GTR West Africa 2022
GTR West Africa 2022
Pinpointing opportunities in a volatile trade environment
Lagos, Nigeria
Jun 09-10, 2022
09.00 - 17.00 WAST
2 Day Event

On June 9-10, market-leading experts from a range of key economic sectors reflected on the latest developments impacting trade at GTR West Africa 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Focused discussion themes explored innovative solutions promoting development throughout the trade value chain in areas such as infrastructure development, investment opportunities, commodity trade finance, manufacturing, agribusiness and trade digitisation. 

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next move, GTR West Africa provides 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.

We look forward to returning next year!


What others are saying

“GTR Lagos is a great event to keep up to date on the latest trends in trade finance. An excellent platform to meet with like-minded people.”

A Mittal, Deekay & Sons Group

“The future of trade networking is here.”

A Abdulwahab, United Bank for Africa

“GTR 2023 as always is very engaging, educating, inspiring and action orientated.”

O P Akande, Institute of Export Operations & Management Nigeria (IEOM)

"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

"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

"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

“This is a great event with highly seasoned professionals and amazing discussions. I have learnt a lot and look forward to a brighter business future in 2023.”

O Rhodes, International Energy Services

“GTR West Africa was a great opportunity for me. I met the right people that can help our business speed up progress.”

K Chinagorom, Firstvine Prudent Resources Ltd

“This event is so relevant to the micro and macro issues that impact trade financing.”

O Akanji, ICC Nigeria

"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

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

G Froment, Louis Dreyfus Company

"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 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

"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

“The sessions are rich in thought-provoking content across the various economy-driving sectors (FX, agriculture, tech, finance).”

O Babalola, Oando

"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

“Engaging industry experts with top notch insights across the board.”

O Aina, Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN)

"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

"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 has become an excellent flagship event for trade stakeholders to come together in creating sustainable and innovative solutions to trade challenges.”

D Aribido, PHCP (WA) Ltd

“GTR West Africa has been an amazing event that brings trade finance professionals together from all over the world.”

A Esther Adedolapo, Alpha Crown Engineering Associates

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

D Aribido, Institute of Export Operations and Management Nigeria

“This is an event that should interest all stakeholders in trade financing. From importers, exporters, maritime, banking, the networking experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend.”

A Adesanya, Polaris Bank

“GTR never drops the ball, the experience is always worth it. The annual event is very helpful to all partners involve in trade and corporate businesses.”

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 Lagos was a solid opportunity to meet valuable industry players.”

F Adeyemi, ThriveAgric

“The conference addresses real issues handled by real people.”

B Ayorinde, IHS


Download the full programme for more information on GTR West Africa 2022

Speakers Included

    Adetoro Akindele
    (Vice-President, ThriveAgric)
    Ahanna Anaba
    (Head of Sales - Digital Solutions & Partnerships, Finverity)
    Andreas Voss
    (Head, Trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Deutsche Bank)
    Banjo Adegbohungbe
    (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Coronation Merchant Bank)
    Bharat Gupta
    (Senior Vice-President & Head, Trade & Structured Finance, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Olam International)
    Bunmi Bajomo
    (Head, Group Corporate Bank & COO Corporate & Investment Bank, Ecobank Group)
    Carl Chirwa
    (Managing Partner, Ashcroft & Gray)
    Chidi Mike-eneh
    (Head, Credit Risk, InfraCredit)
    Christian Karam
    (Managing Director, Africa Trade Finance Limited)
    Fola Fagbule
    (Senior Vice-President & Head of Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation)
    Genevieve Ahinful
    (Head, Africa Specialty Risks)
    George Uduku
    (General Manager, West Africa, GE Healthcare)
    George Wilson
    (Head of Institutional Trade, Investec Bank)
    Ibiyemi Okuneye
    (Head, Transaction Banking, Nigeria & West Africa, Standard Chartered)
    Ikenna Egbukole
    (Head, First Bank of Nigeria (FBN Bank))
    Jimi Oyelola
    (Executive Director, Plus Petro Oil Trading)
    Kenneth Obiajulu
    (Chief Executive Officer, Agricorp Holdings)
    Kissy Agyeman-togobo
    (Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Songhai Advisory)
    Kwame Asante
    (Head, Transaction Banking, Ghana, Standard Chartered)
    Mabel Michael
    (Director General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria)
    Moji Hunponu-wusu
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Woodhall Capital)
    Moochikal Ramesh
    (Group Chief Executive Officer, Agribusiness, Tropical General Investments Group)
    Munish Modi
    (Group Chief Financial Officer, African Industries)
    Nneka Enwereji
    (Executive Director, Citi)
    Nwamaka Ofili-ikpe
    (Head Trader, Tinker And Bell Trading)
    Olusegun Falade
    (General Manager - GAIL, Agro Allied Division, Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN))
    Ope Babalola
    (Managing Director, Webb Fontaine Nigeria)
    Opeyemi Olomo
    (Head, Product Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Citi)
    Ozoemena Nnaji
    (Director, Trade & Exchange Department, Central Bank of Nigeria)
    Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani
    (Chief Commercial Officer, Mixta Africa)
    Russell Brown
    (Global Head of Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank)
    Samirah Ade-adebiyi
    (Managing Director, AFEX Investment Limited, AFEX Investment)
    Segun Aribisala
    (Product Manager, Trade Finance, Union Systems)
    Seun Ogundolapo
    (Head, Trade (Transactional Products & Services), Corporate & Investment Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank)
    Steven Gray
    (Head of Export Finance, West Africa, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Sunil George
    (Head of Structured Trade Finance, North America, Louis Dreyfus Company)
    Taiwo Shote
    (Head, Corporate Banking, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Tariye Gbadegesin
    (Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, ARM Harith Infrastructure Investment)
    Thomas Onyeador
    (Senior Commodity Trader, Torq Commodities)
    Yinka Ogunnubi
    (Group Treasury Manager, CFAO)

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