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  • LEAD SPONSORS

    Incorporating

    GTR Mena Trade & Export Finance Conference 2016

    ICC Regional Banking Commission MENA seminar

    Evening drinks reception

    Compliance in supply chain finance workshop

    Dubai, UAE Jumeirah Emirates Towers

    February 15-17, 2016

    #GTRMENA

    GTR Mena Trade Finance Week 2016 totals 15 Professional Development

    Credits (PDCs)

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    EVENING RECEPTION SPONSOR NETWORKING BREAK SPONSOR SILVER & DELEGATE BAG SPONSOR LANYARD SPONSOR LUNCH SPONSOR DAY 2LUNCH SPONSOR DAY 1

    SPONSORS & PARTNERS GTR MENA TRADE FINANCE WEEK 2016 WWW.GTREVIEW.COM

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  • CORPORATES & TRADERS

    BANKS & FINANCIERS

    INSURERS & RISK MANAGERS

    NON-BANK FINANCIERS

    CONSULTANTS

    SOLUTION PROVIDERS

    GOVT ORGS & PUBLIC BODIES

    ECAS & MULTILATERALS

    MEDIA

    LAWYERS

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    2015’s vital statistics

    COMPANIES REPRESENTED

    238 COUNTRIES

    REPRESENTED

    30 DELEGATES ATTENDED

    512

    BRAZIL, UNITED STATES, KENYA, MAURITIUS, SOUTH AFRICA, BELGIUM, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, MALTA, RUSSIA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, BAHRAIN, EGYPT, JORDAN, KUWAIT, LEBANON, LIBYA, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, CHINA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, SINGAPORE

    1% 3%13% 81%2%

    GTR Mena Trade Finance Week returns to Dubai for its 13th year, continuing its long standing in the Middle East as the must-attend annual event for the region’s trade finance community.

    Organised with the support of key market institutions including the Dubai Chamber Of Commerce, Dubai Exports, International Chamber of Commerce and many more, the event will welcome representatives from across the international business, banking, legal, insurance and government sectors to discuss current and future trade priorities.

    At the heart of GTR Mena Trade Finance Week will be the annual conference, covering growth forecasts, regional economic stability and accessibility to key markets such as Africa and Asia, while various supporting workshops, seminars and networking receptions will provide further opportunities for delegates to meet and exchange ideas on best practice.

    With speakers from across the regional and global trade finance community on hand to offer practical guidance and inspiration, this is an event not to be missed by anyone working within international trade.

    EVENT DETAILS WWW.GTREVIEW.COM

    “An excellent event that is highly informative, lively and wonderful for networking.” A Mahate, Dubai Exports

    Accredited www.icc.academy

    GTR Mena Trade Finance Week 2016 totals 15 Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

    ACCREDITE D

    www.gtreview.com

  • Venue details

    Venue: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Sheikh Zayed Rd Dubai, UAE

    Tel: +971 4 330 0000

    Web: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/ hotels-resorts/dubai/jumeirah- emirates-towers/

    Accommodation

    Delegates are responsible for the arrangement and payment of their own travel and accommodation. Upon registering to attend this event, GTR will inform you of how to book accommodation at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

    AGENDA GTR MENA TRADE FINANCE WEEK 2016 WWW.GTREVIEW.COM

    Conference Day 1: Monday, February 15, 2016

    MORNING PLENARY

    09.15 Chairman’s opening remarks Greg Fairlie, Broadcaster, Dubai One

    09.25 Keynote opening address His Excellency Hani Al Hamli, Secretary General, Dubai Economic Council (DEC)

    This opening keynote address will focus on the UAE government’s vision for furthering the region’s role as a leading global trade hub, Dubai’s establishment as a global financial centre and the value of enhancing economic cooperation through effective participation across an extensive range of global markets and new trade flows.

    09.45 Building an environment for trade Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

    This high-level address will consider the importance of enhancing trade flows throughout the UAE and the wider region, strategic initiatives to improve business infrastructure for businesses, geopolitical considerations and their impact on trading relationships and the role of investment from overseas companies as the driving force in developing free trade zones and furthering Dubai’s role as a global gateway.

    09.55 The role of customs in maintaining a global trade hub Suoud Al Agroobi, Director of International Relations, UAE Federal Customs Authority

    This session will highlight the important role customs has to play within a trade hub such as the UAE, trade facilitation measures and their impact (including the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement), the role of the UAE in maintaining regional and global competitiveness, international cooperation, private-public cooperation and the significance of international organisations such as the World Customs Organisation (WCO).

    10.15 How have the tremors surrounding global commodity prices resonated across the region? Moderator: Sanjay Sethi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Signature Agri Ventures Jeffrey Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, Zee Gold DMCC Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director, Hakan Agro John Iossifidis, Group Head, Corporate & Investment Banking, Mashreq Bank Anil Kumar Dudani, Head of Treasury, Dragon Oil Sonam Kapadia, Executive Director, Head of Corporate Trade Sales & Advisory MENA Wholesale Banking, National Bank of Abu Dhabi ●● How have low commodity prices (and oil prices in particular) impacted on government spending when it comes to key projects?

    ●● Could trade flows be boosted as importers stock up? Has this driven demand for working capital/supply chain finance solutions?

    ●● What has been the impact on domestic consumption of steel, cement and other commodities?

    ●● How does the impact on the UAE compare to other markets (such as Saudi Arabia) in light of its strong non-oil economy, foreign exchange reserves and role as a re-export centre?

    ●● Has the cost of doing business (real estate, relocation costs) gone down as a result of the fall in oil price?

    11.05 NETWORKING BREAK

    CHOOSE EITHER STREAM A OR STREAM B

    STREAM A

    11.55 De-risking and deleveraging: Is MENA trade on the verge of a liquidity crisis? Moderator: Arif Mir, Senior Vice-President, Regional Head of Trade Sales, Wells Fargo Baris Kalay, Director, Head of Trade Product Sales, CEEMEA, Global Transaction Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bharat Gupta, Regional Head, Structured Trade Finance, Middle East & Africa, Louis Dreyfus Commodities MEA Trading DMCC Yusuf Ali Khan, Head of Trade for Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi Sanjoe Mathew, Regional Director, Trade & Export Finance, Huawei Tech ●● Are we seeing a sweeping up of liquidity as banks become more concerned about being able to provide sufficient working capital? How big an impact is this likely to have on traditional sectors such as building materials and commodity finance?

    ●● To what extent has the additional cost of regulation and compliance negatively impacted on the ability of banks to lend? Has this led to some banks being unwilling to undertake certain transactions?

    ●● Is there likely to be a significant impact on correspondent banking relationships as international FIs focus on core markets? Is there greater dependency on local banks stepping in and are these banks now more sophisticated in their offering?

    ●● Does alternative finance have an increasing role to play, particularly within the SME sector, and how do the different offerings compare (technology providers/alternative structures/factoring)? Do more institutional investors want to ‘put their money to work’ in trade finance?

    ●● Do local laws, regulations and financial arbitrage make it easier for alternative finance providers to set up in the region compared to other markets? What are GCC governments doing differently? Is this helpful in light of concerns over bank liquidity?

    ●● Have concerns over liquidity signalled a potentially increased role for the Islamic trade finance sector? Do Islamic finance providers need to make their offering simpler and more accessible?

    11 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for full 2-day conferenceACCREDITED

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  • Lunch Reception Day 1 Hosted by

    AGENDA GTR MENA TRADE FINANCE WEEK 2016 WWW.GTREVIEW.COM

    STREAM B

    11.55 What are the implications and potential consequences of a return to the fold for Iran? Moderator: Melodie Michel, Deputy Editor, Global Trade Review Mojtaba Khosrowtaj, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines & Trade, Government of Iran Arash Shahraini, Board Member, Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI) Elham Hassanzadeh, Managing Director, Energy Pioneers Gert Demmink, Managing Partner, Philip Sidney With many predicting that sanctions will soon be lif