November 22, 2016
1 Day Event


Global Trade Review returned to China, to host the China Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2016, on November 22.

Shanghai, the new host city for 2016’s event, provided as a key meeting point for business leaders and experts from the Chinese trade finance community. Over 190 attended the conference, including domestic, regional and international financial institutions, local SMEs and global corporates, policy makers, lawyers, specialist trade finance and experts conducting trade business within China.

Topics covered over the course of the one-day event included a keynote address by Jean-Pierre Lehman, Founder of Evian Group and Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, who analysed infrastructure, OBOR and the New Silk Road and what it essentially meant for trade.  Other discussions included a practical overview and corporate guide to doing business in China, followed by a panel of industry experts providing insight into key considerations and the ease of doing business in the country. A classroom-style breakout then allowed attendees the chance to ‘have their say’ on issues with a panel of industry experts who directed discussions on four key topics; supply chain finance, SMEs, digitisation and trade based money laundering.

GTR’s exemplary conference format included several networking breaks throughout the conference providing ample opportunities for attendees to meet with the market’s primary decision makers, giving delegates the chance to become re-acquainted with old contacts and foster new working relationships with those keen to do business across China.


Additional information

  • Join the discussion and relevant news updates on social media and with the official event hashtag #GTRCHI.
  • Check out the 2015 event page here for details on last year’s successful event.
  • Yongmei Cai, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Gordon Cessford, Regional Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, Euler Hermes
  • Bryan Duncan, Commodity Consultant
  • Dennis Eucogco, Deputy Regional Head Asia-Pacific, Credit & Political, Zurich
  • Matt Goddard, Head of Sales, EMEA & Asia Pacific, Trade Finance Solutions Europe
  • David Koh, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, Westpac
  • Peter Maerevoet, Consultant, DS-Concept
  • Wong Meng Choong, Asia Special Advisor, Trade Advisory Network
  • Jeff Pan, Head of China, RCMA Commodities
  • Chris Pardey, Chief Executive Officer, RCMA Commodities
  • Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland; Founder, Evian Group, IMD; Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Santosh Pokharel, Relationship Manager, Trade Finance Programme, Private Sector Financial Institutions Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Jennifer Scott-Gray, Director, Global Head of Trade Finance Sales, Westpac
  • Kade Spears, Divisional Head, Specialty Division, The Channel Syndicate
  • Lionel Taylor, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
  • Steven van der Hooft, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Chains
  • Ross Wilkinson, Head of Global Accounts, Bolero
  • Xun Yang, Of Counsel, Simmons & Simmons
  • Cheng Ye, ?Senior Vice-President, Head of Trade, China, ?Wells Fargo
  • Click here to see a list of registered companies as of November 15, 2016

Venue: Fairmont Peace Hotel
Address: 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China, 200002
Telephone/Fax: +86 21 6138 6888


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