Oct 05-06, 2016
2 Day Event


GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016
Park Plaza Victoria, London

Global Trade Review (GTR) returned to London on October 5-6 for its second instalment of the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016.

Building on the wealth of African expertise present in London and emphasising an innovative approach to the standard conference format, the conference provided practical ‘how-to’ guidance and maximum audience interaction throughout a range of high-level debates, onstage roundtables and interviews, in-depth case studies and classroom-style breakouts, giving delegates the chance to have their say and get involved with timely discussions.

“This year’s event is hugely well timed in providing the opportunity to reflect on a momentous last 12 months in African trade and also in the UK trade landscape,” says Jeff Ando, Head of Conference Production at GTR. “The diverse characteristics and trade dynamics of a continent spanning over 50 countries brings with unrivalled opportunities, particularly with ongoing efforts to plug the ‘infrastructure gap’. Furthermore, with the recent Brexit referendum we are likely to see increased focus on the Commonwealth from UK companies, with Africa likely to be one of the most popular export destinations.”

Dedicated networking breaks provided ample opportunities for attendees to meet with the market’s primary decision makers, giving delegates the chance to become re-acquainted with old contacts and foster new working relationships with those keen to do business across Africa.

Scroll down to see testimonials from delegates that attended this year’s events.

Additional information

  • Continue the discussion on social media with the official event hashtag #GTRLON.
  • Check out the 2015 event page.
  • Download the post-event press release now!


  • Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa (covering Southern Africa/SADC)
  • Ben Boateng, Head of Sales, EMEA, Trade Finance Solutions Europe
  • Mabey Bridge & Nicholas Oliver, Head of Business
  • Development, NMS International Group
  • Gabriel Buck, Managing Director, GKB Ventures; Chair, Export Finance & Trade Committee, British Bankers Association (BBA)
  • Tony Chitty, Director of International Trade Finance
  • Vernon Darko, President & Founder, Equip XP
  • Guto Davies, Managing Director, Sales & Project Finance, GE Capital
  • Geoffrey de Mowbray, Chief Executive & Managing Director, Dints International; Co-Chair, British Exporters Association (BExA)
  • James Douglass, Partner, Head of Energy & Infrastructure EMEA, King & Wood Mallesons LLP
  • Greg Fyfe, Head of Mining, Energy & Infrastructure, Standard Bank
  • Justo Garcia Gil, Director, Structured Finance, HOMT España
  • Edward George, Head of Group Research, Ecobank (covering East Africa/EAC)
  • Ed Harkins, Head of Export Credit Financing, Fieldstone Private Capital Group
  • Rt Hon Mark Simmonds, Former Minister for Africa, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  • Nicolas Indenkleef, ?Group Corporate Finance Manager & Africa Business Development, BIA Group
  • Razia Khan, Chief Economist, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank (covering West Africa)
  • George Kotsovos, Director, Mining, Energy & Infrastructure Finance, Standard Bank
  • Bob Kottler, Managing Director, Dawnus International
  • David Ludlow, International Business Development Director, UK Export Finance
  • Yewande Sadiku, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Stanbic IBTC
  • Shem Simuyemba, Manager, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Ravi Sivasubramanian, Director, Trade & Working Capital, Barclays
  • Islam Tag El Din, Head of Electric Power, Mantrac Group
  • Peter Zhang, Managing Director, SinoFortone Group

Take a look at the list of registered companies here (as of September 29).

Venue: Park Plaza Victoria London
Address: Park Plaza Victoria London, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1V 1EQ
Telephone/Fax: +44 (0)844 415 6750 / +44 (0)844 415 6751


Sponsorship Opportunities

Email: Peter Gubbins at

Speaking Opportunities

Email: Jeff Ando at

Partner and Media Opportunities

Email: Elisabeth Spry at

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