter Kool
    (General Manager, Kenya, Rabobank)
    Zhann Meyer
    (Head of Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB)



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