GTR Africa 2024
Full 3
The premier gathering for leaders in African trade
Cape Town, South Africa
Mar 07-08, 2024
2 Day Event

Now in its 18th year, GTR Africa has solidified its position as the premier event for the African trade and trade finance community. Returning to Cape Town on March 7-8, this flagship event will deliver essential insights spanning trade, supply chain, infrastructure, working capital, export and commodity financing markets. Supported by prominent players representing the entire trade finance ecosystem, the conference will feature over 60 speakers sharing unparalleled expertise over two impactful days. Anticipating the participation of more than 550 delegates from over 250 companies, GTR Africa 2024 offers a prime opportunity to engage with key figures in African trade. Don’t miss your chance to reconnect with familiar faces and establish vital new connections in the market during this unrivalled conference.

Key discussion themes include:

  • Beyond the 2024 elections: The South African trade and investment outlook
  • Setting standards: In pursuit of a fair framework for African trade finance
  • Maintaining liquidity for sovereign infrastructure projects
  • Strategic natural resources: Adding value in Africa
  • Supply chain optimisation and releasing working capital
  • Mitigating climate risks to boost agribusiness financing

Event features:

  • 30+ exhibitors
  • 8+ hours of networking opportunities with key stakeholders in the industry
  • Unparalleled expertise from 60+ speakers
  • Exceptional content on topics and regions covered
  • Opportunity to schedule meetings & swap business cards
  • Invitation to the evening networking reception

Don’t miss your chance to join the unrivalled opportunity to catch up with old friends and build those crucial new market connections at what is set to be an excellent conference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Event schedule and partner events

March 6: Women in Trade Finance

GTR, in collaboration with Investec, warmly invite you to join us for an exclusive womens’ training and networking session, open to all to participate. Juliette Jenner, Power Presence coach, will be speaking at the event to offer practical tips on how to speak with authentic confidence and magnify your professional impact. To RSVP to this exclusive event, please contact Sarah Tuft.

March 6: ITFA ARC Workshop

Ahead of GTR Africa, ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee (ARC) is holding an educational workshop ‘Using innovative financing solutions to address Africa’s trade finance gap’. Open to all and free to attend, this workshop is aimed at African financial professionals involved in trade and trade finance. Visit the ITFA website to view the agenda, speakers and to confirm your registration.

March 7: Day 1 of GTR Africa 2024

March 8: Day 2 of GTR Africa 2024


Discounts and promotions

» Young Professionals Pass – Limited free tickets available

To qualify, you must be under 25 years old, with less than three years of experience in the trade finance industry. 20 passes are available for this event, limited to 2 passes per institution, and cannot be combined with other promotions. Confirm your eligibility by contacting with your LinkedIn profile and age.


Event announcements and LinkedIn community

Don’t want to miss event announcements? Subscribe to the GTR Events eNewsletter to receive regional event announcements, including discount reminders and registered companies. Connect with the global trade and trade finance community on LinkedIn, join the GTR Africa LinkedIn page. Don’t forget to refer a friend or colleague to this event!


What others are saying

"An event not to be missed on your calendar for the year."

Kwanele Makeleni, SB Connect Africa

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

"At GTR, stakeholders are capacitated and empowered to gain diverse perspectives of the industries in the affected sectors and various trading spaces. We need to put ethics, humanity and impact for good first."

Dorita Van Wyk, Iouan Investments

"The GTR Africa conference was an exceptional event and has truly highlighted how trade finance is a key tool to unlocking the development potential in Africa."

Norma Shindika, NMB Bank

"This is a relevant and a must attend event for this is the only way we would leave no-one behind."

Grace Phiri, National Bank of Malawi

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

S Gata, Cartertech

"A great platform to share ideas, network and obtain a good snapshot of where global trade is heading and what role Africa can play in this."

Villiers Van Veen, SSK

"The conference provided an excellent platform to connect with industry leaders."

David Sawyerr, Citi

"GTR Africa is the premiere event for industry players to meet and build solid relationships that can monetize in the future."

Carl Chirwa, Ashcroft and Gray

"This is the best networking event for one in the international trade and banking sector."

Ngabirano Bruno, Broadersky

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

C Mtesigwa, Elements Limited

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

"Excellent event, with content covered relative to the market. A great opportunity to meet an array of companies and involves valuable networking."

Nasreen Ebrahim, Sekelo Oil Trading

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

"One of the best events to network and reach potential business partners and a great start to factify collaboration between African nations to overcome common problems."

Aladdin Bassiouny, Energya Industries

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

F Roux, Cornerstone Performance Solutions

"GTR proves to be a perfect floor for connecting with industry leaders bringing positive impact."

Ramkumar Agarwal, A.P. Moller Maersk

"GTR Africa is a stellar event for global leaders in trade, and is a must to ensure that any player in the trade environment is adequately equipped for actioning change."

Sibusiso Tsoko, Nedbank Group

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

H Potgieter, Africa Merchant Capital

"Absolutely fantastic conference. Topics were so relevant, the networking opportunities were also really impressive. GTR Africa certainly never disappoints."

Onyebuchi Memeh, World Food Programme

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

"If you are involved in trade with Africa you need to be at this event."

Paul Lern, AGTF

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

Jannie Louw, The Co-Op Humansdorp

The event provides a highly anticipated opportunity to connect with all corners of the market, from local and international banks to multinational corporations and SMEs, fintechs and alternative financiers, commodity brokers and traders, insurers and risk managers, lawyers, consultants, ECAs, multilaterals and more!

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*Agenda is updated intermittently

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View the list of registered companies to see who you could meet at this year's event.

*List is updated intermittently

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Registered delegates can access the GTR event app, including chat functions and the list of delegates.

* Access up to 6 months after the event

The event focuses on a range of topics and markets, offering a variety of formats that promise exceptional opportunities for increased engagement, knowledge exchange, and interaction among delegates and speakers. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain comprehensive insights and new perspectives from over 60 senior to C-level speakers actively involved in the market.


    Abhishek Jain
    (Group Chief Risk Officer, ETG)
    Achraf Abourida
    (Head of Product Management, Surecomp)
    Adeyinka Badejo
    (Deputy Regional Director, UN World Food Programme)
    Admir Imami
    (Investment Director, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, British International Investment)
    Ahmed Madkour
    (Director, Legal, Recovery Advisers)
    Alarik D'Ornhjelm
    (Director, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Middle East & Africa, Deutsche Bank)
    Alex Fenechiu
    (Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Finverity)
    Alison Penfold
    (Executive Director, WTW)
    Amine Dahmani
    (Director, Trade Finance, Wasoko)
    Anand Jha
    (Managing Director & Business Head, Deutsche Bank)
    Anna Burt
    (Assistant Underwriter, Political Risk Insurance & Trade Credit, Africa Specialty Risks)
    Anne-Marie Woolley
    (Chief Executive Officer, Africa Global Trade Finance)
    Ben Bechet
    (Co-Head, West Africa Debt & Trade Solutions, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Bilal Bassiouni
    (Head of Risk Forecasting, Pangea-Risk)
    Bohani Hlungwane
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital, Africa, Absa Corporate and Investment)
    Bryan Betton
    (Portfolio Manager, Corporate Risk Solutions, Guardrisk)
    Carl Chirwa
    (Managing Partner, Ashcroft & Gray Group)
    Clarine Stenfert
    (Global Trade Finance Lead, MIGA)
    Daniel Yu
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Wasoko)
    Duarte Pedreira
    (Head of Trade Finance, Crown Agents Bank; Board Member, ITFA, Alisandu Capital Management)
    Eric Finaughty
    (Managing Director, Teybridge Capital)
    Florian Wicht
    (Regional Lead, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC))
    Gabriel Buck
    (Managing Director, GKB Ventures)
    Gary Lowe
    (Head, Credit Insurance & Corporate Finance, GIG PEF Financing, Standard Chartered)
    George Wilson
    (Head of Institutional Trade, Investec Bank)
    Greg Fyfe
    (Global Head, Export and Agency Finance, Standard Bank)
    Gwen Mwaba
    (Director, Trade Finance, AfreximBank)
    Inal Henry
    (Independent Advisor, Independent)
    Jacques De Villiers
    (Group Head of Supply Chain, Omnia Group)
    Jan Scheurleer
    (Senior Relationship Manager, TCF Africa, Rabobank)
    Jeldone Njenga
    (Senior Relationship Manager, Financial Institutions, Bank One)
    Justin Milo
    (Executive, Head: Trade South Africa, Standard Bank)
    Laurie Hammond
    (Independent Legal Counsel, Independent)
    Lebohang Mosetu
    (Senior Underwriter, Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa (ECIC SA))
    Mark Norris
    (Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK)
    Mathilde Cottard
    (Head of Trade Business Development & Strategy, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC))
    Mergan Naidoo
    (Head of Trade Finance, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Michael Vrontamitis
    (Deputy-Chair, World Trade Board, T3i Partner Network)
    Munyaradzi Musamba
    (Managing Director, Dijo Seed Group)
    Nastassia Arendse
    (Business Anchor, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC))
    Nick Oliver
    (Head of Business Development, NMS)
    Nick Oxley
    (Senior Underwriter, MS Amlin)
    Nico Hamman
    (Chief Financial Officer, Rand Agri)
    Oumar Sangare
    (Senior Group Manager, Structured Trade & Commodity Finance; Regional Head of Corporate Bank, West Africa, Ecobank Group)
    Ovizikhungo Sicwetsha
    (Pan-African Head, Short Term Finance, Absa Corporate and Investment)
    Panji Kajani
    (Country Director, Zambia, Mary's Meals)
    Patrick Sutton
    (Partner, Reed Smith)
    Portia Dube
    (Head, Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa (ECIC SA))
    Prince Wadie
    (Trade Structuring Head for Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi)
    Rentia Van Tonder
    (Executive Vice-President, Energy & Infrastructure – Power, Client Coverage (CIB), Standard Bank)
    Sam Evans
    (Director, Political Risks & Trade Credit, BPL Global)
    Sanjeev Hazareesing
    (Head, Global Transaction Banking, The Mauritius Commercial Bank)
    Scholtz Fourie
    (Group Chief Financial Officer, Tourvest Holdings)
    Sean Edwards
    (Chairman, International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA))
    Sekete Mokgehle
    (Head of Export Credit Finance, Nedbank CIB)
    Shaahien Mottiar
    (Trade & Working Capital Portfolio Management, Transactional Products & Services, Standard Bank)
    Sihle Zikalala
    (Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure, Department of Public Works & Infrastructure)
    Simon Cook
    (Partner, Sullivan & Worcester)
    Sinan Ozcan
    (Senior Executive Officer & Board Director, DP World Trade Finance)
    Stefan Schmidt
    (Head of Department Underwriting Africa & CIS, Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft)
    Sujithav Sarangi
    (Executive Director, Structured Export Finance, Standard Chartered)
    Syed Khurrum Zaeem
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade, Working Capital & Transaction Banking, Africa Middle East, Standard Chartered)
    Thea Fourie
    (Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Economics & Country Risk, S&P Global)
    Thea Fourie
    (Senior Economist, Sub-Saharan Africa, Economics & Country Risk, S&P Global)
    Vomic Shah
    (Global Head of Origination & Client Coverage, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Zhann Meyer
    (Head of Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB)
    Zul Javaid
    (Chief Executive Officer, UAE Trade Connect (UTC))

GTR Africa 2024
GTR Africa 2024


Become a sponsor or partner

As the world’s leading trade, commodity and export finance publisher and event organiser, GTR offers sponsors and advertisers unrivalled exposure and profiling among their peer and client groups. GTR can offer various appealing options that would strategically and effectively help raise the profile of the partner, and offer a highly effective platform with which to showcase its capabilities and mission.

Why Sponsor?

– Speak to a room full of industry stakeholders

– Enhancing your brand awareness to your target market and audience

– Elevating your profile amongst peers and all industry stakeholders

– Position your company as an industry leader

– Attract new businesses, agents, customers and partners

– Deliver your message to a gathering of key players


» Request the Sponsorship brochure

Contact Ed Virtue for sponsorship opportunities. | +44 (0) 20 8772 3008


» 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

Venue: CTICC (Hall 8)
Address: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone/Fax: +27 21 410 5000



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Our privacy commitments

This Privacy Policy outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our websites, events, related publications and services (“personal data”) and how we may use that personal data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behaviour to deliver customised advertisements, marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Policy also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data and how you can request that we delete or update it.

This Privacy Policy applies to all websites operated by Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd (as indicated on the relevant website).

This privacy statement does not cover the activities of third parties, and you should consult those third-party sites’ privacy policies for information on how your data is used by them.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by e-mail to or by writing to Data Protection Officer at, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, United Kingdom. Alternatively, you can telephone our London headquarters at +44 (0) 20 8673 9666.

Who are we?

Established in 2002 and with offices in London and Singapore, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is the world’s leading trade and trade finance media company, offering information, news, events and services for companies and individuals involved in global trade.

Our principal business activities are:

  • Business-to-Business financial publishing. We provide a range of products and services focused on international commodities, export, supply chain and trade finance markets including magazines, newsletters, electronic information and data
  • Organisers of seminars, conferences, training courses and exhibitions for the finance industry

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is a company registered in the United Kingdom with company number 4407327 | VAT Registration: 799 1585 59

Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Why do we collect information from you?

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you an enjoyable customised experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that will meet your needs.
We collect certain personal data from you, which you give to us when using our Site and/or registering or subscribing for our products and services. However, we also give you the option to access our Sites’ home pages without subscribing or registering or disclosing your personal data.

We also collect certain personal data from other group companies to whom you have given information through their websites (including, by way of example, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd and subsidiaries, in accordance with the purposes listed below). Should we discover that any such personal data has been delivered to any of the Sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Why this policy exists

This Data Protection Policy ensures Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd:

  • Complies with data protection law and follow good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
  • Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
  • pretexts itself from the risk of a data breach

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Data protection law

The Data Protection Act 1998 described how organisations – including Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd – must collect, handle and store personal information. These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information collected must be stored safely, not disclosed unlawfully and used fairly.

The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:

  • Be processed fairly and lawfully
  • Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
  • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Be accurate and kept up to date
  • Not be held for any longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
  • Be protected in appropriate ways
  • Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country of territory also ensures an adequate level of protection

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, when you register for an event, register to receive eNewsletters, subscribe or register for a trial to our GTR magazine/website.

 Types of Personal Data Held and its Use

1.      Customer Services and Administration

On some Sites, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd collects personal data such as your name, job title, department, company, e-mail, phone, work and/or home address, in order to register you for access to certain content, subscriptions and events. In addition, we may also store information including IP address and page analytics, including information regarding what pages are accessed, by whom and when.

This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described in the below paragraphs.

2.      Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that

are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take – for example, viewing an article – will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • to fulfil our obligations to you;
  • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
  • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
  • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
  • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) – see paragraph 3 below;
  • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
  • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
  • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

3.      Marketing

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us to contact you by e-mail, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies. We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in the footer of each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also “Consents and opt-outs” section below. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

4.      Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you.

5.      Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

What is a cookie?

When you enter some sites, your computer will be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to servers. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows, recording those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Selecting not to receive means that certain personalised services Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd offers cannot then be provided to that user.


Why do we use cookies?

  1. Log In – Where we provide log in mechanisms for site users a cookie is created at login and for the duration of the session. Each cookie contains a unique reference number only (no personal information) which is used to confirm you are authorised.
  2. Analytics – To allow us to keep track of traffic to our website we use cookies. The cookies simply tell us if you have previously visited our website so we can get more accurate figures for New vs Returning visitors.

Find and control your cookies

All of the major browser providers offer advice on setting up and using the privacy and security functions for their products. If you require technical advice or support for a specific browser/version please contact the provider or visit their website for further details: / / / / / / /

We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these details every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that, or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

6.      E-mail tracking

E-mail tracking is a method for monitoring the e-mail delivery to those subscribers who have opted-in to receive marketing e-mails from GTR, including GTR Africa, GTR Asia, GTR Americas, GTR Europe, GTR Mena, GTR eNews, Third party e-mails and GTR Ventures.

Why do we track e-mails?

So that we can better understand our users’ needs, we track responses, subscription behaviour and engagement to our e-mails – for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters. They enable us to understand the consumers journey through metrics including open rate, click-through rate, bounces and unsubscribes. Any other purposes for which Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

How do you track GTR eNewsletters?

To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as “pixel tags” – these are small image files that are placed within the body of our e-mail messages. When that image is downloaded from our web servers, the e-mail is recorded as being opened. By using some form of digitally time-stamped record to reveal the exact time and date that an e-mail was received or opened, as well the IP address of the recipient.

7.      Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to opt-out of all or any particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected
  • Informing us by e-mail, post or phone
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site or eNewsletter (unsubscribe and preference options are available in the footer of each eNewsletter)

To turn cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above. Any questions regarding consents and opt-outs should be sent by e-mail to or by writing to Data Protection Officer at, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, United Kingdom. Alternatively, you can telephone our London headquarters at +44 (0) 20 8673 9666.

8.      Disclosures

Information collected at one Site may be shared between Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

9.      Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites may have a message board, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

10.  Data outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd may transfer your personal data, for the above-listed purposes to other third parties, which may be located outside the European Economic Area and/or with a different level of personal data protection. However, when conducting transfers, we take all necessary steps to ensure that your data is treated reasonably, securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Who has access to your information?

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.


Everyone who works for or with Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately. Each team handling personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles. However, the following people have key areas of responsibility. The board of directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd meets its legal obligations.

Name of Data Controller

The Data Controller is Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd. Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is subject to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner`s Office.

How to access, update and erase your personal information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • By writing to this address: Data Protection Officer, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8673 9666
  • E-mail:

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Disclosing data for other reasons

In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, will disclose requested data. However, the Data Controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the board and from the company’s legal advisors where necessary.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

Providing information

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand.

  • How the data is being used
  • How to exercise their rights

To this end, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company. This is available on request and available on the company’s website.

Review of this policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2018.

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