London, United Kingdom
Nov 03-04, 2021
2 Day Event

GTR Africa 2021 returned to London on November 3-4 for a comprehensive gathering of the leading figures in Sub-Saharan trade, export, and commodity finance.

Benefitting from a special hybrid format which allowed speakers to connect and participate both onstage in-person or remotely, delegates enjoyed the flexibility to choose between that unrivalled experience of live networking and knowledge sharing or the opportunity to join virtually through our dedicated and well-established virtual event platform.

The event focused on Africa’s economic health, from the many financing challenges encountered by companies in the face of the pandemic and the role of multilaterals and DFIs in providing support, to the strains on supply chains directly and indirectly across a range of sectors, digitisation drives and ongoing efforts to reduce dependence on commodities and move African companies up the value chain.

We look forward to seeing you again in Cape Town in March 2022.

Key themes discussed:

– AfCFTA opportunities
– Infrastructure investment priorities
– Building supply chain resilience
– Sovereign debt sustainability
– Boosting hard currency liquidity
– The ESG Challenge

Who attended:

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


What others are saying

"Great to see a rich variety of viewpoints and expertise with some stellar content. What a fantastic return to in-person events with GTR."

Joshua Allsopp, FINN Partners

"Very good networking and opportunities to meet existing and new partners."

O Buldhoo, MUFG

"All subjects well covered, very interesting seminar."

K Bandorawalla, Gerad Resources

"Great snapshot on what's happening in Africa from an inside perspective"

K Mathai, Unatrac

"I have made valuable contacts at the GTR events that I have attended, all of which resulted in business."

M Tindle, Omnia

"A great forum to bring different parts of the african trade finance ecosystem together in one room."

T Cooke, Orbitt

"Perfect networking, great speakers with high experience and knowledge about Africa. It is not easy to find it."

I Orbe, Bauen Empresa Constructora

"The event was really well-organised at a top-notch venue. I had very meaningful conversations leading to several mutual opportunities which we will actively pursue post-conference. I definitely grew my network for the future impact on the African continent. That's my dream."

Elvis Shoko, London Business School

"An extremely well organised GTR Africa 2021. Knowledgeable moderators, insightful panellists and an overall slick operation. Two very productive days, thank you."

Alicia Botha, Africa Trade

"Very Good event. Shedding light on doing business in Africa."

M Nanga, Nanga Medical Systems

"Thank you GTR for another superb conference with an excellent selection of speakers, covering a wide range of topics."

Harry Walker, Gallagher

"A very good view of the African continent, and a number of interesting speakers."

G Ghosh, Mott MacDonald Limited

"Fulfilling content & good to catch up with people."

A Plumbly, BPL Global

"Great mix of various stakeholders, excellent exchange place of different approaches, experience and expectations."

A Grzybowski, KUKE - Export Credit Insurance Corporation

"Professional, Informative & Interesting."

D Latham, NMS

"Very relevant to our business & Africa, Thanks!"

C Anderson, Aqua Africa

"The Conference is absolutely amazing and provided a phenomenal opportunity to meet key industry leaders."

D Sawyer, Rand Merchant Bank

"Frame opportunity to catch up and to do strong networking."

M Teijeiro, Peterson Control Union Group


Download the post-event media kit for more information on GTR Africa London.


    Alex Marshall
    (Group Business Development & Marketing Director, Clarke Energy)
    Andreas Voss
    (Head, Trade Finance, Sub-Saharan Africa, Deutsche Bank)
    Andrew Boff
    (Deputy Chair of the London Assembly; Chairman, Africa House London, Africa House London)
    Andrew Coles
    (Global Head of Solution Consulting, Surecomp)
    Bob Blower
    (Chief Executive Officer, Clarency)
    Bohani Hlungwane
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital, Africa, Absa Corporate and Investment Bank)
    Brad Parks
    (Executive Director, AidData)
    Carl Chirwa
    (Managing Partner, Ashcroft & Gray)
    Chris Mitman
    (Head of Export & Agency Finance, Investec Bank)
    Dheerie Govender
    (Chief Executive Officer, Global Collateral Control (GCC))
    Duarte Pedreira
    (Head of International Development Organisations & Trade Finance, Crown Agents Bank)
    Eddie Norton
    (Chief Executive Officer, BACB Plc)
    Enoch Mwita
    (Head of Business Development, Africa, ASGC Holding)
    Frank Wendt
    (Chairman & Co-Founder, FQX AG)
    Gabriel Buck
    (Managing Director, GKB Ventures)
    Geoffrey White
    (Chief Executive Officer, Agility)
    George Wilson
    (Head of Institutional Trade, Investec Bank)
    Greg Fyfe
    (Head, Energy & Infrastructure Finance, Standard Bank)
    Hugo Coetzee
    (Partner, CMS RM Partners)
    Hussein Sefian
    (Founding Partner, Acre Impact Capital)
    Ian Henderson
    (Chief Investment Officer, Artis Finance)
    Inal Henry
    (Head of Structuring, Corporate & Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Ini Ebong
    (Executive Director, First Bank of Nigeria (FBN Bank))
    Jack Bismohun
    (Business Development Director, GUUD Africa)
    James Pumphrey
    (Managing Director, Deutsche Bank)
    Jane Cooper
    (Regional Head, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    John Lentaigne
    (Head of Credit & Political Risks, Tysers)
    Lodewyk Meyer
    (Partner, Baker McKenzie)
    Manrui Tang
    (Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Binkabi)
    Marie Aglert
    (Director, Large Corporates, EKN)
    Michael Creighton
    (Executive Director, Credit & Political Risks, Willis Towers Watson)
    Michael Rolfe
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade Finance, BACB Plc)
    Michele Dee
    (Regional Head, Europe, Africa & South Asia, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Michelle Chivunga
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Global Policy House)
    Natalia Sokolova
    (Head of Institutional Banking, Multinationals & Forfaiting, Zenith Bank (UK))
    Nicholas Oliver
    (Head, NMS)
    Nisrin Abouelezz
    (Managing Director, Head of Africa Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group)
    Paul Odunaiya
    (Chief Executive Officer, Wemy Industries)
    Portia Dube
    (Head, Business Development, Export Credit Insurance Corporation South Africa (ECIC SA))
    Rahul Rastogi
    (Chief Financial Officer, Africa & MENA; Group Chief Financial Officer, Cocoa Beans, Olam International)
    Robert Besseling
    (Chief Executive Officer, Pangea-Risk)
    Robert Hurley
    (Board Member, Director Corporate Development, Africa House London)
    Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani
    (Chief Commercial Officer, Mixta Africa)
    Russell Brown
    (Global Head of Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank)
    Sam Evans
    (Director, Political Risks & Trade Credit, BPL Global)
    Shannon Manders
    (Editorial Director, GTR)
    Sheleena Govind
    (Transactor, Debt & Trade Solutions, Financial Institutions Group, Rand Merchant Bank)
    Simon Cook
    (Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK)
    Souleymane Diagne
    (Group Head, Ecobank Group)
    Sujithav Sarangi
    (Executive Director, Structured Export Finance, Standard Chartered)
    Susan Kingman
    (EMEA Head of Trade Client Management, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi)
    Tedd George
    (Founder & Chief Narrative Officer, Kleos Advisory UK)
    Wouter Kool
    (General Manager, Kenya, Rabobank)


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