Full 3
Thriving in turbulent times
Full 3
Thriving in turbulent times
Dubai, UAE
Feb 21-22, 2023
09.00 - 17.00 GST
2 Day Event

GTR MENA will return to Dubai on February 21-22, 2023. This event has established itself over 20 years as the premier gathering for connecting with the key individuals and organisations at the forefront of MENA trade.

Reflecting on a year of great change both globally and in the region, from the ramifications of global economic headwinds ranging from supply chain disruption to surging commodity prices and rampant inflation, to the excitement and optimism generated by the region’s many exciting transformation programmes.

Also incorporating a special afternoon seminar hosted by our partners from the Middle East Regional Committee of the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA), this is an event not to be missed.

The GTR team looks forward to welcoming you there.


Event discussion themes include:

  • ‘May you live in interesting times’ – making sense of a complex trade landscape
  • Is sustainability still to the fore or on the back foot?
  • Electronic documentation – strengthening the digitalisation drive
  • Preparing for trade and supply chain 2.0
  • Ensuring food security – a renewed priority
  • Gateway strategies for GCC-led regional growth
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What others are saying

“Once again, GTR pulled off an amazing event in 2020. Great networking, great content – an absolute must-attend!”

R Harding, Coriolis Technologies

“I was delighted to participate in GTR MENA 2020 and for GTR to highlight and showcase the importance of the need to address sustainable supply chains as well as to be involved in the tech showcase. I had the opportunity to learn more about some really interesting fintech start-ups that are creating solutions we need.”

L McAuley, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)

"It is vital therefore for all professionals involved in trade to be up to date with innovation, disruption and the advance of technology. That is precisely the value offered by GTR MENA. This is where the rubber hits the road!"

Peter Matza, ACT

"Outstanding event held at GTR MENA in Dubai. The content was extremely informative and relevant, while there were some very good networking opportunities between banks, corporations, intermediaries and fintechs."

Y Harrilal, Nedbank

"Perfect organization, well-charted out, relevant and eloquent speakers of incredible high level. The exchange of ideas and outlook for the way forward was appreciated in these uncertain times. GTR MENA once again knocked it out of the park as one of the premier trade-related events for the region."

Naura Hussain, United Bank Ltd.

“GTR MENA has created an effective platform that facilitates a discussion related to challenges faced by SMEs or businesses of any size in the region. It also highlights the benefits of encouraging a culture of entrepreneurship while initiating conversations around getting more visibility in a competitive landscape.”

H Al Khazaleh, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI)

"GTR brings the trade and export finance community together which contributes to improved governance, knowledge and leadership in the region."

S Ozkan, SMBC Group

Overall great event, critical topics being discussed and high level of participation with excellent networking opportunities. Keep up the great work."

Y Tahboub, Bank of Jordan

"Great sessions, excellent moderation and content."

Yusuf Khan, Citi

"GTR is doing an amazing job in helping companies and financiers connect with each other. We have been connected with GTR for a few years now and will continue doing the same. Cheers!"

C Lad, Veefin

“GTR MENA is an integral part of the regional trade finance community to reflect upon emerging corridor opportunities along with changing dynamics and new risks to remain relevant in the market.”


Semih Ozkan, SMBC Group

"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

"GTR is a great event to stay relevant to the market especially during pandemic and networking adds great flavor to whole event with knowledge sharing in MENA trade landscape."

P Kumar, RGE Group

"I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to discuss emerging trade finance trends with industry players at GTR MENA 2022. These events always have a positive atmosphere and are now more relevant than ever given the shifting landscape post-pandemic. I look forward to next year’s event!"

F Danab, Bank of America

“GTR does it again and again! The GTR MENA 2020 had the best selection of attendees, panellists and exhibitors focused on SCF. This year I attended both the India and MENA events, and both were top class. I have now added these events to my annual calendar.”

R Debnath, Cogence Labs

"Participating at GTR MENA 2022 was a great way to reconnect with the industry after the last two years, see old contacts and make new ones. So much has happened since the start of the pandemic, and GTR MENA was the best forum to catch up on developments, news & progress in one place."

J Hepworth, OCO Global

"Congratulations on the MENA conference – the content is great and the platform impressive. Highly relevant for the Indian Ocean region."

Marc Livsey, IORA

"GTR MENA was once again an excellent event with a fantastic agenda. The virtual event was extremely well coordinated and absolutely seamless."

Sudhir Dole, CEO-Trade Information Network

GTR MENA remains THE event where stakeholders across the region are able to gather on a common platform to share their experiences and knowledge."

Y Khan, Citi

"Well done GTR, you keep raising the bar."

A Ganguli, RAKBANK

"GTR MENA is full of well calibrated content, accomplished and resourceful panelists/speakers who may help to broaden one’s horizon and bring in highly valuable perspectives to the pressing issues of trade and commodity finance industry."

O Gunes, Sberbank (Switzerland) AG

“GTR has always been a great place to network; the content, speakers and panel discussions were well chosen, engaging and relevant to the industry trends.”

L Almeida, Markel International (Dubai) Limited

"Worldwide GTR conferences allow businesses to improve, while discussing, sharing views and networking with the greatest experts in trade finance. Attending GTR gives the opportunity to touch base regarding the latest developments, hot topics and possible solutions to the main issues of the decade."

P Gupta, Polytrade

"I have attended several editions of GTR MENA, this year’s event was special being a virtual one and my first as a panellist on a hot topic of the year. I enjoyed the entire experience, from the preparation phase until we went live. The organisers were helpful, simple and fun to work with, whilst after the session, I received several emails which proved the efficiency of such virtual sessions. Looking forward to next year’s event."

Zena Brake, Euler Hermes

"Once again an excellent event hosted by the highly professional GTR Team. The fact that it is one of the first in-person Conferences after two years, also made it a landmark event enjoyed by Banks, Insurers, Traders and a wide spectrum of other Stakeholders alike."

Z Meyer, Nedbank CIB


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Connect with hundreds of prospective customers, clients, partners, and peers by participating in the event. Meet representatives from, local and international banks, multinationals and SMEs, independent financiers, commodity brokers and traders, insurers and risk managers, lawyers and consultants, fintech providers and ECAs & multilaterals.

Download the agenda for insight into GTR MENA.

Over 60 senior to C-level speakers expected

    Ahmad Alalawi
    (Head of GTRF Origination & Client Advisory, SABB)
    Ahmad Alshubbar
    (Vice-President, Treasury & Strategy, Rawabi Holding Co.)
    Amr El Haddad
    (Head of Working Capital Solutions, CEEMEA, Kyriba)
    Anand Rohatgi
    (Chief Operating Officer, Synergy Consulting)
    Anirudha Panse
    (Head, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB))
    Anish Jain
    (Chief Treasury Officer, Export Trading Group (ETG))
    Anissa Teemul
    (Head of Treasury, EWEC)
    Betül Kurtulus
    (Regional Director, Central, Eastern & South-Eastern Europe & the Middle East, FCI)
    Bharat Gupta
    (Senior Vice-President & Head, Trade & Structured Finance, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Olam International)
    Carl Wegner
    (Chief Executive Officer, Contour Pte. Ltd.)
    Caroline Stockmann
    (Chief Executive, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT))
    Chaker Zeraiki
    (Managing Director, Global Trade & Receivable Finance, Head of Trade UAE, Regional Head of Business Origination, MENAT, HSBC)
    Charles Ike
    (Vice-President, Maritime Trade, Pole Star)
    Chris Hall
    (Executive Director, Financial Solutions, Credit & Political Risks, WTW)
    Crystal D'souza
    (Head of Trade Credit, MENA, Markel International)
    Devid Jegerson
    (Executive Vice-President, Head of Customer Experience & Platform Development, National Bank of Fujairah (NBF))
    Dominic Broom
    (Senior Vice-President, Working Capital Technology, Arqit)
    Elat Niyas
    (Treasury Manager, Al Masaood Automobiles)
    Farrukh Siddiqui
    (Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Management Partners)
    Gerald Huang
    (Chief Sales Officer, Premium Technology)
    Gianluca Elmosi
    (Group Treasury Director, Al Dahra Holding)
    Gopinath Kanniah
    (Senior Vice-President, Treasury, MEA, Redington Gulf)
    Halina Bernard
    (Senior Finance Manager, Strategic Markets, Alliances & Distributors, General Motors (GM))
    Hassan Al Hashemi
    (Secretary General & Vice-President, International Relations, ICC UAE)
    Huny Garg
    (Head of Trade, MEA, SWIFT)
    Ibrahim Chammat
    (Vice-President, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group)
    Ioannis Nanos
    (Transfer Pricing Advisor, Tax, Al Tamimi & Company)
    Jacco De Jong
    (Global Head, Sales, Bolero International)
    James Adams
    (Group Treasurer, Chalhoub Group)
    James Binns
    (Global Head, Trade & Working Capital, Barclays)
    Joe Hepworth
    (Chief Executive Officer, British Centres for Business)
    John Basquill
    (Senior Reporter, GTR)
    John Goodridge
    (Head of Inventory Solutions, Silver Birch Finance)
    Joon Kim
    (Global Head, Trade Finance Product & Portfolio Management, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon)
    Jose Payno
    (Managing Director & Head of GTB Corporate Product Sales, Abu Dhabi, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB))
    Lee Soo Peng
    (Treasurer, Novatek)
    Loic Morel
    (Head of Trade Finance, APICORP)
    Manpreet Kaur
    (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Vivantaa Capital)
    Mark Emmerson
    (Head of Global Transaction Banking, Al Masraf Bank)
    Massimo Falcioni
    (Former Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Credit Insurance)
    Matthieu Andrieu
    (Head of Corporate Banking, Finastra)
    Michal Ron
    (Chief International Officer, Sace)
    Milind Jain
    (Senior Vice-President, Credit Specialty Leader, MENA, Marsh Specialty)
    Motasim Iqbal
    (Managing Director , Regional Head Transaction Banking Sales, Africa Middle East, Standard Chartered)
    Mritunjay Singh
    (Lead, Trade Product Management, Trade Finance, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank)
    Muhsin Alrustom
    (Group Chief Financial Officer, Asyad Group)
    Neeraj Agrawal
    (Chief Financial Officer, Crescent Petroleum)
    Neeraj Teckchandani
    (Chief Executive Officer, Apparel Group)
    Niraj Kumar
    (Acting Head of Transactional Banking & Liabilities, Wholesale Banking, United Arab Bank)
    Peter Matza
    (Treasury Specialist, Independent)
    Pratheepan Karunagaran
    (Executive Director, Apical Group)
    Raja Debnath
    (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Veefin Solutions)
    Raphael Fofana
    (Head of UAE, ICIEC)
    Ravi Suri
    (Senior Managing Director, AP Moller Capital)
    Robert Besseling
    (Chief Executive Officer, Pangea-Risk)
    Robert Parson
    (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs)
    Rushdi Ali
    (Executive Finance Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, GE Power)
    Sanjay Desai
    (Advisory Consultant, Humana International (An MRI Group Enterprise))
    Sanjeev Dutta
    (Executive Director, Commodities & Financial Services, DMCC)
    Sean Bowey
    (Head of Products, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, SABB)
    Sean Edwards
    (Advisor, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC))
    Selima Mehiri
    (Head of Energy & Natural Resources, RAKBANK (The National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah))
    Sereen Ahmed
    (Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital Middle East, Barclays)
    Shailen Shukla
    (Chief Logistics Officer, MHAO Group)
    Shiraz Khan
    (Partner, Head of Tax, Al Tamimi & Company)
    Simon Cook
    (Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP)
    Sinan Ozcan
    (Senior Executive Officer & Board Director, DP World Financial Services)
    Sonam Kapadia
    (Managing Director, Falcon Group)
    Staney Pullolickel
    (Regional Treasurer (Commercial), MENAT & SSA, General Electric (GE))
    Stefaniya Ilina
    (Head of Project Financing, Etihad Credit Insurance)
    Sumit Roy
    (Founder, President & CMO, TradeAssets)
    Sunil Senapati
    (Chief Operating Officer, Trade & Payments, XDC Network)
    Syed Hassan Javed
    (Head Trade Finance, Gulf International Bank)
    Syed Imtiaz Hussain
    (Regional Head of Product & Propositions, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC)
    Syed Khurrum Zaeem
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade, Working Capital & Transaction Banking, Africa Middle East, Standard Chartered)
    Tim Reid
    (Chief Executive Officer, UK Export Finance (UKEF))
    Torbjorn Soltvedt
    (Principal Analyst, Middle East & North Africa, Verisk Maplecroft)
    Troy Wood
    (Chief Executive Officer, Impel)
    Udham Singh
    (Head of Finance & Accounts, Egypt, Redington)
    Venkiteswaran Ramasubhramoni
    (Head of Equipment & Technology Finance, National Bank of Fujairah (NBF))
    Viacheslav Oganezov
    (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Finverity)
    Victor Yankovskiy
    (Head of Global Sales, DP World Financial Services)
    Vincent O'brien
    (Director, ICC UAE)
    Vishnu Purohit
    (Vice-President, Head of Trade Product Management, Emirates NBD)
    Yusuf Ali Khan
    (Managing Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital Solutions, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Citi)
    Zavone Krotz
    (Head of Transaction Banking, Wholesale Banking Group Products, RAKBANK (The National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah))
    Zhann Meyer
    (Head, Agricultural Commodities, Nedbank CIB)
    Zul Javaid
    (Chief Executive Officer, UAE Trade Connect (UTC))

Sponsors and partners


Become a sponsor or partner

As the world’s leading trade, commodity and export finance publisher and event organiser, GTR offers sponsors and advertisers unrivalled exposure and profiling among their peer and client groups. GTR can offer various appealing options that would strategically and effectively help raise the profile of the partner, and offer a highly effective platform with which to showcase its capabilities and mission.

Why Sponsor?

– Speak to a room full of industry stakeholders

– Enhancing your brand awareness to your target market and audience

– Elevating your profile amongst peers and all industry stakeholders

– Position your company as an industry leader

– Attract new businesses, agents, customers and partners

– Deliver your message to a gathering of key players


>> Request the Sponsorship brochure

Contact Ed Virtue for sponsorship opportunities. | +44 (0)20 8772 3008


>> Request Media or Institutional Partnership

Institutional partnerships are available for government organisations and public bodies. Media partnerships and press passes are available.

Contact Elisabeth Spry for partnership opportunities. | +44 (0)20 8772 3006

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Our privacy commitments

This Privacy Policy outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our websites, events, related publications and services (“personal data”) and how we may use that personal data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behaviour to deliver customised advertisements, marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Policy also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data and how you can request that we delete or update it.

This Privacy Policy applies to all websites operated by Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd (as indicated on the relevant website).

This privacy statement does not cover the activities of third parties, and you should consult those third-party sites’ privacy policies for information on how your data is used by them.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by e-mail to or by writing to Data Protection Officer at, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, United Kingdom. Alternatively, you can telephone our London headquarters at +44 (0) 20 8673 9666.

Who are we?

Established in 2002 and with offices in London and Singapore, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is the world’s leading trade and trade finance media company, offering information, news, events and services for companies and individuals involved in global trade.

Our principal business activities are:

  • Business-to-Business financial publishing. We provide a range of products and services focused on international commodities, export, supply chain and trade finance markets including magazines, newsletters, electronic information and data
  • Organisers of seminars, conferences, training courses and exhibitions for the finance industry

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is a company registered in the United Kingdom with company number 4407327 | VAT Registration: 799 1585 59

Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Why do we collect information from you?

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you an enjoyable customised experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that will meet your needs.
We collect certain personal data from you, which you give to us when using our Site and/or registering or subscribing for our products and services. However, we also give you the option to access our Sites’ home pages without subscribing or registering or disclosing your personal data.

We also collect certain personal data from other group companies to whom you have given information through their websites (including, by way of example, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd and subsidiaries, in accordance with the purposes listed below). Should we discover that any such personal data has been delivered to any of the Sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Why this policy exists

This Data Protection Policy ensures Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd:

  • Complies with data protection law and follow good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
  • Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
  • pretexts itself from the risk of a data breach

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Data protection law

The Data Protection Act 1998 described how organisations – including Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd – must collect, handle and store personal information. These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information collected must be stored safely, not disclosed unlawfully and used fairly.

The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:

  • Be processed fairly and lawfully
  • Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
  • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Be accurate and kept up to date
  • Not be held for any longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
  • Be protected in appropriate ways
  • Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country of territory also ensures an adequate level of protection

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, when you register for an event, register to receive eNewsletters, subscribe or register for a trial to our GTR magazine/website.

 Types of Personal Data Held and its Use

1.      Customer Services and Administration

On some Sites, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd collects personal data such as your name, job title, department, company, e-mail, phone, work and/or home address, in order to register you for access to certain content, subscriptions and events. In addition, we may also store information including IP address and page analytics, including information regarding what pages are accessed, by whom and when.

This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described in the below paragraphs.

2.      Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that

are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take – for example, viewing an article – will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • to fulfil our obligations to you;
  • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
  • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
  • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
  • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) – see paragraph 3 below;
  • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
  • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
  • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

3.      Marketing

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us to contact you by e-mail, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies. We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in the footer of each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also “Consents and opt-outs” section below. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

4.      Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you.

5.      Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

What is a cookie?

When you enter some sites, your computer will be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to servers. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows, recording those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Selecting not to receive means that certain personalised services Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd offers cannot then be provided to that user.


Why do we use cookies?

  1. Log In – Where we provide log in mechanisms for site users a cookie is created at login and for the duration of the session. Each cookie contains a unique reference number only (no personal information) which is used to confirm you are authorised.
  2. Analytics – To allow us to keep track of traffic to our website we use cookies. The cookies simply tell us if you have previously visited our website so we can get more accurate figures for New vs Returning visitors.

Find and control your cookies

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We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these details every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that, or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

6.      E-mail tracking

E-mail tracking is a method for monitoring the e-mail delivery to those subscribers who have opted-in to receive marketing e-mails from GTR, including GTR Africa, GTR Asia, GTR Americas, GTR Europe, GTR Mena, GTR eNews, Third party e-mails and GTR Ventures.

Why do we track e-mails?

So that we can better understand our users’ needs, we track responses, subscription behaviour and engagement to our e-mails – for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters. They enable us to understand the consumers journey through metrics including open rate, click-through rate, bounces and unsubscribes. Any other purposes for which Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

How do you track GTR eNewsletters?

To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as “pixel tags” – these are small image files that are placed within the body of our e-mail messages. When that image is downloaded from our web servers, the e-mail is recorded as being opened. By using some form of digitally time-stamped record to reveal the exact time and date that an e-mail was received or opened, as well the IP address of the recipient.

7.      Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to opt-out of all or any particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected
  • Informing us by e-mail, post or phone
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site or eNewsletter (unsubscribe and preference options are available in the footer of each eNewsletter)

To turn cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above. Any questions regarding consents and opt-outs should be sent by e-mail to or by writing to Data Protection Officer at, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, United Kingdom. Alternatively, you can telephone our London headquarters at +44 (0) 20 8673 9666.

8.      Disclosures

Information collected at one Site may be shared between Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

9.      Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites may have a message board, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

10.  Data outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd may transfer your personal data, for the above-listed purposes to other third parties, which may be located outside the European Economic Area and/or with a different level of personal data protection. However, when conducting transfers, we take all necessary steps to ensure that your data is treated reasonably, securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Who has access to your information?

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.


Everyone who works for or with Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately. Each team handling personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles. However, the following people have key areas of responsibility. The board of directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd meets its legal obligations.

Name of Data Controller

The Data Controller is Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd. Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is subject to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner`s Office.

How to access, update and erase your personal information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • By writing to this address: Data Protection Officer, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8673 9666
  • E-mail:

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Disclosing data for other reasons

In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, will disclose requested data. However, the Data Controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the board and from the company’s legal advisors where necessary.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

Providing information

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand.

  • How the data is being used
  • How to exercise their rights

To this end, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company. This is available on request and available on the company’s website.

Review of this policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2018.

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