Full 3
The premier gathering for connecting with
the key individuals and organisations at the forefront of Africa trade
Lagos, Nigeria
April 2024
More details coming soon!
1 Day Event

Global Trade Review will return to Lagos in April 2024! Enquire above to receive event announcements.

GTR West Africa 2024 will once again bring together the leading minds in West African trade, supply chain, export and infrastructure financing for two days of unrivalled networking and lively debate.

Long established as the leading annual gathering for the region’s trade community, 2024’s edition will once again offer clarity on the impact of a turbulent business environment on West African trade flows and financing, pinpointing opportunities for business growth as the trade sector realigns with evolving economic conditions and geopolitical forces across the continent and its key trade partners.

Offering critical market insight and enjoying the support of leading trade institutions, delegates will gain unrivalled perspective through an extensive programme of over 40 expert speakers, while the exhibition hall will provide an invaluable opportunity to network and connect with industry leaders, peers and potential clients.

The GTR team looks forward to welcoming you to an unmissable date for all corporates, fintechs, ECAs, risk management experts and financiers looking to gain the latest market insights, debate and network with potential clients and peers alike.

Event features:

  • 15+ exhibitors
  • 5+ hours of networking opportunities with key stakeholders in the industry
  • Unparalleled expertise from 40+ speakers
  • Exceptional content on topics and regions covered
  • Opportunity to schedule meetings and swap business cards
  • Invitation to the evening networking reception

Don’t miss your chance to join the unrivalled opportunity to catch up with old friends and build those crucial new market connections at what is set to be an excellent conference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

What others are saying

"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.

“The future of trade networking is here.”

A Abdulwahab, United Bank for Africa

"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

“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

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

O Babalola, Oando

“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

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

O Aina, Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN)

“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 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

"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

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

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

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

G Froment, Louis Dreyfus Company

"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

“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

"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

"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

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

P Odiegwu, Polyguard Investment

“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

“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 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

"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 has really set the pace for trade improvement within and outside West Africa with a real interactive section."

M Fakayode, Honeywell Flour Mills

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

B Ayorinde, IHS

"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

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

O Akanji, ICC Nigeria

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

F Adeyemi, ThriveAgric


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Agenda coming in 2024

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!

View the agenda and list of registered companies from 2023 for more insight into previous discussion topics and speakers.
Download the event media kit below for more details on this year’s event.

Over 70 senior to C-level speakers

Speakers will be announced closer to the day of the event. View our list of speakers from 2023.

Connect with over 30 event supporters

The official list of 2023 event supporters will be available closer to the day of the event. View our 2023 event supporters for more insight into the event.


Become a sponsor or partner

As the world’s leading trade, commodity and export finance publisher and event organiser, GTR offers sponsors and advertisers unrivalled exposure and profiling among their peer and client groups. GTR can offer various appealing options that would strategically and effectively help raise the profile of the partner, and offer a highly effective platform with which to showcase its capabilities and mission.

Why Sponsor?

– Speak to a room full of industry stakeholders

– Enhancing your brand awareness to your target market and audience

– Elevating your profile amongst peers and all industry stakeholders

– Position your company as an industry leader

– Attract new businesses, agents, customers and partners

– Deliver your message to a gathering of key players


» Request the Sponsorship brochure

Contact Ed Virtue for sponsorship opportunities.

evirtue@gtreview.com | +44 (0) 20 8772 3008


» Request Media or Institutional Partnership

Institutional partnerships are available for government organisations and public bodies. Media partnerships and press passes are available.

Contact Elisabeth Spry for partnership opportunities.

espry@gtreview.com | +44 (0) 20 8772 3006

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