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GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018
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GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Week 2018

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 in February, 2018.

When: Monday, February 19, 2018
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
United Arab Emirates

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Now in its 15th year, the 2018 instalment of this annual series will take stock of recent global developments, while focusing on key issues in 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.


  • Ali Ayub, Director, Acquisitions & Project Finance, Acwa Power
  • Amit Sethi, Managing Director, Asia & Africa General Trading
  • Andreas Back, Senior Finance Manager, Wartsila Corporation
  • Arun Singh, Corporate Treasurer, Aramex
  • Arup Roy, Head of Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Saudi British Bank (SABB)
  • Atif Raza, Head of Trade Finance Products & sales, Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Chin Chon Young, Head of Regional Trade Product & Head of Trade Finance Malaysia, Group Transaction Banking, CIMB
  • Cyndi Teulon, Environmental Advisor, RSK Environment
  • Dr Ashraf Mahate, Head of Export Market Intelligence, Dubai Exports
  • Giles Hedley, Investment Officer, Barak Fund Management
  • Graham Bright, Head of Compliance & Operations, Euro Exim
  • Halina Bernard, Treasurer, General Motors Middle East
  • Harriet Smith, Assistant Director, Head of Dubai Representative Office, BPL Global
  • Huny Garg, Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain, Swift
  • Ian Henderson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asset Management, Trade Finance, Gulf International Bank (UK)
  • Imran Saeed, Senior Executive Vice-President, Siemens UAE
  • John Turnbull, Director, Certis International
  • Kamran Yousuf, Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, EFA Group
  • Krishnakumar Duraiswamy (KK), Head of Trade Finance, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Mahan Bolourchi, Regional Head, Financial Risks Middle East, Howden Dubai/RKH London
  • Maninder Bhandari, Director, Derby Group; Founding Partner, Encore Group
  • Mark Norris, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester
  • Michael Wallace, Director of Corporate Finance and Treasury, Aldar Properties
  • Mohamed El Fezzazi, Board Member, The International Association of Financial Executives Institutes
  • Neena Prakash, Managing Director, Transaction Banking Products, Emirates NBD
  • Neeraj Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer, Crescent Petroleum
  • Nicole Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Agriprocity
  • Nitin Navandher, Group Finance Controller, Phoenix Global DMCC
  • Paresh Kotecha, Chairman & Managing Director, Richcomm Global Services DMCC
  • Paul Stevens, Chief Financial Officer, Biwater
  • Peter Luketa, Senior Advisor, UK Export Finance; Managing Director, CB Advisors
  • Peter Matza, Speakers’ Chair, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
  • Ranil De Silva, Group Treasury Manager, NPS Energy
  • Ratna Kumar, Lead, Trade Product Management, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Rebecca Harding, Founder & CEO, Equant-Analytics
  • Sanne Wass, Reporter, Global Trade Review (GTR)
  • Simon Lee, Managing Director, Head of International Trade & Transaction Banking, Credit Agricole CIB
  • Tim Fox, Chief Economist & Head of Research, Emirates NBD
  • Tom Koczwara, Head of Debt Management Office, Government of Sharjah
  • Tony Dina, Group Manager, Treasury, Al Sayer Group
  • Torbjorn Soltvedt, Principal Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Verisk Maplecroft
  • Vomic Shah, Head of International Business Development, MENA, Asia, CIS, UK Export Finance
  • Yasmin Yahya, Structured Finance, Middle East, Nokia
  • Yusuf Ali Khan, Managing Director, Head of Trade, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey, Citi


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