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GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2017

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Since its inception in 2015, the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference has provided a key forum for regional corporates, financiers and trade specialists to meet and discuss Africa’s trade potential, as well as infrastructure and investment opportunities available across the continent.

With London housing a great number of institutions involved in African trade and infrastructure finance, the city acts as an ideal location for like-minded organisations to get together to assess future priorities.

Chairman for the two-day conference was Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds, Former Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa, who was joined on stage by senior representatives from the likes of Siemens, Ecobank, UK Export Finance, Rand Merchant Bank, Export Trading Group, BitPesa, Thomson Reuters, HOMT España, Winch Energy and many more.


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  • Anish Jain, Chief Treasury Officer, Export Trading Group
  • Bo Masole, Co-Founder & CEO, Victus Global Capital
  • Bolaji Sofoluwe, Director, ETK Group
  • Brendan Leddy, Head of Compliance & MLRO, British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB)
  • Brian Lawson, Senior Consultant, Banking, Economics & Country Risk, IHS Markit Country Risk
  • Carl Liebenberg, Principle, Prescient Corporate Advisory
  • Daniel Redo, Head of Agriculture Research, Supply Chain & Commodities, Lanworth Team
  • Edward George, Country Head, UK Representative Office & Head of Group Research, Ecobank
  • Ehouman Kassi, Group Head of Trade, Ecobank
  • Elizabeth Rossiello, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BitPesa
  • Gabriel Buck, Managing Director, GKB Ventures
  • Geoffrey Wynne, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK
  • Graeme Harrison, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Macro Consulting, Oxford Economics
  • Guillaume Arditti, Founding Partner, Belvedere Advisory
  • Guillaume Moreau, Head of Finance Advisory France, Siemens
  • Inal Henry, Head of Export Financing, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Jean Craven, Director, Barak Fund Management
  • Justo Garcia Gil, Director, Structured Finance, HOMT España
  • Lodewyk Meyer, Partner, Hogan Lovells (South Africa)
  • Matthew Solley, Executive Director, Credit & Political Risks, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Michael Creighton, Head of Export Credit Finance, Nedbank CIB
  • Moustapha Sow, Chief Executive Officer, SF Capital
  • Nabil Frik, Managing Director, Africa, British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB)
  • Niama El Bassunie, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, WaystoCap
  • Nicholas Wrigley, Chief Executive Officer, Winch Energy
  • Nick Kilhams, Senior Political Risk Underwriter, Chaucer
  • Richard Davies, Managing Director, Cubit International
  • Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa
  • Ronak Gopaldas, Head of Country Risk, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds, Former Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa; Chairman of the Advisory Board, Invest Africa
  • Sam Evans, Assistant Director, BPL Global
  • Sam Hoexter, Regional Head, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America & India, UK Export Finance
  • Sarah Warren, Structured Trade & Distribution, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Scott Schloegel, Vice-Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Scott Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, Savia Trade Asset Management
  • Taiwo Adeniji, Senior Director, Investment Group, Africa Finance Corporation

A list of registered companies will be released closer to the event date.

Address: Park Plaza Victoria , London

Telephone/Fax: +44 (0) 84 4415 6750 / +44 (0) 84 4415 6751


“A great platform for networking, where you can build lasting business relationships.”

Y Sarpong-Abban, Africa Trade Finance

“Always an excellent forum to learn.”

H Singharay, Global Finance & Capital

“Attended for the first time and did not know what to expect, but am really glad I did not miss the opportunity. Excellent speakers and great networking.”

O Anyanechi, Sefton Fross

“A perfect event to frame African operation & financing challenges.”

N van Damme, SMT Groupt

“Excellent platform to learn about the new developments in the region, and meet with entrepreneurs and respective players.”

K Thakur, Prime Investrade

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