GTR West Africa returned to Lagos, Nigeria on February 4-5, 2020, with a record attendance of over 400 trade specialists.
The comprehensive two-day agenda provided expert perspectives on the potential impact of further regional economic integration across West Africa, and the implications of AfCFTA policy initiatives aimed at stimulating economic diversification, financial stability and export growth.
Market-leading speakers sourced from a range of key economic sectors reflected on the latest regulatory developments impacting trade, and pinpointed the role of key trade and export financing liquidity sources, players and deal structures in facilitating business growth. Focused discussions further explored innovative solutions promoting development throughout the trade value chain in areas such as infrastructure development and capex investment, commodities trade, manufacturing, agribusiness and trade digitisation.
For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next move, GTR West Africa provided the ideal platform to hear cutting-edge perspectives from a wide range of trade and export finance experts while offering the opportunity to network with the industry’s top players.
In 2020, two of the largest sectors in attendance were corporates & traders (61%) and bankers & financiers (13%). Over 20 different countries were represented and 88% of all attendees held a senior to a c-level position while over 210 companies attended including Total Nigeria, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Tata Steel, MTN Group , Barclays, Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, Rave TV and more.
Agro Allied Resource Processing Nigeria
Alpha Crown Engineering Associates
Angelos Food Nigeria
Ankarafabric by Catena
Banyan Trade & Investment
Belgham & Mineral Resources
Boshi Trading & Supply
British American Tobacco
BSN Lightning & Surge Protection
China Harbour Engineering (HEC)
Clarke Energy Holdings
Dasco Engineering Industries Nigeria
Eko Supreme Resources
Embee Jay Global Services
Emmab Global Group
Estendo Power Products
Fencas Development Company
Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN)
Gracia Global Services
Herald Oil & Gas
Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals
Integrated Oil & Gas
Integrated Produce City
Jibofam Global Invimpex Nigeria
Kimberley Clark Corporation
Mamuda Agro & Allied Products Nigeria
May & Baker
Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company
Omni Value Commodities
Orient Global Manufacturing
Plus Petro Oil Trading
Prime Chinese Restaurant and Prime Seafoods
Richardson Oil & Gas
Ruch Investment & Manufacturing
Satokad Imperial Resources
Speciality Pulp & Paper
Taurus Oil & Gas
Tinker & Bell Trading
Total Gas & Power
Triumph Power & Gas
Valency Agro Nigeria
Valency International Trading
Vodacom Business Nigeria
Wartsila Energy Service
Central Bank of Nigeria
FCMB Bank UK
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM)
Nova Merchant Bank
Rand Merchant Bank
Stanbic IBTC Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
The Access Bank UK
Union Bank of Nigeria
Agroinnovation Business Hub
Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
Consulate General of Brazil
Institute of Export Operations & Management (IEOM)
Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce
Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce
Forte Upstream Services
Global Tech Export Venture
Graeme Blaque Advisory Services
Azuka Ogo Legal Services
Clyde & Co
Africa Trade Finance
Pinefields Investment Services
Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC)
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Institute of International Trade & Development
Global Collateral Control (GCC)
Upscale Business Resources
BBC Africa Business
Business Elites Africa
Political Economist Magazine
The Scar Production Nigeria
"GTR West Africa has really set the pace for trade improvement within and outside West Africa with a real interactive section."
M Fakayode, Honeywell Flour Mills
"Every stakeholder involved in developing trade in West Africa should be at this event. I recommend this event for people across industries. The content is robust and very instructive."
U Omoigui, Standard Chartered
"Very informative and organised event. Met good contacts and networks."
P Odiegwu, Polyguard Investment
"Practical, provocative discussions with insights on the economic dangers of continually dependants on oil as this takes away the indicative growth of the nation and making us poorer."
V Nwanze, Azuri Technologies
"Top notch event for traders and Africa's development through regional trade. The choice of topics was on point for perfect integration of intra-African trade."
I Mamukuyomi, Afriexporter
"GTR West Africa 2019 and events are always a good opportunity to network & socialise with our customers and prospects as well as get to know the latest developments in the trade world."
A Kone, AfreximBank
"Gives you an opportunity to meet people who otherwise would have been impossible to reach. A very educational conference, highly recommended for anyone involved in trade."
C Ihejirika, Mitigram
"GTR's West Africa conference was very enlightening & educative program with great networking platform With APT topics which currently affect the West African region."
Z Khan Agwu, MRS Holdings
"A gathering of very seasoned professionals with a lot of knowledge to show. The event was an eye opener and exposed me to other aspects even within my field which I was unaware of. It was also a great networking platform to share and exchange ideas with great minds."
C Chijioje - Osueze, Sahara Group
"Good event to gather more inform on the region's economic situation and how the various markets are doing in Nigeria specifically."
T Sai Paturi, Somtex Nigeria Ltd.
"GTR West Africa presented significant opportunities latent within Africa to be brought to the fore. Sessions such as this without a doubt puts the pressure on for Africa to hasten its development and integration."
I Soji-Okusanya, The Access Bank
"I think it's a great opportunity for networking as well as learning how other organisations weather the storms with regards to trade transactions, especially exports."
C Nwaonumah, Stanbic IBTC Bank
This year’s breakdown
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Over 400 trade specialists joined us in gaining insight, creating new contacts and discussing the future of West African trade.
– Local and international banks
– Multinationals and SMEs
– Independent financiers
– Commodity brokers and traders
– Insurers and risk managers
– Lawyers and consultants
– Fintech providers
– ECAs & multilaterals
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Over 35 speakers:
Ade Adefeko Olam International(Vice-President, Corporate & Government Relations)
Andreas Voss Deutsche Bank(Chief Country Representative, Nigeria & Head of Trade Finance for Financial Institutions, Sub-Saharan Africa)