Feb 03-04, 2016
2 Day Event

Recognised as the biggest gathering of trade finance professionals in the region, the West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference returned to Lagos February 3-4, 2016.

With over 250 delegates expected in attendance, the conference brought together delegates from the market’s leading corporate, banking and financial services organisations to discuss key market issues within agribusiness, hard commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructural development.

In addition to a speaker line-up of the market’s primary decision-makers and trade finance specialists, the event also featured a number of dedicated networking sessions, allowing attendees to establish new working relationships and re-acquaint themselves with old contacts, all with the prospect of developing business across West Africa.

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    • Banjo Adegbohungbe, Global Head, Global Trade Services, Access Bank
    • Jason Barrass, Head of Africa Trade, Barclays Africa Group
    • Hope Yongo, Technical Adviser to the Managing Director & Chief Executive, Nigerian Export-Import Bank
    • Joshua Egba, Business Development Specialist, US Trade & Development Agency
    • Ngozi Okonkwo, Chief Legal Officer, Oando
    • Dolapo Oni, Head of Oil & Gas Analysis Desk, Ecobank
    • Rolake Akinkugbe, Head of Energy & Natural Resources, FBN Quest
    • Edward George, Head of Research, Ecobank
    • Tola Faseru, Executive Chairman, Colossus Investment; President, Nigerian Cashew Association; Vice-President, African Cashew Alliance
    • Roger Fadel, Regional Relationship Manager, Commodity Structured Trade Finance & Collateral Management, Ace Global Depository
    • Guillaume Arditti, Founding Partner, Belvedere Advisory
    • Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa
    • Shannon Manders, Editor, Global Trade Review (GTR)
    • Benjamin Todd, Business Development for Africa, Global Business Development, US Ex-Im Bank
    • Anne-Marie Woolley, Head, Energy & Metals, Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank CIB
    • Bolaji Sofoluwe, Director of Planning & Strategy, ETK Group
    • Henrique de Azevedo Avila, Head of Export Credit Division, Transaction Support in Africa, BNDES
    • Brad Woodhouse, Director, Business Development, American Trade & Finance Company
    • Charles Weller, Managing Director, Africa Trade, Barclays
    • Ikenna Egbukole, Head, Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, FBN
    • Gwen Mwaba, Regional Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Afreximbank
    • Tayo Asupoto, General Manager & Head, Operations Division, GTBank
    • Seyi Soetan, Head, Financial Institutions Trade Sales, Rand Merchant Bank
    • Jeremy Cross, Business Development, Transaction Banking, Misys
    • Nicholas Oliver, Head of Business Development, NMS International Group
    • Mike Creighton, Head of Africa, Sace
    • Ed Harkins, Head of Export Credit Financing, Fieldstone Private Capital Group
    • Paul Odunaiya, Managing Director, Wemy Industries
    • Kedarnath Kaushik, General Manager, Supply Chain, Fareast Mercantile (Chanrai Summit Group)
    • Anthony Osae-Brown, Nigeria Consultant, Menas Associates
    • Simon Bessant, Director, Texel Finance
    • Olivier Buyoya, Regional Trade Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa, IFC
    • Christophe White, Trade Credit & Political Risk Underwriter, Ironshore Insurance
    • Huw Owen, Underwriting Manager, Global Financial Risks, Liberty Specialty Markets
    • James Gearing, Broker, Texel Finance

Venue: Eko Convention Centre
Address: Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
Telephone/Fax: +234 1 2772700-25/ +234 1 2704071



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