GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016

Trade Finance Global / GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016

GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference 2016


London will once again play host to GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference on October 5-6 2016, bringing together high-level participants from across the trade finance community for topical discussions and unrivalled coverage of the African trade, export and commodity finance markets.

What is the GTR Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference about?

Location: Park Plaza Hotel | London, United Kingdom | October 5-6

The event will offer timely updates through analytical conversations and insightful case-studies with the aim to develop strategies for growth across different parts of the African region.

This year’s event will feature 40 supporting sponsors and partners and around 50 prominent speakers who will take to the stage to provide unrivalled coverage of the African trade, export and commodity finance market.


Dedicated networking sessions will be held through-out the two days allowing delegates the chance to become re-acquainted with old contacts and foster new working relationships with those keen to do business across Africa.

Trade Finance Global have partnered with GTR to bring you limited free and discounted tickets

Discount Description: TFG has secured a limited amount of free corporate passes (available for exporters, importers, distributors, manufacturers, producers and traders of physical goods only) these passes will be available on a first come first serve basis.

In addition, any other registrations made will receive a 15% discount with code TFGLON15. Please keep in mind that these offers are not available in conjunction with any other offers and are eligible for new registrations only.

In order to register for the free corporate passes please contact Elisabeth Spry at, or visit the GTR website.

All attendees must be registered prior to the event.

Here’s a summary video of the 2015 Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Summit:

How does trade finance in Africa look?

Cape Town - Africa Trade Finance

Africa has always been a country that is shrouded in mystery and unknown risk in much of the trading world. Africa has the highest proportion of low GDP countries and contributes just 3% of global trade. Africa has not been able to take on new opportunities around global trade, partly to do with the lack of affordable trade finance.

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About the Author

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA, ICISA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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