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Lagos, Nigeria
Feb 04-05, 2020
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2 Day Event

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Driving economic growth with trade


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.


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Attendees by sector in 2020

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.


  • Agriex Nigeria
  • Agro Allied Resource Processing Nigeria
  • AIP Boeses
  • Alpha Crown Engineering Associates
  • Angelos Food Nigeria
  • Ankarafabric by Catena
  • ASGC Holding
  • Azuri Technologies
  • Bacardi
  • Bamino International
  • Banyan Trade & Investment
  • BASF
  • BB Energy
  • Belgham & Mineral Resources
  • Bono Energy
  • Boshi Trading & Supply
  • British American Tobacco
  • BSN Lightning & Surge Protection
  • BUA Group
  • Bunge
  • Chi
  • China Harbour Engineering (HEC)
  • Chutzpah International
  • Clarke Energy Holdings
  • Courtyard Farms
  • Curzon
  • Dangote Industries
  • Dasco Engineering Industries Nigeria
  • Deerfield Petroleum
  • Dufil
  • Eko Supreme Resources
  • Embee Jay Global Services
  • Emmab Global Group
  • Enpee Group
  • Estendo Power Products
  • Eterna
  • Fencas Development Company
  • Fidson Healthcare
  • Finix Nigeria
  • Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN)
  • GB Foods
  • Global Nitrate
  • Gracia Global Services
  • HayCountry Foods
  • Hayloft
  • Herald Oil & Gas
  • Huawei
  • IHS Towers
  • Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals
  • Infinity Tyres
  • Integrated Oil & Gas
  • Integrated Produce City
  • Jagal
  • JAT Offshore
  • JataTS
  • Jawa Group
  • Jibofam Global Invimpex Nigeria
  • JMG
  • Jubaili Group
  • Juesco Nigeria
  • Kimberley Clark Corporation
  • Lafarge Group
  • Lee Group
  • Mamuda Agro & Allied Products Nigeria
  • Mantrac Group
  • Marjene Beauty
  • Matrix Energy
  • Maviga
  • May & Baker
  • Medlog
  • Mikano
  • Mohinani Group
  • MRS Holdings
  • MTN Group
  • Nestoil
  • Nigerian Breweries
  • Northwest Petroleum & Gas Company
  • Noxie
  • Nuel Pharmaceuticals
  • OBA-B Novelty
  • Olam International
  • Omni Value Commodities
  • One-Port 365
  • Orient Global Manufacturing
  • Ovh Energy
  • PJS Group
  • Plus Petro Oil Trading
  • Plus Petroleum
  • Prime Chinese Restaurant and Prime Seafoods
  • Primera Foods
  • Promasidor
  • Proton Energy
  • Puma Energy
  • QFL Africa
  • Rainoil
  • Relchem
  • Richardson Oil & Gas
  • Ringardas Nigeria
  • Robert Bosch
  • Ruch Investment & Manufacturing
  • Sacvin Group
  • Sahara Group
  • Satokad Imperial Resources
  • Sayed Farms
  • Shiv Lila
  • Siemens
  • SISA Holdings
  • Soulmate Industries
  • Speciality Pulp & Paper
  • Starsight
  • Taipei Trade
  • Taurus Oil & Gas
  • Tinker & Bell Trading
  • Total E&P
  • Total Gas & Power
  • Total Nigeria
  • Triumph Power & Gas
  • UAC Foods
  • Ugo-Hannah Energy
  • Valency Agro Nigeria
  • Valency International Trading
  • Vista International
  • Vitol
  • Vodacom Business Nigeria
  • Wabeco Petroleum
  • Wartsila Energy Service
  • Absa
  • AfreximBank
  • BACB
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Citi
  • Commerzbank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • FBN Bank
  • FBNBank UK
  • FCMB Bank UK
  • FirstRand Bank
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Mashreq
  • MCB
  • Nedbank CIB
  • Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM)
  • Nova Merchant Bank
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Sterling Bank
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
  • The Access Bank UK
  • UBA Group
  • Union Bank of Nigeria
  • Zenith Bank
  • Agroinnovation Business Hub
  • Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
  • Consulate General of Brazil
  • ICC Nigeria
  • Institute of Export Operations & Management (IEOM)
  • Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce
  • Consultingbord
  • Forte Upstream Services
  • Global Tech Export Venture
  • Graeme Blaque Advisory Services
  • InnoLink Capital
  • Inscape
  • LN Outsourcing
  • Songhai Advisory
  • Aelex
  • Azuka Ogo Legal Services
  • Clyde & Co
  • Templars
  • Africa Trade Finance
  • GE Capital
  • Pinefields Investment Services
  • Stenn International
  • Wilben Trade
  • Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC)
  • International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
  • Sace
  • Institute of International Trade & Development
      • Global Collateral Control (GCC)
          • Upscale Business Resources
              • Bnkability
              • Cars45
              • Kobo360
              • Orbitt
              • Union Systems
              • Afriexporter
              • BBC Africa Business
              • Business Elites Africa
              • BusinessDay
              • Champion
              • GTR
              • Leadership
              • Mediacraft Associates
              • NAN
              • New Telegraph
              • OpenLife Magazine
              • Photo Legend
              • Political Economist Magazine
              • Rave TV
              • Teo-Inspiro
              • The Scar Production Nigeria
              • This Day
              • Vanguard



              "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

              "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

              "It was a wonderful conference and I'm really impressed by the attendance."

              G Froment, Louis Dreyfus Company

              "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

              "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

              "GTR West Africa 2019 and events are always a good opportunity to network and socialise with our customers and prospects as well as get to know the latest developments in the trade world."

              A Kone, AfreximBank

              "A gathering of problem-solving minds and professionals that can drive economy from zero to thousands. Thumbs up to the organizers, it was worth it."

              A Dennis Adedamola, Hypergold

              "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

              "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

              "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 West Africa is an excellent forum for impactful networking and corporate visibility."

              D Aribido, Institute of Export Operations and Management Nigeria

              "GTR West Africa has taken the lead in using Africa on the fundamentals of trade opportunities and challenges the way forward. The sessions were thought provoking. Excellent organization."

              Y A Akagink, Fortune Ideas Integrated Projects

              "Very informative and organised event. Met good contacts and networks."

              P Odiegwu, Polyguard Investment

              "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

              "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.


              This year’s breakdown


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              Who attended?

              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


              Download the post-event media kit

              Over 35 speakers including:


                Ade Adefeko
                (Vice-President, Corporate & Government Relations, Olam International)
                Andreas Voss
                (Head, Trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Deutsche Bank)
                Ayoola Ekisola
                (Chief Financial Officer, CBC EMEA Group)
                Caroline Stockmann
                (Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT))
                Christian Karam
                (Managing Director, Africa Trade Finance Limited)
                David Chalila
                (Head of Africa, Sace)
                Dheerie Govender
                (Chief Executive Officer, Global Collateral Control (GCC))
                Doris Anite
                (Group Head, Treasury, Zenith Bank)
                Emmanuel Nkenwokeneme
                (Chief Technology Officer, Union Systems)
                Etop Ikpe
                (Chief Executive Officer, Cars45)
                Foluso Ayo-Olaiya
                (Sales Head, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi)
                Hope Yongo
                (Supervising Head, Specialized Business, Credit Insurance & Guarantee Department, NEXIM - Nigerian Export-Import Bank)
                Ibiyemi Okuneye
                (Head, Transaction Banking, Nigeria & West Africa, Standard Chartered)
                Ikenna Egbukole
                (Head, First Bank of Nigeria (FBN Bank))
                James Benoit
                (Chief Executive Officer, ACBM, Arie Capital Investment)
                Jesuseun Fatoyinbo
                (Head, Transactional Products & Services, Stanbic IBTC Bank)
                Jimi Oyelola
                (Executive Director, Plus Petro Oil Trading)
                Jinghao Lu
                (Executive Director, Africa, InnoLink Capital)
                John Isemede
                (Chief Executive Officer, Global Tech Export Venture)
                Jonathan Joseph-horne
                (Global Head of Strategic Planning & Control, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC))
                Kudi Badmus
                (Executive Director, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Eterna)
                Lanre Oloniniyi
                (Co-Founder, Growth, Orbitt)
                Madhukar Khetan
                (Chief Executive Officer, Agro Allied Resource Processing Nigeria)
                Mathilde Cottard
                (Executive Director, Structured Export Finance, Global Trade Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group)
                Minos Gerakaris
                (Head, Trade Finance, Rand Merchant Bank)
                Mobolade Ojeahere
                (Head, Transaction Banking, Union Bank of Nigeria)
                Mudit Tiwari
                (General Manager, Exports, PJS Group)
                Nana Ampofo
                (Partner & Co-founder, Songhai Advisory)
                Nnenna Agu Aig-Imoukhuede
                (Vice-President, Citi)
                Obi Ozor
                (Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Kobo360)
                Oti Ikomi
                (Executive Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy)
                Palash Jain
                (Director, PJS Group)
                Paul Woodman
                (Chief Operating Officer, International, ASGC Holding)
                Paul Woodman
                (Chief Operating Officer, International, ASGC Holding)
                Pulkit Jain
                (Managing Director, PJS Group)
                Razia Khan
                (Managing Director, Chief Economist, Africa & Middle East, Global Research, Standard Chartered)
                Robert Parson
                (Partner, Clyde & Co)
                Sola Ismail
                (Head, Treasury & Tax, Nigerian Breweries)
                Sunil George
                (Head of Structured Trade Finance, North America, Louis Dreyfus Company)
                Sunil George
                (Head of Structured Trade Finance, North America, Louis Dreyfus Company)
                Sylvester Okere
                (Operations Officer, Citi)
                Vera Nwanze
                (General Manager, West Africa, Azuri Technologies)
                Waldo De Vleeschauwer
                (Chief Investment Officer, Artis Finance)
                Zeal Akaraiwe
                (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Blaque Advisory Services)
                Zhann Meyer
                (Head, Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB)


              Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites
              Address: 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
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              • erased
              • rectified or amended
              • completed

              Disclosing data for other reasons

              In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, will disclose requested data. However, the Data Controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the board and from the company’s legal advisors where necessary.

              Changes to this Privacy Statement

              We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

              Providing information

              Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand.

              • How the data is being used
              • How to exercise their rights

              To this end, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company. This is available on request and available on the company’s website.

              Review of this policy

              We keep this Policy under regular review. This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2018.

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