GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018 to provide the ultimate regional trade & export finance forecast
Source: GTR , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Fri February 2, 2018 7:48 pm

UAE. Recent global events, such as the US presidential elections, the threat of renewed sanctions against Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, have had an important impact on the Mena region’s geopolitical climate and its trade & export markets. 
GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018, organised by Global Trade Review (GTR), is the region’s largest gathering of international trade practitioners, with over 600 delegates expected in attendance.

The event takes place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai on February 19-22 and includes not only the annual conference, but also a GTR Women in Trade Finance event and an LIBF accredited Documentary Credits Masterclass.
"The Mena region continues to thrive as a centre for trade, with the UAE and Dubai in particular firmly established as a global hub," says Jeff Ando, Director of Production for GTR.

"We'll be reflecting on a number of trends, whether it be changing trade flows data or the chance to highlight some of the various projects being undertaken across a number of countries, with strong representation from those companies doing the business as well as the banks and other providers supporting them."
The conference’s unique format features country-specific workshops, an ITFA workshop focusing on risk mitigation, double-stream sessions allowing delegates to tailor their day to their preference and a special Meet the funds “speed-networking” session, a new addition to this year’s programme.  
Extensive networking breaks will present attendees with ample opportunities to share and exchange updates with market peers. 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 openings.
Over 50 expert speakers include:

• Neeraj Agrawal, CFO, Crescent Group
• Yusuf Ali Khan, Managing Director, Head of Trade, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey, Citi
• Ali Ayub, Director, Acquisitions & Project Finance, ACWA Power International
• Andreas Back, Senior Manager, Finance, Wartsila
• Halina Bernard, Treasurer, Finance, GM (General Motors)
• Tony Dina, Group Manager, Treasury, Al Sayer Group
• Tim Fox, Chief Economist & Head of Research, Emirates NBD
• Huny Garg, Global Head, Trade & Supply Chain, Swift •
• Tom Koczwara, Head, Debt Management, Sharjah Debt Management 
• Simon Lee, Director, Project & Export Finance, MENA, Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
• Nitin Navandher, Group Finance Controller, Corporate Finance, Phoenix Global DMCC
• Neena Prakash, Managing Director, Transaction Banking Products, Emirates NBD
• Nicole Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Agriprocity • Arup Roy, Head, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Saudi British Bank
• Imran Saeed, Senior Executive Vice-President, Finance, Siemens
• Arun Singh, Corporate Treasurer, Aramex • Michael Wallace, Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury, Aldar Properties
• Yasmin Yahya, Structured Finance, Middle East, Nokia   
Over 50 supporters include key domestic and international banks and service providers, such as HSBC, SABB, ADCB, Emirates NBD and Falcon Group, as well as a number of regional chambers and industry associations, promising a great mix of experts.
For the latest updates on the conference, visit or follow the official hashtag #GTRMENA on social media

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