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West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018
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West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018

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.

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Where: Eko Hotels & Suites

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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.

What will be covered?

  • Keynote: A macro view of commodity markets, FDI flows, evolving political and security risks, and the impact of protectionist geopolitics
  • Regulation update: Insight on the action being taken to remedy Nigerian foreign exchange market challenges and maximise trade finance liquidity
  • Expert perspectives on trade financing requirements, FX challenges and funding solutions
  • Detailed project case studies: The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base and Kogi Iron’s integrated steel plant
  • Export opportunities: Identifying key export markets and country-specific requirements for manufactured products and commodities
  • Export financing: Practical guidance for those new to exporting, and those seeking to scale-up their operations
  • Fintech & digitisation showcase: Hear from some of Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading innovators and solution providers
  • The present and future of West African trade: Assessing the evolution of key intraregional and global trade corridors
  • Workshop breakouts focusing on regulatory compliance practices, investment in the oil and gas sector, and alternative financing for commodity trade
  • The role of trade credit and political risk insurance in enabling African trade and investment

Who will you meet?

  • Local and international banks
  • Multinationals and SMEs
  • Independent financiers
  • Commodity brokers and traders
  • Insurers and risk managers
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Fintech providers
  • ECAs & multilaterals



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