Successful Africa GTR 2017 Trade Finance Week Concludes in Cape Town
Africa GTR Trade Finance Week 2017 – The African leg of the Global Trade Review Trade Finance Week finished up on Friday 10th of March down in sunny Cape Town South Africa, with the 11th running of the Event being regarded as another successful week for the market’s leading pan-African trade finance gathering.
GTR’s ties to the market’s primary trade bodies, regulators and institutions allows on-stage discussion to focus on the latest challenges being experienced by those involved in African trade, as well as highlighting potential opportunities in a number of key countries and sectors.
Over 400 delegates representing 24 countries gathered together to discuss, learn and connect in one of the world’s most exciting and promising regions in which to do business, and an area of particular interest to Barak in which the majority of its trade finance transactions continue to stem from the sub-Sahara African region. Throughout the last decade the conference has provided the international trade finance community with an unrivalled forum for open discussion and debate on Africa’s trade potential and its priorities for the future.
Over 65 additional speakers gathered at this year’s event, including first Vice-President of Export-Import Bank, Wanda Felton, Chief Executive Officer of Mota-Engil Construction South Africa, Gilberto Rodrigues and Senior Strategist of IDC, Jacqueline Chimhanzi. From Barak’s side, both CIO’s Jean Craven and Prieur du Plessis entered the speaking arena, with Jean covering the topic Enabling trade in Sub-Saharan Africa: Doom and gloom or a bright future ahead? and Prieur touching on Collateral Management Agreements (CMA): Bridging the gap between expectations, requirements and realities.
Barak also hosted the Evening Drinks Reception at the Grand Beach Club on the V&A Waterfront, which provided a wonderful spectacle for both clients and investors alike to network and shares stories from their particular areas of business interest. Barak maintained a strong showing throughout the Event, and looks forward to continuing its relationship with GTR further into 2017 and beyond in the global trade finance arena.