Dubai, UAE From Monday 18 February 09:00 to Thursday 21 February 17:00

Widely recognised as the most comprehensive and long-established trade finance gathering for the Middle East, offering an unrivalled platform for growing awareness of market challenges, GTR MENA 2019 will return to Dubai on February 18-21.

Now in its 16th year and as GTR‘s longest standing event, this high-level gathering is set to attract over 700 delegates, covering a range of themes from geopolitical tensions to the region’s many infrastructure demands and requirements, the role of new technologies and innovations to creating a thriving environment for conducting trade business. An exciting new collaboration with the African Agri Council will also focus on the region’s thriving agribusiness sector, along with the vast potential for capturing trade flows between MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Featuring attendance from the key figures in the regional and global market, this event provides access to over 350 companies engaged in international trade, all of whom are keen to discuss their financing priorities in the current climate, with opportunities for networking deemed a priority.


Featured discussion topics:

  • Shifting dynamics, new alliances and the future of the GCC

  • Achieving regional diversification: How close is the Middle East to easing its dependence on oil?

  • Expo 2020 and legacy-building: Providing opportunities down the supply chain

  • New best friends: Greater Chinese engagement in the Middle East

  • Infrastructure requirements and the role of export credit

  • How strong is the potential for growing Islamic finance?

  • Reasons to be cheerful: Surviving and thriving as a corporate treasurer

  • “To infinity and beyond”: Winning the fintech space race

  • The lifeblood of trade: Assessing the key trends impacting the commodity financing sector

  • Changing risks and their impact on the trade environment

  • Originate to distribute: What does it entail and does it work in MENA?

  • Unlocking the potential of Middle East/Africa trade

Last year, 50% of attendees were corporates & traders and 18% were bankers & financiers representing over 300 different companies from around the world. 82% of all attendees held a senior to a c-level position. See last year’s full event break down here.

Companies that attended last year include ABB, Al Futtaim, Al Ghurair, Crescent, ENOC, GE, General Motors, Mubadala, RAK Ceramics and Volvo, to name just a few.

More information here.