GTR returns to London for the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016

Larger and more in demand than ever, Global Trade Review (GTR) returns to London on October 5-6 for the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016, the world’s leading news source, publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity, export and supply chain finance industries returns to London for the second instalment of its Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016.

Building on the wealth of African expertise present in London and emphasising an innovative approach to the standard conference format, the conference will provide practical ‘how-to’ guidance and maximum audience interaction throughout a range of high-level debates, onstage roundtables and interviews, in-depth case studies and classroom-style breakouts, giving delegates the chance to have their say and get involved with timely discussions.

“This year’s gathering will consider and draw on what has been a momentous time for Africa over the last 12 months, both in terms of financing trade and also a shift towards infrastructure projects that can support trade and add value to commodities exported from Africa,” says Jeff Ando, Head of Conference Production at GTR. “Meanwhile, following recent events in the UK, we’ll be asking whether the advent of Brexit and new UK business landscape provides greater opportunities to trade with Africa.”

Day one of the event will kick off with the Chairman’s opening address, given this year by Rt Hon Mark Simmonds, former Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Minister for Africa, before extensive discussions and debate on topics such as Brexit, Nigeria and corporate funding. Following a catered lunch, delegates will then choose between Stream A, focused on infrastructure and export finance, or Stream B, a classroom-style breakout covering the role of disruptive technology within African trade. Proceedings will close for the day with an evening networking reception.

Day two of the event will begin with two separate streams: Stream A will begin with a case study and subsequent interview with Plexus Cotton, a UK-based trading company focused on expanding its African operations, followed by a discussion led by GTR Editor Shannon Manders on agribusiness. Elsewhere, a breakout will gather treasury experts together to discuss key themes with maximum audience interaction. The day will continue with closing sessions on the syndicated loan market and the ease of doing business in Francophone Africa, followed by a closing networking lunch.

Dedicated networking breaks will provide ample opportunities for attendees to meet with the market’s primary decision makers, giving delegates the chance to become re-acquainted with old contacts and foster new working relationships with those keen to do business across Africa.

Visit the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016 page here.

About Global Trade Review (GTR): GTR is the world’s leading news source, publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity, export and supply chain finance industries, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Its market-leading magazine Global Trade Review (GTR) provides essential news and analysis for these sectors, supported by various conferences, workshops and networking events held in over 25 locations around the world.

For more information about attending the event, please contact Elisabeth Spry at espry@gtreview.com or visit www.gtreview.com.