Nairobi, Kenya
May 21-22, 2019
2 Day Event

For over a decade, the GTR East Africa conference has brought together leading commodity producers and traders, manufacturers, trade finance specialists, risk management experts, and trade tech innovators, providing unrivalled insight on operating in this exciting region. On May 21-22, 2019 the conference returned to Nairobi to deliver a cutting edge agenda which placed emphasis on maximum audience interaction, highlighting alternative trade financing sources and innovative solutions enabling institutions and corporates to maximise on intra-African trade opportunities, manage global market volatility, and enable financing throughout the trade value chain.

The comprehensive two-day programme provided an insightful view of the East African trade landscape. It featured an in-depth analysis of geopolitical and macroeconomic trends, regulatory and finance sector developments, and the trade financing and risk mitigation techniques being utilised throughout key regional value chains, from agribusiness to oil and gas and value-add manufacturing sectors.

Agri-Food Trade & Investment’s AFTI East Africa Summit ran alongside GTR East Africa 2019. This exciting collaboration provided two days of enhanced networking with over 400 of the region’s leading commodity producers, traders, manufacturers, trade finance specialists and agritech innovators, all under one roof.

GTR East Africa in association with AFTI is the region’s leading gathering for all those seeking to build crucial contacts and gain the inside track on doing business across East Africa.

Take a look at the photo’s from this year’s event!

“A forum for insightful discussion and exchange of best practice knowledge among players in trade finance. Relevant and critical towards building continued access to global expertise from the networking.”
J Kimutai, CBA

GTR is to be recommended for the diverse range of industry experts that it has managed to bring together for this conference and the excellent and topical content of the programme.”
O Al-Ali, Simmons & Simmons

“The whole event was very informative and all the topics discussed were valuable.”
P Njoroge, Prime Bank

Reflecting Africa’s endless potential as a growth market for global trade, GTR Africa provided a crucial networking forum for corporates and financiers alike.

To download your copy of the 2019 post-event media kit, including attendee breakdown, event content and event takeaways, click below.

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Speakers this year include:

Dominique Aliphon, Relationship Manager, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Mauritius Commercial Bank
Guillaume Arditti, Founding Partner, Belvedere Advisory
Hamady Ba, Head, Eastern & Southern Africa Region, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation 
Robin Bairstow, Chief Executive Officer, I&M Bank Rwanda
Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa
Ben Boateng, Senior Director, Exworks Capital
Sushant Gaggar, Head, Fertilizer, East Africa, ETG
Edward George, Economist & Author
Minos Gerakaris, Head of Trade Finance, Rand Merchant Bank
Dheerie Govender, Chief Executive Officer, Global Collateral Control
Barnabas Kalenzi, Head, International Banking, Bank of Kigali
Christian Karam, Director, Africa Trade Finance
Rennie Kariuki, Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency 
Andrew Kinai, Software Engineer, IBM Research Africa
Peter van der Krogt, Chairman, Financial Access Capital Management, Co-Founder, Facts Africa
Giles Lewis, Head of Grains & Oilseeds, East Africa, ETG
Zhann Meyer, Head of Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB
Geoffrey de Mowbray, Chief Executive & Managing Director, Dints International
Kenneth Mugambi, Country Head, Kenya, Vamara Group
David Ocholi, Regional Product Manager, TradeLens, West Central Asia & Africa, A.P. Moller-Maersk
Shem Odhiambo, Regional Head, East Africa, ETG
Nicholas Oliver, Head of Business Development, NMS International and Chris Bonnett, Projects Director, Africa, GE Healthcare Africa
Linda Onyango, Associate Partner, MNCapital Africa Advisors
Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance, Crown Agents Bank; Chair, African Regional Committee, ITFA
M D Ramesh, President & Regional Head, South & East Africa, Olam International
Hiren Singharay, Member of the Supervisory Board, Global Finance & Capital Limited
Stella Gatakaa Volemi, Principal, Trade Product Manager, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya


Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Upper Hill
Address: Elgon Road Nairobi KE, Kenya
Telephone/Fax: +254 709 810000



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Email: Queenie Taylor-Wong at


Senior Conference Producer

Email: George Mitchell at


Marketing Executive

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Event Manager

Email: Anna Vilka at

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