Events

GTR Drinks Hong Kong 2018

Date: January 18, 2018

Time: 1800 onwards

What better way to start the year than to join us at Mezcalito next Thursday, January 18, for an evening of relaxed networking with the trade, commodity and export finance community of Hong Kong.

We’ll provide the drinks and appetisers, as usual, so all you’ll need to bring along are a few business cards and some colleagues.

Our complimentary GTR Drinks gatherings have been bringing local trade, treasury and trade finance communities together around the globe for many years now, providing ideal networking opportunities…and a free bar!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by contacting Emma: ebraithwaite@gtreview.com.

West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference

Start date: February 1, 2018

End date: February 2, 2018

Location: Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make moves in West Africa, GTR‘s West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference offers the ideal occasion to expand your network, meet your competition and get fresh perspectives from a wide range of trade and export finance experts.

Innovators, leaders and influences from regional corporates, financial institutions, insurers, lawyers and industry bodies will gather to present a comprehensive overview of the opportunities available across West Africa. With volatile commodity markets still challenging the region’s corporate and financial sectors and geopolitical upheaval around the globe casting uncertainty over foreign investment into Sub-Saharan Africa, an expert-led agenda will explore common trends, challenges and solutions within areas such as agribusiness, hard commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructure development.

Great networking platform and an eye opener as to what can be done to boost trade in Africa.
E Ahiagbe, First Atlantic Bank

Gain expert knowledge, create business opportunities and get ahead of the game by joining hundreds of your market peers in Lagos on February 1-2.

GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Start date: February 19, 2018

End date: February 20, 2018

Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UE

The most established and comprehensive market gathering for the Mena region’s trade experts, fintech innovators, bankers, government bodies and corporates of all sizes returns to Dubai on February 19-22, 2018.

Now in its 15th year, the 2018 instalment of this annual series will take stock of recent global developments, while focusing on developments in key regional hotspots and sectors. With unrivalled links to a huge number of movers and shakers in the industry, this event provides access to hundreds of companies engaged in international trade, acting as an ideal forum at which to learn about the latest trade, export and infrastructure financing tools and opportunities.

India Trade & Treasury Conference 2018

Date: February 28, 2018

Location: Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India

Featuring as the only event of its kind in the country, this multi-format conference allows both domestic and international delegates to meet face-to-face to discuss their priorities, build their contact base, and learn from the leaders and innovators in trade.

With over 250 delegates due in attendance in 2018, topics for discussion will centre on policy developments, trade and infrastructure finance opportunities, credit and political risk strategies and best practice regarding supply chain finance structures. Furthermore, an exclusive track on Fintech will give an outlook of the disruptive technologies reshaping the trade finance industries and the opportunities they have created for India’s trade and finance sectors.

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next moves in India, the India Trade & Treasury Conference 2018 offers the ideal forum at which to expand their network, meet their competition, and get direct advice and fresh perspectives from a wide range of trade experts.

GTR Africa Trade & Export Finance Week 2018

Start date: March 1, 2018

End date: March 2, 2018

Location: Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Advance your knowledge, create new business opportunities and gain a competitive edge at the market’s premier pan-African trade and export finance gathering.

For well over a decade, this has been a crucial networking and discussion forum for Africa’s corporates, financiers, trade specialists, ECAs and service providers.

We’re looking forward to returning to Cape Town on March 1-2 for 2018’s event.

With extensive opportunities to create new business, as well as a truly customisable delegate experience, this event will cover all aspects of trade, export, commodity and infrastructure finance, exploring innovative funding solutions available to African corporates, identifying key African hotspots and project opportunities, providing insight into credit and political risk insurance products and much more.

Attendance figures look set to exceed 350 delegates, meaning this is an essential place to be for anyone involved in African trade, export and infrastructure finance.

Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: March 21, 2018

Location: Shangri La Bosphorus, Istanbul

According to the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), Turkey’s exports rose to a 6-year high at $11.5 billion in July 2017 making it a key exporter of automobile, agriculture and mining commodities in the region and one of the fastest growing economies among OECD members in the next few years.

For over a decade, GTR’s Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference has provided Turkish corporates, financiers and investors with a key annual platform at which to make valuable business contacts and learn from the leading figures in international trade and investment. With a recent referendum increasing the executive power of Turkey’s President, political risk is likely to feature high on the agenda, as well as other geopolitical developments and emerging trade dynamics in global markets.

Discussions on current import-export scenarios, structured trade & export finance, infrastructure hotspots and treasury will also take place over the course of the day. If you have trade dealings with Turkey, this is an essential event for expanding your contact base, knowledge and trading position.

Russia Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: March 28, 2018

Location: Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow, Russia

Leading the discussion on Russian trade and export priorities for over a decade, Russia’s most established gathering for the trade and export finance industry will once again bring together a wide range of traders and financiers for a day of networking and debate.

With 200 delegates expected in attendance, discussions will focus on regional trade development and policy updates, new and innovative fintech solutions, infrastructure finance and investment opportunities in key energy sectors and markets, and exclusive case studies on working capital optimisation and financing strategies for the Russian market.

For companies involved in Russian trade, this is the one event you cannot afford to miss.

GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Forum 2018

Date: May 14, 2018

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Ideally located in the heart of Asia and acting as a gateway to mainland China, Hong Kong is the perfect host for the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Forum.

The 2018 event will give an in-depth view of the recent developments reshaping Hong Kong’s trade and finance sector including policy updates, investment opportunities, regional trade flows and the role of fintech and other disruptive technologies in positioning Hong Kong as a key centre for finance and treasury in the region.

Gathering supply chain finance specialists, trade financiers and business heads from across the region, 2018’s event will be an ideal networking and knowledge building forum for anyone involved in Asian trade.

GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: May 22, 2018

Location: Hotel Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy, Paris, France

A key market gathering for European trade and export finance specialists and business heads operating across the continent, the GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference returns to Paris on May 22, 2018.

Building on GTR’s unrivalled reach in the trade and export market, the conference will welcome more than 200 delegates to the French capital to deliver a comprehensive overview of European trade and export hotspots, assess the current appetite and performance of the insurance market, detail opportunities in key markets outside of Europe, examine financial technology trends and disruptors, and much more.

For those companies looking to expand their contact base, knowledge and trading position in Europe, this is an essential date for the diary where the right relationships will be made.

 

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018

Start date: May 22, 2018

End date: May 23, 2018

GTR marks ten years in Nairobi with the East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018, the EAC’s most comprehensive gathering of commodity producers, traders, corporates and financiers.

A region driven by agricultural exports including tea, coffee, cut flowers, tobacco and fish products, it is also a net importer and a prime market for foreign investment in a wide range of infrastructure and logistical projects. Notwithstanding political risks and structural finance sector challenges impacting the region, a wealth of business opportunity is available to those with an understanding of East African business.

2018’s event will bring experienced traders and finance specialists to the stage to provide insights on operating in this exciting region, from geopolitical updates, to innovations in financial technology, techniques enabling the distribution of finance throughout the commodity value chain, and credit and political risk insurance capacities, you’ll receive valuable guidance from those doing business in East Africa!

“A forum for insightful discussion and exchange of best practice among players in trade finance. Relevant and critical for building continued access to global expertise.”
J Kimutai, CBA

GTR Drinks Hong Kong 2018

Date: January 18, 2018

Time: 1800 onwards

What better way to start the year than to join us at Mezcalito next Thursday, January 18, for an evening of relaxed networking with the trade, commodity and export finance community of Hong Kong.

We’ll provide the drinks and appetisers, as usual, so all you’ll need to bring along are a few business cards and some colleagues.

Our complimentary GTR Drinks gatherings have been bringing local trade, treasury and trade finance communities together around the globe for many years now, providing ideal networking opportunities…and a free bar!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by contacting Emma: ebraithwaite@gtreview.com.

India Trade & Treasury Conference 2018

Date: February 28, 2018

Location: Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India

Featuring as the only event of its kind in the country, this multi-format conference allows both domestic and international delegates to meet face-to-face to discuss their priorities, build their contact base, and learn from the leaders and innovators in trade.

With over 250 delegates due in attendance in 2018, topics for discussion will centre on policy developments, trade and infrastructure finance opportunities, credit and political risk strategies and best practice regarding supply chain finance structures. Furthermore, an exclusive track on Fintech will give an outlook of the disruptive technologies reshaping the trade finance industries and the opportunities they have created for India’s trade and finance sectors.

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next moves in India, the India Trade & Treasury Conference 2018 offers the ideal forum at which to expand their network, meet their competition, and get direct advice and fresh perspectives from a wide range of trade experts.

GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Forum 2018

Date: May 14, 2018

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Ideally located in the heart of Asia and acting as a gateway to mainland China, Hong Kong is the perfect host for the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Forum.

The 2018 event will give an in-depth view of the recent developments reshaping Hong Kong’s trade and finance sector including policy updates, investment opportunities, regional trade flows and the role of fintech and other disruptive technologies in positioning Hong Kong as a key centre for finance and treasury in the region.

Gathering supply chain finance specialists, trade financiers and business heads from across the region, 2018’s event will be an ideal networking and knowledge building forum for anyone involved in Asian trade.

GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week 2018

Start date: September 4, 2018

End date: September 7, 2018

Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

GTR is pleased to announce its return to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on September 4-7.

Join GTR and the global trade community for a one-of-a-kind trade and treasury conference, bringing together senior representatives from corporates of all sizes, financial institutions, government bodies and trade specialists. Speakers will address a wide range of topics currently shaping Asian trade, from developments in fintech, to key regional hotspots, to risk mitigation, this multi-format event will have something for everyone.

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next moves in Asia, GTR’s conference offers the ideal occasion to expand their network, meet their competition, and get direct
advice and fresh perspectives from a wide range of trade finance experts. Don’t miss the largest event of its kind anywhere in the world – book your place today.

Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: March 21, 2018

Location: Shangri La Bosphorus, Istanbul

According to the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), Turkey’s exports rose to a 6-year high at $11.5 billion in July 2017 making it a key exporter of automobile, agriculture and mining commodities in the region and one of the fastest growing economies among OECD members in the next few years.

For over a decade, GTR’s Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference has provided Turkish corporates, financiers and investors with a key annual platform at which to make valuable business contacts and learn from the leading figures in international trade and investment. With a recent referendum increasing the executive power of Turkey’s President, political risk is likely to feature high on the agenda, as well as other geopolitical developments and emerging trade dynamics in global markets.

Discussions on current import-export scenarios, structured trade & export finance, infrastructure hotspots and treasury will also take place over the course of the day. If you have trade dealings with Turkey, this is an essential event for expanding your contact base, knowledge and trading position.

Russia Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: March 28, 2018

Location: Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow, Russia

Leading the discussion on Russian trade and export priorities for over a decade, Russia’s most established gathering for the trade and export finance industry will once again bring together a wide range of traders and financiers for a day of networking and debate.

With 200 delegates expected in attendance, discussions will focus on regional trade development and policy updates, new and innovative fintech solutions, infrastructure finance and investment opportunities in key energy sectors and markets, and exclusive case studies on working capital optimisation and financing strategies for the Russian market.

For companies involved in Russian trade, this is the one event you cannot afford to miss.

GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: May 22, 2018

Location: Hotel Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy, Paris, France

A key market gathering for European trade and export finance specialists and business heads operating across the continent, the GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference returns to Paris on May 22, 2018.

Building on GTR’s unrivalled reach in the trade and export market, the conference will welcome more than 200 delegates to the French capital to deliver a comprehensive overview of European trade and export hotspots, assess the current appetite and performance of the insurance market, detail opportunities in key markets outside of Europe, examine financial technology trends and disruptors, and much more.

For those companies looking to expand their contact base, knowledge and trading position in Europe, this is an essential date for the diary where the right relationships will be made.

 

UK Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Date: June 7, 2018

Location: 155 Bishopsgate, London, UK

Welcoming close to 500 delegates from across UK industry in 2017, the UK Trade & Export Finance Conference is an annual highlight for domestic exporters, financiers and trade specialists, a place where fresh perspectives are gained and new business relationships formed.

With discussions ongoing as to the UK’s trade relationship with the EU, identifying new export markets is a key task for UK corporates seeking to broaden their export horizons. Sources of finance for SMEs and larger corporates, developments in regulation & compliance, advancements in the fintech space and an overview of the UK’s manufacturing sector will all be on the table at 2018’s event, as the nation looks to increase its competitiveness and global reach over the coming years.

Benefiting from strong links to the UK’s primary trade bodies and leading export-focused institutions, this is a crucial forum for any UK company involved in international trade.

West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference

Start date: February 1, 2018

End date: February 2, 2018

Location: Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make moves in West Africa, GTR‘s West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference offers the ideal occasion to expand your network, meet your competition and get fresh perspectives from a wide range of trade and export finance experts.

Innovators, leaders and influences from regional corporates, financial institutions, insurers, lawyers and industry bodies will gather to present a comprehensive overview of the opportunities available across West Africa. With volatile commodity markets still challenging the region’s corporate and financial sectors and geopolitical upheaval around the globe casting uncertainty over foreign investment into Sub-Saharan Africa, an expert-led agenda will explore common trends, challenges and solutions within areas such as agribusiness, hard commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructure development.

Great networking platform and an eye opener as to what can be done to boost trade in Africa.
E Ahiagbe, First Atlantic Bank

Gain expert knowledge, create business opportunities and get ahead of the game by joining hundreds of your market peers in Lagos on February 1-2.

GTR Africa Trade & Export Finance Week 2018

Start date: March 1, 2018

End date: March 2, 2018

Location: Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Advance your knowledge, create new business opportunities and gain a competitive edge at the market’s premier pan-African trade and export finance gathering.

For well over a decade, this has been a crucial networking and discussion forum for Africa’s corporates, financiers, trade specialists, ECAs and service providers.

We’re looking forward to returning to Cape Town on March 1-2 for 2018’s event.

With extensive opportunities to create new business, as well as a truly customisable delegate experience, this event will cover all aspects of trade, export, commodity and infrastructure finance, exploring innovative funding solutions available to African corporates, identifying key African hotspots and project opportunities, providing insight into credit and political risk insurance products and much more.

Attendance figures look set to exceed 350 delegates, meaning this is an essential place to be for anyone involved in African trade, export and infrastructure finance.

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018

Start date: May 22, 2018

End date: May 23, 2018

GTR marks ten years in Nairobi with the East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2018, the EAC’s most comprehensive gathering of commodity producers, traders, corporates and financiers.

A region driven by agricultural exports including tea, coffee, cut flowers, tobacco and fish products, it is also a net importer and a prime market for foreign investment in a wide range of infrastructure and logistical projects. Notwithstanding political risks and structural finance sector challenges impacting the region, a wealth of business opportunity is available to those with an understanding of East African business.

2018’s event will bring experienced traders and finance specialists to the stage to provide insights on operating in this exciting region, from geopolitical updates, to innovations in financial technology, techniques enabling the distribution of finance throughout the commodity value chain, and credit and political risk insurance capacities, you’ll receive valuable guidance from those doing business in East Africa!

“A forum for insightful discussion and exchange of best practice among players in trade finance. Relevant and critical for building continued access to global expertise.”
J Kimutai, CBA

US Trade & Working Capital Conference 2018

Date: June 13, 2018

Location: Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, US

Returning to Chicago in June, GTR’s US Trade & Working Capital Conference will once again provide an ideal forum for US companies and financial service providers to meet and discuss the next steps for US trade and the evolution of the trade finance space.

Featuring fintech thought leaders, corporate treasurers, trade financiers and corporates from across the nation and beyond, 2018’s conference will again utilize innovative programme formats to drive cross-sector dialogue between audience and speakers, including showcase presentations from a range of solution providers, working capital breakouts and focused industry case studies.

If you are looking to expand your contact base, expertise and trading position, this is a key forum where the right relationships will be made.

GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

Start date: February 19, 2018

End date: February 20, 2018

Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UE

The most established and comprehensive market gathering for the Mena region’s trade experts, fintech innovators, bankers, government bodies and corporates of all sizes returns to Dubai on February 19-22, 2018.

Now in its 15th year, the 2018 instalment of this annual series will take stock of recent global developments, while focusing on developments in key regional hotspots and sectors. With unrivalled links to a huge number of movers and shakers in the industry, this event provides access to hundreds of companies engaged in international trade, acting as an ideal forum at which to learn about the latest trade, export and infrastructure financing tools and opportunities.

China Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017

Date: November 21, 2017

Location: Swissotel Grand, Shanghai

Following several years in Beijing, GTR returns to Shanghai for a second year to host the China Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017, now established as a crucial annual get-together for regional financiers, corporates and trade experts.

Themes to be covered include economic challenges and opportunities in and around the country, and a breakdown of what the future may hold for what is still the world’s leading exporter.

Offering a first-class business environment, GTR’s conference will save you travel, time and money by providing access to the market’s key players all in one central location.

Nordic Region Trade & Export Finance Conference

Date: November 16, 2017

Location: Radisson Blu Waterfront , Stockholm

Marking a decade in Sweden, the Nordic Region Trade & Export Finance Conference returns to Stockholm in November 2017.

Being the only event of its kind in the Nordic region, the conference continues to attract a huge range of international corporates, financiers, regulators, insurers, legal specialists and trade experts, providing a unique forum for those involved in Nordic trade to meet and learn from market peers.

Key drivers for discussion will include the impact of an uncertain geopolitical climate on international trade, as well as key challenges and new opportunities in emerging markets, the future role of technology in trade finance, treasury and working capital optimisation, and financial risk management featuring throughout the course of this focused one-day gathering. Join the discussion, gain knowledge and become a trade & export finance expert!

Egypt Trade & Export Finance Conference

Date: November 7, 2017

Location: JW Marriott, Cairo

Exploring viable next steps for Egyptian exporters following the country’s return to stability in recent times, GTR’s Egypt Trade & Export Finance Conference will return to Cairo on November 7, 2017.

Key infrastructural developments, new digital financing solutions, credit, security and political risk, and regional trade with markets such as Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East will all feature on the agenda, providing delegates with a wide ranging overview on the opportunities available in this exciting market.

Mexico Trade & Export Finance Conference

Date: October 26, 2017

Location: JW Marriott , Mexico City

Returning to Mexico City for its third year, GTR’s Mexico Trade & Export Finance Conference will take place on October 26 as the only GTR event in Latin America in 2017!

The agenda will focus on key issues impacting the Mexican trade and investment flows such as the renegotiation of NAFTA and growing global protectionism, regulatory reform and investment opportunities in key industrial sectors such as oil and gas, power generation and telecoms, and risks posed by the 2018 general elections. Expert speakers will also share insight on the latest trade financing sources and techniques, covering the evolving role of ECAs, insurers and developmental institutions in structured trade financing, working capital optimisation techniques for Mexican corporates, the capabilities of trade fintech in today’s market, and prospects for adoption of new innovations such as blockchain and regulatory technology.

2017’s event is not to be missed for those looking to foster new working relationships as well as reinforce existing ties with key industry players.

GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference

Date: October 25, 2017

Location: Park Plaza Victoria, London

Since its inception in 2015, the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference has provided a key forum for regional corporates, financiers and trade specialists to meet and discuss Africa’s trade potential, as well as infrastructure and investment opportunities available across the continent.

Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

Date: October 5, 2017

Location: Mandarin Oriental , Jakarta

The Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference in Jakarta is the premier forum for trade and commodity experts, domestic and international, to gather for a day of discussion, debate and networking.

Dedicated networking breaks throughout the conference will give delegates the chance to gather new leads and become reacquainted with peers. Save travel, time and money by attending, and meet the largest names in the trade & commodity markets all under one roof.

Commodity Trade Finance Conference

Date: September 26, 2017

Location: Lugano Convention Centre , Lugano, Switzerland

GTR’s annual Commodity Trade Finance Conference will return to Lugano for its fourth year in September 2017.

While the global trading market is facing ever more challenges, new opportunities are also arising. Targeting an even more diverse crowd, the 2017 event will act as the ultimate networking platform for the commodity trade finance community, with experts from commodity trading houses, global corporates, financiers and service providers all in attendance, all ready to give unique insights and advice.

GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week 2017

Start date: September 5, 2017

End date: September 6, 2017

Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Global Trade Review, bringing the trade and treasury community together for well over a decade, will return to Singapore on September 5-8, 2017 for the award-winning conference series, GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week.

Building on its renowned reputation as the largest and most popular trade finance gathering anywhere in the world, the conference will provide an effective and impartial marketplace for all involved in trade, commodity and export finance.

GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017

Date: June 21, 2017

Location: Hotel Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy , Paris

Following four consecutive years in Hamburg, the GTR Europe Trade & Export Finance Conference took place in Paris in 2017, once again featuring as a key market gathering for European trade and export finance specialists and regional business heads.

Welcoming over 200 delegates from 15 countries, this year’s event featured dual afternoon stream sessions, the launch of the ICC Banking Commission’s “Rethinking Trade & Finance Report 2017” and further discussion topics including best practice for corporates in improving efficiency and cash flow, risk mitigation, new business frontiers in Africa, disruptive technology in trade finance and much more.

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