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GTR Africa Trade Finance Week 2017

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Thank you to all who attended GTR Africa Trade Finance Week 2017 in Cape Town!

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The market’s premier pan-African trade finance gathering returned to Cape Town for its 11th year in 2017, with 313 delegates in attendance.
Covering all aspects of trade, export, commodity and infrastructure finance across the continent, 2017’s event also incorporated the West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference for increased focus on developments in key markets such as Nigeria, Ghana and the Francophone region. The event concentrated on the extensive opportunities available across the continent, and provided unrivalled access to companies and institutions currently doing business in Africa, including regional and global corporates, financiers, regulators and trade specialists.

“GTR Africa is increasingly becoming the premier trade finance and export conference on the African continent. An unmissable event!”
C Weitz, Nedbank CIB

“Most comprehensive coverage of trade finance solutions on the continent!”
O Schmueser, Commerzbank


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Phetolo Ramosebudi, Group Treasurer, Transnet
Andre Pillay, Treasurer, Eskom Holdings
Philip Gildenhuys, Treasury Manager, South African National Roads Agency
Dennis Dykes, Chief Economist, Nedbank
Edward George, Head of Ecobank UK & Head of Group Research, Ecobank
Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa
Jinhui Jiao, Representative, South Africa, Sinosure
Andrew McGarvie, Chief Executive Officer, ETG South Africa
Omri van Zyl, Chief Executive Officer, Agri SA
Bo Masole, Founder & CEO, Victus Global Capital
Louis Kotze, Director, Steltrade
Hercu Bloem, Managing Director, Agfri
Matthew Shires, Managing Director, Eurofinsa (UK)
Vernon Darko, President & Founder, Equip XP
Justin Vermaak, Chief Executive Officer, Bio-Energy Investments
Abe Cambridge, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Sun Exchange
Gabriel Buck, Managing Director, GKB Ventures (also representing Winch Energy Group)
Jean Craven, Chief Investment Officer, Barak Fund Management
Portia Gumbo-Dube, Head of Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

Discover 2017’s registered companies here!

Address: Westin Cape Town , Cape Town

Telephone/Fax: +27 21 412 9999


“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, Eksom

“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 very important conference which is well patronised and importantly is attracts more and more non-banking institutions. ”

J Rey, MCB

“An amazing experience providing some great trade and investment intelligence on Africa. ”

T Kapuya, Agbiz

“An excellent opportunity to interact with the African trade market across banks, corporates and other players. ”

K Hartwell, Standard Bank

“GTR consistently delivers conferences that are unrivalled in terms of content and networking. ”

N Boshoff, Hogan Lovells

“Great to see old and new faces. Have found this the must-attend conference of the year. ”

E Rabie, JLT Specialty

“Excellent networking opportunities to bring industry participants together. ”

G Megaw, Hellman Worldwide Supply Chain

“A great event which is also relevant for the current economic climate. ”

K Makelini, Small Business Connect

“One of the most amazing events dealing with trade finance in Africa, with excellent information and networking opportunities. ”

Dr A Mahate, Dubai exports

“The conference is very insightful – a lot of interesting topics covered. ”

J Lebeloane, Tristan Export

“Empowering workshop, great networking, ”

C Hobana, BECI

“A great window into the minds of financiers when it comes to assessing the wealth, health and potential of African economies. ”

G Bassompierre, Access Africa

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