Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Feb 18-21, 2019
Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and speakers!
4 Day Event

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Widely recognised as the most comprehensive and long-established trade finance gathering for the Middle East, GTR MENA 2019 returned to Dubai on February 18-19, 2019. Welcoming over 800 key figures in the regional and global market, this event provided access to hundreds of companies engaged in international trade, all of whom were keen to discuss their financing priorities and the future of trade in the Middle East.

Covering a range of themes, from geopolitical tensions to the region’s many infrastructure demands and requirements, the role of new technologies and innovations to creating a thriving environment for conducting trade business, the event offered an unrivalled platform for growing awareness of market challenges, whilst a new collaboration with AFTI focused on the region’s thriving agribusiness sector, along with the vast potential for capturing trade flows between MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Join us again in February 2020 for the 17th instalment of GTR MENA.

Event final statistics and breakdown will be available soon. In the meantime, visit GTR Connect for downloadable event content and more.


Registered companies:

Companies already registered to attend this year’s event include National Oilwell Varco, Al Yousuf Group, Bunge, Al Nasr Contracting Company, Chabros International Group, ArcelorMittal, Puma Energy, RAK Ceramics, Rakha Alkhaleej International (RAI), Qatar Steel Company and Juma Al Majid Group, to name just a few. View the full list of registered companies here.

2018 Breakdown:

Last year, 50% of attendees were corporates & traders and 18% were bankers & financiers representing over 300 different companies from around the world. 82% of all attendees held a senior to a c-level position. See last year’s full event break down here.

2019 event breakdown, coming soon…

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


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“What a great opportunity to meet like-minded people keen on doing business, well done GTR for hosting such a fantastic event!”
B Talsi, BMCE


“The best-organised trade finance event in Dubai, with trade professionals looking forward to attending each year.”
K Duraiswamy, ADCB


“With all relevant players present, this is an excellent event for all trade finance practitioners in the region, featuring great networking opportunities.”
T Richter, Daimler Commercial Vehicles


“The premier trade and export finance event in the region embracing the diversity in business opportunities.”
P Luketa, CB Advisers


“Debates on contemporary subjects and the many networking opportunities are key benefits.”
P Mukherjee, Adebs Management Consultants


“The only trade finance event you need to attend in the Mena region.”
D Henry, AGTB

To request your copy of the 2019 post-event media kit, including attendee breakdown, event content and event takeaways, please contact us.

Over 90 speakers set to take the stage at GTR MENA 2019. Click here to see the full list.


Venue: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Address: Sheikh Zayed Road - United Arab EmiratesJumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
Telephone/Fax: 971 4 330 0000



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