September 27, 2018
1 Day Event

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On 28 September, held in partnership with Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA), GTR hosted around 200 people for 2 days of discussion, networking and idea sharing on the leading trends impacting today’s commodity finance.

Once again GTR’s annual Commodity Trade Finance Conference showed itself to be the ultimate networking and learning platform for the local and global market’s key players. Attendees received critical market insight, built business relationships and gained the inside track on the latest commodity financing trends and techniques.

“An excellent opportunity to take the pulse of commodity trading
from a financial perspective.”

M Luciano, Deloitte

“Very good opportunity to meet partners and to discuss topics of interest with experts.”
D Kalinin, Integral Petroleum

“Best opportunity to extend your trade finance network in Europe.”
A Ananiev, Cetracore Energy

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This year speakers include:

  • Gregor Eder, Senior Economist, Allianz
  • Robert Frank, Global Head, Insurance & Risk Mitigation, Gerald Group
  • Nataliya Frolova, Head of Trade & Corporate Finance, Gazprom Marketing & Trading
  • Bharat Gupta, Regional Head of Trade & Structured Finance, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Olam International
  • Natalia Haas, Managing Partner, Mercator Commodities
  • Jean-Christian Heintz, Director, Wideangle LNG
  • Michiel Hendriksz, Executive Director, Farmstrong Foundation
  • Charles Ike, Regional Head of Financial Markets, EMEA, Pole Star
  • Dimitri Kouchnirenko, Founder, Incomlend
  • John MacNamara, Managing Director & Global Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank
  • Alexander Peters, Director of Finance & Administration, ArrowMetals Group
  • Marc Pfefferli, Head of Group Treasury & Corporate Finance, MET Group
  • Alessandro Sanos, Market Development Manager, Commodities, Thomson Reuters
  • Andrew van den Born, Managing Director, Financial Solutions, Willis Towers Watson
  • Mark Schulz, Risk Director, Euler Hermes Switzerland

Venue: Lugano Convention Centre
Address: Piazza Indipendenza 4, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Telephone/Fax: +41 (0)58 866 66 30


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Speaking Opportunities

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