GTR West Africa 2023
GTR West Africa 2023
A new dawn: Plotting a course for West African trade
Lagos, Nigeria
Apr 26-27, 2023
2 Day Event

Global Trade Review returns to Lagos on April 26-27, where GTR West Africa 2023 will once again bring together the leading minds in trade, supply chain, export and infrastructure financing for two days of unrivalled networking and lively debate.

Amongst the very first significant market gatherings to take place following Nigeria’s historic 2023 general election, the next edition of this long-established series comes highly anticipated and perfectly timed to facilitate dealmaking as Africa’s largest economy springs back into action.

Welcoming a distinguished speaker roster featuring the region’s leading corporates, financiers and digital innovators, expert-led discussion will assess evolving trade opportunities and financing conditions under Nigeria’s new President and in key markets across West Africa.

With a strong emphasis on high quality networking and audience interaction, GTR West Africa 2023 provides the unique opportunity to join debate on themes ranging hard currency liquidity and the need to boost food security, to sovereign debt sustainability concerns, infrastructure financing and the fintech innovations supporting the establishment and growth of West African supply chains.


Event discussion themes include:

  • Hard currency trade liquidity challenges and solutions
  • Boosting food security with specialised finance
  • Infrastructure financing and sovereign debt sustainability
  • Key innovations across the digital trade ecosystem
  • Building resilience into African supply chains
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What others are saying

"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

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

G Froment, Louis Dreyfus Company

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

D Aribido, Institute of Export Operations and Management Nigeria

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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

"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

"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


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Event Agenda

The event provides a highly anticipated opportunity to connect with all corners of the market, from local and international banks to multinational corporations and SMEs, fintechs and alternative financiers, commodity brokers and traders, insurers and risk managers, lawyers, consultants, ECAs, multilaterals and more!

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Hear from industry experts

    Adesola Fadahunsi
    (Business Development Manager, Nigeria, Axendo)
    Akinyinka Akintunde
    (Chief Operating Officer, AFEX)
    Alfred Idialu
    (Director , ODDO BHF)
    Andreas Voss
    (Head, Trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Deutsche Bank)
    Banjo Adegbohungbe
    (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Coronation Merchant Bank)
    Biola Alabi
    (General Partner, Acasia Ventures)
    Chinwe Egwim
    (Chief Economist; Head, Economic Research & Intelligence, Coronation Merchant Bank)
    Cikü Mugambi
    (Chief of Staff & Investor Relations, Kobo360)
    Daniel Mueller
    (Chief Operating Officer, InfraCredit)
    Fola Fagbule
    (Senior Vice-President & Head of Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation)
    Genevieve Ahinful
    (Head, Africa Specialty Risks)
    George Wilson
    (Head of Institutional Trade, Investec Bank)
    Ibiyemi Okuneye
    (Head, Transaction Banking, Nigeria & West Africa, Standard Chartered)
    Ikenna Egbukole
    (Chief Operating Officer, Mitsun Group)
    Kayode Oladipo
    (Partner, Africa Practice Lead, Finance & Lending, Clifford Chance)
    Kunal Bid
    (Director, Trade Sales Head, Citi)
    Kwame Asante
    (Head, Transaction Banking, Ghana, Standard Chartered)
    Mark Lakin
    (Partner, Stephenson Harwood)
    Nwamaka Ofili-ikpe
    (Head Trader, Tinker And Bell Trading)
    Oame Airauhi
    (Senior Transactor, Debt & Trade Solutions, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Olasunkanmi Owoyemi
    (Managing Director, Sunbeth Global Concept)
    Olumide Fayankin
    (Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Vendease)
    Olushola Oni
    (Director, Dason Commodities)
    Oluwole Ajiboye
    (Treasury Manager, Operations & Payments, Guiness Nigeria)
    Oti Ikomi
    (Executive Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Proton Energy)
    Paul Odunaiya
    (Chief Executive Officer, Wemy Industries)
    Raja Debnath
    (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Veefin Solutions)
    Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani
    (Chief Commercial Officer, Mixta Africa)
    Segun Bolaji
    (Managing Director, S. Adiss Agricultural Engineering)
    Seun Ogundolapo
    (Head, Trade (Transactional Products & Services), Corporate & Investment Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank)
    Seyi Akinwale
    (Senior Vice-President, Structured Trade Solutions, GE Capital)
    Siita Sofo Hissan
    (President, AfCFTA Young Entrepreneurs Federation (AfYEF))
    Steven Gray
    (Head of Export Finance, West Africa, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Thomas Onyeador
    (Senior Commodity Trader, Torq Commodities)
    Tochukwu Orajiaku
    (Managing Director, Vitachem Nigeria)
    Yinka Ogunnubi
    (Group Treasury Manager, CFAO)

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