GTR East Africa 2019

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GTR East Africa returns to Nairobi on May 21-22, 2019, welcoming a host of expert speakers and the region’s largest audience of trade and commodity finance professionals.

An interactive agenda will highlight the primary challenges to East African trade and the alternative trade financing sources and innovations enabling the market to maximise on intra-African trade opportunities, manage global volatility, and enable financing throughout the trade value chain.

Featured discussions:

Featuring one of Africa’s leading agribusinesses, this session will provide deep insight into the flow of goods along an integrated value chain. Highly focused case study presentations will lead delegates through the soft commodity trade lifecycle, pinpointing the key stages requiring trade financing, third-party intermediation, and varying forms of risk management:

Case study 1
The challenge of increasing yields with the correct use of fertilizer for small scale farmers: Considering logistics, finance, skills transfer and crop selection

Case study 2
Warehouse finance post-harvest: Outlining the skills and infrastructure to harvest, warehouse, finance, hedge and trade soft commodities on the African Continent

Case study 3
Secondary processing: The intricacies of financing a processing facility and managing supply and demand challenges

Case study 4
Wholesale and retail of agri products: The importance of branding, targeting your market, receivables financing, and prudent credit policy

 

Pinpointing financing opportunities across the agribusiness value chain

Featuring one of Africa’s leading agribusinesses, this session will provide deep insight into the flow of goods along an integrated value chain. Highly focused case study presentations will lead delegates through the soft commodity trade lifecycle, pinpointing the key stages requiring trade financing, third-party intermediation, and varying forms of risk management.

 

Emerging trends in the East African trade finance sector:   

  • To what extent do the regulatory constraints on bank trade lending continue to challenge today’s market?
  • Challenges to trade finance posed by domestic financial regulation
  • Is here a need to focus on innovation and alternative financing solutions in order to retain relevancy to regional supply chains?
  • Assessing the mismatch between risk appetite and the lending required for industrialization
  • De-risk African trade, and encourage participation in short to medium term lending? Are we reliant on developmental finance to empower East African banking sectors?

 

 

Deal analysis: Differing approaches to risk amongst non-bank trade financiers

This interactive session will seek to provide insight on the varying approaches to risk amongst a selection of market leading non-bank trade finance lenders, highlighting differing requirements across yield, security and risk mitigation. A selection of hypothetical trades will be utilised, including both intra-Africa and inter-regional trade flows and featuring a variety of goods and industry sectors:

  • One expert from within the group will outline various trade transaction and their requirements for financing
  • The lenders will then have the opportunity to evaluate the deal in question and respond with potential financing solutions

 

Each lender will be invited to share their assessment of each trade’s quantum risk, highlight desirable aspects and areas for concern, then provide a financing offer outlining pricing, the security required, and further aspects of the financing structure designed to mitigate risk.

 

Featured speakers:
Robert Besseling, Executive Director, EXX Africa
Ben Boateng, Senior Director, Exworks Capital
Edward George, Economist & Author
Rennie Kariuki, Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency
Hon. Amos Kimunya, Member of Parliament, Kipipiri Constituency, Kenya National Assembly
Andrew Kinai, Software Engineer, IBM Research Africa
Peter van der Krogt, Chairman, Financial Access Capital Management, Co-Founder, Facts Africa
Kenneth Mugambi, Country Head, Kenya, Vamara Group
David Ocholi, Regional Product Manager, TradeLens, West Central Asia & Africa, A.P. Moller- Maersk
Shem Odhiambo, Regional Head, East Africa, ETG
Chris Bonnett, Projects Director, Africa, GE Healthcare Africa
M D Ramesh, President & Regional Head, South & East Africa, Olam International

 

For the full list of speakers and for the full agenda click here.

Special offers:
As a supporting partner of this event, we have secured the following   benefits for you!

Corporate passes:
There are a limited amount of free corporate passes available for those representing importers, exporters, distributors, manufacturers,  traders and producers of physical goods.

Contact  bhemmings@gtreview.com to register.

Standard Pass:
15% discount off the Standard Rate for its members representing financial service providers.

Enter code: PARTNER15 in Step 3 when booking online

 

GTR is delighted to announce that Agri Food Trade & Investment’s AFTI East Africa Summit will run alongside GTR East Africa 2019.

 

With over 200 different companies expected to attend this year’s event, GTR East Africa in association with AFTI is the region’s leading gathering for all those seeking to build crucial contacts and gain the inside track on doing business across East Africa.

click  here https://www.gtreview.com/events/africa/gtr-east-africa-2019/#tab_download to download the brochure for both events.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Queenie Taylor-Wong  qtatylor-wong@gtreview.com

For speaking opportunities contact George Mitchell gmitchell@gtreview.com

For marketing & media opportunities contact Briony Hemmings bhemmings@gtreview.com

April 9 (Tuesday), 2019 |

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