Sep 04-07, 2018
4 Day Event

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GTR’s Asia Trade & Treasury Week returned to Singapore on September 4-7, 2018, reflecting on a momentous year for global trade and developments in the Asian market. Welcoming a record-breaking total of over 1,100 delegates, the event reaffirmed its status as the largest international gathering for the trade, commodity, fintech and treasury markets.

Benefitting from the use of multiple streams, coverage at the event focused on a range of topics and markets, whilst a variety of formats (breakouts, workshops, debates, formal launches, speed-networking) provided excellent opportunities for engagement and knowledge sharing with a number of exciting new market entrants. Perhaps the culmination of this was our Day 2 Tradetech Showcase Competition, held in partnership with GTR Ventures. Congratulations to AgriDigital, the successful winner of this year’s competition!

With trade now in the headlines more than ever before, plans for GTR Asian events for 2019 are in full swing. Don’t miss the early booking discount for our next event, taking place in Mumbai, India in February 2019 – click here to reserve your place!


Highlights included:

  • Keynote address by Enterprise Singapore: Singapore’s regional leadership
  • Official launch: Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) and announcements
  • Official launch: The new ADB Regulatory Scorecard
  • Workshop: New trends in corporate treasury
  • Workshop: Funds, new finance sources and the distribution of trade assets
  • Blockchain case studies: Moving beyond proof of concept
  • Breakout groups: Sector-based focus groups on corporate and bank perspectives
  • Speed-networking sessions: A special networking session that will provide the opportunity for delegates to hold private meetings with representatives from a range of different ‘disruptors‘ (Contact us to secure your meeting time)
  • Tradetech Showcase Competition


Who attended?

  • Local and international banks
  • Multinationals and SMEs
  • Independent financiers
  • Commodity brokers and traders
  • Insurers and risk managers
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Fintech providers
  • ECAs & multilaterals


New to this year’s event

GTR Debating Chamber
A new format unveiled at this year’s GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week,
GTR’s Debating Chamber will incorporate a debate format whereby speakers will argue
their viewpoints on key issues:

  • Debate 1: Is the future of the global digital economy under threat?
  • Debate 2: Do ICOs provide a potential new source of finance or reason for caution?

Workshops and breakouts
Utilising smaller groups to make for greater engagement and interaction
between delegates, these extended sessions will focus on the following subject areas:

  • New trends in corporate treasury
  • Funds, new finance sources and the distribution of trade assets
  • How is the insurance market reacting to new trends?

GTR Tradetech Showcase Competition
This section of the conference will bring various start-ups together
for a showcase competition enabling them to ‘pitch’ their business models, strategies
and activities to a panel of expert judges.





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Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Address: 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971 (Level 4, Peony)
Telephone/Fax: +65 6688 8888


Sponsorship opportunities

Email: Ed Virtue at

Speaking opportunities

Email: Jeff Ando at

Partnership opportunities and marketing requests

Email: Elisabeth Spry at

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